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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



  • 2019. Michael Gessler, Martina Fuchs, Matthias Pilz (Hrsg.): Konzepte und Wirkungen des Transfers Dualer Berufsausbildung. Springer VS, Wiesbaden.
  • 2017. Martina Fuchs, Sebastian Henn, Martin Franz, Ram Mudambi (Eds.): Managing Culture and Interspace in Cross-border Investments. Building a Global Company. Routledge, London.
  • 2014. Worldwide Knowledge? Global Firms, Local Labour and the Region. Ashgate, Farnham/Burlington.
  • 2012. Martina Fromhold-Eisebith, Martina Fuchs (Hrsg.): Industrial Transition. New Global-Local Patterns of Production, Work, and Innovation. Ashgate, Farnham/Burlington.

Beiträge in referierten Zeitschriften

  • 2018. Peter Dannenberg, Boris Braun, Martina Fuchs, Javier Revilla Diez: Dynamics in an unequal world. In: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, 62, 2, 87–91.
  • 2018. Martin Franz, Martina Fuchs, Sebastian Henn: Othering practices toward new firm owners: Empirical insights from South-North acquisitions in Germany. In: Zeitschrift für Wirtschaftsgeographie, Jg. 62, Nr. 2, S. 108-119.
  • 2018. Judith Wiemann, Martina Fuchs: The export of Germany's "secret success" dual technical VET: MNCs and multiscalar stakeholders changing the skill formation system in  Mexico. In: Cambridge Journal of Regions, Economy and Society, 11, 2, 373-386
  • 2017. Martina Fuchs, Martin Schalljo: Global Encounters Challenge Western Rationality Assumptions. In: Science as Culture, 26, 4, 520-528.
  • 2016. Jannes Tessmann, Martina Fuchs: Loose coordination and relocation in a South-South value chain: cashew processing and trade in southern India and Ivory Coast. In: Die Erde, 147, 3, 209-2018.