Transnational Labor Markets: Brindging Different Regulatory and Cultural Contexts

Facets of transnationalisation of labor

Since 2011 the main research area funds coordinated applications to the German Research Fund (DFG) of UDE scientists, which focus their research on “Transnational Labout Markets”. Peers from different faculties of the university have conceived projects from the angle of their own field of research, focusing however on the mentioned topic. Currently three research projects benefit of DFG-funding, others are in the drafting phase or are headed for assessement.

Elaborations to the research projects that are currently funded can be found in the database GEPRIS of the DFG:

Techniken und Praktiken der Zusammenarbeit in transnationalen Projekten der Softwareentwicklung (Prof. Dr. Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer)

Grenzüberschreitende Arbeitnehmerüberlassung. Die Konstituierung von Märkten und transnationaler Regulierung im interregionalen Vergleich (Prof. Karen Shire, PhD)

Modellierung von dyadischen Entscheidungsprozessen räumlicher Mobilität und ihren Konsequenzen (Prof. Dr. Petra Stein)

Three Pillars of Research

The conglomerate of the main research area and the project "Transnational Labor Markets" aims to assess and examine phenomenon of transnationalisation of labor in three respects: 1. the regard of transnational mobility of labor force, 2. the aspect of transnationalisation of production sites and place of employment and lastly 3. the respect of mobility of labor activity. The approved and planned research projects focus on one of these key topics in respect to the overall questions on formation of transnational institutions or the continuity of regionally diverse forms of labor.

Within the scope of the main research area “Transformation of Contemporary Societies” this emerging research focus benefits not only from the expertise in labor and labor market research but also by receiving access to profound experiences with regional scientists and research of comparative societies. This profound knowledge is found in the different institutes, faculties and central reesearch institutions. In total about 15 scientists of the UDE are involved. The network is coordinated by Prof. Dr. Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer.


Prof. Dr. Ingo Schulz-Schaeffer

(Institute of Sociology)