Prof. Dr. Katharina Bluhm

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Current positions

Since 2014     Head of the Institute for East European Studies, Freie Universität Berlin

Since 2011     Professor of Sociology with a focus on Eastern Europe at the East European Institute and the Institute of Sociology, Freie Universität Berlin

Academic career

Studies and academic degrees

2004                Habilitation, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena

1987                Doctoral degree, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

1979 – 1984    Studies of philosophy and sociology, Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

1983 – 1984    Guest student, studies on history of social science in the 1920th at the Lomonosov MSU, Moscow

Positions held

2008 – 2011    Professor of economic sociology, Universität Osnabrück

2008 – 2009    Member of the managing board of the SFB 580, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena and head of the project on economic elites in Germany, Poland and Hungary

2007 – 2008    Guest researcher, WZB, Berlin

2004 – 2008    Assistant professor of economic sociology and co-manager of the project on East and West German business elites (SFB 580), Institute of Sociology, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena

2001 – 2004    Research fellow, Institute of Sociology, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena

1997 – 2000    Research position funded by the Volkswagen Foundation, Institute of Sociology, Friedrich-Schiller-Universität, Jena

1990 – 1993    Research fellow, Georg-August-Universität (Institute of Sociology and SOFI), Göttingen

1987 – 1990    Research fellow at the Institute of Philosophy, Academy of Science, Berlin (GDR)

Scholarships

1994 – 1997    Post-Doc-Scholarship from the Max-Planck Institute for the Study of Societies, research group ʻInstitutionelle Transformation in the New German Länder’ (Prof. Wiesenthal, based at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin)

 

International cooperation/International research experience

March 2017    Visiting Scholar at the National Research University Higher School of Economics in Moscow

Nov. 2016 – Jan. 2017  Visiting Scholar at the Institute of Slavic, East European and Eurasian Studies (ISEES) at the State University of California, Berkeley

2004 – 2012    Cooperation with colleagues from the Corvinus University Budapest (G. Lengyel and B. Janky) and the Institute of Philosophy and Sociology at the Polish Academy of Science in Warsaw (K. Jasiecki): See subproject A2, SFB 580.

2004 – 2008    Collaboration with colleagues from the Kings College, UK (SFB 580)

2000 – 2002    Collaboration with colleagues from France, Italy, Netherlands and Austria in the EU project (5th framework)/project coordination

1999 – 2000    Visiting Scholar, Minda de Gunzburg Center for European Studies, Harvard University, Cambridge M.A.

 

Honorary positions and memberships

Since 2017      Member of the academic advisory board of the Center for East European and International Studies (ZOiS), Berlin

Since 2016      Member of the advisory board of the Institute for European Politics (IEP) Berlin

Since 2016      Member of the international advisory council of the Strategic Academic Unit for Social Development of the National Research University Higher School of Economics (HSE), Moscow

Since 2016      Member of editorial board of the Springer Serial ‘Societies and political orders in transition’ of the National Research University Higher School of Economics, Moscow

Since 2011      Students’ person of trust, Hans-Böckler-Stiftung

Since 2011      Editor of the online journal ʻEmployment and economy in Central and Eastern Europe’ (emecon)

Since 2011      Member of the supervisory board of the journal ‘Warsaw Forum of Economic Sociology’ (WFES)

2006 – 2009    Board member of the section ʻArbeits- und Industriesoziologie’ der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie (DGS)

 

Member of the German Sociological Association (DGS) and the section of ʻArbeits- und Industriesoziologie’ and ʻWirtschaftssoziologie’ for many years, as well as a member of the Society for Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)

Research Priorities:

  • Varieties of Capitalism and Labour Relations in Central and Eastern Europe
  • Economic Elites in International Comparison
  • Corporate Social Responsibility and Cohesion
  • SME in East-West Comparison

Selection of Publications

Monographies

2007  Bluhm, K.: Experimentierfeld Ostmitteleuropa? Deutsche Unternehmen in Polen und der Tschechischen Republik. Wiesbaden: VS-Verlag.


Editorship

2014  Bluhm, K.; Martens, B.; Trappmann, V. (eds.): Business Leaders and New Varieties of Capitalism in Post-Communist Europe. Routledge. 272 S.

