Professor Dr. Christian Tröster

Prof. Dr. Christian Tröster

The success of great leaders comes from their ability to inspire others.


Prof. Dr. Christian Tröster

Assistant Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior

In September 2011, Dr. Christian Tröster commenced his appointment at the Kuehne Logistics University in the field of Leadership and Organizational Behavior. Before, he was a visiting Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources at the Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore Management University. Dr. Tröster studied Sociology at the University of Groningen (NL) and holds a Ph.D. in Management (2011) from the Rotterdam School of Management (NL). In 2009 he was a visiting scholar at the LINKS Centre at Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky. From March to May 2013 he visited the Sauder Business School at the University of British Columbia.

His research focuses on organizational networks and leadership. Specifically, he investigates how people's interactions influence individual-, team-, and organizational performance and what leaders can do to optimize their subordinates' networks. Furthermore, he is interested in the consequences of employing a (culturally) diverse workforce. He is also a certified intercultural trainer (dgikt e.V.).

Dr. Tröster has consulted various companies including IBM, ECORYS, and VOPAK. His aim is to transform cutting-edge scientific insights into practical solutions to managerial challenges.