Mario Michael Ottaiano studied sociology at Friedrich Schiller University in Jena, with a focus on labor, industrial and economic sociology. Most recently, Mario worked as a trade union secretary at the IG Metall district management in Baden-Württemberg. There he supported works councils and worked increasingly on digital trends and future technologies. Before graduating from high school, Mario worked as an industrial mechanic in underground coal mining. His research at the WZB focuses on the technologically induced change of (industrial) work and the relationship between digital technologies and relocation scenarios of industrial production, on which Mario is currently writing his master's thesis.
Florian, Butollo/Thomas, Engel/Manfred, Füchtenkötter/Robert, Koepp/Mario,Ottaiano (2018): Wie stabil ist der digitale Taylorismus? Störungsbehebung, Prozessverbesserungen und Beschäftigungssystem bei einem Unternehmen des Online-Versandhandels. Arbeits- und Industriesoziologische Studien 11: 143-159.