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Department of Social Sciences

Prof. Dr. Hartmut Hirsch-Kreinsen


Social Research Centre Dortmund (sfs)

Evinger Platz 17

Email: Hartmut.Hirsch-Kreinsentu-dortmundde


Picture of Prof. Dr. Hartmut Hirsch-Kreinsen © TU Dortmund

Research Fellow
Research field Industry and Labor Research

Career and focus of work

Hartmut Hirsch-Kreinsen's research focuses on the consequences of digitisation and Articial Intelligence for work and society. He is currently working on an expertise on the societal determining factors for the current boom of Artifical Intelligence, commissioned by ISF Munich.

Research focus

His research focus is on innovation sociology and sociology of technology as well as sociology of work and industry, at the moment he is especially interested in the digital transformation of work and society.

Further information

  • Since 2021: Research Fellow, Social Research Centre Dortmund, TU Dortmund University
  • 2015–2020: Senior Professor, Department of Business and Economics, TU Dortmund University
  • 2015: retirement
  • 1997–2015: Chair Sociology of Economic and Industrial Sociology, TU Dortmund University
  • 1985–1997: Research Associate, Institute for Social Sciene Research e.V., Munich
  • 1978–1984: Research Associate, Institute for Sociology, TU Darmstadt
  • 1993: Habilitation, Sociology, TU Darmstadt
  • 1983: Dissertation, Dr.rer.pol., TU Darmstadt
  • 1976: Graduation, Dipl.Wirtsch.Ing.
  • Visiting scientist at various institutes and universities