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Chair of Leadership and Human Resource Management
WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management


  • Social dynamics between leaders and followers
  • Role of emotions in organizational life

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 have been 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.

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