Applied & Organisational Psychology Research Network

The Applied & Organisational Psychology Research Network includes researchers from the area of organisational psychology, business psychology, and I/O psychology. It is concerned with how individuals, leaders and teams, think, feel, and behave at work. There is a strong line of research in this area at WBS, which is in particular concerned with the following topics:

  • Leadership processes and effectiveness
  • Innovation and creativity at work
  • Proactive behavior and motivation at work
  • The dark side of work and organisations (dysfunctional leadership, toxic emotional experiences, unfairness)
  • The role of memory and judgments in consumer behavior 
  • Cognitive processes and decision-making
  • Employee experiences of radical change and resistance to change
  • Well-being and emotional processes at work.

This research network brings together scholars and PhD students across a number of groups including Strategy & International Business, Organization & Human Resource Management, Behavioural Science, and Marketing. We employ a range of different quantitative and qualitative methodologies, from lab-based experiments to field studies.  Our work is highly relevant to management and organisational practice, and we work closely with companies and organisations in the private and public sector.

Our research is published in a range of top tier journals, including Leadership Quarterly, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Management, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Journal of Organizational Behavior.

Head of Network Professor Tina Kiefer

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