CV

PROF. DR. GISELA SCHMALZ

studied philosophy, comparative literature and economics at Rheinische Friedrich-Wilhelms-Universität Bonn, WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Freie Universität Berlin and Columbia University.

She has worked in film and television before turning her attention to researching the impact of new technologies on society and the economy. Since 2006, she has been lecturing at different institutions as a professor of strategic management and business ethics.

FOCUS OF RESEARCH

  • the relationship between new technologies and society
  • tech companies in China and the United States
  • the history of the internet and tech hype cycles
  • the impact of Artificial Intelligence on individuals and society

At the German Philosophical Society/Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie, Gisela Schmalz leads the focus group on artificial intelligence. 

She designed the database for international media and tech companies and supervised its implementation.

BOOKS

Mein fremder Wille – Wie wir uns freiwillig unterwerfen und die Tech-Elite kassiert („My Alienating Will“). Frankfurt am Main: Campus Verlag. 2020.

Das kleine Buch der großen Fragen („The Little Book of Big Questions“). München: Goldmann Verlag. 2018.

Cliquenwirtschaft – Die Macht der Netzwerke: Goldman Sachs, Kirche, Google, Mafia & Co. („Clique Economy”) München: Kösel Verlag, 2014.

No Economy – Warum der Gratiswahn das Internet zerstört („No Economy – Why the freebie culture destroys the World Wide Web“). Frankfurt am Main: Eichborn Verlag, 2009.

Der Richtungsstreit in der frühen amerikanischen Wirtschaftslehre und der Einfluss der Deutschen Historischen Schule  (“Opposing Factions in Early American Economic Theory and the Influence of the German Historical School”). Marburg: Metropolis Verlag, 1998.


OTHER PUBLICATIONS

PROFESSIONAL AFFILIATIONS

  • Ernst-Reuter-Gesellschaft der Freunde, Förderer und Ehemaligen, Freie Universität Berlin.
  • Deutsche Gesellschaft für Philosophie, Leipzig.
  • Institut für Medien- und Kommunikationspolitik, Köln.


PRESENTATIONS / TALKS

  • Empowerment or Disempowerment via Artificial Intelligence
  • Leadership and New Technologies
  • Power Structures in the Tech Industry
  • The Dominance of Chinese and US-American Tech Companies
  • AI and Democracy