Chair of Human Resources Management and Asian Business

Chair of Human Resources Management and Asian Business

Welcome to the Chair of Human Resources Management and Asian Business

In today’s knowledge intensive world, highly qualified people have become a source for superior financial firm performance. Changing demographics and globalization have further led to a ‘global war for talent.’ In response to these trends, human resource management has become an important department in (multinational) enterprises and an important subject for business students. The Chair offers courses and conducts research that tackles these challenges. The Chair’s core expertise includes (international) human resource management, cross-cultural management, and Asian business. Considering the increased political and economic power of Asia, particular emphasis is placed on China, Japan, South Korea, Vietnam, and Indonesia, in addition to Germany.


VHB and PERSONALquarterly Best Paper Award 2016

We are pleased to announce that Lena E. Kemper, A. Katharina Bader and Fabian J. Froese have won the PERSONALquarterly Best Paper Award at the annual meeting of the division „Human Resource Management“ of the „German Academic Association for Business Research“ (VHB), the largest German association for business research, in Paderborn, for their paper entitled "When different attitudes toward women collide: The case of Scandinavian subsidiaries in Japan". Based on a qualitative study, the authors identify strategies how executives of Scandinavian MNEs can implement gender diversity and equality in Japanese workplaces.


Best Conference Paper Award at EURAM 2017 and the Journal of Global Mobility Best Paper Award

We are pleased to announce that Sebastian Stoermer, Samuel Davies, and Fabian Froese have been conferred the Best Conference Paper Award at this year’s annual meeting of the European Academy of Management (EURAM) in Glasgow, UK, for their paper entitled “The Influence of Cultural Intelligence on Expatriate Knowledge Sharing: A Multilevel Country Analysis”. EURAM’s annual meeting is the major conference on topics in business and management research in Europe and the best paper has been selected from a host of 945 accepted submissions. In their paper the authors examine the role of expatriates’ cultural intelligence across 30 countries, representing ten distinct cultural clusters, for their embeddedness in the host country organization and knowledge sharing behaviors in the workplace. The paper has further received the Journal of Global Mobility: The Home of Expatriate Management Research (Emerald) Best Paper Award at the Standing Track of Expatriate Management of EURAM’s International Management Special Interest Group.