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Peter Muhlau
Assistant Professor, Sociology

Biography

Peter Mühlau is Assistant Professor at the Department of Sociology. His research and teaching interest are in the fields of the sociology of work and employment, the sociology of migration, social stratification and quantitative research methods. His current work focuses on the economic and socio-cultural integration of immigrants, gender inequality in work and employment, socio-economic and socio-cultural change in Ireland and survey methodology. He is leader of the Irish team in the European collaborative project 'Causes and Consequences of Early Socio-Cultural Integration Processes among New Immigrants in Europe' (SCIP).

Publications and Further Research Outputs

Peer-Reviewed Publications

Claudia Diehl, Marion Fischer-Neumann, Peter Muhlau, Between ethnic options and ethnic boundaries - Recent Polish and Turkish migrants' identification with Germany, Ethnicities, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Claudia Diehl, Marcel Lubbers, Peter Muhlau, Lucinda Platt, Starting out: New migrants' socio-cultural integration trajectories in four European destinations, Ethnicities, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Cornelia Kristen, Peter Muhlau, Diana Schacht, Language acquisition of recently arrived immigrants in England, Germany, Ireland, and the Netherlands, Ethnicities, 2016 Journal Article, 2016

Röder, A. and Mühlau, P, Are they acculturating? Europe's immigrants and gender egalitarianism, Social Forces, 92, (3), 2014, p899 - 928 Journal Article, 2014

Peter Muhlau, Middle Class Squeeze? Social Class and Perceived Financial Handship in Ireland, 2002-2012, The Economic and Social Review, 45, (4), 2014, p485 - 509 Journal Article, 2014

R. Wittek, F.N. Morales. P. Muhlau, Evil Tidings: Are Reorganizations more Successful if Employees are Informed Early?, Koelner Zeitschrift fuer Soziologie und Sozialpsychologie, 66, (Special Issue), 2014, p349 - 367 Journal Article, 2014

Röder, A. and Mühlau, P., Trust of immigrants in criminal justice institutions in Europe: The role of discrimination and expectations, European Journal of Criminology, 9, (4), 2012, p370 - 387 Journal Article, 2012

Peter Mühlau, Employment and earnings mobility of Polish migrants in Ireland in the recession, Annales Universitatis Paedagogicae Cracoviensis (Studia Sociologica IV, Special Issue 'Migration, Identity, Ethnicity) , 118, 2012, p81 - 94 Journal Article, 2012

Antje Röder, Peter Mühlau, Low expectations or different evaluations - What explains immigrants' high levels of trust in host country institutions?, Journal of Ethnic and Migration Studies, 39, (5), 2012, p770 - 792 Journal Article, 2012 DOI

Peter Mühlau, Gender Inequality and Job Quality in Europe, Management Revue. The international review of management studies. Special Issue 'New Perspectives on the Quality of Working Life', 22, (2), 2011, p114 - 131 Journal Article, 2011 TARA - Full Text

Antje Röder, Peter Mühlau, Discrimination, exclusion and immigrants' confidence in public institutions in Europe, European Societies, 13, (4), 2011, p535 - 567 Journal Article, 2011

The Digital Home: a New Locus of Social Science Research in, editor(s)Sharlene Nagy Hesse-Biber , Handbook of Emerging Technologies in Social Research, Oxford University Press, 2011, pp647 - 666, [Anne Holohan, Jeanette Chin, Vic Callaghan, Peter Muhlau] Book Chapter, 2011

R. Wittek, T. van der Zee, P. Muhlau, Client acceptance decisions of Dutch auditing partners., Journal of Management and Governance, 12, (1), 2008 Journal Article, 2008

Career and Mobility in Japan and the Netherlands: A Comparative Study of Early-Career Patterns of Recently Graduated Employees in, editor(s)Allen, J., Inenaga, Y., Van der Velden, R., Yoshimoto, K. , Competencies, Higher Education and Career in Japan and the Netherlands (Higher Education Dynamics Volume 21), Dordrecht, The Netherlands, Springer, 2007, pp165 - 190, [Peter Muhlau] Book Chapter, 2007

