Marta Kahancová

Marta Kahancová

Founder and Managing Director:
  • PhD University of Amsterdam (2007)
Research areas:
  • Work and organizations; Business and society

Marta Kahancová is the managing director of CELSI. Her research interests are in Sociology of Organizations and Work; in particular, she studies work practices and social interaction in multinational firms, industrial relations and work-related migration. She has actively participated in many international conferences, seminars and research projects. She has published in international peer-reviewed journals in Industrial Relations, Sociology and Human Resource Management. Prior to her current position, Marta was a visiting assistant professor at the Department of Political Science, Central European University (CEU) in Budapest, Hungary (2009-2010), a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne, Germany (2007-2008) and a lecturer at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands (2007-2008). Between 2002-2007, she has been a researcher at the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research (ASSR) of the University of Amsterdam. In 2007 she defended her PhD. in Social Sciences at the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Amsterdam. Her dissertation ‘Making the Most of Diversity. Social Interaction and Employment Practices in a Multinational Firm’ studied why work practices of the same firm differ across Western and Eastern European subsidiaries, focusing on the social foundations of workplace employment practices. In 2009, this dissertation won the award Best dissertation in Sociology in the Netherlands in 2007-2008 by the Netherlands Sociology Association. During her doctoral studies Marta worked on various research projects at AIAS and lectured at the International School for Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. She also was a visiting researcher at European University Institute in Florence, Italy. Prior to her doctoral studies, in 2002 she earned a Master of Arts in Political Sciences and Political Economy at the Central European University , Budapest, Hungary; and in 2001 a Master of Science in Commerce at the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia.

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