Projects

ALL IN DIGITAL CHANGE

The project “ALL in digital change” deals with the question of how companies and administrations can remain sustainable with the help of new forms of work. The focus is on supporting and accompanying employees in the areas of lifelong learning, independent competence development, agile mindsets and new forms of work organisation. More

“RODS II” – PROJECT AND STUDY OF MINDFULNESS AT THE UNIVERSITY OF DARMSTADT

The RODS II – Team project aims to reduce students’ stress and improve their resilience skills by teaching mindfulness practice at individual and team level, thus enabling them to use and expand their existing mental resources. More

THE IMPACT OF BLOCKCHAIN ON WORK AND ORGANIZATION

How is a technology affected by its claim to make established mechanisms of confidence-building obsolete? The project investigates the impact and changes the new Blockchain technology has triggered, in particular on the institutional structure of organizations. The blockchain technology can contribute to more democratic participation in everyday working life, but downside risks involve a deterioration in working conditions. More

WHAT SHOULD BANKS DO? ON THE IMPORTANCE OF RATIONALITY AND LEGITIMACY IN THE BANKING SYSTEM

The financial sector, and banks in particular, fulfil a central function of our modern economies. Ever since the recent financial crisis trust into the banking system has taken a massive hit. How do financial institutions deal with the shaken public perception? How are these perceptions shaped? Does it feed into the decision-making process of banks? More

SOLAR ENERGY IN AFRICA

The study presents various strategies for using solar energy (and other modern renewable energy technologies) and examines their effectiveness taking into account heterogenous conditions in African countries (rural electrification, overexploitation of biomass potentials, shortage of power plant capacity, capacity bottlenecks in electricity transport and distribution, etc.). More

TRANSPARENCY OF PUBLIC SERVICES

The aim of the research project is to develop a grid of key figures for measuring public performance of municipalities, which can be used for reporting purposes. The project claims that a high degree of comparability of the services and performance levels provided by municipalities can be achieved through standardized specifications for performance indicators. More

MAKROREGIMES

How are political-economic regimes formed? How do they remain stable over a longer period of time and what initiates their decay? There have been many attempts to explain such questions, but often they do remain within the limits of their respective scientific discipline. This project aims to combine insights from political science, sociology and macroeconomics to compensate for blind spots in individual disciplines and to gain a more comprehensive understanding of the processes mentioned above. Historical regime changes are investigated and applied for insights on contemporary developments. More