MNC Experimentalism and Upgrading in China

Professor Gary Herrigel from the University of Chicago will talk about the process of Chinese manufacturing upgrading and how this process, a historical success, has involved a transformation and industrial learning Dynamics.

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Speaker: Gary Herrigel

Gary Herrigel is the Paul Klapper Professor in the College and Division of Social Sciences at the University of Chicago. He is a member of both the Political Science (primary) and the Sociology (courtesy) departments. Herrigel has published widely on industrial change in Europe, the United States, Japan and China combining nuanced historical analysis and deep familiarity with social theory with detailed interview based qualitative research on contemporary developments in manufacturing.

Herrigels academic publications have been widely cited and he has consistently engaged on a practical level in public debates on industrial change and business strategy in the United States and Europe. His main area of concentration in Europe has been Germany, where he has maintained a twenty year long collaboration with the SOFI Institute in Göttingen.

He has also published on changes in the Norwegian regulatory system. He is a permanent Visiting Professor in the Sociology Department at the Georg-August Universität Göttingen and has held visiting fellowships at MIT, the Copenhagen Business School, the Universität Heidelberg, and NHH-Norwegian School of Economics .

Time and place

21.03.2017, 13:15-15:00, room 830, 8th floor, Eilert Sundts hus, Blindern campus


To register for the seminar please send an e-mail to the address ( with the title "Seminar Herrigel".

Published Mar. 7, 2017 12:56 PM - Last modified Mar. 20, 2017 9:26 AM