Dr. Steffen Viete wins research award "Zukunft der Arbeitswelt"


The Volksbank Weinheim Stiftung in cooperation with ZEW Mannheim have granted the research award “Zukunft der Arbeitswelt” (“Future World of Work”) for the seventh time. With the research award, ZEW and the Volksbank Weinheim Stiftung honour theses that combine academic excellence with practical relevance and that stand out through both an empirical focus and an original topic.

Dr. Steffen Viete received the award for the best doctoral thesis.

Steffen Viete’s doctoral thesis “Empirical Essays on Digitization, Work Organization and Firm Performance” deals with the effect of digital change on firm productivity on the one hand and on labour conditions and employee opportunities on the other. “Mr. Viete contributes to clarifying to what extent recent developments in digital technology are prompting companies to offer more flexibility and autonomy to their staff. He shows how these developments influence the economic performance of companies,” says Thomas Kohl, summarising the jury’s decision.