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Organizational Behavior & Human Resource Management

Mission Statement

The research interests of this interdisciplinary section cover the areas of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior. Specific fields of interest include leadership; teamwork; new team-based forms of organization; the roles of hierarchy, power, status and influence; emotions in organizations; personnel diagnostics (e.g., applicant selection, employee assessment); career management and career adjustments; assessing and promoting work performance in different contexts; personality and intelligence in careers; and the scientist-practitioner gap in Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior.
The section aims to advance the research areas of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior at JLU and strengthen JLU’s national and international visibility in these fields to make JLU even more attractive to young researchers. The section strives to involve both senior and early-career researchers in all academic disciplines concerned with the human being in an organizational context and/or organizational structures.


Section Head

The OB & HRM Section is lead by the following team: Dr. Katja Wehrle, Dr. Sascha Abdel Hadi, Martina Günther, Dr. Marco C. Ziegler.


 Section Head



Responsible for this website is Marco C. Ziegler.

Budgetholder: Section Head


Current and Upcoming Events  


On Monday 06.05.2024 16:00 p.m. , Prof. Dr. Klaus Melchers (Ulm) will talk about Personnel Selection and Organizational Behavior in our section. Location: Alter Steinbacher Weg 44, 103.

More events coming soon...

Latest events

On Tuesday 26th of March Dr. Sanne Feenstra (VU Amsterdam) spoke about "Insights into Women's Experiences” in our section.

On Wednesday, 20.12.2023, a lecture by J.-Prof. Dr. Annabelle Hofer (University of Cologne) titled "Different perspectives on the precariousness of the new world of work and its relevance for OB/HRM” took place.

On Thursday, 30.11.2023 , Prof. Dr. Laura Venz (Leuphana University Lüneburg)  presented "Different perspectives on the precariousness of the new world of work and its relevance for OB/HRM”.

On Friday, 17.11.2023, a lecture by Prof. Dr. Stefan Krumm (FU Berlin) titled "Situational Judgment Tests in Aptitude Diagnostics - Low-fidelity Simulations or "only" Judgment Tests?" took place.

Prof. Dr. Mario Gollwitzer (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität München) spoke on 14.11.2023 on "DISPOSITIONAL SENSITIVITY FOR INJUSTICE - ALWAYS SOMETHING GOOD?". We were given an exciting insight into his research activities.

On 03.November a research lecture titled "Mitigating biased perceptions of young leaders: The roles of organizational stability versus change and evaluator age" was given by Prof. Dr. Claudia Buengeler.

A research colloquium took place in July, where Julia Heimrich and Lena Nüchter presented their PhD projects.

In May, Dr. Joost van de Brake (University of Groningen) gave a guest lecture on "New Perspectives on Multiple Team Membership".

In January, Dr. Juriena De Vries (Leiden University ) gave a guest lecture on "The interplay between work characteristics, physical activity, and employee well-being".

A guest lecture on "Bayessche Inferenz und Statistik: Eine Einführung", by Dr. Stephan Poppe (Universität Leipzig) took place in January, too.