Prof. Dr. Sabine Pfeiffer

Fields of knowledge: Economics, Education, Sociology, Sociology

As a sociologist of work, I am moved by the interaction of people, technology and organisation. Work is and remains the central mode for participation in our society. How we shape work therefore shapes the face of our society. Digitalisation and industry 4.0 are making this design increasingly important - and it requires processes of social innovation. The social discourse on meaningful regulation is even more important in the Internet economy than it has been until now. For technical innovation without social balance leads to a social impasse.


 

 

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Prof. Dr. habil. Sabine Pfeiffer is Professor of Sociology at the University of Hohenheim. As an occupational sociologist, she has been researching the changes in technology and work for many years. As a trained toolmaker, she studied production engineering in Ulm and then sociology, psychology and philosophy at the FeU Hagen. Since graduating in 1998, she has been working as a scientist at the “Institut für Sozialwissenschaftliche Forschung (ISF Munich)”. She received her doctorate with distinction in 2003 on computerisation and her habilitation in 2009. 2010 she was appointed to the Munich University of Applied Sciences and since 2014 Prof. Pfeiffer has held the chair for sociology at the University of Hohenheim.

She is a member of the scientific advisory board of the Industry 4.0 Platform and BIBB. 

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