Professor Jochen Menges, Ph.D.


Professor Jochen Menges holds the Chair of Leadership and Human Resource Management at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management, Germany. Previously, he was appointed as a university lecturer in Human Resources and Organizations at Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge, UK. He received his doctoral degree in management from the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland, spent a year at the Graduate School of Arts and Science at Yale University, USA, and completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology at the University of Heidelberg, Germany.

Professor Menges' research focus is on the social dynamics between leaders and followers, and the role of emotions in organizational life. He primarily conducts field studies in organizations, analyzes archival data, and runs carefully controlled experiments. He has published his work, for example, in Harvard Business Review, The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Personality and Social Psychology, Research in Organizational Behavior, and Organizational Research Methods. Professor Menges' discoveries have been featured in the media around the world, for example, by the BBC, CNN, The Economist, The Financial TimesLe Monde, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and Die Zeit.

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