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Juniorprofessur Europäisches Management
Junior Professor

Junior Professor

Jun.-Prof. Dr. Charlotte Förster

Office: Thüringer Weg 7

Phone: +49 371 531-36855


Office hours: by arrangement


Charlotte Förster is Junior Professor for European Management at the Technical University of Chemnitz. Building on her previous work at the Johannes Kepler University Linz (Austria), her research focuses on pandemic management. Along this line, she currently investigates organizational resilience in hospitals affected by the current corona virus (SARS-CoV-2) around the globe.

Charlotte Förster received her PhD from the Technical University Dresden. After three years examining leaders' resilience, she graduated in 2019. The foundation for this was laid in 2015 when she got her master's degree in business administration that she also received from the Technical University of Dresden. Charlotte Förster previously completed her bachelor’s degree in International Business at the University of Paderborn. During the bachelor study program, she chose English and Spanish as foreign language, which she later supplemented by French. As part of this study program Charlotte Förster also spent a semester abroad in Seville, Spain (Universidad de Sevilla).

Charlotte Förster worked as research associate for the Institute of Leadership and Change Management at the Johannes Kepler University in Linz (Austria), for the Junior Professorship for Strategic Management at the Technical University of Dresden and for the University of Applied Sciences for Social Work, Education and Nursing Dresden. For the latter, she designed a Human Resource concept funded by the Federal Ministry of Education and Work. She also received teaching assignments at the Brandenburg University of Technology Cottbus-Senftenberg, the Technical University of Chemnitz and the Saxon Administration and Business Academy in Dresden. Charlotte Förster also worked as consultant for strategic (human resource) issues for the University of Applied Sciences for Social Work, Education and Nursing Dresden.

As part of her research, Charlotte Förster has not only conducted various studies on leaders’ resilience, but also deals with the topics of positive leadership, organizational crises, organizational resilience and highly reliable organizations (HROs).

For more information, please visit www.charlotte-foerster.com.