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15 Early Stage Researcher (PhD) positions in the field of „Global mobility of employees” in the EU-funded Marie Skłodowska-Curie Innovative Training Network (ITN) GLOMO

We are happy to announce the start of the application period for 15 PhD positions offered by the eight host organisations participating in the Innovative Training Network (ITN) “Global mobility of employees” (GLOMO). The Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action “Global mobility of employees” (GLOMO) is an international research project, co-ordinated by Prof. Dr. Maike Andresen from the University of Bamberg, and is financed under the funding line “excellent science” of the Horizon 2020 research and innovation programme of the European Commission.

GLOMO’s focus is on global labour mobility into EU countries and within the EU and its impact on careers. Promoting labour mobility across Europe is a central objective of the Europe 2020 Strategy. Although expatriation, i.e. the migration of employees, into OECD countries increases, driven largely by people moving within the EU, expatriation into and within Europe is still short of target levels. Despite a favourable legal framework for mobility, expatriates still face a wide range of problems and obstacles that hamper cross-border labour mobility. For example, employment prospects for self-initiated expatriates are below those of natives and over-qualification, i.e. employment below skill levels, is widespread in most European countries. Consequently, the growth potential of expatriates is far from realised. Little is known about transnational mobility patterns and the length of expatriation episodes as well as about retention processes of foreign employees.

GLOMO’s aim is to make labour mobility more efficient and beneficial for all parties involved in order to tackle increasing labour and skill shortages in the EU. The project, which started on January 1, 2018 and runs for 48 months, will (a) systematically generate knowledge about the mobility phenomenon and its implications (success factors, effects, added value); (b) provide trainings to (further) develop early-stage researchers understanding the complex multidisciplinary phenomenon of expatriate mobility, and (c) suggest relevant implications for individuals, organisations, the European societies and economies.

Members of the interdisciplinary and intersectoral network of experts in the field are:
• University of Bamberg (D), Coordination
• Copenhagen Business School (DK)
• Cranfield University (UK)
• Institute for Employment Research (D)
• Toulouse Business School (F)
• University of Vaasa (FIN)
• Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (NL)
• Airbus SAS (F)

15 PhD positions will be filled with a focus on the topics of expatriation and migration. All individual projects will have a duration of 36 months (lasting from September 1, 2018 to August 31, 2021). The early stage researchers will be enrolled as PhD students and hired under a full-time, temporary contract at one of the host institutions. The partners engaged in the project will work closely together, with each of the partners supervising at least one research project. The PhD students will be trained through a structured and comprehensive programme and will not only learn the theory but will gain first-hand experience of global mobility themselves, as all students will take secondments to one of the other partner universities and institutions throughout Europe (e.g. companies, ministries).

We welcome applications from early stage researchers from all over the world for the fifteen research (PhD) projects until February 28, 2018 via our application system.

Please find details about the application process and modalities at We are looking forward to your application.

Best regards
Prof. Dr. Maike Andresen

– on behalf of all GLOMO partners –

Contact: Prof. Dr. Maike Andresen, Univ. of Bamberg, E:, T: +49951 863 2573

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Spring School on Leadership in Knowledge Organizations: Perspectives on Talent Management & Diversity

We are happy to announce our Spring School on Leadership in Knowledge Organizations: Perspectives on Talent Management & Diversity, which will take place at TUM School of Management, Munich, from March 5-8, 2018 (organized by the Chair of Research and Science Management, Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus).

The Spring School is a great opportunity to present an (early-stage) project and to get feedback from internationally renowned researchers in the field (e.g., Prof. Dr. Marieke van den Brink, Prof. Dr. Joachim Henkel, Prof. Dr. Sabine Sonnentag). There will be plenty of opportunities for scientific exchange as well as a wide range of workshops on different research methods, held by experts in the field.

The Spring School facilitates scientific exchange on research topics around Talent Management and Diversity, including Recruitment, Leadership, Success Factors in Academia, Women in Science and in STEM Fields.

