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Human Resource Management and Leadership Studies


Jacqueline Happ

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Postal Address:
Technische Universität Chemnitz
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Professorship BWL VI - Human Resource Management and Leadership Studies
Thüringer Weg 7
09126 Chemnitz
Phone :
0371 53135279
Fax :
0371 531835279
Office Hours :
Monday 10:00 - 11:30
Wednesday 10:00 - 11:30
Thursday 10:00 - 11:30

Scientific Staff


Mareike Kroll (M. Sc.)

Office :
Phone :
0371 53138663
0371 531838663
E-Mail :
Office Hours :
by Appointment


Hanna Sauer (M. Sc.)

Office :
Phone :
0371 53131003
0371 531831108
E-Mail :
Office Hours :
by Appointment

Current Research Interests

  • Sustainable Human Resource Management (especially Socially Responsible HRM)
  • Meaningful work & sustainable careers

Publications and Conferences

Curriculum Vitae

  • since Jun 2019: Research Associate, Chair of Human Resource Management & Leadership Studies, Chemnitz University of Technology
  • 08/2016 – 01/2019: Student Assistant, Chair of Human Resource Management & Leadership Studies, Chemnitz University of Technology
  • Oct 2015 - Oct 2018: Master Management and Organisation Studies, Chemnitz University of Technology, Degree: M.Sc.
  • Oct 2012 - Jan 2016: Bachelor Economics and Business Administration, Specialization Organization/Human Resources/Innovation, Chemnitz University of Technology, Degree: B.Sc.

Academic Self-Administration

  • since Jun 2019: Academic advisor Master "Management and Organisation Studies"
  • since Jun 2019: Member (entitled to vote), Study Commission Master "Management and Organisation Studies"
  • since Jun 2019: Advisory Member, Examination Board Master "Management and Organisation Studies"

Summer Term 2021

  • Master Aktuelle Führungstheorien (Tutorial) (German)

Winter Term 2020/2021

  • Master HRM Research (Seminar) (English)
  • Master Inter|Ventio (Business Simulation) (German/English)

Summer Term 2020

  • Master Aktuelle Führungstheorien (Tutorial) (German)
  • Bachelor Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Seminar „Sustainable HRM“ (Seminar) (German)

Winter Term 2019/2020

  • Master HRM Research (Seminar) (English)
  • Master Inter|Ventio (Business Simulation) (German/English)
  • Bachelor Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Seminar „Wissensmanagement im Gesundheitswesen“ (Seminar) (German)
  • Bachelor Berufsfeldseminar „Wissensmanagement im Gesundheitswesen“ (Seminar) (German)

Summer Term 2019

  • Master Aktuelle Führungstheorien (Tutorial) (German)
  • Bachelor Wirtschaftswissenschaftliches Seminar „Wissensmanagement im Gesundheitswesen“ (Seminar) (German)
  • Bachelor Berufsfeldseminar „Wissensmanagement im Gesundheitswesen“ (Seminar) (German)

Master Projects

  • Remote Work und Covid-19 – Auswirkungen auf die Gestaltung eines nachhaltigen Personalmanagements (Summer 20 – Winter 20/21) (German)

Dr. Simone Schmid (Dipl.-Päd, Dipl.-Vw.)

Phone :
0371 53138915
Fax :
0371 53126259
Office Hours :
by Appointment

Dr. rer. pol. Simone Schmid is a researcher at the Professorship of Personal Management and Leadership Studies in the Faculty of Business Administration and Economics at Chemnitz University of Technology. She holds diplomas in Psychological Pedagogy and Macroeconomics. Her current research interests are measurement methods for assessing, recording, or interpreting the dynamic nature of team performance in complex situations. She is investigating inter-disciplinary action teams (such as sports teams, rescue teams, or business teams) in high performance and high reliability organizations to develop a theoretical framework applicable to various fields in business research as well as personnel development training.

Areas of research:

  • Teamwork/team training in organizations
  • Team leadership/ management
  • Organizational behavior/ learning
  • Methods/ measurement tools for assessing team effectiveness

Student Assistants


Lea Fischer

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E-Mail :

Course: European Studies with Social Sciences

Area of responsibility:

  • Support of the team in teaching and research
  • Support of courses and events of the chair
  • Support in Office Management

Anja Sonntag

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Office :
E-Mail :

Course: Computer Science

Area of responsibility:

  • Accessibility of the website
  • Hardware and software support


Peter Pawlowsky (Univ.-Prof. Dr. rer. pol. habil.)

Postal Address :
Technische Universität Chemnitz
Faculty of Economics and Business Administration
Research Prof. Pawlowsky
Thüringer Weg 7
09126 Chemnitz
E-Mail :

Prof. Dr. Peter Pawlowsky is professor of Personnel Management and Leadership Studies at Chemnitz University of Technology and director of the Research Institute for Organizational Competence and Strategy (FOKUS). He studied Economics and Social Sciences at the University of Gothenborg, Sweden; the Universidad Autonoma de Honduras in Tegucigalpa, the University of California San Diego in the US; and the Georg August University in G�ttingen, Germany. His Ph.D. in Business Administration ("summa cum laude") is obtained from The Free University of Berlin and his "venia legendi" (Habilitation) from the University of Paderborn, Germany. Prof. Pawlowsky has held positions as an Executive Programme Director for Corporate Leadership issues at the Bertelsmann Foundation in G�tersloh, as Assistant Professor and Managing Director of the Research Centre on Labor Economics - Behavioral Economics - Free University of Berlin. Later, he was appointed as full professor in Personnel Management and Leadership Studies at Chemnitz University of Technology in 1994.

