Dr. Florian Butollo

Research Group Lead

Florian Butollo received his doctorate in sociology from Goethe University in Frankfurt in 2014. From 2013 to 2017 he was assistant professor at the Department of Sociology of Work, Industry and Economy at the Univer-sity of Jena. His dissertation “The End of Cheap Labour. Industrial Transformation and Social Upgrading in China” has received several awards and was shortlisted for the renowned Estoril Global Issues Distinguished Book Prize. He received the Teaching Award from the University of Jena for his conception of a practice-oriented training research on the topic of Industrie 4.0. He is a member of the Labor and Industrial Sociology section of the German Sociological Association and a reviewer for international and German-language scientific journals.

As of fall 2018 he is a member of the Enquete Commission of the German Bundestag on “Artificial Intelligence – Social Responsibility and Economic, Social and Ecological Potentials”. His research focuses on the relationship between technological change and changes in the working world in Germany and China.



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Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB)
  • Positions

    Research Group Lead

    Research Group " Working in Highly Automated Digital-Hybrid Processes "

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  • Committees and functions
    • Member of the Enquete-Kommission of the German Bundestag, topic: Artificial Intelligence – Social responsibility and economic, social and ecological potential
    • Member of the section Arbeits- und Industriesoziologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Soziologie

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