curriculum vitae

Kurz-Vita

Katja Rost ist Ordinaria für Soziologie und Privatdozentin für Wirtschaftswissenschaften an der Universität Zürich. Ihre Forschungsschwerpunkte liegen im Bereich der Wirtschafts- und Organisationssoziologie, der digitalen Soziologie, sozialer Netzwerke und Diversität. Sie ist Mitglied des Universitätsrats der Universität Luzern, Präsidentin der Gleichstellungskommission der Universität Zürich und stellvertretende Vorsitzende des «Center for Higher Education and Science Studies». Katja Rost schreibt monatlich Gastkolumnen für die NZZ am Sonntag.

Research areas

Organization and economic sociology, digital sociology, social networks, diversity

Education and acadamic background

since 2012  University Zurich, full professor for sociology
since 2011 University Zurich, adjunct professor for economics
2011-2012 Friedrich Schiller University Jena,  full professor for management
2010-2011  University Mannheim, assistent professor for organization sociology
2010 University Zurich, habilitation in economics
2005-2010 University Zuich, senior researcher in organizational studies
2006  Technical University Berlin, PhD in economics (Dr. rer. oec.)
2004-2005 Technical University Berlin, affiliated researcher in innovation and technology studies
2002-2004 University Bern, researcher in innovation and technology studies
1999 Max Planck Institute for Educational Research Berlin, junior researcher in labor market studies
1998-2000 University Leipzig, junior researcher in sociological methods
1994-2000 UniversityLeipzig, master in sociology (major) and cultural studies (minor), (Dipl.-Soz.)

Management background

2001Innovations & Venture Partners GmbH, München, business development
2000-2001Bridges Public Management Consulting, Berlin, public affairs und public management
1998-1999Betrieb für Beteiligungsverwaltung, Leipzig, public ownership management
1997-1998Böttcher Culture & Communication, Leipzig, cultural management

Lectureships

2016 University Vienna, meta analysis
2013 University Jena, international management
2012 Tbilisi State University, international management
2010 University Siegen, organizational theory
2010/2008 University Konstanz, business management
2007/2009 Zeppelin-University, innovation and technology management

Board memberships and executive functions

since 2019

President of the Gender Equality Commission, UZH

since 2018

Board chair of Schumpeter Center for Research on Socio-Economic Change

since 2018

Editor team member of Management Revue

since 2016

Board member University Council University Luzern

since 2016

Vice director of the Sociological Institute, University Zurich

since 2015

Board Member of Junior Management Science

since 2015

Member of the European Academy of Sciences and Arts (Social Sciences, Law and Economics)

since 2015

Member of of the Executive Board of the "Center for Information Technology, Society, and Law (ITSL)" der UZH

since 2015

Member of the Gender Equality Commission, UZH

since 2015

Vice President of the “Center for Higher Education and Science Studies (CHESS)”, UZH

since 2014

Co-Editor of Jahrbuch Ökonomie und Gesellschaft

since 2009

Board member of „Risk governance and control: financial markets and institutions”

Awards

2016 Winner of the Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence, Best Paper Award 2016, Corporate Governance
2015 Winner of the John F Mee Award 2015 for Outstanding Contribution to Management History, Academy of Management 2015, Vancouver, British Columbia, Canada.
2014 Winner of the CGIR Best Paper Award 2013, Corporate Governance. An international Review
2014 Winner of the Theo Schöller-Award – Munich Best Paper Award Innovation Management, Theo und Friedl Schöller Foundation (5000 Euro), LMU Entrepreneurship Center, TU München 2013, München
2012 Journal of Management History Award for Best International Paper, Academy of Management 2012, Bosto
2011 Runner-up CGIR Best Paper Award 2011, Corporate Governance. An international Review
2010 Nomination Best Paper Award, EIASM Annual Meeting, 17th International Product Development Management Conference
2009 Research Fellow, CREMA (Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts)
2009 Nomination Best Paper Award, EURAM Annual Meeting, Corporate Governance Track
2005-2010 Swiss National Foundation (SNF) Fellowship
2004-2005 Fellowship of the Foundation Ecocentia

Honorary activities

since 2012 Member of the scientific advisory council of a publication group for women, CareerElixier, gender mainstreaming University Zurich
2012-2016 Representative for junior scientists in organizational studies in the German speaking area, Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaftslehre
2012-2013 Mentor for female professors, ProProfessur, gender mainstreaming Hessian Universities
2005-2009 Vice chairman of a publication group for women, gender mainstreaming University Zurich
2003-2004 Mentor for female students, gender mainstreaming University Bern

Association memberships

since 2010            Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (VHB), commission for organisational studies
since 2009 Research Fellow, CREMA (Center for Research in Economics, Management and the Arts)
since 2008 European Public Choice Society
since 2007 European Academy of Management
since 2005 European Group for Organizational Studies
since 2005 Academy of Management Society

Third-party Funds

2017 GRC Fördermittel für Qualitätsentwicklung, University Zurich (5'000 CHF)
2017-2020 SUK Nachfolgeprogramm „Doktoratsprogramme universitäre Hochschulen (TP1), University Zurich (56'000 CHF)
2017-2021 Neue Organisationsmodelle für Teilzeitführungsaufgaben an der UZH (with Jonas, K., Nievergelt, B., Seidl, D.), Bundesprogramm Aktionsplan Chancengleichheit 2017-2021, Aktionsplan University Zürich & Bundesmittel (416'363 CHF)  
2017-2019 Swiss National Science Foundation 100017_165959 (with Buchmann; M.): Employers’ Demand for Almost-Full-Time Workers: The Diffusion of Employment Practices across Firms (354'954 CHF)
2016-2018 Swiss National Science Foundation 100017_162894: Effects of diversity efforts, evaluations and compensation schemas in organizations on career advancement and senior level diversity (268'336 CHF)
2013-2014 University Zürich & Bund: Forschungsausstattung, Sozialkapital und Gender an der UZH (22'162 CHF)
2010-2012 Gebert Rüf Foundation: CultuMemo (240'000 CHF)
2007-2009 Swiss National Science Foundation 101514-122386/ 101514-118321: Invisible Hand or Invisible Handshake? The Impact of Market Forces and Market Power on Executive Compensation (248'831 CHF)
2005-2007 Foundation Ecoscienta: Managementgehälter in der Schweiz (180'000 CHF)