Her doctoral thesis deals with the voluntary Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) of Tansnational Corporations (TNCs). A new role of TNCs in the CSR debate is reflected in the concept of corporate citizenship, which demands that TNCs take responsibility for economic and social performance. Focussing on the societies of developing countries the possible impacts of the TNCs` social standards will be analysed.
As part of her PhD Research she was a DAAD Visiting Researcher at the Project „Global Responsibilities and the Practices of International Business in Developing Areas“, supervised by Prof Fred Bird, Concordia University Montreal, Canada, in summer 2003. She received her Master`s Degree in Political Science, her Master`s Degree in Economics, and her Bachelor Degree in Sociology from the University of Frankfurt, and a Certificate South-Asia-Studies from the University of Heidelberg.