Research

Forschungsschwerpunkte und Publikationen

Prof. Dr. Barbara Sieben, chair holder

Current research project: Equal opportunities through personnel policy: A comparative analysis of organisations in Germany and Turkey

Dr. Angela Kornau, Research assistant

Current research project: Equal opportunities through personnel policy: A comparative analysis of organisations in Germany and Turkey

Dr. Heike Schröder, external habilitation student

Vanessa Bernauer, Research assistant

Dissertation project: The aim is a cumulative doctorate on service work, gender & diversity.

Dorian Boncoeur, Research assistant until 1/2016

Dissertation project: Becoming Ethnic; an empirical study of the coloniality of race in the discourse and perception of corporate diversity management (ongoing since 2013)

Thorsten Reichmuth, Research assistant until 10/2016

Dissertation project: The role of the works council in operational changes (ongoing since 2012)

Melanie Schreiber, Research assistant at the professorship “Work, Personnel and Organization”

Julia Spieß, external doctoral student

Jochen Geppert

Equality as a management task (ongoing since 2008 at FB Wiwiss of Freie Universität Berlin, second supervision by Prof. Dr. B. Sieben, first supervision by Prof. Dr. J. Sydow)

Heike Pantelmann 

The Fabrication of the German Woman as a Female Human Resource: A Discourse Analysis Using the (Extreme) Example of National Socialism (ongoing since 2006, Freie Universität Berlin, second supervision by Prof. Dr. B. Sieben, first supervision by Prof. Dr. J. Sydow)

Isabel Collien

Diversity and equal opportunities in organisations (ongoing since 2013, Freie Universität Berlin)

Preliminary work awarded with the Augsburg Science Award for Intercultural Studies 2014

Daphne Reim

Diversity and diversity management of the engagement (potential) of older people (ongoing since 2011, Martin-Luther-University Halle-Wittenberg, since 4/2016 HSU)

Poster

This chair is specialized in research about work, human resource, and the organization; it is rooted in the social sciences, interdisciplinary and internationally oriented. Its output is theoretically and methodically multiparadigmatic embedded in the philosophy of critical management research. These critical and politically-oriented approaches, draw attention to organizations with a plurality of interest and hegemonic structures, in which individual and collective actors seek to assert their interests, as well as discourses and discursive practices. Within this framework “Personnel”, Human Resource strategies and personnel structures are byproducts taking recourse from social structures. Interests and resources of the stakeholders, conflicts and power effects of management practices are just as central categories of analysis, such as the efficiency and effectiveness of practices and concepts of human resource management.

We focus on features of work and working conditions (e.g. emotion work, service work), with personnel policies and practices (e.g. professional and managerial binding, employment of persons with a migrant background, age management) and with processes and structures of the organization in their context of social phenomena and institutions (e.g., worker participation, staff diversity / Diversity and Equal Opportunities).

HSU

Letzte Änderung: 15. March 2020