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Martina Fuchs

Martina Fuchs - Professor at the Institute of Economic and Social Geography

Research focuses

Transnational Companies, Regional Development, Global-Local Dynamics, Global South, Mexico, metalworking industries

Curriculum vitae

  • Since 2004 Full Professor at the University of Cologne, Faculty of Management, Economics and Social Sciences
  • 2002 - 2004 Full Professor in Human Geography at the University of Lüneburg
  • 2000 - 2002 Researcher at the University of Duisburg
  • 1999 - 2000 Deputy professor in Human Geography, University of Cologne
  • 1993 - 1999 Assistant and habilitation, University of Düsseldorf
  • 1991 - 1993 Volkswagen AG, European Works Council, Wolfsburg
  • 1988 - 1991 Scholarship for Dissertation and Ph.D., University of Frankfurt/Main

Selected publications

  • Fuchs, M. and Schalljo, M. (2016): 'Western' professional ethics challenged by foreign acquisitions: German manager's patterns of interpretation surrounding Chinese and Indian investors. In: Geoforum (75), 20-28.
  • Fuchs, M. (2016): Arbeitsmarkt und demographischer Wandel. [Labour market and demographic change.] In: Geographische Rundschau, (68)1, 4-11.
  • Fuchs, M. (2014): Worldwide Knowledge? Global Firms, Local Labour and the Region. Farnham/Burlington: Ashgate.
  • Fuchs, M. and Braun, B. (2013): Europäische Automobilindustrie: Neuere Entwicklungen und Herausforderungen [European Automobile Industry: Recent trends and challenges]. In: Geographische Rundschau (65)6, 4-11.
  • Fuchs, M. and Fromhold-Eisebith, M. (Eds.) (2012): Industrial Transition. New Global-Local Patterns of Production, Work, and Innovation. Burlington: Ashgate.
  • Fuchs, M. and Meyer, D. (2010): Trade Unions as Learning Organizations? The Challenge of Attracting Temporary Staff. In: Bergene, A. C., Endresen, S. B., Knutsen, H. (Eds.): Missing Links in Labour Geographies. Burlington, Farnham: Ashgate, 99-111.
  • Fuchs, M. and Scharmanski, A. (2009): Counteracting path dependencies: ‘Rational’ investment decisions in the globalizing commercial property market. In: Environment and Planning A, (41)11, 2724-2740.
  • Fuchs, M. (2008): Subsidiaries of Multinational Companies: Foreign Locations Gaining Competencies? In: Geography Compass, (3)2, 1962-1973.
  • Fuchs, M. (2008) Product Upgrading and Survival of Foreign Plants: The Case of VW Navarra. In: Pellenbarg, P., Wever, E. (Eds.): International Business Geography: Case Studies of Corporate Firms. London and New York: Routledge, 216-233.