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Sonja Köhne

Sonja Köhne is an associated doctoral researcher in the group Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Society and researcher at the University of Hamburg. At HIIG, she currently supports the research project Artificial Intelligence & Knowledge Work, funded by the German Federal Ministry for Labour and Social Affairs. As a researcher, Sonja was previously in charge of the topic “digital qualification”, which was part of the initiative Gemeinsam Digital by the Federal Ministry for Economic Affairs and Energy. 

Before she joined HIIG, Sonja spent five years working in the fields of Human Resource Management and HR Information Systems. Most recently, she worked as an HR Business Partner and as project lead for the global implementation of HR cloud solution SuccessFactors.

She studied Media and Communication Sciences (B.Sc.), Human Resource Management (M.Sc.) and Digital Communication (M.A.) at Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Chinese University of Hong Kong and University of the Arts Berlin. During her studies, Sonja has worked as a student assistant at HIIG for the Third Engagement Report.

Sonja Köhne | HIIG


Associated Doctoral Researcher: Innovation, Entrepreneurship & Society

Other publications

Köhne, S. (2020). Mit Wissen durch die Krise: Potenziale digitaler Weiterbildung im Mittelstand. Digital Society Blog. Publication details

Lectures and presentations

People Analytics am Arbeitsplatz: Every Break You Take, Every Click You Make
People Analytics am Arbeitsplatz: Every Break You Take, Every Click You Make. re:publica 21, Online, Berlin, Germany: 22.05.2021 Further information

Sonja Köhne

Künstliche Intelligenz – Potenziale, Grenzen und betriebliche Mitbestimmung
KI-Tag der Technologieberatungsstelle DGB NRW (TBS NRW). TBS NRW, Online, Dortmund, Germany: 20.05.2021

Sonja Köhne

Moderation of workshops and panels

Zwischen Autonomie und Überwachung: Kann People Analytics dem Interesse der Arbeitnehmer*innen dienen?
Abschlusskonferenz: Machtfragen der Digitalisierung. Hans-Böckler-Stiftung, Online, Germany: 19.01.2021

Sonja Köhne

Media appearances

Homeoffice in der Corona-Pandemie: Wenn die Chefin online über die Schulter schaut (25.07.2021). Frankfurter Rundschau
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Die Republica betritt das Neuland (20.05.2021). Tagesspiegel Background

Ins Netz gegangen (05.03.2021). Human Resources Manager
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