Boundaries and Links of Management Research

Dieter Bögenhold participated at the annual conference of the European Academy of Management, which took place in Zurich-Winterthur this year. He organised a symposium on the topic “Boundaries and Links of Management Research: How do we interact with our Social Science Neighbours”. As Chair of the Country Representatives Council, he convened a meeting of the National Country Representatives, where representatives from more than 20 countries participated. (see photo)


EURAM 2022

“Neglected Links in Economics and Society” by Dieter Bögenhold

Neglected Links in Economics and Society“, a new book by Professor Dieter Bögenhold was published at the end of August 2021 by the internationally renowned Palgrave Macmillan publishing house (London).

This book deals with the Neglected Links in economics and society. These neglected links are the inner bonds and lines which keep the society and economy together and are almost interconnected although they are very often treated and discussed separately in different discourses. Contemporary discussion has forgotten to think universally and to integrate items into one common field of observation. Instead, too often particular items are studied and discussed as being independent of each other without acknowledging a broader context. The book gives an exemplary instruction on how to treat reciprocal links and how to work in an interdisciplinary way, which tackles history, sociology and economics at least. By so doing, the book also serves as an educational instruction for integrative and interdisciplinary science instead of recapitulating mono-disciplinary approaches. Discussion includes topics such as social and economic inequality research, limits of rationality, and orthodoxies and heterodoxies of economic research, as well as a discussion of the heroes of interdisciplinary thought.

Dr. Parastuty works on an ASEA-Uninet-Project

Dr. Zulaicha Parastuty was hired by the Department of Sociology as a research scholar in August 2021. Dr. Parastuty works on an ASEA-Uninet-Project in collaboration with Prof. Bögenhold. The project deals with developments of the creative economy in Southeast Asia. The Department of Sociology welcomes the new colleague and is looking forward to her work.

Cornelia Mayr completed her doctoral studies

Cornelia Mayr completed her doctoral studies in a final oral defence on July 12, 2021. The examination committee consisted of Prof. Max-Peter Menzel, Chair (University of Klagenfurt), Prof. Dennis Waskul (Minneapolis, USA) and Prof. Ralf Terlutter (University of Klagenfurt). We are delighted to announce that she passed her examination with a grade of excellent and the Department of Sociology and especially her supervisor Prof. Dieter Bögenhold congratulate Dr. rer. soc. oec. Cornelia Mayr and wish her all the best and a lot of success for her future career.

Muhammad Nawaz Tunio defended successfully his Doctoral Thesis

Muhammad Nawaz Tunio defended successfully his Doctoral Thesis, November 16, 2020. His dissertation topic was about university graduates in the Pakistan region of Hyderabad who started with an own firm. Muhammad Tunio has been a member of the Doctoral Tracks Entrepreneurship, Innovation and Economic Development. Evaluators of the thesis were Professor Robert Hisrich (Kent State University, Ohio) and Dieter Bögenhold. Professor Robert Hisrich und Professor Reinhard Neck (University of Klagenfurt) served as examiners in the defensio which was chaired by Professor Max-Peter Menzel (University of Klagenfurt).

The Department congratulates Muhammad Tunio for his achievements! We wish him further successful steps in his career.

TV interview with Professor Dieter Bögenhold

Dieter Bögenhold participated in a TV interview at the Carinthia Private TV Channel KT1 on superstition (Aberglaube), October 4, 2010. See the full interview here: Unglaublicher Aberglaube

“ There is a desire to ‘improve’ something in the interest of others, without actually knowing what those interests are.”

In the Western world we are very quick to demand specific ethical criteria relating to working conditions. However, the Pakistani sociologist Farah Naz, who earned her doctorate at the University of Klagenfurt and now researches and teaches at the University of Sargodha, raises the following issue: Before judging child labour and home-based work, we should understand the living and working conditions of the families concerned. Together with sociology professor Dieter Bögenhold, she has published a book with the title “Unheard Voices”. The publication forges links between the work of Pakistani football stitchers and the great global inequalities. The two authors discuss the main ideas of their book in this interview.

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Great news! “Contemporary Entrepreneurship. Multidisciplinary Perspectives on Innovation and Growth” (published by D. Bögenhold, J. Bonnet, M. Dejardin and D. Garcia Prerez de Lima, Springer International, 2016) has exceeded 20,000 downloads!

Chapter contributions (University of Klagenfurt):

  • D. Bögenhold,
  • R. Breitenecker,
  • J. Langer,
  • F. Naz,
  • E. Schwarz,
  • Z. Parastuty

Book Cover Contemporary Entrepreneurship


The flip side of self-employment

The sociologist Dieter Bögenhold is advocating a critical discourse on the functions and effects of self-employment on national economies. After all, not all that glistens is gold when it comes to labour market statistics.

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The ball is out of play

In Madrid, Barcelona or Munich, millionaires attempt to kick balls into goals. The same balls are produced for just a few cents in China, India, Pakistan and Thailand. Global markets insist on ethical standards for the countries of production, and yet these very same standards threaten existences in the affected countries. For her doctoral thesis, Farah Naz examined football production in Pakistan. In this interview, she tells us why it is important to think in shades of grey, rather than in black and white.

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