2010  Best, H.; Bluhm, K.; Fritsch, M., Silbereisen R.K. (eds.): Transitions – Transformations: Trajectories of Social, Economic and Political Change after Communism / Transitionen – Transformationen: Trajektorien des sozialen, wirtschaftlichen und politischen Wandels nach dem Kommunismus. Historische Sozialforschung (HSR), 35 (2).


Refereed Journals

2016  Bluhm, K.: Modernisierung, Geopolitik und die neuen russischen Konservativen, in: Leviathan, Berliner Zeitschrift für Sozialwissenschaften 44 (1), 36-64.

2011  Bluhm, K.; Martens, B.; Trappmann, V.: Business Elites and the Role of Companies in Society. A Comparative Study in Poland, Hungary and Germany, in:  European-Asia Studies, 63 (6), 1011-1032.

2010  Bluhm, K.: Theories of Capitalism Put to the Test: Introduction to a Debate on Central and Eastern Europe, in: HSR, 35 (2), 197-217.

 

Articles in Journals and Anthologies

2017  Bluhm, K.: Zur Genese des neuen russischen Konservatismus, in: Russland-Analysen, Nr. 330 (2017), 2-7.

2016  Bluhm, K.: Machtgedanken. Ideologische Schlüsselkonzepte der neuen russischen Konservativen. In: Mittelweg 36, Zeitschrift des Hamburger Instituts für Sozialforschung 25 (6), 56-75.

2016  Bluhm, H. & Bluhm, K.: „Bürokratischer Kältetod“ – Max Webers sozialwissenschaftliche Diagnose und sein anti-progressistischer Dekadenzglaube. In: Lehnert, Detlef (Hg.): Max Weber 1864-1920. Politik - Theorie - Weggefährten. Köln: Böhlau Verlag GmbH & Cie (Historische Demokratieforschung. Schriften der Hugo-Preuss-Stiftung und der Paul-Löbe-Stiftung, 10), 217-246.

2015  Bluhm, K.; Trappmann, V.: Corporate Social Responsibility and Executives’ Attitudes in Germany, Poland and Hungary, in: Warsaw Forum of Economic Sociology 6:2 (12), 7-36.

2014  Bluhm, K.; Martens, B.; Trappmann, V.: The long shadow of the ´German model`: business leaders in social and institutional change. in: Bluhm, K.; Martens, B.; Trappmann, V. (eds.): Business Leaders and New Varieties of Capitalism in Post-Communist Europe. Routledge, ch. 4.

2014  Bluhm, K.; Martens, B.: From ´deputy revolution`to markets for executives? Social origin, careers and generational change of business leaders twenty years after regime change. in: Bluhm, K.; Martens, B.; Trappmann, V. (eds.): Business Leaders and New Varieties of Capitalism in Post-Communist Europe. Routledge, ch. 5.

2014  Bluhm, K.; Trappmann, V.: Varying concepts of corporate social responsibility: beliefs and practises in Central Europe. in: Bluhm, K.; Martens, B.; Trappmann, V. (eds.): Business Leaders and New Varieties of Capitalism in Post-Communist Europe. Routledge, ch. 7.

2014  Bluhm, K.: The social role of business in Central Europe, in: Aspen Review Central Europe, 3/2014, 72-75.

 

Working Papers

2015  Bluhm, K.: Economic Actors and Liberal Dependent Capitalism, in: Journal of Economic Sociology, 16 (4), 138-147. 

2008  Bluhm, K.; Demmler, P.; Martens, B.; Trappmann, V.: Fach- und Führungskräfte in mittelständischen Unternehmen: Bedarf, Rekrutierung und Bindung. Institut für Soziologie, Working Papers: Economic Sociology Jena, 6/2008, FSU Jena.

2008  Bluhm, K.: Interessen in der globalisierten Arbeitswelt. Tagungsbericht der Sektion Arbeits- und Industriesoziologie, in: Arbeit. Zeitschrift für Arbeitsforschung, Arbeitsgestaltung und Arbeitspolitik, 17 (3), 225-227.