Dr. Anja Kirsch

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Freie Universität Berlin

Management-Department

Professur für Personalpolitik

Wissenschaftliche Mitarbeiterin

Adresse
Boltzmannstr. 20
Raum 207
14195 Berlin

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Short Biography

My research and teaching interests include corporate governance, corporate social responsibility, gender & diversity in organizations, institutional approaches to employment relations and human resource management, international management, leadership, and organizational change. I am the principal investigator for the project “BOARDEQUALITY: Women in the Boardroom: Institutional and Organizational Approaches to Gender Equality” funded by the European Commission’s 7th Framework Programme for Research. In this four-year project I am investigating the determinants and effects of the gender composition of corporate boards. In my research on international and comparative employment relations and HRM, I have examined how national institutional factors and cross-national industry-specific factors affect firms’ HR strategies in the auto and banking industries. My research on organizational change in non-profit organizations has focused on post-merger integration processes in trade unions and on the effect of changes in the gender composition of union committee structures on organizational reputation, identity and strategy.

Publications

Kirsch, A. (2018) The gender composition of corporate boards: A review and research agenda. The Leadership Quarterly 29(2). 346-364.

Kirsch, A. (2017) Women’s access to boards in Germany: regulation and symbolic change. In Seierstad, C., Gabaldon, P. & Mensi-Klarbach, H. (eds.): Gender Diversity in the Boardroom: The Use of Different Quota Regulations. Cham: Palgrave Macmillan: 205-232.

Keller, B. & Kirsch, A. (2016) Employment Relations in Germany, in Bamber, G., Lansbury, R.D., Wailes, N. & Wright, C.F.(eds.) International and Comparative Employment Relations: National Regulation and Global Changes. 6th ed., London: Sage: 179-207.

Holst, E. & Kirsch, A. (2016) Managerinnen-Barometer. DIW Wochenbericht 2/2016. Also published in English as: Women Executive Barometer. DIW Economic Bulletin 3/2016.

Holst, E. & Kirsch, A. (2015) Managerinnen-Barometer. DIW Wochenbericht 4/2015. Also published in English as: Women Executive Barometer. DIW Economic Bulletin 4/2015.

Kirsch, A. (2015) Erneuerung durch Umstrukturierung? Zu den Auswirkungen von Gewerkschaftsfusionen. Industrielle Beziehungen 22(2): 116-141.

Holst, E. & Kirsch, A. (2014) Managerinnen-Barometer. DIW Wochenbericht 3/2014. Also published in English as: Female Executive Barometer. DIW Economic Bulletin 3/2014.

Jackson, G. & Kirsch, A. (2014): Employment Relations in Liberal Market Economies. In Wilkinson, A., Wood, G. & Deeg, R. (eds.) The Oxford Handbook of Employment Relations: Comparative Employment Systems. Oxford: Oxford University Press: 263-291.

Kirsch, A. & Blaschke, S. (2014) Women’s quotas and their effects: A comparison of Austrian and German trade unions. European Journal of Industrial Relations 20(3): 201-217.

Kirsch, A. (2013): Union revitalisation through gender equality in the German service sector union ver.di, in: Ledwith, S. and Hansen, L.L. (eds.): Gendering and Diversifying Trade Union Leadership, New York: Routledge: 222-244.

Kirsch, A. and Wailes, N. (2012): Varieties of Employment Relations: Continuity and Change in the Global Auto and Banking Industries, International Journal of Human Resource Management 23(10): 1967-1982.

Cutcher, L., Kirsch, A., and Lansbury, R.D. (2012): The ‘Lucky’ LME: The Mediation of Globalising Effects on Employment Relations in the Australian Auto Assembly and Retail Banking Industries, International Journal of Human Resource Management 23(10): 1999-2015.

Keller, B. and Kirsch, A. (2011) Employment Relations in Germany, in Bamber, G., Lansbury, R. and Wailes, N. (eds) International and Comparative Employment Relations: Globalisation and Change, 5th ed., Sydney: Allen & Unwin; London: Sage.

Wailes, N., Lansbury, R. and Kirsch, A. (2009) Globalisation and Varieties of Employment Relations: An International Study of the Automotive Assembly Industry, Labour and Industry, 20(1): 89-106.

Blanpain, R., Lansbury, R., Wailes, N., Kitay, J. and Kirsch, A. (eds) (2008) Globalization and Employment Relations in the Auto Assembly Industry: A Study of Seven Countries (Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations 64), Alphen aan den Rijn: Kluwer Law International.

Wailes, N., Lansbury, R., Kitay, J. and Kirsch, A. (2008) Introductory Chapter: Globalization, Varieties of Capitalism and Employment Relations in the Automotive Assembly Industry, Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations 64.

Ishida, M., Ono, A., Mitani, N., Tomita, Y. and Kirsch, A. (2008) The Automotive Industry in Japan, Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations 64.

Lansbury, R., Wailes, N., and Kirsch, A. (2008) Concluding Chapter: Globalization, Continuity and Change: The Automotive Assembly Industry, Bulletin of Comparative Labour Relations 64.

Kirsch, A. (2008) Union Mergers as a Revitalization Strategy and the Role of Post-merger Integration: The Case of Ver.di in Germany, PhD Thesis, University of Sydney.

Selected Grants, Scholarships and Awards

2017: German Industrial Relations Association (GIRA) Best Paper Award 2015/16 for the article „Erneuerung durch Umstrukturierung? Zu den Auswirkungen von Gewerkschaftsfusionen“ in the journal Industrielle Beziehungen.

2013-2017: European Commission FP7 Marie Curie Career Integration Grant for the project “Women in the Boardroom: Institutional and Organizational Approaches to Gender Equality” (€100,000).

2009: University of Sydney Faculty Research Grant for the project “Union Revitalization: The Impact of Gender Equality Policies”.

2005–2006: Doctoral Fellowship at the Hans-Böckler-Foundation, Düsseldorf, Germany.

2004–2007: Australian Postgraduate Award and University of Sydney School of Business Postgraduate Supplementary Scholarship.

Academic Positions

Research Fellow, Department of Management, School of Business and Economics, Freie Universität Berlin, since February 2011.

Lecturer, Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney, Australia, January 2009 – January 2011.

Research Assistant and Tutor, Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies, Faculty of Economics and Business, University of Sydney, Australia, March 2004 – December 2008.

Education

PhD at the University of Sydney, Australia, Faculty of Economics and Business, Discipline of Work and Organisational Studies. Thesis Title: “Union Mergers as a Revitalization Strategy and the Role of Post-merger Integration: The Case of Ver.di in Germany”, 2008.

Masters of Arts in Public Policy and Management (Diplom Verwaltungswissenschaft), University of Konstanz, Germany, 2004.

Selected Media Mentions

Handelsblatt Global Edition, Januar 2016

Wirtschaftswoche, Januar 2016

Die Welt, Januar 2015

Handelsblatt, Januar 2015

Spiegel Online, Januar 2015

Zeit Online, Januar 2015

Die Welt, Januar 2014 

Tagesspiegel, Januar 2014

Frankfurter Rundschau, September 2011

 

 

 

 

 

Social-Economic Review
British Journal of Industrial Relations
Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
Organized Creativity