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François Sellier chair for prof. A.M. Sorge (2005)

prof. Sorge

In 2005, Prof. A.M. Sorge was appointed to the Chair Francois Sellier. Sorge is professor emeritus of International Business & Management at the Faculty of Management. He has a long academic record in the field of comparative organizational theory and is considered an international pioneer when it comes to the organizational and managerial aspects of this field.


Prof. Sorge has been a guest researcher on several occasions for the French Laboratoire d'Economie et de Sociologie du Travail (LEST) in Aix-en-Provence. This institute was co-founded in 1966 by Francois Sellier. During those times, prof. Sorge borrowed scientific inspiration at LEST. Therefore this Named Chair bears the name of prof. Sellier. Francois Sellier, a social economist, was also professor of Economics and Industrial Relations at the Université Paris-Nanterre and president of the International Industrial Relations Association.

In 1975 Sorge graduated from the University of Münster. His scientific career led through a post-doc position at Oxford to the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin and then to various Dutch institutions. He was appointed professor four times in: Maastricht, Berlin, Tilburg, Groningen and is currently Professor of International Business & Management. His expertise lies in the field of inter-country comparison of work organization, technology and industrial relations in Europe.

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