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Lisa Maria Arnold

M.A. IEP Paris / Dipl. Pol. FU Berlin

Freie Universität Berlin
School of Business and Economics
Path Dependency Research Center
Garystr. 21
D-14195 Berlin

Tel.: 030/838-57185
Fax: 030/838-57186
Email: lisamaria.arnold @ fu-berlin.de
  Lisa Maria Arnold


Dissertation project:


Stability requires change 

Path bending in the case of Airbus' work-share allocation (A300-A350 XWB)



Since 08/2008 Visiting Research Fellow at the Department "Internationalization and Organization", Social Science Research Center Berlin (08/2008 – 03/2011). Since 04/2011 Visiting Research Fellow at the Project Group “New Modes of Economic Governance”.

Since 04/2008 PhD candidate in the doctoral program "Research on Organizational Paths"

11/2006 Diploma in political science and Certificate in economics, Freie Universität Berlin

07/2005 Master’s in International Affaires, specialized in International Business

Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris (“Sciences Po”)

2002 - 2003 Studies in political science and economics, Freie Universität Berlin

2001 - 2002 Certificate in political science, Institut d’Etudes politiques Lyon

1999 - 2001 Goethe-University Frankfurt

Vordiplom in political science and Certificate in economics


Academic/ professional experience:

05/2007 - 04/2008 Research Assistant to Markus Jachtenfuchs, Hertie School of Governance, Berlin

10/2005 - 11/2005 Internship at the German Ministry of Economics and Employment, Department for European Affairs

07/2005 - 09/2005 Internship at the French Ministry of Foreign Affairs (“Quai d’Orsay“) Paris, Department for French-German Relations

03/2003 - 09/2003 Research Assistant at the Hessian Federal Embassy Berlin, Department of European and External Affairs


Summer Term


University of Potsdam, Potsdam Center for Policy and Management, Introduction to Academic Reading, Presenting and Writing for students of the Postgraduate Master Program in Public Policy and Management (MPM) (jointly with Sebastian Zacharias).
Winter Term


Freie Universität Berlin, Otto-Suhr-Institut for Political Science: Scientific Methods for students of the German-French Master program "Politikwissenschaft - Affaires Européennes / Affaires Internationales" of Sciences Po Paris and the Freie Universität Berlin (jointly with Sebastian Zacharias)
Winter Term


Freie Universität Berlin, Otto-Suhr-Institut for Political Science: Introduction to scientific methods for students of the German-French Bachelor of Sciences Po Paris and the Freie Universität Berlin (jointly with Sebastian Zacharias)


Scholarships/ Awards:

  • Nachwuchsförderungsprogramm: Deutsch-Französisches Institut
  • PhD-Scholarship: German Research Foundation (since April 2008)
  • Scholarship of the Franco-German University (2003 - 2006)
  • Diplomacy Award: Harvard World Model United Nations (April 2004)
  • Erasmus scholarship: Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Lyon (2001 - 2002)


  • European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS)
  • Tönissteiner Kreis e.V.
  • Alumni Association of the German-French program of the Institut d’Etudes Politiques de Paris and the Free University Berlin (Association Gerhard Kirsch Verein)
  • International Consortium for Airline Research in Organization Studies (ICAROS)


Research interest:

  • Multinational Corporations
  • Institutional Change and Path Dependence
  • Aerospace Industry
  • Franco-German relations


Publications / Conference contributions:

  • Arnold, Lisa Maria (2011): Airbus at the Crossroads. What does the Future hold? Contribution prepared for the ICAROS Workshop “The Future of Aviation: The Airline Industry at the Crossroads”, University of Surrey, School of Management, July 1.

  • Arnold, Lisa Maria (2011): Getting the Actors on Board: Actor-Centered Research on Organizational Paths in Airbus Industries. Conference Paper prepared for the 2nd International Conference on Path Dependence, Freie Universität Berlin, School of Business and Economics, March 3-4.
  • Arnold, Lisa Maria / Sorge, Arndt (2010): Institutional Change and Continuity in Complex Federated Organizations: The Case of Airbus Industrie. Working Paper prepared for the 26th EGOS Colloquium, Sub-Theme 08 on Institutions and Knowledge: Sources and Consequences, Universidade Nova de Lisboa, Portugal, June 28-July 3rd.
  • Arnold, Lisa Maria (2008): Die Entstehung der europäischen Dienstleistungsrichtlinie im Spannungsfeld organisierter Interessen: Eine Fallstudie zum Einfluss von Gewerkschaften und Unternehmerverbänden im Europäischen Parlament. Hertie School of Governance Working Paper 36/2008. Berlin: Hertie School of Governance