This research program focuses on the impact of globalization on the corporation, and especially on industrial companies. A common theme of mainstream globalization literature is that the number of transnational corporations increases, and that this process drives the emergence of a managerial “world class” or global elites. The global elites are supposed to push the neoliberal transformation of the world economy forward. This thesis culminates in the idea of a new spirit of capitalism. The IMS research program puts the thesis of a global economic elite to the test, by examining the empirical career patterns and action orientations of top managers, who lead the big industrial corporations of the world’s largest economies today.
The project on hospital management and organization is based on international comparative studies that are carried out in Europe (Germany, Austria and Switzerland), in East Asia (Japan and South Korea) as well as in South America (Brazil).
Here we address the central question of how organizations deviate from legal paths and how they get back on track. With a comparative perspective on social spheres and national institutions, it examines whether actors involved in deviant activities within organizational contexts participated for personal gain or other reasons. What is the role of benefits to the organization, or their individual reputation and recognition among peers?
|Prof. Dr. Lim, Hyun Chin||Seoul National University||Seoul||Korea|
|Prof. Dr. Kang, Myongg-Koo||Seoul National University||Seoul||Korea|
|Prof. Dr. Lee, Yonghee||Public University Seoul||Seoul||Korea|
|Prof. Dr. Shi, Xiuyin||CASS||Bejing||China|
|Prof. Dr. Li, Lulu||Bejing University||Bejing||China|
|Prof. Dr. Paulo Roberto Neves Costa||University of Paraná||Curitiba||Brazil|
|Prof. Dr. Wagner Pralon Mancuso||University of São Paulo||São Paulo||Brazil|
|Dr. Matthias Kleinhempel||IAE Business School||Buenos Aires||Argentina|
|Prof. Dr. Sebastián Pereyra||National University of San Martin||Buenos Aires||Argentina|
|Prof. Dr. Gary Herrigel||University of Chicago||Chicago||USA|
|Prof. Dr. Reinhard Bachmann||SOAS University of London||London||England|
|Prof. Dr. Frank Welz||Universität Innsbruck||Insbruck||Austria|
|Prof. Dr. Madeleine Herren||Europe-Institute, University of Basel||Basel||Switzerland|
|Prof. Dr. Mike Geppert||Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena||Jena||Germany|