Chair of Human Resources Management and Asian Business

Chair holder

Academic Positions

Since 2012

University of Göttingen
Professor and Chair of HRM and Asian Business

2007 – 2012

Korea University Business School, Seoul, South Korea
Assistant Professor of International Business

2011 – 2012

Kobe University, Japan
Visiting Associate Professor

2010 – 2011

University of Tokyo, Japan
Visiting scholar (sabbatical)

2008 – 2015

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Senior research fellow in the Asia Research Center

2004 – 2008

Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Research fellow in the Graduate School of Asia Pacific Studies


2005 – 2009

Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
PhD in International Studies
Title of dissertation: Convergence of work values in Tokyo, Seoul, and Shanghai? Cross-country and intergenerational comparisons

2004 – 2007

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Dr. oec. (equivalent to PhD) in International Management
Title of dissertation: The Integration Management of Foreign Acquisitions in South Korea and Japan

2001 – 2003

University of Mannheim, Germany
Diplom-Kaufmann (equivalent to MBA/MSc) in International Management and Organizational Psychology
Master’s Thesis Title: Cultural Differences of German-Korean M&A

Selected Awards And Honors

2017 Ranked as the world’s seventh most prolific author in expatriate management research based on total publications, International Journal of Human Resource Management

2017 Carolyn Dexter Award, Finalist, Academy of Management

2017 International Management Division Best Paper in OB/OT/HR Award, Finalist, Academy of Management

2017 European Academy of Management Best Paper Award

2017 Alan M. Rugman Most Promising Scholar Award, Finalist, Academy of International Business

2017 WAIB Best Paper Award, Academy of International Business

2016 Personal Quarterly and HR division of German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) Best Paper Award

2015 Euro Asia Management Studies Association Best Paper Award

2015 Emerald Citations of Excellence Award for one of the most highly cited and highly influential papers published in 2012

2015 The Palgrave Macmillan and Association of Japanese Business Studies Best Paper Award

2015 European Academy of Management, International Management Strategic Interest Group Best Paper Award

2014 Ranked among top professors under 40 years of age in German speaking area in terms of research productivity (no. 1 in HRM, no. 60 overall), Handelsblatt

2014 Haynes Prize for the Most Promising Scholar, Finalist, Academy of International Business

2014 European Academy of Management and Journal of Global Mobility Best Paper Award

2011 Korea Academy of International Business Best Paper Award

2011 The Palgrave Macmillan and Association of Japanese Business Studies Best Paper Award

2011 F. Hillary Conroy Award, Association of Asian Studies

2010 - 2011 Alexander von Humbold and JSPS fellowships

2009 Seok-Top Teaching Excellence Award, Korea University

2003 - 2007 Multiple DAAD and Monbukagakusho scholarships

Service to the Academic Community

Since 2018 Editor-in-Chief, Asian Business & Management

Since 2014 Associate editor, Cross-Cultural and Strategic Management

Since 2014 Editorial Board, Asia Pacific Journal of Management

Since 2012 Editorial Board, Journal of Global Mobility

Since 2007 Ad-hoc reviewer: Human Resource Management, Human Relations, Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, International Business Review, Journal of Management, Applied Psychology, etc.

Since 2013 Advisory board member, Euro-Asia Management Studies Association

Since 2013 Vice President, Association of Japanese Business Studies

Selected Recent Refereed Journal Articles

Bader, K., Kemper, L., Froese, F.J., (in press). Who promotes a value-in-diversity perspective: A fuzzy set analysis of executives’ individual and organizational characteristics. Human Resource Management. DOI: 10.1002/hrm.21946.*

Froese, F.J., Peltokorpi, V., Varma A., Hitotsuyanagi, A. (in press). Merit-based rewards, job satisfaction, and voluntary turnover: The moderating effects of demographics. British Journal of Management. DOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.12283.*

Bader, K., Froese, F.J., Kraeh, A. (in press). Clash of cultures? German expatriates' work-life boundary adjustment in South Korea. European Management Review. DOI: 10.1111/emre.12102.*

Bader, A.K, Reade, C., Froese, F.J. (in press). Terrorism and expatriates' withdrawal cognitions: Differential role of the work and non-work domains. International Journal of Human Resource Management.*

Sarabi, A., Froese, F.J., Hamori, M. (2017). Is international assignment experience a ticket to the top of a foreign subsidiary? The moderating effect of subsidiary context. Journal of World Business52, 680-690.*

Störmer, S., Davies, S., Froese, F.J. (2017). Expatriates' cultural intelligence, embeddedness and knowledge sharing: A multilevel analysis. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.*

Froese, F.J., Kim, K., Eng, A. (2016). Language, cultural intelligence, and inpatriate turnover intentions: Leveraging values in multinational corporations through inpatriates. Management International Review 56, 283-301.*

Kraeh, A., Froese, F.J., Kim, S.G. (2016). The influence of socio-cultural and psychological adjustment on physical health. The case of North Korean refugees in South Korea. International Journal of Intercultural Relations 51, 54-60.*

Hitotsuyanagi, A., Froese, F.J., Pak, Y.S. (2016). Lessening the divide in foreign subsidiaries: The influence of localization on the organizational commitment and turnover intention of host nationals. International Business Review 25 (2), 569-578 .*

Peltokorpi, V., Allen, D. & Froese, F.J. (2015). Organizational embeddedness, turnover intentions, and voluntary turnover: The moderating effects of employee demographic characteristics and value orientations. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36, 292-312.

* Papers co-authored with my students/mentees.