Professor Prechel's primary areas of research are economic, environmental, organizational, and political sociology. Prechel's research program focuses on corporate-state relations with particular focus on how the balance between state power and corporate power affects the policy formation process. Prechel also conducts research and publishes on corporate change, financialization, financial malfeasance, and income and wealth inequality. His current research examines how political-legal arrangements and organizational characteristics affect environmental pollution.
- Ph.D. in Sociology, University of Kansas - (Lawrence, Kansas, United States) 1986
- M.A. in Sociology, University of Kansas - (Lawrence, Kansas, United States) 1981
- B.S. in Sociology, ENKI - (Vodňany, Czechia) 1976
- Prechel, H., & Istvan, A. (2016). Disproportionality of Corporations Environmental Pollution in the Electrical Energy Industry. Sociological Perspectives. 59(3), 505-527.
- Prechel, H., & Zheng, L. (2016). Do organizational and politicallegal arrangements explain financial wrongdoing?. BRITISH JOURNAL OF SOCIOLOGY. 67(4), 655-677.
- Prechel, H. (2015). Organizational Political Economy and Environmental Pollution. SOCIOLOGY COMPASS. 9(9), 828-840.
- Prechel, H., & Touche, G. (2014). The effects of organizational characteristics and state environmental policies on sulfur-dioxide pollution in U.S. electrical energy corporations. Social Science Quarterly. 95(1), 76-96.
- Prechel, H., & Zheng, L. (2012). Corporate characteristics, political embeddedness and environmental pollution by large U.S. corporations. Social Forces. 90(3), 947-970.
- Prechel, H., Helmchen, L., Kaestner, R., & LoSasso, A. (2008). Foreword: Politics and public policy.
- Prechel, H. (2008). Preface.
- Prechel, H. (2000). Big Business and the State Historical Transitions and Corporate Transformations, 1880s-1990s. SUNY Press.
- Prechel, H., & Hou, D. (2016). From market enablers to market participants: Redefining organizational and political-legal arrangements and opportunities for financial wrongdoing, 1930s-2000. Organizational Wrongdoing: Key Perspectives and New Directions. (pp. 77-113).
- Prechel, H. N. (2012). Political Capitalism, Markets,and the Global Financial Crises. Ritzer, G. (Eds.), The Wiley-BlackwellEncyclopedia of Globalization. (pp. 1665-1672). Blackwell Publishing Ltd.
- Prechel, H. N. (2011). Political Capitalism and Organizational-Political Structure: Pollution in the U.S. Electrical Power Industry. Robertson, J., & Meimeth, M. (Eds.), Sustainable Development: Politics, Economy and Society. (pp. 121-142). Nomos Publishers.
- Willyard, Katherine (2014-12). Politics and Power: The 1992 Israeli Loan Guarantees Policy, 1988-1992. (Master's Thesis)
- Ranganathan, Shilpa (2012-05). The Effects of the Political-Legal Environment and Corporate Characteristics on Mergers and Acquisitions in India, 1991-2005. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Hannibal, Bryce (2011-12). Political Embeddedness, Executive Autonomy, Corporate Characteristics, and Financial Malfeasance in Large Telecommunications Companies. (Master's Thesis)
- Touche, George 1967- (2011-08). The Effects of Corporate and Community Characteristics on Environmental Pollution in U.S. Electrical Generating Facilities: A Multilevel Examination. (Doctoral Dissertation)
- Walden, Rachel Nicole (2008-08). Hustling While You Wait: The Politics of Energy and the Deregulation of Natural Gas, 1938-1993. (Master's Thesis)