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Center for Research in Sports Administration

Prof. Dr. Katja Rost

Ordinary Member CRSA

Professor for Sociology
Institute of Sociology, University of Zurich


Andreasstrasse 15

Room AND 5.62

CH-8050 Zürich

+41 (0)44 635 23 10


Short Bio

Katja Rost is full professor of sociology and private lecturer in economics at the University of Zurich. Her research focuses on economic and organizational sociology, digital sociology, social networks and diversity. She is a member of the University Council of the University of Lucerne, President of the Equal Opportunities Commission of the University of Zurich and Vice Chair of the "Center for Higher Education and Science Studies". Katja Rost writes monthly guest columns for the NZZ am Sonntag.


Selected Publications

Rost, K., Stahel, L., Frey, B.S. (2016), Digital Social Norm Enforcement: Online Firestorms in Social Media, Plos one, 11(6): e0155923. doi:10.1371/journal.pone.0155923.

Rost, K., Weibel, A. (2013), CEO Pay from a Social Norm Perspective: The Infringement and Re-establishment of the Fairness Norm, Corporate Governance. An International Review, 21(4), 351-372. (Winner of the CGIR Best Paper Award 2013, Corporate Governance. An international Review)

Rost, K. (2011), The strength of strong ties in the creation of innovation, Research Policy, 40(4), 588-604 (Winner of the Theo Schöller-Preis – Munich Best Paper Award Innovation Management).

Rost, K., Osterloh, M. (2010), Opening the Black Box of Upper Echelons: Expertise and Gender as Drivers of Poor Information Processing during the financial crisis, Corporate Governance. An International Review, 18 (3), 212-233. (Runner-up CGIR Best Paper Award 2011, Corporate Governance. An international Review, Nomination Best Paper Award, EURAM Annual Meeting, Corporate Governance Track)

Weibel, A., Rost, K., Osterloh, M. (2010), Pay for Performance for the Public Sector – Benefits and (Hidden) Costs, Journal of Public Administration Research and Theory, 20(2), 387-412. (Nomination four highest cited JPART Papers)


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Prof. Dr. Katja Rost

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