Jacek Tittenbrun is a professor of sociology at the Institute of Sociology of Adam Mickiewicz University in Poznan, Poland. His main research interests include the sociology of the economy, with particular emphasis on the issue of ownership and issues of social differentiation.
Although his research focuses primarily on the border between sociology and economics, it often enters it in the areas of interest of philosophy, political science and other social sciences. The implication of this interdisciplinary approach can be sent to the readers, the author likes to refer to this travesty of Talcott Parsons: “I wish that my work has not been recognized by sociologists to be too economical in turn by economists as too sociological.”
He is the author of over 100 scientific papers, 11 independent books [including two published in London], and co-author of five others.
Academic interests include economic sociology, political economy, social stratification, and Polish society. Recent research has focused on transition from ‘real socialism’ to capitalism, and on theories and experiences of privatisation; a major study of small and medium-sized Polish enterprises; field studies in social class and what is commonly referred to as status groups.