Diversity and equal opportunity are now established topics in organizational practice. In this context, the public sector, as the largest employer in Germany, is considered to play a pioneering role, even if it still has potential for development in this regard, as the few studies in the German context suggest. This study explores which organizational contextual factors prove relevant to LGBTIQ employees’ experience of discrimination in public administration (N=15 problem-centered interviews with LGBTIQ employees from eight local governments).
Stress and psychological strain are dominant phenomena in modern Western societies and play an ever-increasing role among students. In the business environment there are already various concepts that serve to reduce stress and build up resilience and usually there is also a high level of attention from management and executives. On the other hand relevant activities at universities are rather rare and above all little systematically developed.Continue reading “SECP Discussion Papers: New publication by Prof. Dr. Stork and colleagues”
In a recently published article on meaningful work, our colleague Klaus-Michael Ahrend explains what young professionals need to pay attention to if they are interested in a career related to sustainability. You can find the article here: FAZ.
Using selected company examples, our colleague Armin Bohnhoff from our logistics department illustrates the trend towards CO2-free logistics real estate, where sustainability and profitability can be reconciled.
You can read Mr Bohnhoff’s entire contribution on pages 44-45 of the business magazine.
The dates for our seminar series “Business in Dialogue on: Sustainable Developments” for the coming winter semester 20/21 have been scheduled. We are looking forward to many exciting and informative presentations by internal and external researchers*.
We are looking forward to all participants!
SECP cordially invites you to read the interview of Prof. Dr. Ulrich Klüh with impact, the magazine for applied science and art. In this interview you will find answers on which trends Corona is strengthening, which new position the state could take in the context of a major transformation and how to deal with the issues of globalisation and growth.
As a result of the Corona crisis, the conference on “Power questions of digitisation” planned for March 2020 was cancelled. With regard to digitisation in the world of work, the crisis has given this development a decisive boost. Mobile work and virtual forms of communication are no longer just a marginal phenomenon, but ubiquitous. Advantages and disadvantages are becoming abundantly clear. The dependence on a few digital platforms and the danger of comprehensive surveillance are also becoming obvious. At the same time, more and more people and institutions are looking for alternatives that are data protection-friendly and oriented towards the common good.
Under these changed circumstances we want to make up for the conference on 19 and 20 January 2021 as a virtual conference. We ask everyone to make a note of this date now. Further information will follow after the summer break.
The article explores regional policy issues at the nexus of economic geography and the recent academic literature on the political economy of digitalization. The objective is to blend these two areas of research to derive a first set of preliminary policy implications for so called “Smart Region” strategies.