Dr. Maria Strobel

Visiting Address:(Directions)

Room:

2556

Tel:

+49-(0)89-289-24816

Email:

maria.strobel@wi.tum.de
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Research interests

My research centers on how organizations in both business and academia can facilitate creative and innovative thinking and behavior. Combining approaches from psychology, organizational behavior, and entrepreneurship, I investigate how individuals proactively shape both their organizational environment and their individual careers. Moreover, I am interested in the role of leaders and contextual factors in enabling individual creativity, proactivity, and innovativeness.

Educational Background

10/2009-11/2012 Technical University of Munich, TUM School of Management: Dr. rer. pol.
10/2003-03/2009 Ludwig-Maximilians-University, Munich: Psychology, Diploma (MSc equivalent)
09/2006-03/2007 University of California, Santa Barbara, USA: Psychology, Cultural Anthropology

Work experience

since 05/2016 Bavarian State Institute for Higher Education Research and Planning (IHF):
Postdoctoral Resarcher
09/2013-04/2016 Siemens AG, Human Resources: Consultant Training & Projects
10/2009-08/2013 Technical University of Munich, TUM School of Management: Doctoral Researcher

Awards and scholarships

2012 Outstanding reviewer award, Academy of Management, Entrepreneurship Division
2012 Dissertation award, Johannes B. Ortner Foundation
04/2004-03/2009 German National Academic Foundation (Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes)
07/2002-03/2009 Bavarian Scholarship for Gifted Students (Stipendium nach dem Bayerischen Begabtenförderungsgesetz)

Publications

Strobel, M.*, Tumasjan, A.*, Spörrle, M., & Welpe, I. M. (2017). Fostering employees’ proactive strategic engagement: Individual and contextual antecedents. Human Resource Management Journal, 27(1), 113–132. [*equal contribution] VHB-JQ3: B; ISI-IF:

Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A., Spörrle, M., & Welpe, I. (2013): The future starts today, not tomorrow: How future focus promotes organizational citizenship behaviors. Human Relations, 66(6), 829-856. VHB-JQ3: B; ISI-IF:

Tumasjan, A., Strobel, M., & Welpe, I. (2011). Employer brand building for start-ups: Which job attributes do employees value most? Journal of Business Economics/Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft (ZfB)81, 111-136. [Link to SSRN working paper version] VHB-JQ3: B; ISI-IF:

Tumasjan, A., Strobel, M., & Welpe, I. (2011). Ethical leadership evaluations after moral transgression: Social distance makes the difference. Journal of Business Ethics99(4), 609-622. [Link to SSRN working paper version] VHB-JQ3: B; ISI-IF:

Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A., & Spörrle, M. (2011). Be yourself, believe in yourself, and be happy: Self-efficacy as a mediator between personality and well-beingScandinavian Journal of Psychology52(1), 43-48. [Link to SSRN working paper version] VHB-JQ3: - ; ISI-IF:

Welpe, I., Tumasjan, A., & Strobel, M. (2010). Construal Level Theory - eine Theorie für die grenzenlose Unternehmung? [Construal level theory - a theory for the boundaryless organization?] Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung (zfbf)Sonderheft 62, 84-105. [Link to SSRN working paper version] VHB-JQ3: B; ISI-IF:

Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. (2010). Do business ethics pay off? The influence of ethical leadership on organizational attractiveness. Journal of Psychology218(4), 213-224. [Link to SSRN working paper version] VHB-JQ3: - ; ISI-IF:

Spörrle, M., Strobel, M. & Tumasjan, A. (2010). The power of thoughts: On the incremental validity of irrational beliefs in predicting subjective well-being while controlling for personality factors. Psicothema22(4), 543-548. VHB-JQ3: - ; ISI-IF:

Spörrle, M., Strobel, M., & Stadler, C. (2009). Netzwerkforschung im kulturellen Kontext: Eine kulturvergleichende Analyse des Zusammenhangs zwischen Merkmalen sozialer Netzwerke und Lebenszufriedenheit. Zeitschrift für Psychodrama und Soziometrie, 8, 297-319. VHB-JQ3: - ; ISI-IF:

Spörrle, M., & Strobel, M. (2007). Zum Zusammenhang zwischen soziometrischem Status und Aggression: Eine Bestandsaufnahme der aktuellen Forschungslage. Zeitschrift für Psychodrama und Soziometrie, 6(1), 43-66. VHB-JQ3: - ; ISI-IF:

Ostmeier, E.; & Strobel, M. (2017): Making Sense of Digitization: Sensemaking Behaviors as Antecedents of Proactive Skill Development. 77th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, USA

Strobel, M. & Welpe, I. M. (2017). Digitale Transformation der Hochschule –- strategisches Management und Organisationsentwicklung für digitale Innovation in Forschung, Lehre und Verwaltung. Accepted for presentation at 12. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung: „Digitalisierung der Hochschulen: Forschung, Lehre und Administration“, Hannover, Germany.

