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Karoline Strauss
Professor, Management Department

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Curriculum Vitae (pdf)
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Education

Ph.D. in Organizational Psychology, University of Sheffield

Magistra rerum naturalium (MSc) in Psychology, University of Vienna

Biography

Karoline Strauss teaches Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management across different programs at ESSEC. Previously she was an Associate Professor at Warwick Business School, and an Assistant Professor at the University of Sheffield.

Karoline’s research interests broadly focus on individuals’ relationship with the future. Her research on future work selves explores how individuals create the future in their mind and will, and how this helps them in managing their career. In her research on proactive behavior she investigates individuals’ attempts to influence their own future, and the future of their organization, such as by contributing to innovation or sustainability. She currently leads a project on the well-being consequences of proactive behavior, funded by the Agence Nationale de la Recherche. Karoline’s work has been published in journals such as the Journal of Management, the Journal of Applied Psychology, and Human Resource Management. 

Karoline is representative-at-large at the Academy of Management’s Managerial and Organizational Cognition division and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Management, the British Journal of Management, and the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. She is an academic member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and a Fellow of the UK Higher Education Academy. 

You can find her full CV here

Research Areas
Areas

My research centers around two broad themes that evolve from my fascination with how individuals and organizations deal with the uncertainty of the future. My resesarch on future work selves explores how individuals create the future in their mind and will through processes of mental time travel and episodic prospection. In my work on proactive behavior I investigate individuals’ agentic attempts to influence both their own future, and the future of their organization. Exploring these processes provides insights into how individuals contribute to organizational effectiveness in uncertain environments through foresight and the creation of change; and how they ensure their future employability and create sustainable careers that align with their values.

 

Organisational Behaviour, Psychology, Human Resource Management




Academic Publications
Articles
  "When does proactivity have a cost? Motivation at work moderates the effects of proactive work behavior on employee job strain" (K. Strauss, S. Parker, D. O'shea, ), Journal of Vocational Behavior, Jun 2017, Vol. 100, p. 15‑26
  "Fifty shades of green: How microfoundations of sustainability dynamic capabilities vary across organizational contexts" (K. Strauss, J. Lepoutre, G. Wood, , ), Journal of Organizational Behavior
  "Economics education and value change: The role of program normative homogeneity and peer influence" (G. Racko, K. Strauss, B. Burchell), Academy of Management Learning & Education
  "What seals the I-deal? Exploring the role of employees' behaviours and managers' emotions" (T. Kiefer, R. Yasin, K. Strauss), Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
  "The translation of management knowledge: Challenges, contributions and new directions" (D. Spyridonidis, G. Currie, S. Heusinkveld, K. Strauss, A. Sturdy), International Journal of Management Reviews, Jul 2016, Vol. 18, Issue 3, p. 231‑235
  "Organizational ambidexterity and the hybrid middle manager: The case of patient safety in UK hospitals" (N. Burgess, K. Strauss, G. Currie, G. Wood), Human Resource Management, Dec 2015, Vol. 54, p. S87‑S109
  "Hope and optimism in the face of change: Contributions to task adaptivity" (K. Strauss, K. Niven, C. Mcclelland, B. Cheung), Journal of Business and Psychology, Dec 2015, Vol. 30, Issue 4, p. 733‑745
  "Intervening to enhance proactivity in organizations: Improving the present or changing the future" (K. Strauss, S. Parker), Journal of Management
  "Building and sustaining proactive behaviors: The role of adaptivity and job satisfaction" (K. Strauss, M. Griffin, S. Parker, C. Mason), Journal of Business and Psychology, Mar 2015, Vol. 30, Issue 1, p. 63‑72
  "Hope in the early career: Mediating effects of work motivation on performance and turnover intentions in swiss adolescent apprentices" (D. Valero, A. Hirschi, K. Strauss), Journal of Career Development, Jan 2015, Vol. 42, Issue 5, p. 381‑395
  "Future Work Selves: How salient hoped-for identities motivate proactive career behaviors" (K. Strauss, M. Griffin, S. Parker), Journal of Applied Psychology, Mar 2012, Vol. 97, Issue 3, p. 580‑589
  "Making things happen: A model of proactive motivation. Journal of Management" (S. Parker, U. Bindl, K. Strauss), Journal of Management, Apr 2010, Vol. 36, Issue 4, p. 827‑856
  "Proactivity directed toward the team and organization: The role of leadership, commitment, and role-breadth self-efficacy" (K. Strauss, M. Griffin, A. Rafferty), British Journal of Management, Sep 2009, Vol. 20, Issue 3, p. 279‑291


