Arbeit, Personal, Organisation - Prof. Dr. Werner Nienhueser




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Prof. Dr. Werner Nienhueser

Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
University of Duisburg-Essen
Universitaetsstr. 11
45141 Essen, Germany
email: werner.nienhueser[at]
Phone: ++49-201-183-2260, Fax: (49) 201-183-2283
(Professor Werner Nienhueser will no longer consider applications from prospective PhD students.)

  • List of Publications here
  • For a more detailed CV in English language of Werner Nienhueser please click here or on the picture.

Curriculum Vitae

  • Citizenship: German
  • 1983: M.A., Master of Business Administration (Diplom-Kaufmann), University of Paderborn, Germany
  • 1988: PhD (Dr. rer.pol.), Business Administration, University of Paderborn, Germany
  • 1994: Habilitation (Business Administration), University of Paderborn, Germany
Professional Employment
  • 1984-1985: Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Mannheim
  • 1985-1990: Research and Teaching Assistant, University of Paderborn
  • 1990-1993: Assistant Professor, University of Paderborn
  • 1993-1994: DFG Research Fellow
  • 1994-1995: Professor of Public Management, Human Resource Management and Organisation, University of Konstanz
  • 1995-present: Professor (Chair) of Work, Human Resource Management and Organization, University of Duisburg-Essen

Selected recent publication in journals (refereed) and books (in English language)

  • Comparative Employment Relations. In: Brewster, Chris; Mayrhofer, Wolfgang (Eds.) (2017): Handbook of Research in Comparative Human Resource Management. 2. ed. Aldershot: Edward Elgar (with Chris Warhurst)
  • Free verbal associations – measuring what people think about employee participation. In: Townsend, Keith; Loudoun, Rebecca; Lewin, David (Eds.) (2016): Handbook of Qualitative Research Methods on HRM: Innovative Techniques. Edward Elgar: 179-190
  • Socio-economic Research in Personnel versus Personnel Economics. In: Forum for Social Economics, 2014, Vol. 46, No. 1: 104-119
  • Works Councils. In: Wilkinson, Adrian; Donaghey, Jimmy; Dundon,Tony; Freeman, Richard B. (Eds.) (2014): Handbook of Research on Employee Voice. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Press: 247–263
  • The New Structuring of Corporate Ownership. In: Globalizations, 2013, 10: 711–730 (with David Peetz and Georgina Murray)
  • Empirical Research on Human Resource Management as a Production of Ideology. In: Management Revue, 2011, 22: 367–393
  • Coordinated Market Economy/ Liberal Employment Relations: Low Cost Competition in the German Aviation Industry. In: International Journal of Human Resource Management, 2010, Vol. 21 (2): 214-229 (with Michael Barry).

Please find a complete list of my publications here.


I focus on theoretically based, empirical analyses in the field of employment relations, organizations and human resource management. In particular I am interested in the causes and consequences of different types of HRM-Strategies, in the relationship between HRM and industrial relations,in different forms of atypical employment and in power in and of organizations.


I teach courses in

  • Human Resource Management
  • Industrial Relations
  • Research Methods in HRM and Organisations
  • Organisation Theory
  • Management

Editor and Member of Advisory Boards of academic journals

  • Zeitschrift für Personalforschung (ZfP) (Editorial Board), (2008-2012 Editor-in-Chief)
  • Industrielle Beziehungen. Zeitschrift für Arbeit, Organisation und Management (Advisory Board) (-2010); Editorial Board (2012-), editor-in-chief (2017-)
  • Management Revue (Advisory Board)
  • Sozialer Fortschritt (Advisory Board)
  • Series "Empirische Personal- und Organisationsforschung" (Rainer Hampp-Verlag) (Co-Editor)
  • Series "Schriften zur europäischen Arbeits- und Sozialpolitik" (Nomos-Verlag) (Co-Editor)
  • Series "Kommunikation in Organisationen: Studien zu Sprache, Interaktion und Diskurs in professionellen Kontexten" (VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften) (Co-Editor)
  • Series "Work, Organization, and Employment", Springer (Editorial Board)

Expertises for academic journals

  • International Journal of Human Resource Management
  • Economic and Industrial Democracy
  • European Management Journal
  • management revue
  • Die Betriebswirtschaft
  • Zeitschrift für Personalforschung
  • Industrielle Beziehungen
  • Zeitschrift für Arbeitsmarktforschung
  • Zeitschrift Führung + Organisation (zfo)
  • Sozialer Fortschritt

Expertises and reports for academies and foundations

  • Österreichischer Akkreditierungsrat (Accreditation of Austrian Universities)
  • Hans-Böckler-Foundation
  • DAAD
  • DFG (German Research Foundation)


  • Chair of the Section Human Resource Management (German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB)) (2005-2007)
  • Advisory Board Hans-Böckler-Stiftung (2007-2017)
  • Member of the Supervisory Board of Georgsmarienhütte Holding GmbH (2007-2017)
  • Member of the university council of the Universität Duisburg-Essen (2012-)
  • "Vertrauensdozent" of the Hans Boeckler Foundation
  • Executive Committee German Industrial Relations Association (GIRA) (2009-2017)

* Vorlesung Unternehmensführung am 26.11.2019 - Beitrag zur Public Climate School
"Unternehmen im Klimawandel". Dienstag, 26. November, 18 bis 19.30 Uhr, Hörsaal S05 T00 B08. (Mehr Informationen hier.)

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Universität Duisburg-Essen
Fakultät Wirtschaftswissenschaften
Lehrstuhl für BWL, insb.
Arbeit, Personal und Organisation
45117 Essen

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