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Prof. Dr. Martin Krzywdzinski

Member of the Board & Director, Principal Investigator
Martin Krzywdzinski

Martin Krzywdzinski is Director at the Weizenbaum Institute, Head of the Research Group “Globalization, Work and Production” at the WZB Social Science Center Berlin and Professor of International Labor Relations at Helmut Schmidt University Hamburg. Martin received his doctorate and habilitation from the Free University of Berlin.

His research focuses on technological change at work from a sociological perspective, and in particular on automation processes and their relationship to changes in work organization, skill requirements, and employment structures. His research has an international comparative orientation. Martin is a member of the Program Committee of the DFG Priority Program “Digitalization of the World of Work”, the Steering Committee of the GERPISA automotive research network, and the Industry 4.0 Research Advisory Board. 3. Martin has a long record of international research projects. His recent research focuses on the development of the platform economy and working conditions on platforms, the digitalization and automation of industrial work processes, and processes of negotiation and co-determination of technological change in the workplace.

Positions at Weizenbaum Institut

Member of the Board & Director, Principal Investigator

Principal Investigator (PI) since 15 September 2022

Research Focus: Organizing Knowledge

Research Group: Working with Artificial Intelligence


Principal Investigator (PI) until 14 September 2022

Research Group: Working in Highly Automated Digital-Hybrid Processes


Committees and functions

Member of the Steering Committee of the DFG Priority Program “Digitalization of the Working Worlds”, Member in the Research Advisory Board Industry 4.0, Member in the Advisory Board "Future of Work" of the IG Metall, Member of the International Steering Committe of the Automotive Research Network GERPISA

Fields of research

Sociology of work, digitalization of work, global value chains

Research Focus: Organising Knowledge



Since 2020
Fairwork (gefördert vom Bundesministerium für internationale Zusammenarbeit und Entwicklung)

Automatisierung und Digitalisierung der Arbeitswelt in Folge der COVID19-Krise (gefördert vom Bundesministerium für Arbeit und Soziales)

Skills, Artificial intelligence and Labour (gefördert von der Volkswagen Stiftung)

Seit 2017 Promotionskolleg "Gute Arbeit" (gefördert von der Hans-Böckler-Stiftung)


Open Researcher and Contributor ID (ORCID):

Martin Krzywdzinski on Google Scholar

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