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Prof. Dr. Mike Geppert

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Prof. Dr. Mike Geppert

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Tel.: +49 (0)3641 9-43160
Fax: +49 (0)3641 9-43162

Current and recently held positions

Short bio

Mike joined the Friedrich Schiller University of Jena in January 2014. He studied Sociology, did his PhD in Organization Theory and worked as Lecturer in Organizational Sociology at Humboldt University in Berlin. Before joining the Friedrich Schiller University, Mike was a Professor of of Comparative International Management and Organization Studies at Surrey Business School at the University of Surrey (2006-2014), Reader in International Management Studies at Queen Mary University of London and Lecturer in Organizational Behavior at Swansea University.

Mike also held a number of visiting positions, for example at Copenhagen Business School, Social Science Research Centre Berlin, Rotterdam School of Management, Judge Institute of Management Studies at Cambridge, Faculty of Business, Economics and Management Information Systems of the University of Regensburg, IBMEC in Belo Horizonte, and at the Sociology Departments of Moscow State University, Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Wake Forest University, Stanford University and the Hebrew University of Jerusalem.

His work has been published in leading academic journals in the areas of international business and management, business management, organization studies, industrial relations, and sociology, reflecting his multidisciplinary research interests and commitment to interdisciplinary work. Mike is also the author and co-author of a number of books.

Mike is a coordinator of the EGOS Standing Working Group (SWG 11) on 'Multinational Corporations: Social Agency and Institutional Change', together with F. Becker-Ritterspach and S. Blazejewski. Furthermore, Mike acts as the Head of the Academic Organizing Committee for the upcoming EGOS Colloquium in Tallinn in 2018.

Research Interests

    • Socio-political issues and micro-politics in and around organizations, especially in the context of multinational corporations and global value chains
    • Political and emotional aspects of organizational sensemaking
    • Actor-centred institutionalism
    • Comparative organizational studies of management, work and employment in the global context

    Membership in academic and other scholarly bodies

    Journal engagement

    Current research activities

    List of Publications