About the Chair of Human Resource Management

Research at the Chair of Human Resource Management is based on a theory-driven and fact-based approach. We focus on research questions belonging to the areas of personnel and organizational economics as well as management. Experimental economics, which has become increasingly popular over the past decades, is an important foundation for our empirical research projects. Lab experiments enable us to investigate behavior in a controlled environment and to test predictions derived from formal economic models. We also use field data to study, for instance, incentive and performance evaluation systems.

Our research mainly belongs to the following areas:

  • Incentive systems
  • Career paths within firms
  • Employee motivation
  • Organizational design
  • Performance measurement
  • Talent Management
  • Personnel Economics