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Prof. Dr. Markus Helfen

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Interims-Professor

Address
Garystr. 21
Room 206
14195 Berlin

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Brief CV

Since 09/2021

Freie Universität Berlin

Faculty of Economics, Management-Departement

Professorship of Strategic Management (Interim)

03/2018 - 02/2020

Universität Innsbruck 

IInstitute for Organization and Learning

Professorship for Personnel Policy (substitute)

04/2016 - 03/2018

Freie Universität Berlin

Faculty of Economics, Management-Departement

Professorship for Personnel Policy (substitute)

04/2015

Freie Universität Berlin

Faculty of Economics

Habilitation in business administration (Venia legendi)

"Organisation und Institution: Organisatorische Prozesse als Regelfindung und Regeldurchsetzung"

10/2008 - 03/2016

Freie Universität Berlin

Faculty of Economics, Management-Departement

Researcher at the professorship for business cooperation

10/2006 - 09/2008

Freie Universität Berlin

Faculty of Economics

Post-Doc at the DFG Research Training Group "Paths in Organizational Processes"

2003 - 2007

RWTH Aachen

Promotion to Dr. re. pole. (with honoring)

"Digitale Wirtschaft, direkte Partizipation und die Verankerung von Unternehmen in arbeitspolitischen Institutionen"

05/2003 - 09/2006

RWTH Aachen

Researcher at the Chair of International Management

05/2001 - 04/2003

Universtität Stuttgart

Researcher at the Institute for Ergonomics and Technology Management (Fraunhofer IAO)

1994 - 2000

Universität Trier

Study of Economics, Business Administration and Sociology with a focus on Work-Personnel-Organization and Political Science

Degree: Diplom-Volkswirt (Msc. Economics)

 

Research interests

Industrial relations & personnel policy in networks and companies

Meta-Organization & Collective Bargaining

Organizational Theory & Sustainability

Conference papers

"Managing the networked labour process: The case of German ground handling operations", Lecture at the ILERA European Congress “Perspectives on employment relations in Europe”, September 2019, Heinrich-Heine University, Düsseldorf, Germany (with Ziehe, D.) 

"Organizing work in triangles?! Theorizing the mediation of work in and across organizations", Lecture at the 35th EGOS Colloquium, July 2019, University of Edinburgh Business School, United Kingdom (with Schneider, A.)

"Employment relations and organizational institutionalism: Shared concerns and new possibilities?" Lecture at the ILRR conference “Toward New Theories in Employment Relations”, May 2018, MIT Sloan School of Management, Cambridge, Boston, United Staates (with Pekarek, A.) 

"Institutions, networks and sustainable HRM? A comparison of airports in two coordinated economies", Lecture at the SASE Annual meeting “Global reordering: Prospects for equality, democracy and justice”, June 2018, Kyoto, Japan (with Endo, T. & Pekarek, A.)

 "Service delivery networks and interorganizational HRM: What direction is German ground handling taking?" Lecture in the 2nd Workshop – Industry Standards Airports Council International, Airport Service Association & European Transport Federation, Ground Handling Social Dialogue. February 2017, Nice, France

"Personalmanagement in der Dienstleistungsgesellschaft. Konstituierende Sitzung der Wissenschaftlichen Kommission Dienstleistungsmanagement (WK DLM)", Lecture at the Universität Rostock, January 2016 

"Interorganizational HRM and Network Governance: Coordinating for Reliability and Accountability", Lecture at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AOM), August 2015, Vancouver, Canada (with Sydow, J.)

"Born of crisis, rejuvenated in crisis? Meta-organizing business firms through ideational brokerage", Lecture at the 31st EGOS Colloquium, July 2015, ALBA Graduate Business School, Athens, Greece

Publications


Peer-reviewed journal articles

[1] Ziehe, D. & Helfen, M. (2021). “You are not my boss!”: Managing inter-organizational collaboration in German ground handling operations. German Journal of Human Resource Management, 35(3): 356-382.

[2] Sydow, J., Wirth, C. & Helfen, M. (2020). Strategy emergence in service delivery networks: Network-oriented human resource management practices at German airports. Human Resource Management Journal, 30(4): 566-585.

[3] Helfen, M., Sydow, J. & Wirth, C. (2020). Service delivery networks and employment relations at German airports: Jeopardizing industrial peace on the ground? British Journal of Industrial Relations, 58(1): 168-198.

[4] Helfen, M., Nicklich, M. & Sydow, J. (2019). Arbeitspolitische Verankerung des deutschen Windkraftanlagenbaus? Empirische Befunde zu ausgewählten Fallunternehmen. Industrielle Beziehungen, 26(1): 35-62.

[5] Behrens, M. & Helfen, M. (2019). Small change, big impact? Organisational membership rules and the exit of employers' association from multiemployer bargaining in Germany. Human Resource Management Journal, 29(1): 51-66.

[6] Nicklich, M. & Helfen, M. (2019). Trade union renewal and ‚organizing from below’ in Germany: Institutional constraints, strategic dilemmas and organizational tensions. European Journal of Industrial Relations, 25(1): 57-73.

[7] Helfen, M., Schüßler, E. & Sydow, J. (2018). How can employment relations in global value networks be managed towards social responsibility? Human Relations, 71(12): 1640-1665.

