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 New Public Management, leadership, future concepts of work and organisations, impact of digital technologies and social media and strategic innovation.

Isabell M. Welpe studied management at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA. She completed an additional MSc at the London School of Economics before finishing her PhD at the University of Regensburg. She has been a visiting professor at the Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, USA and a postdoctoral fellow at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Before taking over the Chair for Strategy and Organization at the Technische Universität München, she worked at the Max Planck Institute for Economics.

Isabell Welpe teaches Leadership, Human Resource Management, and Managing People and Organizations. She has taught on the faculty of Claremont University, EM Lyon, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität and the University of Berne, Switzerland.  She is an editorial board and review member of several academic and professional journals and the author of several books and edited volumes as well as over 60 articles and book chapters. Her research is published in journals such as Human Relations, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Business Venturing, Journal of Personnel Psychology, Organization Studies, and others. 

Selected recent publications

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 2016-07-19