Blockchains and the future of work and organization

For concrete changes in the world of work, blockchains have so far had little significance. Most of the technology’s promises have not been fulfilled, even if forms of good digital work can be found in the work worlds that have emerged. As a digitization myth, however, blockchains influence labor policy processes at the micro and macro levels. In the distribution struggle for digitization gains and in the defense against surveillance and control practices, it can make sense to conceive of the myth as an “instrument of upheaval,” since it opens up degrees of freedom and enables enlightenment upon enlightenment.

At the end of their research project, Ulrich Klüh, Moritz Hütten and Sonja Kleinod discuss implications of blockchains in their current working paper: Link

New Publications

The SCEP has published two new articles on the topic of money and monetary policy. For the German Federal Agency for Civic Education, Moritz Hütten comments on cryptocurrencies and their relevance for the financial system (article in German). Janina Urban from the Netzwerk Plurale Ökonomik and Ulrich Klüh discuss in SCEP Discussion Paper No. 9 strategies for the European Central Bank to cope with the socio-ecological challenges of the present.

W:NE seminar series: Dates for the summer semester 2022

The dates for our seminar series “Business in Dialogue on: Sustainable Developments” for the coming summer semester 2022 have been scheduled. We are looking forward to many exciting and informative presentations by internal and external researchers*.

Please feel free to download our flyer. Further information and access data can be found on the W:NE page.

We are looking forward to all participants!

Reminder: Globalization and Growth Limits

Dear readers,
from the 9th to the 11th of March 2022, a conference on the topic of “Globalization and Growth Limits” will take place at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing. The program is structured into the following four issues:

1. Global deglobalization? Economy and society in times of Corona
2. Contexts, dynamics and boundaries of globalization
3. Never binding boundaries? The role of planetary and anthropological boundaries
4. Global problems – nation state and supranational approaches

Another important part of the program is an open session with parallel working groups, where there will be the opportunity to present your own relevant work in short presentations and to discuss it in the group.

Please use the following links for more information on the program, and how to be included in the open session.

The European Central Bank and its role in a sustainable financial system – problems and opportunities

On 13th October 2021, the Global Ethic in Finance and Economy Research Group of the Global Ethic Institute organized a conference on the topic of “The European Central Bank and its role in a sustainable financial system – problems and opportunities” in Frankfurt am Main. During this conference, experts discussed monetary and financial policy instruments that could be used to achieve ecological goals. The list of expert speakers included Prof. Dr. Klüh on behalf of the ZNWU.

The following video shows the discussion on the question “does the ECB have an effective strategy for sustainability?”.

Globalization and Growth Limits

Dear readers,
from the 9th to the 11th of March 2022, a conference on the topic of “Globalization and Growth Limits” will take place at the Evangelische Akademie Tutzing. The program is structured into the following four issues:

1. Global deglobalization? Economy and society in times of Corona
2. Contexts, dynamics and boundaries of globalization
3. Never binding boundaries? The role of planetary and anthropological boundaries
4. Global problems – nation state and supranational approaches

Another important part of the program is an open session with parallel working groups, where there will be the opportunity to present your own relevant work in short presentations and to discuss it in the group.

Please use the following links for more information on the program, and how to be included in the open session.

Gender Justice and Common Good-Theoretical Thoughts on the Transformation Process of Gender Equality

Dear readers,
we would like to invite you to the next lecture in the framework of our research seminar “Business in Dialogue on: Sustainable Development” (W:NE):

Date: Thursday, 11th of November 2021
Time: 12:15-13:45
Location:Hybrid

Mr. Christian Brückner (CB Seminars) will give a lecture on the topic: „Gender justice and common good-theoretical thoughts on the transformation process of gender equality”

If you would like to attend online, please select:
Dial-in via Zoom: https://h-da-de.zoom.us/j/92688786942
Meeting-ID: 926 8878 6942
Identification Code: 822719

If you would like to attend in person, please send a brief email to:
ricardo.rodriguez-nikolajidis@h-da.de

We are looking forward to your participation.

Best regards
Jessica

„Leadership in times of Corona” – new Discussion Paper published

Until spring 2020, crisis management was considered to be rather a marginal area of corporate leadership. With the crisis year 2020, certainly all companies have realized that leading through crises is a necessary basic competence for all managers and especially for corporate leaders. Since the outbreak of the COVID-19 pandemic, it has become clear that an existential crisis can affect any company – without being to blame itself and regardless of its business model. Therefore, it is of high entrepreneurial and economic, but also social and human importance to identify critical success factors for crisis management in companies and to develop or further develop recommended actions. The Corona crisis thus also offers a great opportunity for gaining relevant knowledge.

This research report identifies those success factors for leadership in crisis that are more closely associated with the supposedly “soft” aspects of leadership such as attitude, empathy or openness. The findings are based on interviews with top managers from a wide range of industries and company sizes.

Coopetition on Corporate Platforms

Dear readers,
a new project on “Coopetition on Corporate Platforms” has been successfully acquired. Headed by Prof. Dr. Ulrich Klüh, the project will address the research question of which new types of consortia have emerged in the attempt to make digital technologies such as blockchain and DLT usable for established companies.

More information about the project can be found on the project page, which will be published soon.