Short CV/Education and training

  • Prof. Dr. Isabell M. Welpe holds the Chair for Strategy and Organization at the Technical University of Munich, Germany. In addition, she is director of the Bavarian State Institute for Higher Education Re-search and Planning. Her research interests are in the domains of strategy, leadership, innovation and the digitalization of business and society.

  • In her current projects, Prof. Dr. Isabell M. Welpe focuses on the digital transformation of companies and the working world as well as the future of leadership and work / organizational design against this background. Amongst others, she has published studies on the projects “The Future of Work- and Life Design“, „Social Media as Information Markets“ and on the changes of business models in (media) or-ganizations due to digitalization. Prof. Welpe is board member of the Center for Digital Technology & Management (CDTM), member of the „Münchner Kreis“ and several advisory boards. She has repeatedly spoken at the Digital Life Design (DLD) conference and has been listed among the Top 40 under 40 of the „digital elite“ by the magazine Capital.

  • Isabell M. Welpe studied management at the Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität in Munich, Germany and at the Massachusetts Institute of Technology, Boston, USA. She completed an additional MSc at the London School of Economics before finishing her PhD at the University of Regensburg. She has been a visiting professor at the Keck Graduate Institute, Claremont, USA and a postdoctoral fellow at the Carlson School of Management at the University of Minnesota. Before taking over the Chair for Strategy and Organization at the Technische Universität München, she worked at the Max Planck Institute for Eco-nomics.

Selected publications

  • Moser, K., Tumasjan, A., Welpe, I.M. (conditionally accepted). Small but attractive: Dimen-sions of new venture employer attractiveness and the moderating role of applicants' en-trepreneurial behaviors. Journal of Business Venturing.

  • Brosi, P., Spörrle, M., Welpe, I. M., & Heilman, M. E. (2016). Expressing pride: Effects on per-ceived agency, communality and stereotype-based gender disparities. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101(9), 1319-1328.

  • Drescher, M. A., Korsgaard, M. A., Welpe, I. M., Picot, A., & Wigand, R. T. (2014). The dy-namics of shared leadership: Building trust and enhancing performance. Journal of Ap-plied Psychology, 99(5), 771-783.

  • Tumasjan, A., Welpe, I. M., & Spörrle, M. (2012). Easy now, desirable later: The moderat-ing role of temporal distance in opportunity evaluation and exploita-tion. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 37(4), 859-888.

  • Welpe, I. M., Spörrle, M., Grichnik, D., Michl, T., & Audretsch, D. (2012). Emotions and op-portunities: The interplay of opportunity evaluation, fear, joy, and anger as anteced-ent of entrepreneurial exploitation. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 36(1), 1-28.

Selected projects

  • A dynamic view on the theme "trust": development and consequences of trust in teams

  • Development of an IT-tool for KMU to implement digital employer branding methods in order to raise employer attactivity

  • DWD-TuRiChan Digital Work Design – Turning Risks into Chances

  • AfriCar-Rural mobility in developing nations

  • Decentralised stationary batteries to more efficiently use renewable energy and support network stability (EEBatt)

  • Trust and performance in virtual teams and organizations – the influence of psychological, techno-structural, and social factors


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