We cordially invite interested PhD students and post-doctoral researchers who are doing research on the above-mentioned or related topics to participate.

The Spring School will take place within the context of the “FührMINT” project, which is funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF; FKZ: 01FP1602).

Application is open until 31st January, 2018.

For more information and details on the application procedure, please visit our website at:

Best wishes,
Your FührMINT project team

Technical University of Munich – TUM School of Management
Chair of Research and Science Management, Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus

MREV – Call for Papers: What Makes a Job Good or Bad? Standards of Good Work Revisited

Guest Editors:
Dorothea Alewell, University of Hamburg (Germany)
Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark
Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg (Germany)

Seminar at the IUC Dubrovnik (April 3-7, 2018) & Special Issue

Standards of good work – in economics, law, sociology and industrial psychology – are rooted in ideas of protecting labour against exploitation and alienation. Certainly, these basic ideas have not lost their importance. However, organisations as socio-technological systems have radically changed during the last decades, which entails the need for revision of the implications formulated in the 1960s. The front against Taylorism and the bureaucratic phenomenon will prove fruitless in times of the flexible organisation and subsequently flexible women and men. E. g.:

  • Technical progress may result not only in a reduction of workload but also in a devaluation of human capital which is bounded to persons, relatives and communities. New sourcing strategies of enterprises for example via crowd and clickwork platforms will change the structure of relevant labour markets.
  • Labour law may foster the unintended effect of building up a non-core workforce which is excluded from regulations which protect regular employees. The questions of how protection can be organised elsewhere, and whether monetary instruments as an unconditional minimum wage are a good remedy are still debated intensely.
  • The additional margin for manoeuvre intended as a resource enabling coping in models of work-related stress has converted to a stressor itself in flexible organisations.
  • Changes of value orientations, which are out of the perspective of social research since decades, may result in altered individual demands and hence on answers to the question what makes a good job.
  • The same is true for the change in the structure of the workforce, for example concerning age, gender, generation and religious orientation, on the collective level.

This is not an exhaustive list.

The seminar welcomes empirical studies as well as theoretical papers and provides sufficient time for discussion and reflection.

Potential contributors to the seminar at the IUC Dubrovnik are encouraged to submit an abstract of 5 pages before February 28th, 2018 electronically via the online submission system of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies using ‘IUC Dubrovnik’ as article section:

All contributors to the seminar are invited to submit their paper for the special issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies. Full papers must be submitted by July 31st, 2018. All contributions will be subject to a double-blind review. Papers invited to a ‘revise and resubmit’ are due October 31st, 2018.

Hoping to hear from you!
Dorothea Alewell
Simon Fietze
Wenzel Matiaske


Academic Writing Retreat — A weekend for PhD-students and Post-Docs to unfold writing effectively.

Since publishing is of such central relevance for academic careers, we dedicate this weekend to produce good output quickly: by doing it together, in a highly activating working atmosphere, through guided writing sessions and workshops. Here you experience concentration and flow and learn how to reach them in your everyday life. Join us for a weekend at the Villa Ingrid in Weimar! You will be amazed what you can achieve in optimal working environment! Output guaranteed!

Elements of the course:
– Thursday 6-7.30pm: Self-regulation in the Writing Process: An introduction to self-coaching in the writing process
– Friday: Writing-Sweatshop: One day. One text. This guided writing process on Friday lasts 8 highly structured and effective hours. You will write a text in a single day, e.g. a chapter of your dissertation, a journal article, a research proposal, a lecture or a grant application. Everyone begins with a blank sheet of paper and writes all the way to a well-rounded first draft. In the course of this day you learn effective writing strategies while pushing your individual text project forward.
– Saturday: Lessons from Goethe: resources for ongoing productivity as a writer.

This tough but very rewarding workshop will be facilitated by Katja Günther in English, but you can of course write in any language you want. Cost of participation is 425,- EUR plus 19% MwSt.

When? 01.–03. February 2018
Where? Management Akademie Weimar (Villa Ingrid), Gutenbergstraße 1 in 99423 Weimar
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Disputationstraining mit Dr. Daniela Twilfer in WEIMAR

Der letzte große Meilenstein der Promotion ist die mündliche Verteidigung der Arbeit, die besondere kommunikative Herausforderungen mit sich bringt. Dieser Workshop richtet sich an Promovierende, die sich intensiv auf ihre Disputation vorbereiten wollen.

Auf Basis der individuellen Erfahrungen der Teilnehmer werden im Workshop auf der einen Seite Präsentationstechniken und Verteidigungsstrategien erarbeitet. Das beinhaltet sowohl die angemessene Darstellung wissenschaftlicher Studienergebnisse während der Disputation als auch adäquate Reaktionsmöglichkeiten bei kritischen Rückfragen.

Zu Beginn des Seminars wird die stimmliche und körpersprachliche Präsenz aller Seminarteilnehmer analysiert und gefördert. Im Anschluss werden fünf Strategien für eine überzeugende argumentative sowie rhetorische Positionierung während der Disputation vermittelt. Diese werden im wichtigsten Bestandteil des Workshops – den Disputations-Simulationen – von den Promovierenden aktiv umgesetzt. Bei Bedarf kann zudem der Umgang mit Lampenfieber und Nervosität thematisiert werden.

– Präsentationstechniken
– Förderung des individuellen Sprechausdrucks
– Techniken der Rückfrage
– Umgang mit Kritik: Feedback geben und annehmen
– Reaktionsmöglichkeiten bei kritischen bis provozierenden Fragen
– Verbales, para- und nonverbales Verhalten
– Umgang mit Stress, Stressbewältigungstechniken

– Einzel- und Gruppenarbeit
– Strukturierte Kommunikationsübungen
– Feedback
– Plenumsdiskussionen
– Kurzpräsentationen
– Disputationssimulation
– Trainerinput

Wann? 14.12.2017 – 15.12.2017
Wo? Management Akademie Weimar (Villa Ingrid), Gutenbergstraße 1 in 99423 Weimar
Weitere Infos und Anmeldung über:
Teilnahmegebühr: 499 EUR zzgl. MwSt.

Seminarleitung: Dr. Daniela Twilfer
Dr. Daniela Twilfer ist als promovierte Germanistin sowie Sprechwissenschaftlerin und Sprecherzieherin (DGSS e.V.) seit 2010 als freiberufliche Kommunikationstrainerin für Universitäten, Schulen und Firmen tätig. Während ihrer Promotion in der germanistischen Linguistik koordinierte sie als wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin ein europäisch-lateinamerikanisches Projekt der EU. Die Themenschwerpunkte ihrer Seminare liegen im Bereich der Rederhetorik, Gesprächsrhetorik und Interkulturellen Kommunikation (Schwerpunkt Lateinamerika und Spanien).

management revue – Socio-Economic Studies – Vol. 28, No. 3

3rd Issue 2017
management revue – Socio-Economic Studies, Volume 28

Special Issue “Digital Working Life”
Guest Editors: Mikael Ottosson, Wenzel Matiaske, Simon Fietze


Mikael Ottosson, Wenzel Matiaske, Simon Fietze
Digital Working Life: Some Introductory Reflections

Jan Johansson, Lena Abrahamsson, Birgitta Bergvall Kåreborn, Ylva Fältholm, Camilla Grane, Agnieszka Wykowska
Work and Organization in a Digital Industrial Context

Werner Eichhorst, Holger Hinte, Ulf Rinne, Verena Tobsch 
How Big is the Gig? Assessing the Preliminary Evidence on the Effects of Digitalization on the Labor Market

Thomas Tranvik, Mona Bråten 
The Visible Employee Technological Governance and Control of the Mobile Workforce

Verena Bader, Stephan Kaiser 
Autonomy and Control? How Heterogeneous Sociomaterial Assemblages Explain Paradoxical Rationalities in the Digital Workplace

Philipp Grunau, Stefanie Wolter, Lutz Bellmann, Dana Müller
ICT and Actual Working Time in Germany

Call for Papers

Workplace Flexibility
Submission deadline: 31 July 2017

Forthcoming Issues
Demands in the Modern Workplace
Guest Editors: Sascha Ruhle, Johannes Siegrist, Stefan Süß, Eva-Ellen Weiß (Heinrich-Heine-Universität Düsseldorf, Germany)

MREV – Call for Papers: Echoes of an Era – A Century of Organisational Studies

Managing Editor:
Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg (Germany)

Hundred years ago, Henri Fayols “Administration Industrielle et Générale”, a milestone in the history of organisational thought, was published. This centenary motivates the editors of the management revue to launch a stream on the history of organisational studies. In the forthcoming volumes, and rather on an infrequent basis, we would like to publish contributions which not only introduce the reader to one or several, interrelated seminal works of organisational theory but also provide accompanying commentaries and an analysis of their history of effects.

The reason for this format is, given our discipline’s forgetfulness of history, to provide orientation, which not only serves teaching and young management scholars. While reference to classic thought contributes to scientific advancement in other fields of the social sciences, in our field some research issues are being addressed repeatedly – without putting the associated arguments and findings in an adequate historical context. In this respect, addressing the history of thought should be understood as a contribution to the advancement of management research.

We would like to avoid a strict delimitation of the era being addressed. Contributions on contemporaries of Fayol like Frederik Winston Taylor, Frank B. and Lillian Gilbreth or Henry L. Gantt und Karol Adamiecki are as welcome as contributions are on Fayol’s predecessors or successors. By no means we are exclusively committed to the “engineers of the organisation”; economists, legal scholars and particularly the labour science community and psychologists should also be given due attention. A temporal upper boundary shall nevertheless be the 1970s, when, most notably induced by Alfred D. Chandler, strategic management and the reflection on it started to thrive.

This stream will be open to submissions until the end of 2017 in the first place. It will be maintained and edited by Wenzel Matiaske (Helmut-Schmidt-University Hamburg, Germany). Submissions shall accord with the formatting guidelines of the management revue. Please submit your manuscripts electronically via our online submission system using “Stream Echoes of an Era” as article section.

Looking forward to your contribution!
Wenzel Matiaske


TU München: Referentin/Referent für die Geschäftsführende Vizepräsidentin Talent Management & Diversity gesucht

Wir suchen zum nächstmöglichen Zeitpunkt und spätestens zum 1. Dezember 2017

eine/n Referentin/Referenten
für die Geschäftsführende Vizepräsidentin
Talent Management & Diversity

(EntgGr. 13 TV-L, 100 %, zunächst befristet bis 30.09.2020)

Das Präsidialressort Talent Management & Diversity bündelt alle Aktivitäten im Bereich der Personalentwicklung und des Talentmanagements der TUM. Ziel ist die Entwicklung von Konzepten im Bereich Personalentwicklung von Talenten in der Forschung und im Wissenschaftsmanagement. Sie arbeiten eng mit der Geschäftsführenden Vizepräsidentin für Talent Management & Diversity, Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus, zusammen.


  • Entwicklung von Konzepten und Umsetzung von Maßnahmen der Personalentwicklung und des Talentmanagements für Zielgruppen in Wissenschaft und Wissenschaftsmanagement
  • Durchführung von Workshops und Informationsveranstaltungen zu Personalentwicklung und Talentmanagement
  • Unterstützung der Geschäftsführenden Vizepräsidentin in der Vor- und Nachbereitung von Vorträgen, Mee-tings und Präsidialsitzungen (bspw. Benchmarkings, Literaturrecherchen, Erstellung von Präsentationen)


  • Abgeschlossene Promotion in Psychologie, Pädagogik oder Wirtschaftswissenschaften (mit Schwerpunkt Personalmanagement, Diagnostik, Erwachsenenbildung o.ä.)


