Research questions related to these topics are empirically investigated in different industries and regional contexts – hitherto primarily in Europe, increasingly also in the Global South. In methodological terms, both quantitative (surveys, econometrics, network analysis) and qualitative research methods (e.g. expert interviews, focus group discussions, open space technology) are applied. Conceptually, we pursue an approach that relates local and global interdependencies and considers the interactions between economic, socio-cultural and ecological processes.
Finance in Displacement – Exploring and Strengthening Financial Lives of Refugees
Project management: Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Zademach; Prof. Kim Wilson Duration: February 2019 - December 2021 Funding: Federal Ministry for Economic Cooperation and Development, Berlin
On the basis of original empirical findings from two selected partner countries of German development cooperation, namely Jordan and Kenya, the research project provides in-depth insights into access to financial services and the everyday practices of internally displaced persons and refugees in financial matters. → more information
Organisational and Technological Innovations in the Market for Battery Storage Systems
Project management: Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Zademach Duration: April 2020 - March 2023 Funding: Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG) – Gepris
Next to a further deployment of renewable energy resources, energy efficiency and improved capacities of energy storage play a key yet often under-recognised role in the German Energiewende, i.e. the transition by Germany to an environmentally sound low carbon energy supply. In fact, the market for residential battery storage systems displays dynamic growth at present, characterized by numerous entries of new producers and massive rises in sales. → more information
Bavarian spatial planning in transition
Project management: Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Zademach Duration: Dezember 2017 - Mai 2021 Funding: Own funds
The research project draws on the recent reform processes in Bavarian state planning to examine the effects of the state's austere restructuring in the wake of the global financial and economic crisis on spatial planning. Using materialistic theories of state and space, the project focuses not only on structural conditions but also on the discursive construction of models of spatial planning. → more information
Prosperity alternatives and regional development
Project collaborator: Prof. Dr. Hans-Martin Zademach Duration: May 2021 – May 2024 Funding: Academy for territorial development in the Leibniz Association, Hannover
Drawing on post-growth approaches, the research project explores qualitatively new perspectives for a transformative economic and social policy. In doing so, the project reflects on existing and designs new guiding principles and instruments for spatial development.
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