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management revue – Socio-Economic Studies – Vol. 30, No. 2/3 (Corporate Responsibility: In the Dilemma between Fake and Trust)

2nd/3rd Issue 2019
management revue – Socio-Economic Studies, Volume 30

Special Issue ‘Corporate Responsibility: In the Dilemma between Fake and Trust’
Guest Editors: Simon Fietze, Wenzel Matiaske, Roland Menges

Simon Fietze, Wenzel Matiaske, Roland Menges
Corporate Responsibility: In the Dilemma between Fake and Trust?

Walther Müller-Jentsch
The Dialectics of Trust and Control: About Different Concepts in Human Resource Management and Mandatory Co-determination

Ute Schmiel
Corporate Social Responsibility: A Fake Already According to the Theory of the Firm?

Leona A. Henry, Guido Möllering
Collective Corporate Social Responsibility: The Role of Trust as an Organizing Principle

Jürgen Beyer, Simon Dabrowski, Florian Lottermoser, Konstanze Senge
Shaping or Shaking Trust in Corporate Responsibility Strategies: The Role of Financialization Practices

Grit Tanner, Eva Bamberg, Carolin Baur, Marlies Schümann
Workplace Health Promotion Inspired by Corporate Social Responsibility – Interactions Within Supply Chains and Networks

Maria Uzhegova, Lasse Torkkeli, Sami Saarenketo
Corporate Social Responsibility in SMEs: Implications on Competitive Performance

Thomas Hermann
Corporate Social Responsibility in the Dock. How Persuasive Strategies Support Verbal Accounts in the Event of Loss of Trust

Fabian Grabicki, Roland Menges
Consumer Responsibility and the Transformation Process of the Electricity Market: Insights From Behavioral Decision Research

Call for Papers

Digitalization, Big Data, Social Media and Internet of Things from a Network and Customer Perspective
Submission Deadline: 01 November 2019

Good Work: Eroding and New Standards in a Changing World
Submission Deadline: 31 December 2019

Employee Voice and the Digitalization of Work (Seminar at the IUC Dubrovnik, April 20-24, 2020 & Special Issue)
Submission Deadline: 31 January 2020

Graduate School der Universität Hamburg – Promotionsstudiengang der Fakultät für Wirtschafts- und Sozialwissenschaften – Kursangebot im Wintersemester 2019/20 (Stand: 28.08.2019)

Eine Komplettübersicht des aktuellen Kursprogramms der WiSo-Graduate-School der Universität Hamburg finden Sie hier. Bitte beachten Sie die Anmeldefristen.

YEEES PhD Research Stay Grant: Call 2019

The inter- and transdisciplinary project YEEES is looking for PhD candidates interested in a research stay in one of our partner countries: Germany, Mozambique, Namibia or South Africa (please check our Partner Universities).

Our project especially elaborates on the resilience of cities/ peri-urban areas and entrepreneurship, while focusing challenges in various areas, e.g. agriculture, education, health and transport/mobility.

Are you interested in conducting research in another country for one or two months in one of the following areas? Be part of our project by applying for our PhD Research Stay.

Please be aware that you have to be registered as a PhD Student/Candidate at a University in one of the following countries: Germany, Mozambique, Namibia or South Africa.

Deadline for application: September 20th 2019

12th International Research Workshop – Methods for PhD – 09–14 September 2018: Registration Open Now!


PARALLEL MORNING SESSION 1 (10 – 12 September 2018)

PARALLEL AFTERNOON SESSION 2 (10 – 12 September 2018)

PARALLEL SESSION 3 (13 September 2018)


  • Wenzel Matiaske, Helmut-Schmidt-University
  • Simon Fietze, University of Southern Denmark
  • Heiko Stüber, Institute for Employment Research


499 Euro (with accommodation and meals)
299 Euro (without accommodation, lunch and dinner are included)

It is possible to get a certificate on 5 credit points (according to the European Credit Transfer System).


For any questions don’t hesitate to contact the workshop committee (
Please register for the workshop on the workshop website.


  • Helmut-Schmidt-University/University of the FAF Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • Institute for Employment Research (IAB), The Research Institute of the Federal Employment Agency in Nuremberg
  • Akademie Sankelmark im Deutschen Grenzverein e.V.


  • Europa-Universität Flensburg
  • University of Hamburg, Faculty of Economics and Social Sciences
  • University of Hamburg, School of Business
  • Leuphana University Lüneburg, Faculty of Economics
  • Werkstatt für Personal- und Organisationsforschung e.V.

