[Skip to Content]

Prof. Dr. Eric Kearney

Eric Kearney

Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Ph.D., Business Administration (Organizational Behavior), Technische Universität Berlin, 2005
Diploma (equivalent to a Master's Degree), Psychology (Organizational Psychology), Freie Universität Berlin, 2002


Curriculum Vitae & Publications

  • 2009 - Present:  Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human ResourceManagement at GISMA Business School / Leibniz Universität Hannover

  • 2007 – 2009 Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Jacobs Center on Lifelong Learning and Institutional Development at Jacobs University Bremen

  • 2005 – 2007 Teaching and Research Assistant at the Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für BWL, Lehrstuhl für Unternehmensführung und Organisation

  • 2005 Doctorate in Business Administration (Organizational Behavior), Technische Universität Berlin

  • 2003 – 2005 Teaching and Research Assistant at the Technische Universität Berlin, Institut für BWL, Lehrstuhl für Organisation, Personal und Führung

  • Since 2003 Teaching of various courses at the following universities: Freie Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Humboldt-Universität Berlin, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Jacobs University Bremen, Universidad Autónoma de Madrid

  • 2002 Diploma in Psychology, Freie Universität Berlin

Selected Publications

Biemann, T., & Kearney, E. (2010). Size does matter: How varying group sizes in a sample affect the most common measures of group diversity. Organizational Research Methods, 13, 582-599.

Gebert, D., Boerner, S., Kearney, E. (2010). Fostering team innovation: Why is it important to combine opposing action strategies? Organization Science, 21, 593-608.

Kearney, E., Gebert, D., & Voelpel, S. C. (2009). When and how diversity benefits teams – The importance of team members’ need for cognition. Academy of Management Journal, 52, 581-598.

Kearney, E., & Gebert, D. (2009). Managing diversity and enhancing team outcomes:  The promise of transformational leadership. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 77-89.

Kearney, E. (2008). Age differences between leader and followers as a moderator of the relationship between transformational leadership and team performance. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 81, 803-811.

 Memberships and Professional Service Activities

 Academy of Management (AOM)

American Psychological Association (APA)

Deutsche Gesellschaft für Psychologie (DGPs)

Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)

Member of Editorial Board (July 1, 2010-June 30, 2013), Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes