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Workshop on Economic Elites in Germany and Latin America

Press Release No. 197/2010
13 September 2010
Management and career research: Cooperation with researchers from Brazil
Prof. Dr. Markus Pohlmann
Prof. Dr. Markus Pohlmann

The economic elites in Germany and Latin America are the subject of workshop being held on 21 September 2010 by the Institute for Sociology at Heidelberg University. Interested persons are invited to attend. Under the direction of Prof. Dr. Markus Pohlmann, the international management and career research team has broadened its scope to include Latin America. Its members will be presenting the team’s initial results on Brazil and Argentina in the workshop. The university will host sociologists Prof. Dr. Alvaro Augusto Comin from São Paulo and Prof. Dr. Paulo Neves Costa from Curitiba in September for the start of a new cooperation with Brazilian researchers.

During the international workshop, the Heidelberg research team will discuss its previous findings on economic elites in Germany and Asia and will then present their initial findings from the new studies on Latin America. The workshop provides an overview of the differentiation between the elite and upper class. Careers in Chile will be covered and the influence of entrepreneurs on Brazilian politics will be explained in greater detail. Finally participants will discuss the results of a management study from Brazil on internationalization and innovativeness.

The workshop entitled “Economic Elites in the Course of Social Change – A Comparison of Management Research in Germany and Latin America” will be held on 21 September from 9:30 a.m. to 5:00 p.m. Interested individuals can register at For information, go to

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