Managing Director, Research Fellow, Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI)
Central European Labour Studies Institute (CELSI)
Zvolenska 29821 09
Telephone: +49 160 99498875, +421 907 225 593
Work and Organizations
Business and Society
Marta Kahancová's research interests include multinational firms, work practices, industrial relations and work-related migration. She has actively participated in many international conferences, seminars and research projects.
Prior to her current position, in 2007-2008 Marta was a postdoctoral research fellow at the Max Planck Institute for the Study of Societies (MPIfG) in Cologne, Germany, and a lecturer at the Amsterdam Institute for Advanced Labour Studies (AIAS) of the University of Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Between 2002-2007, she has been a researcher at the Amsterdam School for Social Science Research (ASSR) of the University of Amsterdam. In 2007 she defended her PhD. in Social Sciences at the Faculty of Social and Behavioral Sciences, University of Amsterdam. Her dissertation 'Making the Most of Diversity. Social Interaction and Employment Practices in a Multinational Firm' studied why work practices of the same firm differ across Western and Eastern European subsidiaries, focusing on the social foundations of workplace employment practices. During her doctoral studies Marta worked on various research projects at AIAS and lectured at the International School for Humanities and Social Sciences of the University of Amsterdam. She also was a visiting researcher at European University Institute in Florence, Italy.
Prior to her doctoral studies, in 2002 she earned a Master of Arts in Political Sciences and Political Economy at the Central European University, Budapest, Hungary; and in 2001 a Master of Science in Commerce at the University of Economics in Bratislava, Slovakia.