Justine Horgan, Peter Muhlau, Human resource systems and employee performance in Ireland and the Netherlands: a test of the complementarity hypothesis, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 17, (3), 2006, p414 - 439 Journal Article, 2006

Peter Muhlau, Reorganizations and organizational change in the Netherlands, 2000-2003: Organizational structure, work practices, employee well-being, The Netherlands' Journal of the Social Sciences, 42, (1), 2006, p270 - 294 Journal Article, 2006

Theo van der Zee, Dirk Swagerman, Peter Muhlau, Het aanvarden van controleopdrachten bij accountantskantoren: de rol van controlevergoeding en overige opdrachten, Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie, 80, (4), 2006, p140 - 149 Journal Article, 2006

Justine Horgan, Peter Muhlau, Human Resource Management and Performance: A Comparative Study of Ireland and the Netherlands, Management revue. The International Review of Management Studies, 16, (2), 2005, p242 - 258 Journal Article, 2005

Justine Horgan, Peter Muhlau, The Adoption of High-Performance Human Resource Practices in Ireland: An Integration of Contingency and Institutional Theory, The Irish Journal of Management, 24, (1), 2003, p26 - 40 Journal Article, 2003

Peter Muhlau, Siegwart Lindenberg, Efficiency Wages: Signals or Incentives? An Empirical Study of the Relationship between Wage and Commitment, Journal of Management and Governance, 7, (4), 2003, p385 - 400 Journal Article, 2003

Peter Muhlau, Justine Horgan, Labour Market Status and the Wage Position of the Low Skilled: The Role of Institutions and Demand and Supply (LoWER WP 5), 2001 Working Paper, 2001

Peter Muhlau, The Governance of the Employment Relation: A Relational Signaling Perspective. , Amsterdam, Thela Thesis, 2000, 482pp Book, 2000

Employment effects of low-wage subsidies: The example of 'SPAK' in the Netherlands in, editor(s)W.Salverda, C. Lucifora, B. Nolan , Policy Measures for Low-Wage Employment in Europe, Cheltenham, Edward Elger, 2000, pp67 - 93, [Peter Muhlau, Wiemer Salverda] Book Chapter, 2000

Peter Muhlau, Wiemer Salverda, Low-wage Subsidies, Employment and Wages. The case of SPAK in the Netherlands, Papers of the , First World Conference, Catholic University of the Sacred Heart at Milan , 2000, edited by European Association of Labour Economists (EALE),The Society of Labor Economists (SOLE) , B06-4, EALE, 2000, pp1 - 35 Conference Paper, 2000

Grundzüge strukturell-individualistischer Theoriebildung in, editor(s)U.Druwe, V.Kunz , Rational Choice in der Politikwissenschaft, Opladen, Leske+Budrich, 1994, pp26 - 52, [Christoph Gillessen, Peter Muhlau] Book Chapter, 1994

Non-Peer-Reviewed Publications

Peter Muhlau, Antje Roeder, Gender-Egalitarian Beliefs and Europe's Immigrants. IIIS Working Paper No. 414, 2012 Working Paper, 2012 URL

Peter Muhlau, Occupational and Earnings Mobility of Polish Migrants in the Recession. IIIS Discussion Paper No. 413, 2012 Working Paper, 2012 URL

Mühlau, P., Kaliszewska, M. and Röder, A. , Respondent-driven sampling of immigrant communities: methodological challenges and some experiences from the 'Polonia in Dublin' study, Sociological Association of Ireland Annual Conference, Cork, 7-9 May 2011, 2011 Oral Presentation, 2011

Mühlau, P., Kaliszewska, M. and Röder, A., Respondent-driven sampling as sampling method for migrant communities: Experiences from 'Polonia in Dublin', NORFACE RDS workshop 'Design, Implementation, and Sociological Analysis: An Exploration of Respondent Driven Sampling', Institute of Education, London, 16/17 June 2011, 2011 Oral Presentation, 2011

Peter Mühlau, Gender Inequality and Job Quality in Europe. IIIS Discussion Paper 345, 2010 Working Paper, 2010 URL

Antje Röder, Peter Mühlau, Discrimination, exclusion and immigrants' confidence in public institutions in Europe. IIIS Discussion Paper No. 320, 2010 Working Paper, 2010 URL