Ostmeier, E., Strobel, M. & Welpe, I. M. (2017). Hochschulabsolventen an der Schnittstelle zur Arbeitswelt der Zukunft: Proaktive Karrieregestaltung in Reaktion auf die digitale Transformation. Accepted for presentation at 12. Jahrestagung der Gesellschaft für Hochschulforschung: „Digitalisierung der Hochschulen: Forschung, Lehre und Administration“, Hannover, Germany.

Welpe, I. M., Quindeau, A., Spörrle, M., Strobel, M., Lotzkat, G., & Ritzenhöfer, L. (2015, July). Goal achievement in academia - Evaluation of the TUM coaching program. Presented at the Symposium on Governance, Performance, & Leadership of Research and Public Organizations, Munich, Germany.

Tumasjan, A., Strobel, M., Zimber, J., & Welpe, I. M. (2013). Promoting the bright side: Toward an integrative model of start-up organizational attractiveness. Paper presented at the 2013 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista (Orlando), Florida, USA.

Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. (2012). Afraid of taking charge? Leveraging internal and external sources of self-regulation for proactivity. Paper accepted for presentation at the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Tumasjan, A., Strobel, M., Portele, C., & Welpe, I. (2012). The influence of team climate for innovation on team performance: A comprehensive meta-analysis. Paper accepted for presentation at the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. (2011). Promoting proactive strategic behavior throughout the organization - the influence of cognitive and contextual factors. Paper accepted for presentation at the 2011 Strategic Management Society's 31st International Annual Conference, Miami, USA.

Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. (2011). Individual and workplace antecedents of proactive strategic behavior [Abstract]. In F. Nerdinger & S. Curth (Eds.), Arbeit – Organisation – Wirtschaft, 7. Tagung der Fachgruppe Arbeits-, Organisations- und Wirtschaftspsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (p. 177). Rostock, Germany: Weidner.  

Welpe, I., Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A., & Spörrle, M. (2011). The same, but different: How future orientation influences organizational citizenship behaviors through different regulatory mechanisms [Abstract]. In F. Nerdinger & S. Curth (Eds.), Arbeit – Organisation – Wirtschaft, 7. Tagung der Fachgruppe Arbeits-, Organisations- und Wirtschaftspsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (p. 213). Rostock, Germany: Weidner.  

Tumasjan, A., Strobel, M., & Welpe, I. (2011). Two modes of organizing team relationships: The influence of communal and market structures on performance in teams [Abstract]. In F. Nerdinger & S. Curth (Eds.), Arbeit – Organisation – Wirtschaft, 7. Tagung der Fachgruppe Arbeits-, Organisations- und Wirtschaftspsychologie der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie (p. 227). Rostock, Germany: Weidner.   

Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. (2011). Proactive strategic behavior in the workplace: The influence of cognitive factors and work design. Paper presented at the 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, USA.

Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A., & Spörrle, M. (2011). The future comes soon enough: Future orientation and regulatory focus predicting extra-role behavior. Paper presented at the 2011 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, San Antonio, USA.

Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. (2011). Small, but different: Attractiveness of new ventures’ unique employer characteristics. Paper presented at the 73. Wissenschaftliche Jahrestagung des Verbandes der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft, Kaiserslautern, Germany.

Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. (2011). The neural basis of relational models: Applications in management research [Abstract]. In M. Reimann & O. Schilke (Eds.), 2011 NeuroPsychoEconomics Conference Proceedings (p. 57). Munich, Germany.

Tumasjan, A., Strobel, M., Welpe, I., & Picot, A. (2011). Four of a kind? The influence of relational models on individual and team performance. Paper presented at the 15th conference of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology 2011, Maastricht, The Netherlands. 

Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. (2011). How future orientation promotes organizational citizenship behavior: the mediating role of regulatory focus. Paper presented at the 15th conference of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology 2011, Maastricht, The Netherlands. 

