The PhD programme of the Leadership, Management
& Organisation (LMO) Division is designed for students who wish to study
and do research on Organisational Behaviour (OB) and Human Resource Management
(HRM). Our programme has a strong focus on empirical research. We aim to
develop academics who publish world-class research and whose ideas have
practical implications for the modern workplace.
Our area focuses on
studying people in their roles as employees, managers, and leaders. By
drawing on concepts and research methods from psychology and sociology,
students learn to conduct research on people’s behaviour in organisational
contexts. The LMO Division has a special emphasis is on cross-cultural and
intercultural organisational behaviour in the global context. Research
topics may include culture, personality, motivation, negotiation, decision
making, power, leadership, team processes, compensation & benefits, talent
sourcing, and human resource management.
A unique strength of the
LMO PhD programme is its focus on the theory and practice of Cultural
Intelligence (CQ), which is defined as an individual's capability to work
effectively across cultures. PhD students with unique interests in extending
the knowledge domain in the area of cultural intelligence will have the
opportunity to work with a team of faculty on the CQ research programme.
Further information about
our division and the research interests of the faculty members can be found at