Prof. Dr. Arndt Sorge

Portrait Foto Prof. Dr. Arndt Sorge (Foto: David Ausserhofer)
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+49 30 25491 684
arndt.sorge [at]
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin

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David Ausserhofer

Research fields

Enterprise internationalization in Eastern and Western Europe | Organization development and change | Aviation technology and air traffic


since 2009 Honorary Professor, Faculty of Economics and Social Science, University of Potsdam

2006 - 2011 Director, Research Unit Internationalization and Organization, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (Social Science Research Center Berlin)

since 1999University of Groningen Full Professor of Management, esp. Organization Structuring, since 2004 of International Business and Management; University of Groningen, Faculty of Management and Organization since 2005 François Sellier Professor of International Business and Management, University of Groningen, Faculty of Management and Organization (from 2006: 2/10fte)

1992 - 1997 (Full) Professor of Industrial and Organisational Sociology, Humboldt University Berlin, Department of Social Sciences.

1991 - 1997University of Maastricht Full Professor, part-time (1/10), in International Personnel Management and Industrial Relations, University of Maastricht, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration 1988-1992 Associate Professor in Organisation Studies, University of Maastricht Faculty of Economics and Business Administration. 1988-1992 Senior Research Fellow and Acting Director (1990/91), IRIC (Institute for Research on Intercultural Cooperation, affiliated with the University of Maastricht)

1977 - 1988 (Senior) Research Fellow, International Institute of Management, Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin; co-ordinator for the New Technology and Entrepreneurial Initiatives area in the Labour Market and Employment Unit

1975 - 1977 Research Fellow, St. Antony's College, Oxford, and Henley Management College

1972 - 1975 Research Assistant and Junior Lecturer in the Department of Economics and Social Science, University of Münster

Selected Publications

Sorge, Arndt (2022): "Resolving the Ambivalences of Editing a Journal". In: Monika Kostera (Ed.): How to Write Differently. A Quest for Meaningful Academic Writing. Cheltenham ; Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar, S. 8-15.
Sorge, Arndt (2018): "Management in Germany, the Dynamo of Europe". In: Robert A.Crane (Ed.): The Influence of Business Cultures in Europe. An Exploration of Central, Eastern, and Northern Economies. London: Palgrave Macmillan, S. 69-113.
Sorge, Arndt/Streeck, Wolfgang (2018): "Diversified Quality Production Revisited. Its Contribution to Germany's Socio-economic Performance over Time". In: Socio-Economic Review, Vol. 16, No. 3, S. 587-612.
Sorge, Arndt/Noorderhaven, Niels/Koen, Carla (Eds.) (2015): Comparative International Management. London/New York, NY: Routledge, XVI, 464 S.
Haxhi, Ilir/Ees, Hans van/Sorge, Arndt (2013): "A Political Perspective on Business Elites and Institutional Embeddedness in the UK Code-Issuing Process". In: Corporate Governance - An International Review, Vol. 21, No. 6, S. 535-546.
Jackson, Gregory/Sorge, Arndt (2012): "The Trajectory of Institutional Change in Germany, 1979-2009". In: Journal of European Public Policy, Vol. 19, No. 8, Special Issue "Changing Models of Capitalism", S. 1146-1167.
Sorge, Arndt (2011): "Financial Catastrophe and Its Implications for Socioeconomics. Review Essay". In: Socio-Economic Review, Vol. 9, No. 1, S. 169-186.
Sorge, Arndt/Rothe, Katja (2011): "Resource dependence and construction, and macro- and micro-politics in transnational enterprises and alliances. The case of jet engine manufacturers in Germany". In: Dörrenbächer/Christoph/Geppert/Mike (Eds.): Politics and power in the multinational corporation. The role of interests, identities, and institutions. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, S. 41-71.
Sorge, Arndt (Hg.) (2009): Internationalisierung. Gestaltungschancen statt Globalisierungsschicksal. Berlin: edition sigma, 311 S.

The Global and the Local. Understanding the Dialectics of Internationalization. Oxford: University Press, 2005, 316 p.

An Essay on Technical Change: Its Dimensions and Social and Strategic Context. Organization Studies vol. 10 no. 1, 1989, 23-44.

Societal Differences in Organizing Manufacturing Units. A Comparison of France, West Germany and Great Britain. Organization Studies vol. 1 no.1, 1980, 59-86 (with M. Maurice and M. Warner).