In 1998, Peter Pawlowsky stayed at the Japan Advanced Institute of Science and Technology (JAIST), School of Knowledge Science, Hokuriku as a visiting professor and has received several defined appointment offers as a full professor, inter alia, from the Free University Berlin (2004) and the Zeppelin University, Friedrichshafen (2003). He is co-founder and president of the German Society for Knowledge Management 2001-2003, and he was appointed as vice president for the Commission on Learning in Further Training Institutions of the Federal Ministry for Education and Research (BMFT) in 2006. He has played an active role in the New Club of Paris developing concepts for intellectual capital management (ICM) and has conducted large studies on the development of KM Knowledge Management (KM) and ICM in the German economy. In 2001 Prof. Pawlowsky initiated the first European Master's Program in Knowledge Management and became course director of the CUT "Executive Master of Knowledge Management" program between 2004 and 2006. He has been successful in fund raising and has been playing a leading role in several international projects in knowledge management and high performance research.

Peter Pawlowsky has an extensive record of consulting activities, involving companies and public organizations. His experience of organizational practice has helped him to teach students, professionals and managers, and to develop new approaches to Human Resource Management and organizational learning. He has developed several courses and program curriculums and taught, inter alia, at the Free University Berlin, University of St. Gallen, Johannes Gutenberg-University Mainz, AutoUni Volkswagen. He has taught a wide range of courses, ranging from business administration and human resources management to knowledge management, organizational change, leadership and organizational behavior to students of Economics, Business Administration, Engineering, Psychology and Sociology. He has been invited to hundreds of talks and keynotes in German as well as international conferences and workshops. Furthermore, he is listed in the London Speaker Bureau, as one of the leading researchers in the field of high performance.

Peter Pawlowsky has written more than 150 scientific and professional publications, including several books, and he was active in dozens of affiliations and assignments as liaison professor for the Foundation of the German Economy Foundation (Stiftung der deutschen Wirtschaft e. V.), in the Executive Board of the Institute for Innovation Management and Personnel Development CUT; as Member of the Scientific Policy Advisory Group "FORUM Ost" SPD (German Social Democrat Party); as member of the FIBAA (Foundation for International Business Administration Accreditation) Accreditation Team; as Reviewer & Editorial Board Member for the Journal for East European Management Studies, Organisational Studies- Journal of Intellectual Capital, Management Revue and ZfP Zeitschrift f�r Personalforschung.

Prof. Peter Pawlowsky has worked on a wide range of topics in labour market issues, meaning of work, leadership, personnel development and training, organisational learning and knowledge management. Since 2000, his focus has been on high performance management and excellence in culture, sports, business and emergency operation as well as on the development of transfer trainings that promote learning from high performance teams. This research has received significant public attention including a ZDF-TV documentation ("Abenteuer Wissen": The secrets of high performance). Recently, his research team has focused on learning in emergency and disaster management systems.

Habilitation treatise

Former Lecturers

Dr. Hermann D. Kaiser
Dr. Klaus Päßler
Wolfgang Lehmann

Former Research Staff

Prof. Dr. Rüdiger Reinhardt
Prof. Dr. Angela Walter
Prof. Dr. habil. Uta Wilkens
Dr. Jens Bäumers
Dr. Michael Behr
Dr. Lutz Gerlach
Dr. Marija Köhne
Dr. Matthias Meifert, geb. Seifert
Dr. Daniela Menzel
Dr. Peter Mistele
Dr. Katja Neubauer, geb. Meinicke
Dr. Annett Puggel
Dr. Heiko Röhl
Dr. Norbert Steigenberger
Dr. Julia Herrmann
M.Sc. / Dipl.-Soz. Stefan Hauptmann
Dipl.-Soz. Veronika Krüger
Dipl.-Geogr. Elke Damm
Dipl.-Kffr. Petra Froß
Dipl.-Kfm. Jens Hengst
Dipl.-Päd. Maud Krohn
Dipl.-Soz. Michael Schulte †
Dipl.-Kffr. Antje Weiß, geb. Buschmann
Dipl.-Kfm. Michael Zart
Dipl.-Kfm. Ferdinand Wenzlaff
Dipl.-Hdl. Silke Geithner
M.A. Anja Loose
M.A. Thomas Engel
M.A. Thomas Lübcke
M.A. Tina Seiwert
M.A. Wiebke Mandel
M.Sc. Anja Balzer
M.Sc. Tobias Harsch
Dipl.-Soz. Gido Regel
M.A. Aylin Gözalan
M.Sc. Stephanie Tietz
Dr. Katja Werner
Dr. rer. pol. Julia Breßler
Dr. Evi Kneisel (Dipl.-Psych.)