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Boy Lüthje is a senior research fellow at the “Institut für Sozialforschung” in Frankfurt since 1999.
1985 Diploma in Sociology at Frankfurt Goethe University, PhD in 1991 at Frankfurt Goethe University. 1990 – 1996 research fellow at the faculty of social sciences/humanities in Frankfurt with a focus on technology development and –policy within telecommunication. Several research projects at the “Interdisziplinäre Arbeitsgruppe Technikforschung”. 1996 – 1999 post-doctoral research grant (DFG-Habilitationsstipendium). 1996/97 guest researcher at the Institute for the Study of Social Change, University of California, Berkeley. Habilitation (full-professor credentials in Germany) in the year 2000, venia legendi in Sociology. Interim Professor (C4) “Politisches System der Bundesrepublik Deutschland, Innovation, Universität Gesamthochschule Kassel in 2001. Interim Professor „Industriesoziologie FB Gesellschaftswissenschaften“ at Frankfurt University in 2003/04. Visiting Scholar at the East-West Center, Honolulu, Hawaii, since 2002 (various one-year and shorter-term appointments). Visiting Professor School of Labor Relations and Human Resources Renmin University of China, Beijing 2008-09. Visiting Professor School of Government, Sun Yat-sen University, Guangzhou, P.R. China, since 2011.

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Institut für Sozialforschung

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+49 (0)69 75 61 83 - 31

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AFRASO Publications: 

Lüthje, Boy, Tian, Miao ; 2015 ; China’s Automotive Industry: Structural Impediments to Socio-economic Rebalancing ; International Journal of Automotive Management and Technology ; Dr. Giuseppe Giulio Calabrese ; Vol. 15 ; Inderscience Publishers

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