Research area: Economy and Labour


A computer is a mathematical machine that can automatically execute sequences of instructions formulated as programs.

Autonomous systems

Autonomous systems are complex processes that carry out actions independently without human control.

Additive manufacturing/3D printing

Additive manufacturing and its manufacturing processes are characterized by the fact that the components are generated by adding, applying and depositing material.

Digital Twin

The digital twin is a virtual representation of a product, a process or a production plant that collects and processes data by means of automated data synchronization.

Digital financial products

Digitalization in the financial sector fundamentally affects all financial services, i.e. all contracts and transactions in B2B, B2C and C2C relationships.

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More is more: Better employee data protection for comprehensive use of workplace data

Dr Mena Teebken and Prof Thomas Hess identify the key challenges of data protection in the workplace. Five recommendations are intended to strengthen employees’ trust in data protection and address the needs of companies.

Prevalence and acceptance of working from home at the end of 2023

The ninth survey on the topic of home office (September 12–22, 2023) examines, among other things, corporate identification and the significance of working from home for employee recruitment.

Determinants of Data Disclosure in Digital Workplaces

This research project investigates the determinants of data disclosure in the digital workplace. The goal is to develop a deep understanding of how various factors of digital work influence the willingness to disclose data.

Exploitative leadership in digital collaboration – resilience for employees, leaders and digital communication tools (ELDiCO)

The project analyzes the use of digital communication tools in leadership practice and investigates their potentially destructive effects. The aim is to identify key mechanisms and, building on this, to develop resilience-enhancing…