About the Author
Ulrich Jurgens is researcher at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB) and adjunct professor at Institute of Political Science at the Free University Berlin. Until his retirement, he was head of the Research Group "Knowledge, Production Systems, and Work" at the WZB. He has been carrying out extensive international comparative research in the fields of industrial relations, work organisation and personnel policy, systems of innovation, and industrial policy. Heis a member of the Euro-Asia Management Studies Association (EAMSA), and of the Steering Committee of the GERPISA International Network of the Automobile.Martin Krzywdzinski heads the project group "Globalization, Work, and Production" at the Berlin Social Science Center (WZB). He studied political science at the Free University of Berlin and at the Universite Paris VIII (1996-2002), completing his doctorate at the Free University of Berlin (2007). He is a member of the steering committee of the international automobile research network GERPISA. His field of interest is the sociology of work, covering such areas as production systems, workorganization, and employment relations, as well as the development of multinational corporations and global value chains.