The program of the research area investigates the societal
conditions of economic dynamics.
The query can be focused on different topics -- values and
mentalities, education and knowledge, labor processes and relations,
or political, legal, scientific and cultural institutions.
How is knowledge produced in diverse organizational and
institutional contexts? Both industrial and political environments
are considered, and particularly innovative forms of cooperation.
How is newness in society, particularly in the economy, dependent on
cultural and artistic forms? How does the internationalization of
firms and industries change the conditions for innovative action?
Such are the leading questions for this area's research units and