Jutta Becker-Ritterspach

Dipl. Pol

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

Tel.: 030/838-52121
Fax: 030/838-57186
Email: jutta.becker-ritterspach @ fu-berlin.de




Dissertation topic:

 

The adaptation of Human Resource practice transfers in MNC subsidiaries. The effect of institutional and strategic complementarities

 

This project examines how transferred HR practices get adapted in MNC subsidiaries. Furthermore it asks why the adaptation of HR practices differs and how the institutional and strategic complementarities influence the adaptation and the change of the pre-existing HR bundle (in the Brownfield sites). The project is based on a comparative case study. The study compares human resource (HR) practice transfers from MNC headquarters (HQ) and the adaptation to acquired (Brownfield) subsidiaries and Greenfield investments in both Liberal and Coordinated Market Economies.

 

 

Curriculum vitae:


Since 04/2008:
PhD. Student at the Pfadkolleg research center, Free University Berlin, Germany

12/2004:
Graduation in Political Science (Diplom-Politologin) at the Free University Berlin, Germany

08/2004:
Subject of graduation thesis: The Development of the Chinese and Indian Automobile Industry Compared: The Impact of the Industrial Policies

09/2002 - 07/2003:
Exchange Student at the 'International School for Humanities and Social Science’, University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (SOKRATES Student Scholarship)

04/2002 - 08/2002:
Part-time work as a Research Assistant at Social Science Research Center Berlin, Germany (WZB)

07/2001 - 08/2001:
Summer school at the Dublin City University, Ireland

1998 - 2004:
Undergraduate and Graduate studies in Political Science at the Free University Berlin, Germany


Teaching:

 

 

Research interests:

 

  • Comparative institutionalist theories
  • International business and Management
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Transfer processes and transfer outcomes within multinational companies (MNCs)
  • Organizationtheories
  • China’s and India’s automobile industries



Publications:

  • Becker-Ritterspach, Jutta (2011): Complementarity and Path Dependence: How different types of complementarity effect path dependence, 27th EGOS Colloquium, Gothenburg, 7-9 July 2011
  • Becker-Ritterspach, Jutta (2011): Towards a framework on multilevel complementarity, 23rd SASE Annual Conference, Madrid, 23-25 June 2011
  • Becker-Ritterspach, Jutta (2011): Forms of Complementarity: A Basic Framework, 2nd International Conference on Path Dependence, Berlin, 3-4 March 2011
  • Becker-Ritterspach, Florian, Becker-Ritterspach, Jutta (2009): The Development of India's Small Car Path, Management Online REview, Oxford Management
  • Becker-Ritterspach, Florian, Becker-Ritterspach, Jutta (2008): The Sustainability of the Small Passenger Car Path in the Indian Automobile Industry.16th GERPISA International Colloquium, Turin, 18-20 June 2008
  • Becker-Ritterspach, Jutta (2008): Indiens und Chinas Automobilindustrien im Vergleich: Die Rolle staatlicher Industriepolitik, Saarbrücken: Verlag Dr. Müller
  • Becker-Ritterspach, Florian, Becker-Ritterspach, Jutta (2008): Die Entwicklung des Automobilismus in Indien. In: Canzler, Weert, Schmidt, Gert (Hrsg.): Zukünfte des Automobils. Aussichten und Grenzen der autotechnischen Globalisierung. Berlin: Edition Sigma, S. 257-286
  • Becker-Ritterspach, Jutta, Becker-Ritterspach, Florian (2006): Organisationales Feld und Gesellschaftlicher Sektor im Neo-Institutionalismus. In: Senge, Konstanze, Hellmann, Kai-Uwe (Hrsg.): Einführung in den Neo-Institutionalismus. Berlin: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, S. 118-136
  • Becker-Ritterspach, Florian, Becker-Ritterspach, Jutta (2006): Isomorphie und Entkoppelung im Neo-Institutionalismus. In: Senge, Konstanze, Hellmann, Kai-Uwe (Hrsg.): Einführung in den Neo-Institutionalismus. Berlin: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften, S. 102-117
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