Department of Business and Politics

Associate professor

Room: POR/1-1.14
E-mail: jle.dbp@cbs.dk
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Curriculum Vitae
Primary research areas
  • European and EU labour market and social policy
  • Comparative welfare state analysis
  • Labour market segmentation
  • EU cross-border labour mobility
  • Working conditions and job quality
  • Microdata analysis 
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Janine Leschke is an associate professor at the Department of Business and Politics at Copenhagen Business School. She is Head of Doctoral School of Organisation and Management Studies (OMS) and has previously been Ph.D. coordinator for DBP. She is the Danish lead partner in the FP7 project “Strategic Transitions for Youth Labour in Europe” (STYLE) which is a research project that aims to examine the obstacles and opportunities affecting youth employment in Europe.  Previously she worked as a senior researcher at the European Trade Union Institute (ETUI) and as a PhD fellow at the labour market policy and employment unit of Wissenschaftszentrum Berlin für Sozialforschung. She holds a PhD in Political Science from Free University of Berlin. She has co-led a number of small international network projects and has been part of a range of European funded projects (e.g. Senior partner in Marie Curie Initial Training Network ‘Education as welfare: Enhancing capabilities for socially vulnerable youth in Europe’). She has been member of several European and national advisory committees among them the European Statistical Advisory Committee (ESAC) at Eurostat, the Council of Europe (committee on fostering social mobility) and Eurofound (advise on projects on job quality and youth). She is associate editor of the Industrial Relations Journal, member of the scientific advisory board of WSI Mitteilungen, and IZA policy fellow.

  • Co-coordinator “EU Business and Politics” (BSc International Business and Politics)
  • Coordinator “EU, the Internal Market and Business Strategy” (Elective)
  • Co-coordinator “Perspectives on theories and methods in Business and Politics” (PhD course at OMS)
  • Interested in supervising projects on European labour market and social policy 
Other teaching activities
  • Head of Doctoral School of Organisation and Management Studies (OMS)
Selected publications
  • O’Reilly, J., Eichhorst, W. Gabos, A., Hadjivassiliou, K., Kurakova, L., Lain, D., Leschke, J., McGuinness, S., Nazio, T., Ortlieb, R., Russell, H. & Villa, P. (2015) Youth Labour Market Transitions in Europe: Trends, Policies and the State of the Debate, SAGE Open: http://journals.sagepub.com/doi/full/10.1177/2158244015574962

  • Leschke, J. & Vandaele, K. (2015) Explaining leaving union membership by the degree of labour market attachment: Exploring the case of Germany, Economic and Industrial Democracy, online first, doi: 10.1177/0143831X15603456

  • Leschke, J. (2015) Non-standard employment of women in service sector occupations: a comparison of European countries, in: Eichhorst, W. and P. Marx (eds.) Non-Standard Employment in Post-Industrial Labour Markets: An Occupational Perspective, Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.Leschke, J. & Jepsen, M. (2014) Is the Economic Crisis Challenging the Prevailing Gender Regime? A Comparison of Denmark, Germany, Slovakia, and the United Kingdom, Social Politics: International Studies in Gender, State & Society 21 (4): 485-508.

  • Leschke, J. & Watt, A. (2014) Challenges in Constructing a Multi-dimensional European Job Quality Index, in: Social Indicators Research, Volume 118, Issue 1 (2014), Page 1-31: DOI: 10.1007/s11205-013-0405-9.

  • Galgóczi, B. & Leschke, J. & Watt, A. (Eds.). (2012). EU Migration and Labour Markets in Troubled Times: Skills Mismatch, Return and Policy Responses. Aldershot, Ashgate.

  • Galgóczi, B., J. Leschke and A. Watt (eds.) (2009) EU Labour Migration since Enlargement: Trends, Impacts and Policies, Aldershot: Ashgate.

  • Leschke, J. (2009). The segmentation potential of non-standard employment: A four-country comparison of mobility patterns. International Journal of Manpower. Special Issue: Unemployment and labour market policies: novel approaches, 30(7), 692-715.

  • Leschke, J. (2008). Unemployment insurance and non-standard employment: four European countries in comparison. Wiesbaden, VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Publications & dissemination
Janine Leschke; Martin Seeleib-Kaiser; Thees Spreckelsen; Christer Hyggen; Hans Christian Sandlie / D 6.4 : Labour Market Outcomes and Integration of Recent Youth Migrants from Central - Eastern and Southern Europe in Germany, Norway and Great Britain.
Brighton : STYLE. University of Brighton 2016, 87 p. (STYLE Working Papers, No. 4, Vol. 6)
Working paper
Thees Spreckelsen; Janine Leschke; Martin Seeleib-Kaiser / D 6.4a : Labour Market Integration of young EU Migrant Citizens in Germany and the UK.
Brighton : STYLE. University of Brighton 2016, p. 39 (STYLE Working Papers, Vol. 6.4)
Working paper
Judith Offerhaus; Janine Leschke; Klaus Schömann / Soziale Ungleichheit im Zugang zu Beruflicher Weiterbildung
In: Bildung als Privileg: Erklärungen und Befunde zu den Ursachen der Bildungsungleichheit. . ed. /Rolf Becker; Wolfgang Lauterbach. Wiesbaden : Springer 2016, p. 387-420
Book chapter
Janine Leschke; Mairéad Finn / Tracing the Interface Between Numerical Flexibility and Income Security for European Youth during the Economic Crisis
Brighton : STYLE. University of Brighton 2016, 35 p. (STYLE Working Papers, No. WP10.a)
Working paper
Janine Leschke / Zwischenbilanz und Verbesserungspotenziale der Europa-2020-Strategie
In: W S I Mitteilungen, Vol. 69, No. 1, 2016, p. 66-69
Janine Leschke; Béla Galgóczi / Arbeitskräftemobilität in der EU im Angesicht der Krise : Gewinner und Verlierer.
In: W S I Mitteilungen, Vol. 68, No. 5, 2015, p. 327-337
Journal article
Helen Russell; Janine Leschke; Mark Smith / Balancing Flexibility and Security in Europe : The Impact on Young Peoples’ Insecurity and Subjective Well - being.
Brighton : STYLE. University of Brighton 2015, 46 p. (STYLE Working Papers, No. 3, Vol. 10)
Working paper
Helen Russell; Janine Leschke; Mark Smith / Balancing Flexibility and Security in Europe : The Impact on Young Peoples’ Insecurity and Subjective Well-being.
Paper presented at 2015 Annual ESPAnet Conference, 2015
Janine Leschke; Kurt Vandaele / Explaining Leaving Union Membership by the Degree of Labour Market Attachment : Exploring the Case of Germany.
In: Economic and Industrial Democracy, 16.9.2015
Journal article
Jacqueline O'Reilly; Werner Eichorst; András Gábos; Kari Hadjivassiliou; David Lain; Janine Leschke; Seamus McGuiness; Lucia Mýtna Kurekóva; Tiziana Nazio; Renate Ortlieb; Helen Russel; Paola Villa / Five Characteristics of Youth Unemployment in Europe : Flexibility, Education, Migration, Family Legacies, and EU Policy.
In: Sage Open, Vol. 5, No. 1, 2015, p. 1-19
Journal article
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