  • Mehrjährige Erfahrung in der Personal- oder Organisationsentwicklung in der Wissenschaft oder in der Wirtschaft
  • Sehr gute Kenntnisse in mindestens zwei der folgenden Themenfelder: Tätigkeits- und Anforderungsanalyse, Eignungsdiagnostik und Kompetenzmessung, Karriereberatung und Coaching, Lehr- und Lernmethoden und Trainingskonzeption, Erfolgskontrolle und Transfersicherung
    Moderationserfahrung, Erfahrung in der Kommunikation mit Stakeholdern, insbesondere mit Führungspersonen
  • Interesse an strategisch-konzeptionellem Arbeiten sowie ausgeprägte (Selbst-)Organisationsfähigkeit
  • Sehr hohe Leistungsmotivation, selbstständiges Arbeiten und Eigeninitiative
  • Sehr gute Englischkenntnisse in Wort und Schrift

Wir bieten
Sie erhalten die Möglichkeit, abwechslungsreiche und verantwortungsvolle Aufgaben in einem besonders wich-tigen strategischen Feld in enger Zusammenarbeit mit der Hochschulleitung zu übernehmen und die Weiterent-wicklung des Talentmanagements mitzugestalten. Sie finden ideale Bedingungen vor, um Ihre fachliche Exper-tise und Ihre innovativen Ideen in die Tat umzusetzen. Unsere Zusammenarbeit ist geprägt durch eine ergeb-nisorientierte, offene und konstruktive Arbeitsatmosphäre.

Menschen mit schweren Behinderungen werden bei im Wesentlichen gleicher Eignung bevorzugt eingestellt. Die TUM strebt eine Erhöhung des Frauenanteils an. Bewerbungen von Frauen werden daher ausdrücklich begrüßt.

Wir freuen uns auf Ihre aussagekräftige Bewerbung mit Motivationsschreiben und Lebenslauf.

Senden Sie Ihre Bewerbung bitte bis zum 31.10.2017 an:

Dr. Sylvia Hubner:
Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin
Professur für Forschungs- und Wissenschaftsmanagement
Technische Universität München
Arcisstraße 21
80333 München

BI Norwegian Business School: Winter School in Empirical Research Methods – Oslo, January 2018

Winter School in Empirical Research Methods – January 2018

We offer you a set of top quality courses in qualitative and quantitative methodologies. The classes you enroll in will be taught by some of the leading researchers in their field. Participants can choose from different courses (one course per week) offered as block seminars.

Date: 08 – 19 January 2018
Course Load: 4 ECTS credits per course
Location: BI’s Campus in Oslo

08 – 12 January 2018
Regression I Introduction (Instructor: Tim McDaniel)
Machine Learning with R (Instructor: Brett Lantz)
Case Study Methods (Instructor: Andrew Bennet)
Mediation, Moderation, and Conditional Process Analysis (Instructor: Amanda Montoya)

15 – 19 January 2018
Regression Analysis II (Instructor: Tim McDaniel)
Longitudinal Data Analysis (Instructor: Christopher Zorn)
Qualitative Research Methods and Data Analysis (Instructor: Paul Mihas)
Structural Equation Models I – Introduction (Instructors: Ulf H.Olsson and Njål Foldnes)

We also offer a variety of social activities as part of the programme.

We would be grateful if you could make this information available to your students or staff. If you should have any additional questions, please feel free to contact Ouafa Abarkach at

For more info, visit and

IAB Graduate School: 10th Interdisciplinary Ph.D. Workshop – Perspectives on (Un-)Employment

Aims and Topics
The IAB Graduate School’s 10th interdisciplinary Ph.D. Workshop “Perspectives on (Un-) Employment” endeavours to bring together young researchers from different disciplines. This international workshop will provide an opportunity for Ph.D. students to present and discuss their research in a constructive atmosphere, incorporating feedback and advice from a number of experienced researchers.
Keynote Speakers
Professor Richard Blundell (University College London, Institute for Fiscal Studies)
Professor Thomas Hinz (University of Konstanz)
Deadline for submission is 15 October 2017.
For more Information see: