Research Area Organisational Behaviour

Organisational Behaviour (OB) describes an interdisciplinary research area that analyses individuals, teams, and organizations. The inherent focus lies on human behaviour and its interrelationship with different internal and external organizational factors. Research projects generally target one of three levels: (1) On the individual level, OB investigates for instance how human behaviour is influenced by individual perception, mental models, and emotions. (2) On the team level, OB observes the dynamics within groups such as teams or departments. (3) On the organizational level, OB analyses interdependencies between human behaviour and organizational activities, processes, and structures. A further promising avenue for research arises from the linking of levels, for example in the form of multi- or cross-level models.

Selected Publications:

Nienaber, A./Holtgrave, M./Romeike, P. (forthcoming 2017). Trust in teams: a review across levels. In R. Searle/A. Nienaber/S. B. Sitkin (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Trust. New York: Routledge.

Holtgrave, M./Nienaber, A./Ferreira, C. (2016): Untangling the trust-control nexus in international buyer-supplier exchange relationships: An investigation of the changing world regarding relationship length. European Management Journal.
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Holtgrave, M./Nienaber, A./Tzafrir, S./Schewe, G. (2016): Cooperation in the face of conflict: The effects of interorganizational trust beliefs. Conference Paper for  Australian New Zealand Academy of Management Conference, Brisbane, Australia, 6 - 9 December 2016.
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Nienaber, A./Holtgrave, M./Nayir, D./Schewe, G. (2015): Context matters! How do organizational size, age, and trust influence interpersonal trust? Effects in a cultural setting, Conference Paper for British Academy of Management Conference, Portsmouth, United Kingdom, 8 - 10 September 2015.
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Holtgrave, M./Nienaber, A./Nayir, D./Schewe, G. (2015): Learning is future, but some don't realize that - the influence of learning and embeddedness on firm inovativeness and performance, Conference Paper for 24th Annual IAMOT Conference, Cape Town, South Africa, 8 - 11 June 2015.
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Holtgrave, M./Nienaber, A./Ferreira, C. (2014): What happens, as partnerships grow older? The changing performance effects and interplay of control and trustworthiness, Conference Paper for British Academy of Management Conference, Belfast, Northern Ireland, 9 - 11 September 2014.
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