Röder, A. and Mühlau, P., Discrimination, minority status and immigrants' confidence in criminal justice institutions, Conference of the International Sociological Association, Gothenburg, edited by 11-19 July 2010 , 2010 Conference Paper, 2010

Antje Röder, Peter Mühlau, Low expectations or different evaluations - What explains immigrants' high levels of trust in host country institutions? IIIS Discussion Paper No. 344, 2010 Working Paper, 2010 URL

Röder, A. and Mühlau, P. , Discrimination, exclusion and immigrants' confidence in public institution in Europe', 2010 Working Paper, 2010 URL

Röder, A. and Mühlau, P, Low expectations or different evaluations - What explains immigrants' high levels of trust in host country institutions?, 2010 Working Paper, 2010 URL

Justine Horgan, Peter Muhlau, Philip McCormack, Antje Roder, Attitudes to Domestic Abuse in Ireland, Dublin, Cosc -National Office for the Prevention of Domestic, Sexual and Gender-based Violence, January, 2009, 57 Report, 2009 URL

Peter Muhlau, Technical Statistical Report: Design effects and confidence intervals. Technical report prepared for the National Advisory Committee on Drugs (NACD). In: NACD Drug Prevalence Survey 2006/7. Technical report, Dublin, NACD, May, 2008, pp. 183-195 Report, 2008

Peter Muhlau, DAIRU Population Survey on Drugs 2002/3 and 2006/7: Design effects and confidence intervals. Technical report prepared for the Drug and Alcohol Information Research Unit (DAIRU) , Dublin, 12, 2007, 13 Report, 2007

Peter Muhlau, Culturronderzoek Dr S van Mesdagkliniek. Resultaten tweede meeting, Groningen, Dr S van Mesdagkliniek, 2006 Report, 2006 URL

Peter Mühlau, Rafael Wittek, Early vs. Late Announcement of Reorganization Plans. , 16. ISA World Congress of Sociology, Durban, South Africa, 2006 Conference Paper, 2006

Zentrale Werke der Innovationsforschung: Baumol, W.J., The Free-Market Innovation Machine, Birgit Blaettel-Mink, Kompendium der Innovationsforschung, Wiesbaden, Verlag fuer Sozialwissenschaften, 2006, pp224 - 225, [Peter Muhlau] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

Zentrale Werke der Innovationsforschung: Rogers, E.M., Diffusion of Innovation, Birgit Blaettel-Mink, Kompendium der Innovationsforschung, Wiesbaden, Verlag fuer Sozialwissenschaften, 2006, pp287 - 288, [Peter Muhlau] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

Zentrale Werke der Innovationsforschung: Coleman, J, Katz, E., Menzel, H., Medical innovation: A Diffusion Study, Birgit Blaettel-Mink, Kompendium der Innovationsforschung, Wiesbaden, Verlag fuer Sozialwissenschaften, 2006, pp233 - 234, [Peter Muhlau] Item in dictionary or encyclopaedia, etc, 2006

Wittek, R. P., Muhlau, P. and van der Zee, T. , The Effect of Formal and Informal Governance Structures on Professional Risk-Taking , Annual meeting of the American Sociological Association, Philadephia, August , 2005 Conference Paper, 2005 URL

Peter Muhlau, Conflicting Institutions: Downsizing and Work Intensification by US Companies in the Netherlands, Second International Conference on Rational Choice and Social Institutions, Groningen, 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Peter Muhlau, Die Arbeitsmarktchancen von niedrigqualifizierten Arbeitnehmern in OECD Laendern, Symposium 'Globalisierung', University of Flensburg, 9.2., 2005 Conference Paper, 2005

Peter Mühlau, Rafael Wittek, Structural Constraints or Information Overload? Determinants of problem intensity in reorganization processes, Annual Conference of the American Sociological Association, San Francisco, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Peter Muhlau, Book Review of Richard Swedberg's "Principles of Economic Sociology, Management revue. The International Review of Management Studies, 15, (2), 2004, p3 Review, 2004