[8] Lohmeyer, N., Schüßler, E. & Helfen, M. (2018). Can solidarity be organized "from below" in global supply chains? The case of ExChains. Industrielle Beziehungen, 25(4): 472-496.

[9] Helfen, M., Nicklich, M. & Fortwengel, J. (2017). Enacting global competition in local supply chain environments: German "Chemieparks" and the micro-politics of employment relations in a CME. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 28(8): 2656-2683.

[10] Helfen, M., Nicklich, M. & Sydow, J. (2016). Interorganisationale Netzwerke und tarifpolitische Fragmentierung: Hebt Mehr-Arbeitgeber-Beschäftigung die Tarifeinheit aus den Angeln? Industrielle Beziehungen, 23(3): 280-308.

[11] Helfen, M., Schüßler, E. & Stevis, D. (2016). Translating European labor relations practices to the United States through global framework agreements? German and Swedish multinationals compared. ILR Review, 69(3): 631-655.

[12] Behrens, M. & Helfen, M. (2016). The foundations of social partnership. British Journal of Industrial Relations, 54(2): 334-357.

[13] Helfen, M. (2015). Institutionalizing precariousness? The politics of boundary work in legalizing agency work in Germany, 1949–2004. Organization Studies, 36(10): 1387-1422.

[14] Helfen, M., Hense, A. & Nicklich, M. (2015). Organisierte Ungleichheit in der Leiharbeit? Industrielle Beziehungen, 22(3-4): 282-304.

Book contributions and other publications

[15] Helfen, M. & Wirth, C. (2020). Management von Arbeit in pluralen Netzwerkorganisationen. Trends, Deutungen und Handlungsoptionen. Working Paper Forschungsförderung Nr. 185. Hans-Böckler-Stiftung: Düsseldorf.

[16] Sydow, J. & Helfen, M. (2020). Work and employment in fluid organizational forms. In: Hoffman, B.J., Shoss M., & Wegman, L. (eds): The Cambridge handbook of the changing nature of work. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press, 214-236.

[17] Jackson, G., Helfen, M., Kaplan, R., Kirsch, A. & Lohmeyer, N. (2019). The problem of de-contextualization in organization and management research. In: Zilber, T.B., Amis, J.M. & Mair, J. (eds.) The Production of Managerial Knowledge and Organizational Theory: New Approaches to Writing, Producing and Consuming Theory. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 59: 21-42.

[18] Helfen, M. (2019). Mehr-Arbeitgeber-Beschäftigung und Tariffragmentierung: Was hat die Entgrenzung von Arbeitsverhältnissen mit dem Renovierungsbedarf der tarifpolitischen Arena zu tun? In Hanau, H. & Matiaske, W. (eds.) Entgrenzung von Arbeitsverhältnissen. Arbeitsrechtliche und sozialwissenschaftliche Perspektiven. Nomos: Baden-Baden, 71-97.

[19] Helfen, M. (2019). Grenzüberschreitende Wertschöpfungsnetzwerke als Handlungsraum transnationaler Arbeitspolitik? Globale Rahmenabkommen und transnationale Gewerkschaftsnetzwerke unter der Lupe. In: Haipeter, T., Hertwig, M. & Rosenbohm, S. (Hrsg.). Vernetzt und verbunden. Koordinationsprobleme im Mehrebenensystem der Arbeitnehmervertretung. SpringerVS: Wiesbaden, 221-244.

[20] Berthod, O., Helfen, M. & Sydow, J. (2018). Institutional work for value co-creation. Navigating amid power and persistence. In Vargo, S.L. & Lusch, R.F. (eds.) The Sage handbook of service-dominant logic. Sage: Los Angeles, 317-335.

[21] Helfen, M. & Schiederig, K. (2017). Vers une gouvernance mondiale des relations professionelles? La mise en oeuvre d’accords-cadres internationaux en Inde. In: Daugereilh, I. (ed.) La responsabilité sociale de l’entreprise, vecteur d’un droit de la mondialisation? Bruylant: Bruxelles, 107-126.

[22] Helfen, M. & Nicklich, M. (2017). Mitgliedermanagement von Metaorganisationen: Arbeitgeberverbände und ihre Mitglieder. In: Schroeder, W. & Weßels, B. (eds.) Handbuch Arbeitgeber- und Wirtschaftsverbände in Deutschland. SpringerVS: Wiesbaden, 227-247.

[23] Helfen, M. & Nicklich, M. (2016). Interorganisationale Wertschöpfung, Personalpolitik und Arbeitsbeziehungen: Ein Fallstudien-Ansatz qualitativer Netzwerkforschung. In: Matiaske, W. & Czaya, A. (eds.) Periphere Arbeit im Zentrum. Nomos: Baden-Baden, 49-70.

[24] Helfen, M., Schüßler, E. & Botzem, S. (2015). Legitimation strategies of corporate elites in the field of labor regulation: Changing responses to global framework agreements. Glenn M., Hirsch, P. & Quack, S. (eds.) Elites on trial. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 43: 243-268.

[25] Helfen, M. & Sydow, J. (2015). Mehr-Arbeitgeber-Beziehungen in der deutschen Automobilindustrie: Arbeitspolitische Herausforderungen für Management und Arbeitnehmervertretung. In: Romahn, H. & Rehfeld, D. (eds.) Lebenslagen – Beiträge zur Gesellschaftspolitik. Metropolis: Marburg, 363-384.

 

For a complete list of all publications, please refer to the publication list.