Prof. Dr. Isabell M. Welpe

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Isabell M. Welpe holds the Chair for Strategy and Organization at the Technische Universität München in Munich, Germany. Her research interests are in digital transformation of companies, business model innovation, the impact of digital technologies on the economy and organizations and the future of leadership and work/organizational design.

Isabell M. Welpe studied management at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA. In addition, she completed an MSc at the London School of Economics. She is a research fellow at the University College London.

Isabell Welpe teaches Strategy and Business Model Innovation, Digital Transformation, Leadership, Organizational Design, and Managing People and Organizations. Her research is covered in the media, such as the Harvard Business Manager, MIT Sloan Management Review.

Selected recent publications

Theurer, C. P.; Schäpers, P.; Tumasjan, A.; Welpe, I. M., Lievens, F. (2021). What You See is What You Get? Measuring Companies' Projected Employer Image Attributes via Companies' Employment Webpages, Human Resource Management

Lévy, W. S., Stumpf-Wollersheim, J., & Welpe, I. M. (2019). Disrupting education through blockchain-based education technology? Beiträge zur Hochschulforschung, 3(2019), 6-26.

Friedlmaier, M., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. M. (2018). Disrupting industries with blockchain: The industry, venture capital funding, and regional distribution of blockchain ventures. Proceedings of the Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences.

Dutra, A., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. M. (2018). Blockchain is changing how media and entertainment companies compete. MIT Sloan Management Review, 60(1), 39-45.

Moser, K., Tumasjan, A., Welpe, I.M. (forthcoming). Small but attractive: Dimensions of new venture employer attractiveness and the moderating role of applicants' entrepreneurial behaviors. Journal of Business Venturing.

Theurer, C., Tumasjan, A., Welpe, I. M., & Lievens, F. (2016). Employer branding: A brand equity-based literature review and research agenda. International Journal of Management Reviews. doi:10.1111/ijmr.12121.

Brosi, P., Spörrle, M., Welpe, I. M., & Heilman, M. E. (2016). Expressing pride: Effects on perceived agency, communality and stereotype-based gender disparities. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101(9), 1319-1328.

Ringelhan, S., Wollersheim, J., & Welpe, I. M. (2015). I like, I cite? Do Facebook likes predict the impact of scientific work? PLOS ONE, 10(8).

Drescher, M. A., Korsgaard, M. A., Welpe, I. M., Picot, A., & Wigand, R. T. (2014). The dynamics of shared leadership: Building trust and enhancing performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 99(5), 771-783.

Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A., Welpe, I. M., & Spörrle, M. (2013). The future starts today, not tomorrow: How future orientation promotes organizational citizenship behaviors. Human Relations, 66(6), 829-856.

Tumasjan, A., Welpe, I. M., & Spörrle, M. (2012). Easy now, desirable later: The moderating role of temporal distance in opportunity evaluation and exploitation. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 37(4), 859-888.

Welpe, I. M., Spörrle, M., Grichnik, D., Michl, T., & Audretsch, D. (2012). Emotions and opportunities: The interplay of opportunity evaluation, fear, joy, and anger as antecedent of entrepreneurial exploitation. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 36(1), 1-28.

Tumasjan, A., Strobel, M., & Welpe, I. M. (2011). Ethical leadership evaluations after moral transgression: Social distance makes the difference. Journal of Business Ethics, 99(4), 609-622. [Link to SSRN working paper version]

Fiedler, M., & Welpe, I. M. (2010). How do organizations remember? The influence of organizational structure on organizational memory. Organization Studies, 31(4), 381-407. [Link to SSRN working paper version]

Grichnik, D., Smeja, A., & Welpe, I. M. (2010). The importance of being emotional: How do emotions affect entrepreneurial opportunity evaluation and exploitation? Journal of Economic Behavior and Organization, 76(1), 15-29.

Last update 2022-03-04