Chair of Organisation and Human Resource Management

News

16 October 2017

The Chair is thrilled to annouce a new publication entitled, "Multi-Cultural Public Administration: Effects of Language Diversity and Dissimilarity on Public Employees’ Attachment toward Employment" in the journal Public Administration. The publication is by Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes and Prof. Dr. Adrian Ritz, of the University of Berne in Switzerland.

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05 October 2017

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes is excited to share that the article, "Extra-curricular activities of university students," co-authored with Marleen Nuijten and Rob F. Poell, has been accepted for publication in  the International Journal of Selection and Assessment.

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13 September 2017

The publication "Attribution Theories in Human Resource Management Research: A Review and Research Agenda" was accepted for publishing in the The International Journal of Human Resource Management. The article was authored by Rebecca Hewett, Amanda Shantz, Julia Mundy & Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes.

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04 September 2017

The school year has started once again for the MEB students at the ESCP Europe Berlin Campus. Those who have chosen to do the MSc Track are back at the campus to complete their last semester at the Berlin campus invovling both extra classes as well as the opportunity to write a thesis.

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24 August 2017

 We are happy to announce the publication of the article, "Paradoxical leadership: Understanding and managing conflicting tensions to foster volunteer engagement" in a special engagement-focused issue of the journal Organizational Dynamics. The article was written by Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes and Nils Langner.

Additionally, the two publications, “The relationship between employees’ HR attributions and their absence from work” and "The relationship between perceived HR practices, job complexity and burnout: A job-demands-resource perspective" by Nils Langner (ESCP Europe), Kerstin Alfes (ESCP Europe) and Amanda Shantz (Trinity College Dublin) have been accepted for presentation at the renowned International Conference of the Dutch HRM Network. The conference's theme this year is “Sustainable HRM” and takes place from 9-10 November 2017 in Nijmegen, the Netherlands.

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21 April 2017

We are delighted to be able to inform you that Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes joined the Editorial Board of Human Relations, which is very well respected internationally and has a solid Thomson Reuters Journal Citation Reports (ISI) ranking. Human Relations is an A* journal in the Australian Business Deans Council (ABDC) Journal Quality List 2013 and is ranked 4 in the Chartered Association of Business Schools (CABS) Academic Journal Guide 2015.

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06 March 2017

We are happy to announce that the paper “Climate and Employee Well-being: Comparing an Optimistic and Critical Perspective” written by Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes and Monique Veld was accepted to be published in a well-being and HRM special issue of the International Journal of Human Resource Management.

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17 January 2017

Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes will join the Editorial Board of the Human Resource Management Journal. The HRMJ is a scholary journal devoted to promote the theory and practice of HRM, to provide an international forum for discussion and debate, and to stress the critical importance of people management to a wide range of economic, political and social concerns. 

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03 January 2017

The paper “The relationship between perceived training and development and employee retention: the mediating role of work attitudes” written by Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes, Luke FLetcher and Dilys Robinson, has been published in The International Journal of Human Resource Management.

You can find the article using the following link: www.tandfonline.com/doi/full/10.1080/09585192.2016.1262888

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08 December 2016

The paper "The Mismanaged Soul: Existential Labor and the Erosion of Meaningful Work" written by Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes and Katie Bailey has been accepted for publication in the Human Resource Management Review.

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02 December 2016

We are looking forward to the publication of the paper "Paradoxical leadership – Understanding and managing conflicting tensions to foster volunteer engagement" written by Nils Langner and Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes. It has been accepted and is planned to be printed in a special issue in Organizational Dynamics addressing "work engagement" (http://www.journals.elsevier.com/organizational-dynamics) in May 2017.

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21 November 2016

We may proudly announce that the paper “The relationship between perceived training and development and employee retention: the mediating role of work attitudes” will be published in the International Journal of Human Resource Management. Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes wrote this paper together with Luke Fletcher und Dilys Robinson.

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16 November 2016

We are pleased to announce that the article "The management of volunteers – what can human resources do? A review and research agenda" has been published by bei Taylor & Francis Online. Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes wrote this article in collaboration with Bethania Antunes und Amanda D. Shantz. The article is available at http://www.tandfonline.com/<wbr />doi/full/10.1080/09585192.<wbr />2016.1242508

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11 November 2016

The article “Employee engagement, organisational performance and individual well-being: exploring the evidence, developing the theory” written by professor Alfes and her colleagues Catherine Truss, Amanda Shantz, Emma Soane & Rick Delbridge, is article with most views in the International Journal of Human Resource Management. You can find the ranking under:

http://www.tandfonline.com/action/showMostReadArticles?journalCode=rijh20

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01 November 2016

We are looking forward to an exciting contribution by Prof. Dr. Kerstin Alfes to a panel discussion on digitalization and demographic change on November 8th.

In addition, three other speakers will contribute with discussions about various success models that show how diversity can be lived and implemented in the workplace. We present best practices and give insight into the practice of companies in which the management of demography has already been successfully implemented. We also discuss solutions that make it easier to deal with modern technologies, especially the non-digital ones

A link to the event can be found here:

www.escpeurope.eu/nc/campus/escp-europe-campus-berlin/presse/berlin-events/view/calendar/digitalisierung_keine_chance_fuer_40/view-month%7Cpage_id-4245/2016/11/08/event/tx_cal_phpicalendar/

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18 October 2016

From 2017 onwards, a new full-time MBA program in International Business will be offered by ESCP Europe. An article in the MBA journal by Bärbel Schwerfeger features an interview with professor Kerstin Alfes, academic director of the MBA program at the Berlin campus of ESCP Europe about the one-year program. Further information about the program can be found here www.escpeurope.eu/escp-europe-programmes/mba-in-international-management-escp-europe/mba-in-international-management/overview/overview-mba-in-international-management-escp-europe-business-school/. The full article can be found here: http://www.mba-journal.de/escp-europe-startet-vollzeit-mba/

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24 May 2016

Professor Alfes was lead author of the article “The link between perceived human resource management practices, engagement and employee behaviour: A moderated mediation model”, which has been published in the International Journal of Human Resource Management in 2013 and was co-authored with British scholars Emma Soane, Katie Bailey, and Amanda Shantz. It has been selected as a winning paper in the prestigious Emerald Citations of Excellence for 2016, which Emerald Group Publishing gives each year to highly cited papers relating to the areas of Business Management, Finance, Accounting, Economics and Marketing.The selection process made by Emerald’s own editorial experts is based initially on the citations being given to papers published in a previous year (in this case 2013), but the judging panel also take into account the content of the papers themselves in terms of novelty, inter-disciplinary interest and relevancy in today’s world.

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