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New Appointment to the University

On 1 June 2020, a new professor was appointed at Chemnitz University of Technology - Prof. Dr. Nina Katrin Hansen is now Chair of Human Resource Management and Leadership Studies

  • A smiling woman wears large glasses, a scarf, and a blazer
    Prof. Dr. Nina Katrin Hansen is the new Chair of Human Resource Management and Leadership Studies. Photography: Jacob Müller

On 1 June 2020, Prof. Dr. Nina Katrin Hansen was appointed as Chair of Human Resource Management and Leadership Studies in the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration at Chemnitz University of Technology. Due to the current situation at the university, the ceremonial appointment by the President, Prof. Dr. Gerd Strohmeier, will be made at a later point in time.

In the future, Hansen will devote her studies particularly to topics such as strategic human resource management, modern HRM systems and new forms of leadership in the digital age. Based on a multi–level approach, her research focuses on the question of how HRM systems influence intellectual capital architectures, organizational capabilities and firm performance especially in the field of Professional Service Firms (PSFs) such as law firms and management consultancies. In a current research project, the motivational effects of new career and leadership models are analyzed in the context of creative agencies. "The current situation highlights the relevance of dealing with questions related to the 'Future of Work'. I am therefore looking forward to exploring how companies in the Free State of Saxony and especially in the Chemnitz region are dealing with the current HRM challenges in order to successfully master them", says Hansen.

About Prof. Dr. Nina Katrin Hansen

Nina Katrin Hansen studied Business Administration and Sociology at the University of Hamburg. Her Bachelor studies were thereby supported by a scholarship from the German Academic Scholarship Foundation (The Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes). From 2005 to 2010 she worked as a research associate and PhD candidate and from 2010 to 2015 as a post-doctoral researcher and lecturer at the Chair of Human Resources Management, Hamburg Business School (BWL), University of Hamburg. In 2010, she received her doctorate and her dissertation was awarded with the dissertation prize by Hamburg Business School at the University of Hamburg. Her first appointment was in 2015 at the University of Bath (United Kingdom). From September 2015 to May 2020 she was Associate Professor in HRM and Organization Studies at the School of Management. Here she was also the Director of Studies for the Master's program "HRM and Consulting". Hansen is a member of the Academy of Management (AOM), the German Association of University Professors and Lecturers (DHV), the European Academy of Management (EURAM) and the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS).

(Author: Mario Steinebach / Translation: Chelsea Burris)

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