1. Economic sociology
2. Organizational theory
3. Institutional change
5. Nonprofit organizations
6. Social innovation
Prices and awards
Brandtner, Christof. 2022. Green American City: Civic Capacity and the Distributed Adoption of Urban Innovations. American Journal of Sociology, 128 (3) : 627-679
Brandtner, Christof, Powell, Walter W. 2022. Capturing the Civic Lives of Cities: An Organizational, Place-Based Perspective on Civil Society in Global Cities. Global Perspectives, 3 (1) : 13 p.
Brandtner, Christof. 2021. Decoupling Under Scrutiny: Consistency of Managerial Talk and Action in the Age of Nonprofit Accountability. Nonprofit and Voluntary Sector Quarterly, 50 (5) : 1053-1078 p.
Brandtner, Christof, Bettencourt, Luis M. A., Berman, Marc G., Stier, Andrew J. 2021. Creatures of the state?: Metropolitan counties compensated for state inaction in initial U.S. response to COVID-19 pandemic. Plos One, 16(2) : 20 p.
Brandtner, Christof, Suárez, David. 2021. The Structure of City Action: Institutional Embeddedness and Sustainability Practices in U.S. Cities. American Review of Public Administration, 51 (2) : 121-138 p.
Brandtner, Christof, Lunn, Anna, Young, Cristobal. 2019. Spatial mismatch and youth unemployment in US cities: public transportation as a labor market institution. Socio-Economic Review, 17 (2) : 357–379 p.
Horvath, Aaron, Brandtner, Christof, Powell, Walter W. 2018. Serve or Conserve: Mission, Strategy, and Multi-Level Nonprofit Change During the Great Recession. Voluntas: International Journal of Voluntary and Nonprofit Organizations, 29 (5) : 976–993 p.
Brandtner, Christof. 2017. Putting the World in Orders: Plurality in Organizational Evaluation. Sociological Theory, 35 (3) : 200-227 p.
Brandtner, Christof, Höllerer, Markus A., Meyer, Renate E., Kornberger, Martin. 2017. Enacting governance through strategy: A comparative study of governance configurations in Sydney and Vienna. Urban Studies, 54 (5) : 1075-1091 p.
Kornberger, Martin, Meyer, Renate E., Brandtner, Christof, Höllerer, Markus A. 2017. When Bureaucracy Meets the Crowd: Studying “Open Government” in the Vienna City Administration. Organization Studies, 38 (2) : 179-200 p.
Brandtner, Christof, Bromley, Patricia, Tompkins-Stange, Megan. 2016. "Walk the Line": How Institutional Influences Constrain Elites. Research in the Sociology of Organizations, 48B : 281-309 p.
Powell, Walter W., Horvath, Aaron, Brandtner, Christof. 2016. Click and mortar: Organizations on the web. Research in Organizational Behavior, 36 : 101-120 p.
Brandtner, Christof, Bromley, Patricia. Neoliberal governance, evaluations, and the rise of win–win ideology in corporate responsibility discourse, 1960–2010. Socio-Economic Review, FORTH
Brandtner, Christof, Dunning, Claire. 2020. Nonprofits as urban infrastructure. In Powell, Walter W., Bromley, Patricia, The Nonprofit Sector: A Research Handbook, Third Edition. Stanford, CA : Stanford University Press, 271-291 p.
Powell, Walter W., Brandtner, Christof. 2016. Organizations as Sites and Drivers of Social Action. In Abrutyn, Seth, Handbook on Contemporary Sociological Theory. Springer, 269-291 p.
- European Group of Organization Studies
- Academy of Management (OMT)
- American Sociological Association
- Society for the Advancement of Socio-Economics
Communications & Seminars
- Regular presenter at Annual Meetings of EGOS, AOM, ASA, and SASE
- Co-organizer, Emerging Scholars Workshop for Research on Nonprofit Organizations, University of Chicago (2020)
- Co-convenor, Sub-themeCities as Sites and Drivers of Organizational Action, EGOS Colloquium (2019)
- Facilitator, Summer Institute for Organizational Effectiveness, Center for Advanced Studies in the Behavioral Sciences (CASBS) (2017)