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Prof. Dr. Ulrich Dolata

Managing Director of Institute of Social Sciences

Ulrich Dolata
Phone 0711 685-81002
Fax 0711 685-81006
Room 02.017
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Adress University of Stuttgart
Institute of Social Sciences
Department of Organizational Sociology and Innovation Studies
Seidenstr. 36
70174 Stuttgart
Office Hours Wednesday, 12.00 to 12.45 am

By appointment only Frau Ristok


Areas of teaching and research

Technology, Economic Sociology and Organizational Studies, Innovation Research, Technology Policy, Sociology of Biotechnology and the Internet.
Curriculum Since October 2009 Professor for Organizational Sociology and Innovation Studies at the Institute for Social Sciences at the University of Stuttgart.

Before Research Affiliate (since fall 2005) and Senior Scientist (since the beginning of 2008) at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies. From 1998 to 2007 Social Scientist at artec - Research Center for Sustainability Studies, University of Bremen. From 2004 to 2007 Board Member of this Center, in 2007 vice-speaker of this board. In the academic year 2000/01 visiting professor at Karl-Franzens-University, Graz (Austria) and Senior Fellow at the Institute for Advanced Studies on Science, Technology, and Society (sts) in Graz. In the second half of the 1980s and the first half of the 1990s first professional positions as scientist at the department of Economics at the University of Bremen and at the Hamburg Institute for Social Research. From 1995 to 2009 teaching at the University of Bremen, first at the department of Economics and since 2000 at the Institute of Sociology.

From 2000 to 2005 Member of the discussion group „Innovations- und Technikanalyse“ (Analysis of Innovation and Technology) of ITA at the Federal Ministry of Education and Research. 2008 Member of an international expert commission for the evaluation of the Royal Institute of Technology (KTH), Stockholm/Schweden.

Since 2007 Member of the Executive Board of the German Sociological Association in the section "science and technology studies"
Externer Linkhttp://www.soziologie.de/index.php?id=91.

Since 2011 Co-Editor of the Open Access Journal Externer LinkScience, Technology & Innovation Studies (STI-Studies).

Since 2011 Member of the Advisory Board of the Externer LinkSociology of Science and Technology Network (SST-Net) of the European Sociological Association (ESA)

Selected Publications

  • Dolata, Ulrich/Schrape, Jan-Felix, 2016: Masses, Crowds, Communities, Movements: Collective Action in the Internet Age. In: Social Movement Studies 15(1), S. 1–18. Abstract and further informations

  • Dolata, Ulrich, 2015: Volatile Monopole. Konzentration, Konkurrenz und Innovationsstrategien der Internetkonzerne. In: Berliner Journal für Soziologie 24(4), S. 505–529. Externer Link Springerlink

  • Dolata, Ulrich/Schrape, Jan-Felix, 2014: App-Economy: Demokratisierung des Software-Marktes? In: Technikfolgenabschätzung – Theorie und Praxis 23(2), 76–80. Externer Link Link

  • Dolata, Ulrich/Schrape, Jan-Felix, 2014: Kollektives Handeln im Internet. Eine akteurtheoretische Fundierung. In: Berliner Journal für Soziologie 24(1), 5–30. Externer Link Springerlink

  • Dolata, Ulrich, 2013: The Transformative Capacity of New Technologies. A Theory of Sociotechnical Change. London: Routledge.

  • Dolata, Ulrich/Schrape, Jan-Felix (Hg.) (2013): Internet, Mobile Devices und die Transformation der Medien. Radikaler Wandel als schrittweise Rekonfiguration. Berlin: Edition Sigma

  • Dolata, Ulrich, 2011: Wandel durch Technik. Eine Theorie soziotechnischer Transformation. Frankfurt / New York: Campus. Externer Link PDF Download full text

  • Dolata, Ulrich, 2009: Technological Innovations and Sectoral Change. Transformative Capacity, Adaptability, Patterns of Change. An Analytical Framework. Research Policy 38(6), 1066-1076. PDF PDF

  • Dolata, Ulrich, 2008: Das Internet und die Transformation der Musikindustrie. Rekonstruktion und Erklärung eines unkontrollierten sektoralen Wandels. Berliner Journal für Soziologie 18(3), 344-369. PDF PDF

  • Dolata, Ulrich/Raymund Werle (Hrsg.), 2007: Gesellschaft und die Macht der Technik. Sozioökonomischer und institutioneller Wandel durch Technisierung. Frankfurt a.M.: Campus. Externer Link Contents


  • Other Publications PDF PDF

  • Presentations PDF PDF



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