Chapters
  An identity-based perspective on proactivity: Future work selves and beyond. In: Proactivity at Work (with C. Kelly). : Routledge Organization and Management Series, Parker, S. K., Bindl, U. K.. 2016
  Effective and sustained proactivity in the workplace: A self-determination theory perspective. In: The Oxford Handbook of Work Engagement, Motivation, and Self-Determination Theory (with S. Parker). : Oxford University Press, Gagné, M.. 2014, p. 50-72
  The people make the place, and they make things happen: Proactive behavior at work. In: Relationships in organisations: A work psychology perspective (with J. Farrell). : Palgrave Macmillan, Cooper-Thomas, H. , Morrison, R.. 2013, p. 107-136


Scientific Activities
Editorial Board Membership
  Journal of Applied Psychology, American Psychological Association
  British Journal of Management, Wiley
  Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Wiley


Conference Presentations
  "Sealing the deal: The role of employee motives and leader emotions", (with Y. Rofcanin, T. Kiefer). Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, 11 Aug 2015
  "How leaders stimulate day-level proactivity: Effects of need satisfaction and job complexity", (with C. Uri, C. Axtell). Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, 11 Aug 2015
  "A 'serious' perspective on leisure-work enrichment", (with C. Kelly). Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, BC, 10 Aug 2015
  "How i-deals build resources to facilitate reciprocation: The mediating role of positive affective states in the relationship between i-deals and supervisor-rated outcomes", (with Y. Rofcanin, T. Kiefer). Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 05 Aug 2014
  "Making my desired future happen: A future work self intervention to enhance proactive behavior at work", (with S. Parker). Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 04 Aug 2014
  "Proactivity in occupational safety: A goal regulation perspective", (with M. Curucuto, C. Axtell). Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 13 Aug 2013
  "How proactive employees engage in job crafting and improve their engagement: The role of affect", (with A. Van Den Broeck, E. Vanbelle). Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 13 Aug 2013
  "The personal cost of proactive behavior: Moderating effects of controlled motivation", (with S. Parker, D. O'shea). Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Lake Buena Vista, FL, 13 Aug 2013
  "A self-concordance perspective on proactivity in organizations", Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 06 Aug 2012
  "Intervening to enhance eudaimonic well-being in the workplace: The Active Workforce Initiative", (with S. Parker). Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 06 Aug 2012
  "Ideal and feared future work selves: Implications for feedback seeking and feedback monitoring", Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, MA, 06 Aug 2012
  "Anticipation and identity: Future selves as a source of proactive goals", (with S. Parker). Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 11 Aug 2010
  "Motivating proactive behavior to achieve a sustainable career: The power of the future work self", (with M. Griffin, S. Parker). Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Chicago, IL, 10 Aug 2010
  "Ideal and feared future work selves: The influence of hope on future-oriented identities", (with S. Hershcovis). Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, QC, 10 Aug 2010

Consulting & Other Activities

Professional Service 

- Representative-at-large, Managerial and Organizational Cognition division, Academy of Management
- Consulting editor, Journal of Applied Psychology
- Consulting editor, British Journal of Management
- Consulting editor, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology 
- Guest editor, International Journal of Management Reviews Special Issue on Translation-based perspectives in management and organization studies, w. D. Spyridonidis, G. Currie, S. Heusinkveld, and A. Sturdy
- Chair of the Scientific Committee of the 2012 IWP International Conference on Work, Well-being and Performance
- Ad-hoc reviewer for journals including Journal of Management, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Current Directions in Psychological Science, and Human Resource Manangement (US)
- Ad-hoc reviewer for the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), Research Foundation Flanders – FWO (Belgium)

- Ad-hoc reviewer for the Economic and Social Research Council (UK), Research Foundation Flanders – FWO (Belgium)

Professional Membership

Academy of Management, Higher Education Academy, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development

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