Dr. Christian Tröster is Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the KLU. Chris received his bachelor's and master's degree in sociology from the University of Groningen (NL) and his PhD from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam (NL). He has been a visiting scholar at several universities, such as Singapore Management University (SMU), the University of British Columbia (UBC), and Victoria University of Wellington (NZ). He currently serves on the editorial board of The Leadership Quarterly and is an incoming associate editor of the Academy of Management Journal.
Chris uses experiments and surveys to study topics in organizational behavior such as leadership, social networks, and teams. His work has been published in the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of International Business Studies, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, etc.
He teaches how to be more effective when dealing with people from other cultures (intercultural communication) and how to better understand what motivates people in organizations (leadership and organizational behavior). He teaches both students and executives in top-ranked programs and delivers training for companies around the globe.
Up Close & Personal
“Back then, we were sitting together probably everyday to discuss every little detail about this university, because we had to come up with everything. Now, ten years later I am really proud to see what KLU has become.”
– Prof. Christian Troester, Ph.D.
Teaching at KLU
Engaged Operational Leadership
Global Organization Design (MBA)
Intercultural Communication & Management (BSc MGT)
Intercultural Communication and Management (BScBBA)
Leadership Across Cultures (MBA)
Leadership and Organizational Behavior (MSc GL & SCM)
Leadership and Organizational Behavior (MSc MGT, MSc SCM TRI)
|since 2022||Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany|
|2016 - 2021||Associate Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany|
Visiting Assistant Professor at Saunder Business School, University of British Columbia, Vancouver, Canada
|2011 - 2016|| |
Assistant Professor of Leadership and Organizational Behavior, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany
Visiting Assistant Professor at Singapore Management University, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore
Visiting Researcher at Singapore Management University, Lee Kong Chian School of Business, Singapore
Visiting Researcher at Links Centre, Gatton College of Business and Economics, University of Kentucky, Louisville, USA
Internship at the Interuniversity Center for Social Science Theory and Methodology (ICS) at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands
Ph.D. in Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, The Netherlands
MSc. in Sociology at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands
BSc. in Sociology at the University of Groningen, The Netherlands