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.

Latest publication

Alfes, Kerstin, Antunes, Bethania, Shantz, Amanda, (2016). The management of volunteers – what can human resources do? A review and research agenda. In: The International Journal of Human Resource Management

Chair of Organisation and Human Resource Management


At the Chair of Organisation and Human Resource Management we start our research  and teaching with any organisation’s most important (and often overlooked) asset: its employees. We believe that it is people’s personality, knowledge, and skills that give a competitive edge to organisations. We explore the extent to which their motivation and willingness to contribute their knowledge and dedicate effort into their daily performance is influenced by organisational and human resource management (HRM) decisions.

Our research centers on the individual employee’s role in the organisation. Current research areas are:

  • Strategic HRM

  • Engagement

  • Overqualification

  • Digitalisation

  • Leadership


Team of the Chair for Organisation and Human Resource Management, ESCP Europe at Berlin