ISF Munich—
Institute for Social
Science Research

Researching, Understanding and Shaping Work

How we live our lives, how enterprises perform, and how society develops—these are ultimately all questions about work. Our research focus is on work: we investigate what it is, how it changes, and how it can be shaped.


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Sharing knowledge

Publishing results, securing quality, and stimulating discussion—we write for research and practice, for expert audiences and for politics.

Engaging in dialogue

Conferences and workshops, speaking engagements and commentary—participating in dialogue with stakeholders and intervening in debates are part and parcel of labour research for us.

Taking standpoints

Work matters to everybody in a work society. We deploy traditional and new media as we perform research that benefits the general public and formulate positions.