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Organisationsentwicklung und -beratung

Wir erforschen die psychologischen und sozialen Faktoren und Prozesse, welche Transformationen beschreibbar und gestaltbar machen.

Veränderungen werden heute meistens mit den Mitteln der Organisationsentwicklung und -beratung unterstützt, weshalb die Möglichkeiten und Grenzen ihrer Wirkungen bedeutsam sind.

Forschungsprojekte

Laufende Projekte

  • Chinese understanding of leadership for the future (mit Prof. Yungpin Lu, Shanghai Jiao Tong University)
  • Transition in die Führungsrolle
  • School of life (Projekt mit Dr. Petra Bättig und Regula Treichler, Departement Life Sciences ZHAW, Institut für Umwelt und Natürliche Ressourcen)
  • Die intelligente Organisation: Studien zur Entwicklung der Innovationsfähigkeit sozialer Systeme (Projekt mit Prof. Tilo Hühn, Departement Life Sciences ZHAW, Institut für Lebensmittel- und –Getränkeinnovation, Zentrum Inhaltsstoff- und Getränkeforschung)
  • Sustainable Leadership Research (Projekt mit Prof. Gayle Avery und Dr. Harry Bergsteiner, Mcquarie University, Sydney)

Chinese understanding of leadership for the future

One of the main focuses from Westerners regarding Leadership in China is how to behave if one wants to be successful in the Chinese Market. Therefore most of the literature found is explaining the concepts of leadership theories such as Confucianism, Mohism, Daoism, Legalism, Militarism or the core cultural features such as "face", "Guanxì" or Harmony.

Our focus however is to understand how young Chinese leaders perceive leadership today and for the future. Are these concepts congruent with actual findings in research or are other concepts and theories mainly developed in the West also explaining part of their leadership concepts and behaviors? Chen and Farh (2010, S. 616) advocate that "social sciences in an increasingly globalized world could not be advanced through exclusively indigenous approaches". Therefore they suggest "for Chinese leadership research to move forward, both emic and etic approaches integrating Chinese constructs and theories with those developed in the West must be adopted". This research project tries to contribute to this requirement; validating the research findings in an intercultural research group.

Team

Prof. Dr. Michael Zirkler

Prof. Dr. Michael Zirkler

Leitung Fachgruppe Organisationsentwicklung und ...
Fachgruppe Organisationsentwicklung und -beratung

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michael.zirkler@zhaw.ch