Prof. Dr. Christina Teipen

Department of Business and Economics
Professor for Social Sciences with a focus on Economic Sociology
Specialist area: Sociology

T: +49 (0)30 30877-1423
E: christina.teipen(at)

Visitor's address
Schöneberg Campus
Building B
Room 2.54
Badensche Straße 50-51
10825 Berlin

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Schöneberg Campus
Badensche Straße 52
10825 Berlin


Academic and Professional Career

  • Summer term 2009 Substitute for Prof. Dr. Volker Wittke at the Georg-August-Universität Göttingen, Professor of Sociology with a focus on Work and Knowledge
  • Sep 2000–2011 Research Assistant at the Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung
  • Oct 2001 PhD Christina Teipen: Die Frühverrentung im Wandel betrieblicher Strategien. ISBN 3-87988-735-7, Rainer Hampp Verlag, München and Mering 2003, 286 p.
  • Aug–Sep 1999 and July 2000 GAAC Summer Institute "The Economics and Politics of Labor in Advanced Societies" under the direction of Prof. Claus Offe, Humboldt University Berlin, and Prof. Martin Rein, MIT at Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT) in Cambridge/USA as well as in the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB)
  • July 1999–June 2000 Research Assistant at the Institute for Sociology of the Friedrich-Schiller-University in Jena with Prof. Dr. Rudi Schmidt
  • May–Dec 1998 Research Assistant at the chair of Industrial Sociology at the University Cottbus (BTU) with Prof. Dr. Sabine Gensior
  • April–June 1998 Assistance at the Max-Planck-Institut für Bildungsforschung under the direction of PD Dr. Michael Corsten and Prof .Dr. Karl-Ulrich Mayer
  • May 1993–March 1998 Research Assistant at the Institute for Sociology of the FU Berlin
  • April 1993 Diploma
  • Oct 1985–April 1993 Free University of Berlin, Major in Sociology, minor in Economics, Statistics, and Philosophy

External relations

  • Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics (SASE)
  • Berlin “Future of Capitalism” Research Network (

Expert for

  • Video Game Industry
  • Global value chains
  • Sociology of Work
  • „Varieties of Capitalism“

Key Aspects in Teaching

  • Video Game Industry
  • Global value chains
  • Sociology of Work
  • „Varieties of Capitalism“

Research Projects and Fields

  • Sociology of Work
  • Industrial Relations
  • Corporate Governance
  • Comparative Analysis of Institutions
  • Transnational value chains

Selected, current Publications

  • Christina Teipen (2015): “The Implications of the Value Chain and Financial Institutions for Work and Employment: Insights from the Video Game Industry in Poland, Sweden, and Germany.” In: British Journal of Industrial Relations, DOI 10.1111/bjir.12144.
  • Teipen, Christina (2010): book review of Alan McKinlay and Chris Smith (eds.) „Creative Labour“, In: British Journal of Industrial Relations 48, 3, 635-637.
  • Teipen, Christina (2008): "Work and Employment in Creative Industries. The Video Games Industry in Germany, Sweden and Poland". In: Economic and Industrial Democracy 29, 3, 309-335.
  • Jürgens Ulrich, Martin Krzywdzinski & Christina Teipen (2005): “Governance Compromises on the ‘Labour Nexus’ in Germany - New Trends in Three Industries”. Paris: 13th GERPISA International Colloquium (June 16-17, CD-Rom Proceedings).
  • Jürgens, Ulrich, Martin Krzywdzinski & Christina Teipen (2006): “Changing Work and Employment Relations in German Industries - Breaking Away from the German Model?” (Discussion Paper SP III 2006-302). Berlin: Social Science Research Center.
  • Teipen, Christina & Martin Kohli (2004): „Early Retirement in Germany”. In: Tony Maltby et al. (eds.): Ageing and Transition to Retirement. A Comparative Analysis of European Welfare States. Aldershot: Ashgate, 93-119.