Dr. Alexandra David

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Research Department Work and Transformation of Society

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Born 1977. Communication science studies at the University Duisburg-Essen and Economic studies at the FernUniversität Hagen. Since January 2006 she is researcher at the Institute for Work and Technology and since January 2007 she works for the IAT research department ‘Innovation, Space & Culture’.

She wrote her doctoral thesis at the University of Twente (Department of Governance and Technology for Sustainability) in Enschede (NL) titled: „Human Capital and the Role of Networks – Migration, Inclusion and New Qualification for a Sustainable Regional Economy”.

Working/Research Areas:

  • Exploiting untapped regional potential for retention and (re)attraction of skilled workers
  • Brain flow
  • human capital as knowledge carrier
  • regional image
  • regional cultures/corporate cultures
  • cultural exchange and communication
  • Lifelong Learning for disadvantaged groups

Projects (selection)


  • Gesellschaft für Interkulturelle Philosophie e.V. (GIP),
  • Netzwerk Essener Kommunikationswissenschaft e.V. (NEK).

Publications (Selection)

David, Alexandra / Terstriep, Judith
2015: Regional framework conditions for future careers related to transport and mobility. In: Journal of strategy and management 8, no. 3, p. 211-230 Weblink

David, Alexandra / Barwińska-Małajowicz, Anna
2015: Opting for migration: is it just an economic necessity? A comparison between German and Polish highly skilled graduates. In: Journal of education and training studies 3, no. 2, p. 114-125 Weblink

David, Alexandra / Coenen, Frans
2014: Alumni networks: an untapped potential to gain and retain highly-skilled workers? In: Higher education studies 4, no. 5, p. 1-17 Weblink

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