Sigurt Vitols, Ph.D.

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David Ausserhofer


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David Ausserhofer
Head of Thematic Area des Promotionskollegs
Research Fellow of the Research Group

Research fields

Corporate Governance and Company Organization | Sustainable Development | Worker Participation | Financial Institutions and Investment Funds


since July 2017 Senior Fellow in the Project Group "Globalization, Work, and Production"

2014 - 2017 Senior Fellow in the Research Unit "Inequality and Social Policy"

2011 - 2014 Head of the Project Group “Modes of Economic Governance” at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)

2010 - 2011 Visiting Senior Researcher at the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI)

2009 Wertheim Fellow in Residence at the Harvard Labor and Worklife Program

2007 - 2011 Senior Fellow in the Research Unit “Internationalization and Organization” at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)  

2001 - 2007 Senior Fellow in the Research Group Institutions, States, and Markets at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)

1990 - 2001 Doctoral Candidate (and since 1997 Research Fellow) in the Research Unit “Economic Change and Employment” at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)

1997 Ph.D. in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison  

1989 M.A. in Sociology at the University of Wisconsin-Madison  

Selected Publications

Vitols, Sigurt (2023): "Board Level Employee Representation and Tax Avoidance in Europe". In: Accounting, Economics, and Law - A Convivium, Vol. 13, No. 4, S. 457-478. (vorab online publiziert 27.04.2021)
Vitols, Sigurt/Scholz, Robert (2021): "Unternehmensmitbestimmung und langfristige Investitionen in deutschen Unternehmen". In: WSI-Mitteilungen, Jg. 74, H. 2, S. 87-97.
Campagna, Sebastian/Eulerich, Marc/Fligge, Benjamin/Scholz, Robert/Vitols, Sigurt (2020): Entwicklung der Wettbewerbsstrategien in deutschen börsennotierten Unternehmen. Der Einfluss der Mitbestimmung auf die strategische Ausrichtung und deren Performanz. Mitbestimmungsreport 57. Düsseldorf: Institut für Mitbestimmung und Unternehmensführung der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung.
Cremers, Jan/Vitols, Sigurt (Eds.) (2019): Exercising Voice Across Borders. Workers' Rights Under the EU Cross-Border Mergers Directive. Workers' Rights in Company Law Series. Brussels: European Trade Union Institute, 239 S.
Scholz, Robert/Vitols, Sigurt (2019): "Board-Level Codetermination. A Driving Force for Corporate Social Responsibility in German Companies?". In: European Journal of Industrial Relations, Vol. 25, No. 3, S. 233-246.
Cremers, Jan/Vitols, Sigurt (Eds.) (2016): Takeovers with or without Worker Voice. Workers' Rights under the EU Takeover Bids Directive. ETUI Series Workers Rights in Company Law. Brussels: European Trade Union Institute, 251 S.
Scholz, Robert/Vitols, Sigurt (2016): Der Mitbestimmungsindex MB-ix. Wirkungen der Mitbestimmung für die Corporate Governance nachhaltiger Unternehmen. Mitbestimmungsförderung Report 22. Düsseldorf: Hans-Böckler-Stiftung.
Brady, David/Biegert, Thomas/Vitols, Sigurt (2015): "Continuity and Change in the German Labour Market". In: Tony Dolphin (Ed.): Technology, Globalisation and the Future of Work in Europe. Essays on Employment in a Digitised Economy. London: Institute for Public Policy Research, S. 69-73.
Kortas, Anne-Marie/Vitols, Sigurt (2015): "Worker Participation and the Sustainable Company". In: Roby Nathanson/Itamar Gazala (Eds.): Sustainable Company and Fair Relationships. European Experience for Implementation in Israel. Tel Aviv: The Macro Center for Political Economics, S. 12-30. (auch erschienen in Düsseldorf bei der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung)
Vitols, Sigurt (Eds.) (2015): Long-term Investment and the Sustainable Company. A Stakeholder Perspective. Series of the European Trade Union Institute, Vol. 3. Brussels: European Trade Union Institute, 237 S.
Gospel, Howard/Pendleton, Andrew/Vitols, Sigurt (Eds.) (2014): Financialisation, New Investment Funds, and Labour. An International Comparison. New York, NY: Oxford University Press, XXII, 380 S.
Cremers, Jan/Stollt, Michael/Vitols, Sigurt (Eds.) (2013): A Decade of Experience with the European Company. Brussels: European Trade Union Institute, 313 S.
Vitols, Sigurt (2013): "European Corporate Governance. Is There an Alternative to Neo-liberalism?". In: Vivien Schmidt/Mark Thatcher (Eds.): Resilient Liberalisim in Europe's Political Economy. New York, NY: Cambridge University Press, S. 257-285.