REMINDER: 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)

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 click work 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 special issue welcomes empirical studies as well as theoretical papers.

Full papers for this special issue of management revue – Socio-Economic Studies must be submitted by August 31st, 2018. All contributions will be subject to double-blind review. Papers invited to a “revise and resubmit” are due January 31th, 2019. The publication is scheduled for issue 3/2019. Please submit your papers electronically via the online submission system at using “SI Standards of Good Work” as article section.

Submission Guidelines
Manuscript length should not exceed 8,000 words (excluding references) and the norm should be 30 pages in double-spaced type with margins of about 3 cm (1 inch) on each side of the page. Further, please follow the guidelines on the journal’s website and submit the papers electronically by sending a “blind” copy of your manuscript (delete all author identification from this primary document).

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


management revue – Socio-Economic Studies, Vol. 29, No. 1 (Challenging Demands in the Modern Workplace)

1st Issue 2018
management revue – Socio-Economic Studies, Volume 29

Special Issue ‘Challenging Demands in the Modern Workplace’
Guest Editors: Sascha Ruhle, Johannes Siegrist, Stefan Süß, Eva-Ellen Weiß


Sascha Ruhle, Johannes Siegrist, Stefan Süß, Eva-Ellen Weiß
Editorial: Challenging Demands in the Modern Workplace

Sebastian Raetze, Silke Geithner, Gabriele Fassauer
Demands, Stressors, and Resources in Co-Configured Project Work: Case Study of a Construction Company

Karina Becker, Thomas Engel
Temporary Workforce Under Pressure: Poor Occupational Safety and Health (OSH) as a Dimension of Precarity?

Eva Brosch, Carmen Binnewies
A Diary Study on Predictors of the Work-life Interface:The Role of Time Pressure, Psychological Climate and Positive Affective States

Susanne Blazejewski, Eva-Maria Walker
Digitalization in Retail Work: Coping With Stress Through Job Crafting

Book Reviews
Dewe, Philip J. & Cooper, Cary L., Work Stress and Coping: Forces of Change and Challenge (by Ingo Klingenberg)

Korunka, Christian & Kubicek, Bettina (Eds): Job Demands in a Changing World of Work: Impact on Workers’ Health and Performance and Implications for Research and Practice (by Corinna Steidelmüller)

Cooper, Cary L. & Quick, James Campbell (Eds.): The Handbook of Stress and Health: A Guide to Research and Practice (by Eva-Ellen Weiß)

Call for Papers

What Makes a Job Good or Bad? Standards of Good Work Revisited
Submission deadline: 31 August 2018

Forthcoming Issues
Digital Working Life Continuation

Guest Editors: Mikael Ottosson, Wenzel Matiaske, Simon Fietze

Innovation & Entrepreneurship Summer School, June 11-15, 2018, Aachen

Within the ERASMUS+ Knowledge Alliance, TACIT project – we are organising a PhD Summer School on June 11-15, 2018 at RWTH Aachen University in Germany. The summer school focuses on Innovation and Entrepreneurship Methods and will be a good mix of lectures, workshops and social activities.

The summer school is both for PhD and Master students, and will effectively give the participants a hands-on experience of a diversity of methods, that can provide them with new approaches to innovation and entrepreneurship.

Application deadline is May 1st! You need to include your CV and a short application describing your research interest, and why this summer school would be interesting for you to participate in.

Summer School Flyer

Management Akademie Weimar: Storytelling für die Wissenschaft (27.-28.07.2018)

“In einer demokratischen Gesellschaft ist eine bürgerorientierte Wissenschaftskommunikation (…) keine Zumutung. Eher schon wird durch sie jenes räsonierende Publikum realisiert, in dem Kant überhaupt das Medium der Aufklärung sah.” (S. 24, “Fundiert Forschen”, Springer Verlag, Wiesbaden, 2017)

Wissenschaftskommunikation ist das Zauberwort: wissenschaftliche Inhalte sollen nicht nur innerhalb eines Fachbereiches geteilt, sondern auch sachlich, interdisziplinär und offen reflektiert werden. Die Öffentlichkeit hat ein verstärktes Interesse an den Ergebnissen wissenschaftlicher Arbeit. Es steigt die Nachfrage nach allgemein verständlichen Inhalten. Wissenschaftler und Forscherinnen können sich nicht mehr nur auf ihre akademischen Leistungen verlassen. Um ihre Expertise Kooperationspartnern, Vorgesetzten, Geldgebern, potentiellen Kunden, Geschäftspartnern oder auch Investoren verständlich, klar und ansprechend zu präsentieren, benötigen sie mehr als ihre Fachkompetenz. Es geht um die richtige Formulierungen und die passende Visualisierung. Genau diese Kompetenz können Sie in diesem Workshop erlernen.

