Viadrina Center B/ORDERS IN MOTION

The Changing Boundaries of Employment - Transdisciplinary Research on Subject, Organization and Law

  • Prof. Dr. Anna Schwarz (Vergleichende Politische Soziologie)
  • Prof. Dr. Eva Kocher (u.a. Europäisches und Deutsches Arbeitsrecht)
  • Prof. Dr. Jochen Koch (BWL/Unternehmensführung und Organisation)
  • PD Dr. Dagmara Jajesniak-Quast (BWL, Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Leiterin des Zentrums für Interdisziplinäre Polenstudien)
  • Prof. Dr. Anna Schwarz (Vergleichende Politische Soziologie)
  • Prof. Dr. Eva Kocher (u.a. Europäisches und Deutsches Arbeitsrecht)
  • Prof. Dr. Jochen Koch (BWL/Unternehmensführung und Organisation)
  • PD Dr. Dagmara Jajesniak-Quast (BWL, Wirtschaftsgeschichte, Leiterin des Zentrums für Interdisziplinäre Polenstudien)
Brandenburg Ministry of Sciences, Research and Cultural Affairs (Seed Money)
April 2014 - March 2015

This transdisciplinary project deals with the liminal sphere which is being constituted in the ongoing processes of re-organization of employment; organizational boundaries of enterprises have begun to blur, and new hybrid forms of independent and dependent work have emerged.

We will draw on the theory of business organization, on legal perspectives, as well as sociology, to study this development along two major dimensions: First, autonomy versus control, and second, flexibility versus stability/security.

In order to yield more generalizable results, we opted for a comparative research approach between these tendencies and related debates in Germany and Poland.

Projektbeschreibung auf Deutsch

Opis projektu po polsku