European Academy of Sociology - Fellows

Prof. Dr. Rolf Ziegler

Institute of Sociology
University of Munich
Konradstr. 6
D-80801 München

Koempelstr. 13
D-82340 Feldafing


Prof. Dr. Rolf Ziegler

Fellow of the European Academy of Sociology


Rolf Ziegler, born 1936, has studied economics and sociology at the University of Cologne. He has been Professor of Sociology at the Universities of Cologne (1971-73), Kiel (1973-75), Vienna (1975-78) and Munich (1978-99). In 1999 he retired. In 1983/84 and spring 1990 he was a research fellow at the Netherlands Institute for the Advanced Study (NIAS) in the Humanities and Social Sciences in Wassenaar, The Netherlands. He is member of the Bavarian Academy of Sciences and Humanities and the German National Academy of Sciences Leopoldina. His major fields of  research are rational choice theory, social network analysis, organizational sociology. Major publications: Theorie und Modell (1972), Networks of Corporate Power. A Comparative Analysis of Ten Coun­tries (1983, Coed.), Der Erfolg neugegründeter Betriebe.(3rd edition 2007), The Kula Ring of Bronislaw Malinowski. A Simulation Model of the Co-Evolution of an Economic and Ceremonial Exchange System (2007).