Zielgruppe: Dieser Workshop eignet sich für Forscherinnen und Wissenschaftler sowohl aus der universitären wie der industriellen Forschung und Entwicklung. Ein Hochschulabschluss wird vorausgesetzt.

Wann? Freitag, den 27.07.2018 ab 10:00 Uhr bis Samstag, den 28.07.2018 um 17:00 Uhr

Wo? Management Akademie Weimar (Villa Ingrid), Gutenbergstraße 1, 99423 Weimar

Teilnahmegebühr: 599,- EUR (netto; inkl. MwSt.: 712,81 EUR) bei Anmeldung bis 30.04.2018. Nach Ablauf der Early-Bird-Konditionen gilt der Normaltarif von 699,- EUR netto.

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Management Akademie Weimar: BarCamp zum kritischen Denken (08.-09.06.2018)

Kritisches Denken – wir wollen darüber diskutieren, offen und frei: Was ist kritisches Denken? Welchen gesellschaftlichen Stellenwert hat es? In unserem Alltag? Im Beruf? Im Bildungssystem? In der Wissenschaft? In der Wirtschaft? Das Wort „Kritik“ hat in den letzten Jahrzehnten einen eher negativen Beigeschmack erhalten. Kritik zu üben – sei diese nun konstruktiv oder gut gemeint – bedeutet, die Schwachpunkte und die negativen Aspekte aufzuzeigen. Aber „Kritik“ hat sowohl eine negative als auch eine positive Konnotation.

Eine kritische Auseinandersetzung, ein kritischer Diskurs oder eine Kritik im klassischen Sinne ist eine systematische, wissenschaftliche Beschäftigung mit einem Thema. Es bedeutet, dass wir Argumenten, Ideen, Positionen und wissenschaftlichen Belegen auseinandersetzen auf den Prüfstand stellen. Sie hinterfragen und untersuchen. Das ist nicht nur in der Wissenschaft wichtig. In Zeiten offener und freier Informationsverbreitung gewinnt die Fähigkeit zum kritischen Denken für Jedermann an Relevanz. Quellen und Informationen sollten geprüft und hinterfragt werden. Nicht jede Information ist zuverlässig. Wir sollten also darüber sprechen, wie wir dieser Anforderung gerecht werden können.

Wir wollen uns kritisch mit dem kritischen Denken beschäftigen – in einem offenen Format, dem BarCamp. Ein BarCamp gibt nur die Struktur einer Konferenz vor – die Inhalte liefern Sie als Teilnehmerinnen und Teilnehmer selbst. Sie dürfen Vorträge halten, Workshops durchführen, Diskussionsrunden moderieren, Fragen in den Raum stellen, Theorien und Ideen präsentieren, – Ihrer Kreativität sind keine Grenzen gesetzt.

Ziel ist, die Idee des kritischen Denkens in unserer heutigen Gesellschaft zu erfassen und zu dokumentieren. Jede Teilnehmerin oder Teilnehmer kann sich an der Dokumentation und der anschließenden Publikation beteiligen. Wir, die Management Akademie Weimar und Dr. Anna Kollenberg, freuen uns auf einen Austausch auf Augenhöhe, der uns alle in unserem Denken und Handeln weiterbringen, uns inspirieren und neue Perspektiven aufzeigen wird.

Wann? 08.06.2018 19.00 – 09.06.2018 19:00 Uhr
Wo? Management Akademie Weimar (Villa Ingrid), Gutenbergstraße 1 in 99423 Weimar
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ReMaT – Research Management Training for Early-Stage-Researchers

A ReMaT workshop – Research management training for early-stage researchers – will take place in Hamburg on 16th and 17th April 2018. The workshop is designed for early-stage researchers in engineering and natural sciences, particularly PhD candidates from the 2nd year onwards. The idea of European networking is very much embedded in the concept, and we encourage participation from many different countries at the workshop.

ReMaT is an interactive, intensive workshop providing an introduction to research management. The modules of the workshop cover exploitation of knowledge and entrepreneurship, acquisition of grants, intellectual property rights and the management of interdisciplinary projects. They are delivered in such a way that it challenges participants to consider different perspectives on how they might use their PhD education in a variety of career paths and convince others to hire them.

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