Sigurt Vitols

Associate Researcher


Sigurt’s main research interests include corporate governance, worker participation, sustainability, responsible investment practices, and the impact of alternative investment funds on companies. Currently he is working on developing an alternative to the shareholder value model of corporate governance, which is entitled “The Sustainable Company.” He received an M.A. and Ph.D. in economic sociology from the University of Wisconsin-Madison and a B.A. from Haverford College. He has teaching experience at the Freie Universität Berlin, Humboldt Universität zu Berlin and the New York University Semester Abroad Program. Sigurt Vitols is currently Head of the Project Group ‘Modes of Economic Governance’ at the Social Science Research Center Berlin (WZB) and continues to work for the ETUI.

Areas of activity

GOODCORP, WPEurope, European Worker Participation Competence Centre, Brexit.

Publications from this author

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Jan Cremers, Sigurt Vitols

Exercising voice across borders: workers’ rights under the EU Cross-border Mergers Directive

This book contains the results of a study of workers' rights to information, consultation and participation in EU and national law covering... Find out more

The EU company law package: how it should be improved to strengthen workers' rights and avoid abuse through cross-border company mobility

The proposed EU company law package, which was published in April 2018 by the European Commission, seeks to encourage cross-border company... Find out more

Jan Cremers, Sigurt Vitols

Takeovers with or without worker voice: workers’ rights under the EU Takeover Bids Directive

This book presents the results of a study of workers’ rights during company takeover situations in Europe. Takeovers are extremely important... Find out more

Long-term investment and the Sustainable Company: a stakeholder perspective. Vol. III

The onset of the Great Financial Crisis in 2007/8 has triggered a widespread debate about the causes and the social and environmental... Find out more