Political economy, institutional theory, innovation management, entrepreneurship, digital labour markets (gig economy), corporate strategy, economic European integration, as well as quantitative and qualitative research methodology.
Andrea M. Herrmann is involved in numerous national and international research collaborations. In her research, she investigates how firms and their workforces innovate across Western economies– influenced by their institutional environment. In addition to various individual collaborations, her research includes three major projects:
Gig Economy – Varieties of Digital Labour Markets
Within the framework of an ERC- and NOW-funded project, this research investigates the institutional foundations of the ‘gig economy’ (online labour markets) and how this new labour market evolves. more
FIRES – Varieties of Entrepreneurship
Corporate Innovation Strategies – Varieties of Capitalism
This research project examines how firms adapt to the pressures of increasing international competition by testing the arguments on ‘strategy specialization’ proposed in the competitiveness literature in general, and by contributors to the ‘varieties of capitalism’ debate in particular. more