Benjamin Korman

PhD Candidate

Benjamin Korman is a PhD Candidate under the supervision of Christian Tröster in the field of Organizational Behavior and Leadership at the Kühne Logistics University. Prior to joining the KLU in August 2016, Benjamin received his B.Sc. in Biopsychology from the University of California, Santa Barbara and his M.Sc. in Cognitive Neuroscience from Leiden University in the Netherlands. His Master’s Thesis explored the relationship between structural brain anatomy and cognitive deficits in various psychiatric populations.

Now his scientific investigations explore the influence of social comparisons on employees in the workplace and how such comparisons affect employees’ emotions and subsequent behaviors. Specifically, his work focuses on the social comparisons that arise when employees perceive themselves as being treated differently by their leader relative to how their coworkers are treated by the leader.

Contact

Tel: +49 40 328707-307
Fax: +49 40 328707-109
benjamin.korman@the-klu.org

Networks

Academic Positions

2015Research Technologist at the University of Washington, USA
2013Research Intern at the Research Centre Juelich, Germany
2011Research Assistant at the University of California, Santa Barbara, USA

Education

Since 2016

PhD Candidate in Organizational Behavior and Leadership, Kühne Logistics University, Hamburg, Germany

2014

MSc in Cognitive Neuroscience, Leiden University, the Netherlands

2012BSc in Biopsychology, University of California, Santa Barbara, USA
  • Korman, B. A., Tröster, C. Giessner, S. (2019). The Consequences of Incongruent Abusive Supervision. Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, USA, August 9th – 13th.
  • Korman, B. A., Tröster, C. Giessner, S. (2019). The Consequences of Incongruent Abusive Supervision. Presented at the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Conference, Turin, Italy, May 29th – June 1st.
  • Korman, B. A., Tröster, C. Giessner, S. (2019). The Consequences of Incongruent Abusive Supervision. Presented at the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium, Corfu, Greece, May 16th – 18th.