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Dr. phil. Ulrich Meyer


Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS)

Augustenstr. 44_46(2903)/IV
80333 München

  • Research Group Leader Post/Doc Lab Reorganizing Industries 
  • Leading member of the DFG network "The Unused Potential of Neoinstitutionalism Theoretical Challenges and Empirical Research Perspectives"


Studied sociology, computer science and economics at Technische Universität Berlin. Dissertation „Innovationspfade“ in Sociology. 2003-2004 research assistant at Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung (WZB), 2004-2009 research assistant at the department of sociology at TU Berlin, 2009-2010 research assistant at the research project „Path-Creating Networks: Innovating Next Generation Lithography in Germany and the U.S.“ at TU Berlin, 2010-2014 Post-Doc at the department of sociology, TU Berlin, 2014-2015 Post-Doc at the Graduiertenkolleg „Innovationsgesellschaft heute“, TU Berlin. Since October 2015 leader of the Post-Doc Lab Reorganizing Industries at MCTS, Technischen Universität München.

Research Priorities

  • Sociology of organizations
  • Innovation studies


  • guest lecturer at the department of sociology, University of Bologna, Italy
  • Visiting Fellow at Scancor (Scandinavian Consortium for Organizational Research) at Stanford University, USA


  • Board of the section organizational sociology of the German Sociological Association
  • Board of Research Committee Organizations (RC 17) of the International Sociological Association
  • European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS)
  • Gesellschaft für Wissenschafts- und Technikforschung (GWTF)

Publications (Selection)

  • Krüger, Anne K.; Kirchner, Stefan; Meier, Frank; Meyer, Uli (2015): Das ungenutzte Potential des NeoInstitutionalismus . In: Apelt, Maja; Wilkesmann, Uwe (Hg.): Zur Zukunft der Organisationssoziologie. Wiesbaden, Springer VS, S. 189-202.
  • Besio, Cristina; Meyer, Uli (2015): Heterogeneity in world society. How organizations handle contradicting logics. In: Holzer, Boris; Kastner, Fatima; Werron, Tobias (Hg.): Isomorphism and Differentiation: From Globalization(s) to World Society, 237-257.
  • Besio, Cristina; Meyer, Uli (2014): Organisation von Heterogenität und Heterogenität von Organisation. In: Soziologische Revue, 37 (4): 415-425.
  • Besio, Cristina; Meyer, Uli (2014): Kompromisse in Forschungsorganisationen. In: Knoll, Lisa (Hg.): Organisationen und Konventionen. Wiesbaden, Springer VS: 225-247.
  • Meyer, Uli (2013): Self-reinforcing Mechanisms in Organizational Fields: The Development of an Innovation Path in the Car Industry. In: Sydow, Jörg; Schreyögg, Georg (Hg.): Self-Reinforcing Process in and among Organizations. Basingstoke, Palgrave Macmillan: 17-34.
  • Meyer, Uli / Cornelius Schubert (2007): Integrating path dependency and path creation in a general understanding of path constitution. The role of agency and institutions in the stabilisation of technological innovations, in: Science, Technology & Innovation Studies Vol. 3, No. 1, S. 23-44.
  • Meyer, Uli / Ingo SchulzSchaeffer (2006): Three Forms of Interpretative Flexibility, in: Science, Technology & Innovation Studies (Special Issue 1), S. 25-40.