Curriculum Vitae

Academic Experience

  • Since 09/2015 Research Associate at the Chair for Sociology, especially Sociology of Organizations, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany.
  • 02/2017 - 04/2017 Guest Researcher at Score (Stockholm centre for organizational research), Sweden.
  • 10/2014 - 03/2017 Visiting Lecturer at the University of Potsdam, Germany (in each winter term).
  • 12/2013 - 11/2016 Research Associate at the Chair for Inter-Firm-Cooperation (Prof. Jörg Sydow), Department of Management, Freie Universität Berlin, Germany.
  • 10/2011 - 09/2012 Research Assistant in the Cognitronics & Sensor Systems group of the Cluster of Excellence – Cognitive Interaction Technology (CITEC), Bielefeld University, Germany.


  • 02/2015 - 03/2018 Doctorate in Sociology (Dr. rer. pol.) at the Faculty of Economic and Social Sciences, Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany.
  • 10/2009 - 11/2013 M.A. Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany.
  • 02/2011 - 05/2011 Studies in European Societies, Saint Petersburg State University, Russia.
  • 10/2006 - 09/2009 B.A. Sociology, Bielefeld University, Germany.


  • Winner of the EGOS Best Paper Award 2016 of the European Group for Organizational Studies (with Jörg Sydow, Olivier Berthod, and Ryan Hagen).
  • Nominated for the EGOS Best Student Paper Award 2017 of the European Group for Organizational Studies.
  • Performance bonus from the Helmut Schmidt University for “outstanding, exceptional performance” in 2017 & 2018.

Memberships & Institutional Service

  • Secretary of the Research Committee “Sociology of Organizations” of the International Sociological Association (ISA).
  • Scientific Network "Grand Challenges & New Forms of Organizing".
  • European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS).
  • German Sociological Association (DGS), Section on Organizational Sociology.
  • Member of the senate committee for research and junior scholars at Helmut Schmidt University, Germany.
  • 2017-2018: Substitute member of the academic senate at Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg, Germany.

Peer Review Service

  • Berliner Journal für Soziologie
  • Human Relations
  • International Journal of Disaster Risk Reduction
  • International Journal of Sociology and Social Policy
  • Kybernetes
  • Organization
  • Organization Studies
  • Scandinavian Journal of Management
  • Social Sciences
  • Societies
  • Sustainability
  • Systemic Practice and Action Research
  • Systems Research and Behavioral Science
  • Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016, 2017, 2018
  • Workshop of the Section “Organization” (WK ORG) of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) 2018

C o n t a c t

Michael Grothe-Hammer