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Research

 

Research Profile

The research of the Research and Teaching Unit on Economics and Work focuses on the following areas:

In the Working Group on the Sociology of Work and Economic Sociology (Prof. Dr. Ursula Mense-Petermann)

  • Corporate globalization
  • Work and transnational mobility/transnational labour markets
  • Changing career forms/transnational careers

 

In the Working Group on Economic Sociology and Teaching in the Social Sciences (Prof. Dr. Reinhold Hedtke)

  • Economy of conventions
  • Socioeconomics
  • Economic sociology in comprehensive schools

 

Research Projects

Current and completed projects of the Working Group on the Sociology of Work and Economic Sociology (Prof. Dr. Ursula Mense-Petermann):

  • “ ‘Going Global’ oder kurzfristige Abenteuer – Die Globalisierung von kleinen und mittelständischen Unternehmen” [Going Global or Short-Term Adventures: The Globalization of Small and Medium-Sized Companies] (funded by the Hans Böckler Foundation, 2013–2015)
  • “Expatriate Manager: Eine neue kosmopolitische Elite? Habitus, Alltagspraktiken und Netzwerke” [Expatriate Managers: A New Cosmopolitan Elite? Habitus, Everyday Practices and Networks] (funded by the German Research Foundation, 2012–2016)
  • “In Search of the Global Labour Market? Market Makers, Mobility Regimes, and Regulations” (ZiF Working Group, 2015)
  • “Chinesische Direktinvestitionen in Deutschland – Strategische Ziele, Umsetzung und Folgen der Übernahme deutscher Unternehmen durch chinesische Investoren” [Chinese Direct Investments in Germany: Strategic Objectives, Implementation and Consequences of Takeovers of German Companies by Chinese Investors] (funded by the German Research Foundation, 2016–2019)
  • ZiF Working Group “In Search of the Global Labour Market”: currently in preparation, will begin in October 2017, in collaboration with Prof. Dr. Thomas Welskopp und Jun. Prof. Dr. Anna Zaharieva

 

Current Projects of the Working Group on Economic Sociology and Teaching in the Social Sciences (Prof. Dr. Reinhold Hedtke):

  • “Was ist Sozioökonomie? Empirische Analyse sozioökonomischer Forschungsliteratur” [What Is Socioeconomics? Empirical Analysis of Socioeconomic Research Literature] (Anforschung), pragmatic socioeconomic education (funded by the Hans Böckler Foundation)