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Department of Sociology

Tobias Brügger

Tobias Brügger, Dr.

  • Wissenschaftlicher Mitarbeiter UFSP

Tobias Bruegger studies the role that central concerns such as values, commitments, and purpose play in how corporations and their members navigate their behavior.

Education: MTh, University of South Africa, 2010; MTh, University of Zurich, 2013; PhD, University of Zurich, 2019.

Current Positions: Postdoctoral Research Associate, Illinois Strategic Organizations Initiative, University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign; Postdoctoral Researcher, Department of Sociology, University Research Priority Program Digital Religion(s), University of Zurich.

Tobias received his MTh in Ethics from the University of South Africa in 2010, specializing in Christian Leadership. In his MTh dissertation, he explored the relationship between faith and international management in a multinational enterprise, combining conceptual research and a fieldwork-based study of business managers. Following additional theological studies in Zurich, he completed his PhD at the Center for Religion, Economy, and Politics working at the intersection of Theology and Management Studies. In his dissertation, he explored patterns of Christian living in contemporary workplaces, again combining conceptual research and fieldwork studying business managers. From 2022 to 2024, Tobias was a postdoc at the Illinois Strategic Organizations Initiative within the Gies College of Business at the University of Illinois Urbana-Champaign where he studied corporate purpose and how managers enact central values. In August 2024, he will join the Department of Business Humanities and Law at Copenhagen Business School. He is currently studying the concept and practice of the corporation and how managers enact personal values.