My research interests focus on the changing organization of innovation, work, and production in complex technology sectors such as the automotive or the IT industries. More specifically, I am interested in: transnational divisions of labor; local and national institutional embeddedness; catching-up processes; and technological change.
Before starting my current position at the WZB, I studied sociology, East European studies, and philosophy in Germany, Poland, and Singapore.
Lechowski, G., & Krzywdzinski, M. (2019). Industriestrukturen im Umbruch. WZB-Mitteilungen, H. 163, Sonderausgabe zu 50 Jahre WZB: “in touch. Forschung und Gesellschaft”, pp. 64-65.
Lechowski, G. (2018). Beyond “dependent development” in a high-tech industry? The interplay between domestic institutions and transnational sectoral governance in the trajectories of emerging Polish IT firms. Discussion Paper SP III 2018–302. WZB Berlin Social Science Center, Berlin, pp. 1-48.
Krzywdzinski, M., Lechowski, G., & Jürgens, U. (2018). The inevitability of change in Chinese and Indian automakers’ low cost productive models. La Nouvelle Revue du Travail, 12, pp. 1-20.
Krzywdzinski, M., & Lechowski, G. (2017). Lean work and gender inequalities: manufacturing consent at a multinational car plant in provincial Russia. Paper presented at the International Labour Process Conference 2017, Sheffield, UK.