Michael Faust

PD Dr. Michael Faust (born 1952) is a Senior Researcher at the “Soziologisches Forschungsinstitut (SOFI) an der Universität Göttingen” and a lecturer (“Privatdozent”) at Göttingen university. He studied economics and sociology at Freiburg and Tübingen universities and obtained his doctoral degree in sociology at Tübingen University, followed by “Habilitation” in sociology. Michael Faust covers sociology of work, economic sociology, and organization studies, often in a comparative perspective. Main research areas are changing managerial roles and structures and the rise of management consulting. Recent work deals with the role of management consulting as an institutional agent in a globalizing world and with institutional change in the German political economy with an emphasis on firm level analysis. How does increasing capital market pressure towards listed corporations in Germany interact with enterprise level codetermination? Does codetermination make a difference?

Email: michael.faust@sofi-uni-goettingen.de, SOFI: www.sofi-goettingen.de


Related Publications

Faust, Michael (2014): “Global Corporate Control”? Über Fallstricke einer Netzwerkanalyse. SOEB-Working-Paper 2014-1



Faust, Michael (2014): Globale Managementberatung. Bedingungen, Versprechen, Enttäuschungen und Alternativen. München und Mering: Hampp. 


Faust, Michael (2013): Corporate Governance. In: Hirsch-Kreinsen, Hartmut; Minssen, Heiner (Hrsg.): Lexikon der Arbeits- und Industriesoziologie. Berlin (editon sigma), pp. 151-158.


Faust, Michael (2012): Sociological Perspectives on Management Consulting. In: Kipping, Matthias and Clark, Timothy T. (eds.): The Oxford Handbook of Management Consulting, Oxford (Oxford University Press), pp. 139-163.


Faust, Michael (2011): The Shareholder Value Concept of the Corporation and Co-Determination in Germany: Unresolved contradictions or reconciliation of institutional logics. In: Lane, Christel; Wood, Geoffrey T. (eds.): Capitalist Diversity and Diversity within Capitalism. London (Routledge), pp. 150-188.


Faust, Michael; Bahnmüller, Reinhard; Fisecker, Christiane (2011): Das kapitalmarktorientierte Unternehmen. Externe Erwartungen, Unternehmenspolitik, Personalwesen und Mitbestimmung. Berlin (edition sigma).


Kädtler, J./Faust, M. (2008): The Power of Financial Markets – What Does that Mean and How Does it Work for Different Categories of Companies? In: Bluhm, K./Schmidt, R. (eds): Change in SMEs. Towards a New European Capitalism? New York (Palgrave Macmillan), S. 17-38.