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Professor Jochen Menges holds the Chair of Leadership and Human Resource Management at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management in Düsseldorf in Germany. He received his doctoral degree in management from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland, spent a year at the Graduate School of Arts and Science at Yale University in the United States, and completed undergraduate and graduate degrees in psychology at the University of Heidelberg in Germany. Jochen Menges is also appointed as a University Lecturer in Organizational Behaviour at Judge Business School at the University of Cambridge in the UK.
Professor Menges research focuses on the social dynamics between leaders and followers, and on the role of emotions in organizational life. He primarily conducts field studies in organizations, analyses archival data, and runs carefully controlled experiments. Professor Menges’ discoveries have been published in top academic journals and featured in the media around the world, for example, by the BBC, CNN, The Economist, The Financial Times, Le Monde, NPR, The Wall Street Journal, and Die Zeit. His TEDx talk has been viewed by more than fifteen thousand people.
In his research, teaching and consulting, Professor Menges has worked with a diverse set of companies and organizations including A.T. Kearney, Ambrosetti, British Telecom, Deutsche Telekom, Google, Jaguar Land Rover, L'Oreal, Microsoft, Nordea, Rolls-Royce, Waldburg Zeil Hospitals, and The World Bank. Professor Menges has taught at start-up incubators such as Plug & Play in Silicon Valley and The Venture Café Foundation in Boston. His expertise spans to the medium-sized companies of the Mittelstand, the backbone of Germany's economy. Professor Menges led a major employer quality assessment study, for which he evaluated more than 450 Mittelstand companies in Germany regarding their potential to attract and retain talent.