Justine Horgan, Peter Muhlau, Human Resource Management and Performance: A Comparative Study of Ireland and the Netherlands, Proceedings of the IHRM Symposium, Human Resources and Economic Success, Paderborn, 2004, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Peter Muhlau, Constraints on Career Differentiation in Japanese Companies - A Test of Three Theories, SOM Research Seminar, University of Groningen, 2004 Invited Talk, 2004

Peter Muhlau, A 'Shareholder Value' Effect? US Companies, Downsizing and Work Intensification in the Economic Downturn, Symposium 'Organisations and Justice", Berlin, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Justine Horgan, Peter Muhlau, Human Resource Management and Performance: A Comparative Study of Ireland and the Netherlands, Annual Academy of Management Conference, New Orleans, 2004 Conference Paper, 2004

Peter Mühlau, Rafael Wittek, A structural theory of punishment-centered organisation cultures, 98th Annual Conference of the American Sociological Association "A Question of Culture", Atlanta, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Peter Muhlau, Justine Horgan, Pulled or Pushed? The Adoption of Career Management , 3rd International Conference of the , University of Twente, Enschede, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Justine Horgan, Peter Muhlau, Do High-Performance Human Resource Practices improve employee performance?, Abstracts/Full proceedings of the 7th Conference on International Human Resource Management, Exploring the Mosaic, Developing the Discipline, Limerick, 2003, edited by M.J. Moreley et al. , Interesource Group, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Peter Muhlau, Procedural Fairness: Status Signal or Signal of Relational Integrity? A comparative study of the Fairness-Commitment Relationship, Abstracts/Full proceedings of the 7th Conference on International Human Resource Management, Exploring the Mosaic, Developing the Discipline, Limerick, 2003, edited by M.J. Moreley et al. , Interesource Group, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Peter Muhlau, Employer financed training: Why is it more useful? A ten country study, Abstracts/Full proceedings of the 7th Conference on International Human Resource Management, Exploring the Mosaic, Developing the Discipline., Limerick, 2003, edited by M.J. Moreley et al , Interesource Group, 2003 Conference Paper, 2003

Justine Horgan, Peter Muhlau, High-performance human resource systems: who uses them and why - First evidence from the Careers Management 2000 survey., Proceedings of the III. International Workshop, HUMAN RESOURCES MANAGEMENT: IN WHAT WAYS HAVE WE CHANGED?, Sevilla, 2001, Department of Economy & Business Administration, University of Pablo de Olavide; Department of Busin, 2001 Conference Paper, 2001

Peter Muhlau, Literacy and Labour Market Processes: Does the distribution of cognitive skills matter?, ROA Seminar, Researchcentrum voor Onderwijs en Arbeidsmarkt, Universiteit Maastricht, 2001 Invited Talk, 2001

Wiemer Salverda, Cees Nierop, Peter Muhlau, Beloningsvergelijking tussen markt en publieke sector: methodische kanttekeningen, AIAS Research Report RR 01_09, Amsterdam, AIAS, Dec, 2001 Report, 2001

Wiemer Salverda, Brian Nolan, Bertrand Maitre, Peter Mühlau, : Low Wage and High Wage Employment in Europe and the USA: Results from New European Datasets and National Data from France, Germany, the Netherlands, United Kingdom and the United States., Brussels, European Comission's Directorate General Employment and Social Affairs , 2001 Report, 2001 URL

Wiemer Salverda, Cees Nierop, Peter Muhlau, Beloningsverschillen:hoe zijn markt en publike sector te vergelijken., Amsterdam, UvA, Oct , 2001 Report, 2001

Peter Muhlau, Work-related training in comparative perspective: Evidence from the International Adult Literacy Survey, LoWER 2 Workshop "Adapting Education and Training", Dublin, 2001 Conference Paper, 2001

Peter Muhlau, Justine Horgan, Cognitive Skills, Job Requirements and Labour Market and Wage Position, Evidence from the International Adult Literacy Survey, THE ROLE OF MOBILITY FOR LOW AND HIGH EARNINGS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE UNITED STATES, Centre for European Labour Market Research, UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN, 2000 Conference Paper, 2000

Wiemer Salverda, Peter Mühlau, Pay Differentials and Low-Skilled Services Employment, an International Comparison, THE ROLE OF MOBILITY FOR LOW AND HIGH EARNINGS IN THE EUROPEAN UNION AND THE UNITED STATES, Centre for European Labour Market Research, UNIVERSITY OF ABERDEEN, 2000 Conference Paper, 2000

Peter Muhlau, Justine Horgan, Educational credentials, employment and labour market participation of Irish women in a comparative perspective, 26th Annual Conference of the Sociological Association of Ireland, Belfast, 1999, 1999 Conference Paper, 1999

Peter Muhlau, Commitment of the Organization and Commitment to the Organization: Career Employment Systems, Rules Governance, and Organizational Commitment in Japanese Companies, Proceedings of the Congress , Open Architecture of Work and Organization, Rotterdam, 1998, edited by WESWA , Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1998, pp191 - 199 Conference Paper, 1998

Peter Muhlau, Solidarity Orientation and Social Cohesion in Japanese Companies - A Case for the 'Joint Production Model'?, Proceedings of the Congress "Open Architecture of Work and Organization, Open Architecture of Work and Organization, Rotterdam, 1998, edited by WESWA , Erasmus University Rotterdam, 1998, pp200 - 208 Conference Paper, 1998

The Governance of Employment Relation in Automobile Industry in, editor(s)SISWO , Jaarverslag, 's Gravenhage, SISWO, 1994, pp103 - 106, [Peter Muhlau] Book Chapter, 1994

Research Expertise

Projects

  • Title
    • Migrants' Social Capital and Integration: The role of institutions and boundaries
  • Summary
    • The project analyses the role of social networks in the economic and social integration of immigrants in European countries and how this is shaped by social institutions and boundaries between mainstream societies and immigrant communities, using data from the 'Early socio-cultural integration processes of recent immigrants in Europe (SCIP)'-project and the 'Polonia in Ireland'-project. The project involves collaboration with partners at the University of Konstanz and the University of Bamberg
  • Funding Agency
    • Arts and Social Benefaction Fund
  • Date From
    • 2014
  • Date To
    • 2015
  • Title
    • Integrating New Immigrants in Europe (INI-EU)
  • Summary
    • The project, funded by the Irish Research Council, aims to analyse processes of socio-cultural integration and its interplay with economic integration of recent immigrants in several European countries. The project will be mainly exploit data from the 'Early socio-cultural integration processes of recent immigrants in Europe (SCIP)'-project. The project involves collaboration with partners at the University of Konstanz and the University of Bamberg.
  • Funding Agency
    • IRC
  • Date From
    • Mar 2014
  • Date To
    • Dec2014
  • Title
    • Causes and Consequences of Early Socio-Cultural Integration Processes among New Immigrants in Europe (SCIP)
  • Summary
    • The project examines how different national contexts shape the early stages of integration of new immigrants in their host countries. It sets up a panel survey of about 7,000 migrants who recently arrived in Ireland, Germany, the Netherlands or Great Britain. It will study the interaction between individual attributes of the immigrants and contextual conditions in the destination countries. The integration trajectories of recent immigrants from Turkey, Pakistan and Morocco will be compared with the experience of the first years of Polish migrants in Germany, The Netherlands, Great Britain and the Republic of Ireland.
  • Funding Agency
    • NORFACE
  • Date From
    • Dec 2009
  • Date To
    • Nov 2013
  • Title
    • Exploring respondent-driven sampling for a longitudinal survey of immigrants in Ireland
  • Summary
    • This method-explorative project aims to explore and assess the usefulness of a new network-based probability sampling method for hard-to-reach populations, respondent-driven sampling, as a sampling method for a longitudinal study of recent immigrants in Ireland.
  • Funding Agency
    • IRCHSS
  • Date From
    • Dec 2008
  • Date To
    • Dec 2010
  • Title
    • Parallel Societies or Overlapping Identities?
  • Summary
    • The project studies the socio-cultural integration of immigrants in Europe and how host country institutions and the particularities of the immigrant groups shape the integration process
  • Funding Agency
    • philanthropic
  • Date From
    • Sep 2007
  • Date To
    • Dec 2012

Keywords

Employment/Unemployment Studies; Gender and work; Labor Market/Women and Minorities; Migration; Surveys & Survey Research

Recognition

Memberships

Sociological Association of Ireland 2011