Tumasjan, A., Strobel, M., Welpe, I., & Picot, A. (2011). Organizing teams: The influence of communal and market relationships on performance. Paper presented at the workshop of the Wissenschaftliche Kommission Organisation des VHB, Freie Universität Berlin, Berlin, Germany. 

Agthe, M., & Strobel, M. (2008). Cultural specifics of interpersonal attributions: Ethnic influences on the attractiveness-gender bias. Poster presented at the 19th International Congress of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology (IACCP), 27-31 July 2008, Bremen.

Stadler, C., Strobel, M., & Spörrle, M. (2008). Networks in Nigeria: A pilot study on network characteristics and their relation with life satisfaction in a Nigerian sample [Abstract]. International Journal of Psychology, 43(3/4), 518.

Strobel, M., Bekk, M., & Spörrle, M. (2008). Criterion validity of the Multidimensional Scale of Irrational Beliefs with respect to anxiety, depression and life satisfaction [Abstract]. International Journal of Psychology, 43(3/4), 336.

Strobel, M., Bekk, M., Fischer, J., Spörrle, M., & Försterling, F. (2008). Development of the Multidimensional Scale of Irrational Beliefs [Abstract]. International Journal of Psychology, 43(3/4), 161.

Strobel, M., Welpe, I., Becker, F., & Spörrle, M. (2006). Irrationale Überzeugungen und emotionale Intelligenz als Determinanten individueller Lebenszufriedenheit und Glücklichkeit [Abstract]. In F. Lösel & D. Bender (Eds.), 45. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie: Humane Zukunft gestalten (S. 353). Lengerich: Pabst Science Publishers.

Welpe, I. M., Spörrle, M., Strobel, M., & Becker, F. (2006). The moderating role of cognitions and emotions in opportunity evaluation and exploitation. Paper presented at the international conference “Emotions and Work: Ideas in Progress” at the London School of Economics, co-organised by CREW (Centre for Research into Emotion Work, Brunel University, UK) and Philosophy of Management, London, UK.

Ostmeier, E., Strobel, M., & Welpe, I. M. (2017). Proaktive Karrieregestaltung als zentrale Fähigkeit für die digitale Transformation: Wie können Career Services Studierende und Alumni dabei unterstützen? Career Service Papers, 15, 9-25.

Strobel, M. & Welpe, I. M. (2017). Hochschule 4.0 - Die Zukunft der Hochschule erfindenForschung & Lehre, 4/2017, 316-318.

Welpe, I. M. & Strobel, M. (2017). Was die Wirtschaft von der Wissenschaft lernen kannForschung & Lehre, 1/2017, 38-40.

Tumasjan, A., & Strobel, M. (2012). Why would I trust them? How relational climates moderate the effect of social cynicism on team trust. Best Paper Proceedings of the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Grove, N., Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. (2011). Nachhaltige Vergütungsmodelle im Top-Management. In Eberhard von Kuenheim Stiftung der BMW AG (Ed.), Verantwortung unternehmen – nachhaltig wirtschaften (pp. 46-53)Heidelberg: Heidelberger Lese-Zeiten Verlag.  

Tumasjan, A., & Strobel, M. (2010). Ethical leadership evaluations after moral transgression: Social distance makes the difference. Best Paper Proceedings of the 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Kürschner, I., Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. M. (2012). Arbeits- und Lebensgestaltung der Zukunft. [The future of work and life design]. Aktuelle Analysen, 61. ISBN: 978-3-88795-405-5

Teaching

WS 2016/17 Leadership for creativity and innovation in the digital age (Seminar)
SS 2013 Seminar MSL - Organization Theory (Seminar)
WS 2012/13 Advanced Topics in MSL - Strategic Management (Seminar)
Advanced Strategy and Organization (Seminar)
SS 2012 Topics in MSL - Organizational Behavior (Seminar)
WS 2011/12 Topics in MSL - Organizational Behavior (Seminar)
SS 2011 Organizational Behavior (Seminar)
Empirical Research Methods (Lecture)
WS 2010/11 Strategy - Cognitive Perspectives in Strategy and Organization (Seminar)
Intercultural Competence (Seminar)
SS 2010 Organizational Behavior (Seminar)
WS 2009/10 Empirische Strategie- und Organisationsforschung (Seminar)
Strategy (Seminar)