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Prof. Dr. Arndt Sorge

Portrait Prof. Dr. Arndt Sorge (Photo: David Ausserhofer)
Research Fields
  • Enterprise internationalization in Eastern and Western Europe
  • Organization development and change
  • Aviation technology and air traffic
fon: +49 30 25491 221
fax: +49 30 25491 118
mail: arndt [dot] sorge [at] wzb [dot] eu
Reichpietschufer 50
D-10785 Berlin
Acting Director of the completed Research Unit

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 1999
University 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 - 1997
University 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
  • Offenbeek, Marjolein van/Sorge, Arndt/Knip, Marrig (2009): "Enacting Fit in Work Organization and Occupational Structure Design. The Case of Intermediary Occupations in a Dutch Hospital". In: Organization Studies, Vol. 30, No. 10, S. 1083-1114.
  • Campbell, John L./Herrigel, Gary/Sorge, Arndt (2007): "Review Symposium. Arndt Sorge: The Global and the Local. Understanding the Dialects of Business Systems. Oxford: Oxford University Press 2005". In: Socio-Economic Review, Vol. 5, No. 1, S. 181-192. (Zuerst online publiziert 27. Oktober 2006)
  • Sorge, Arndt (Hg.) (2009): Internationalisierung. Gestaltungschancen statt Globalisierungsschicksal. Berlin: edition sigma, 311 S.
  • Sorge, Arndt/Witteloostuijn, Arjen van (2007): "The (Non)Sense of Organizational Change Continued: A Rejoinder to Armbrüster and Glückler". In: Organization Studies, Vol. 28, No. 12, S. 1887-1892.

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).