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Prof. Dr. Anna Aleksandra Lupina-Wegener

Prof. Dr. Anna Aleksandra Lupina-Wegener

Prof. Dr. Anna Aleksandra Lupina-Wegener

ZHAW School of Management and Law
Center for Culture & Creativity in International Business (C3IB)
Theaterstrasse 17
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 67 41

Arbeit an der ZHAW



Tätigkeit an der ZHAW

Head of Center for Culture & Creativity in International Business

Committee member at COST Action 18215, China in Europe Research Network, vice-chair of the working group Chinese financial investments, services, and speculation (2019 –), manager of the training school and ITC instrument at CHERN (2020 –)

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Arbeits- und Forschungsschwerpunkte, Spezialkenntnisse

1. Culture in inter-organizational collaboration:
HQ- subsidiary collaboration
Cross-border M&As
A new world of work (hybrid working encouraging diversity and inclusion)

2. Culture in collaboration with external stakeholders:
Internationalization of International New Ventures
Internationalization of Chinese firms in Europe

3. Cross-cultural collaboration in organizations:
Multicultural (virtual) teams
Cultural intelligence
Cross-cultural leadership
Change management

4. Context:
Central Eastern Europe
Emerging markets

Beruflicher Werdegang

Anna Lupina-Wegener is a Professor of International Management and Organizational Behaviour and head of the Center for Culture and Creativity in International Business, Zurich University for Applied Sciences, School of Management and Law (ZHAW, since 09/2022). Before (2012-2022), she was a full professor at the School of Engineering and Management Canton de Vaud, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Western Switzerland (HES-SO). Prof. Lupina-Wegener investigates organizational identity processes in the international management context, focusing on cross-border mergers and acquisitions. She is interested in how merging organizations create a culture of collaboration with shared goals and a shared organizational identity. She approaches organizational identity as a subjectively constructed reality and relies on an interpretative epistemology. She obtained external funding, which supported her numerous research projects. Among the others, Prof. Lupina-Wegener and her colleagues obtained an SNF grant (https://data.snf.ch/grants/grant/163106) to investigate organizational ambivalence triggered by multiple organizational identities in Sino-Western M&As in general. Her work was published in international journals such as for example, Management International Review, Business Horizons, or British Journal of Social Psychology.
Further, she has developed a strong academic network doing interdisciplinary research on M&As; among others, she is a member of the European M&A Institute (https://www.european-ma-institute.org). Prof. Lupina-Wegener is also a Cost Action China in Europe Network member and part of its leadership team (https://china-in-europe.net/action-leadership/).

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Post-Doctorate in Management, University of Geneva, Switzerland (2005-2010)
Socio-cultural integration processes in mergers and acquisitions: a mixed method, longitudinal study of a German acquisition in Mexico

Doctorate in Management, Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Poland (2005)
Human resources management in mergers and acquisitions
Ph.D. fellowship in management (2000-2002)
Swiss Government Excellence Scholarship (2003-2004)

MSc Management, Warsaw School of Economics (SGH), Poland (2000)

Exchange semester, École des Hautes Études Commerciales (HEC), Montréal, Canada (2000)

Mitglied in Netzwerken

  • Academy of Management (AoM)
  • European Academy of Management (EURAM)
  • Academy of Management (AIB)
  • British Academy of Management (BAM)
  • Section Romande de la Société Suisse-Chine
  • European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOs)


Beiträge in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift, peer-reviewed
Buchbeiträge, peer-reviewed
Weitere Publikationen
Mündliche Konferenzbeiträge und Abstracts

Publikationen vor Tätigkeit an der ZHAW

1. Liang, S., Lupina-Wegener, A., Ullrich, J., & Van Dick, R. (2022). Change is our continuity: Chinese managers’ construction of post-merger identification after an acquisition in Europe. Journal of Change Management, 22(1): 59-78.
2. Van Dick, R. et al. (2021). Identity leadership, employee burnout, and the mediating role of team identification: evidence from the global identity leadership development project. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(22): 12081
3. Konishi, M., Shan, J., Pullin, P., & Lupina-Wegener, A. (2021). Multicultural team effectiveness: testing the role of common in-group identity and cultural intelligence, under review. Journal of Theoretical Social Psychology, 5 (4), 519-529.
4. Liang, S., Ullrich, J., Van Dick, R., & Lupina-Wegener, A. (2021). The intergroup sensitivity effect in mergers and acquisitions: testing the role of merger motives. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 51 (8), pp. 769-778.
5. Lupina-Wegener, A., Liang, S., Ullrich, J., & Van Dick. R. (2020). Multiple organizational identities and change in ambivalence: the case of a Chinese acquisition in Europe, Journal of Organizational Change Management, 33 (7), pp. 1253-1275.
6. Prystupa, K., Johannot, C., & Lupina-Wegener, A., (corresponding author, 2019). Lessons learned from Swiss born globals entering Brazil, Journal of Entrepreneurship in Emerging Economies, 12 (1), pp. 125-143.
7. Marques, J., Lupina-Wegener, A., & Schneider, S. (2017). Internationalization strategies of emerging market banks: challenges and opportunities, Business Horizons (60), pp. 715-723.
8. Lupina-Wegener, A., Schneider, S., & Van Dick, R. (2015). The role of outgroups in constructing a shared identity: a longitudinal study of a subsidiary merger in Mexico, Management International Review, 55 (5), pp. 677-705.
9. Chudzicka-Czupała, A., Grabowski, D., et al. (2015). Application of the theory of planned behaviour in academic cheating – cross-cultural comparison, Ethics and Behaviour, pp. 1-22.
10. Lupina-Wegener, A., Drzensky, F., Ullrich, J., & Van Dick, R. (2014). Focus on the bright tomorrow: a longitudinal study on employee identification in a European merger in Mexico, British Journal of Social Psychology, 53, pp. 752-772.
11. Lupina-Wegener, A. (2013). Human resource integration in subsidiary mergers and acquisitions: evidence from Poland, Journal of Organizational Change Management, 26 (2), pp. 286-304.
12. Chudzicka-Czupała, A., Lupina-Wegener, A., Borter, S., & Hapon, N. (2013). Students’ attitude toward cheating in Switzerland, Ukraine and Poland, The New Educational Review, 32(2), pp. 66-77.
13. Lupina-Wegener, A., Schneider, S., & Van Dick R. (2011). Different experiences of socio-cultural integration: a European merger in Mexico, Journal of Organizational Change Management, 24 (1), pp. 65-89.


1. Karamustafa, G. Lupina-Wegener, A., Elliott, K. (March 2023). Les espaces de travail hybride renforcent la diversité et l’inclusion, HR Today.
2. Karamustafa, G. & Lupina-Wegener, A. (January 2022). Tipps für erfogreiche Geschäfte in der MOE-Region, Swiss Export Journal.
3. Bridging the gaps on the road to success: The case of CRBC in the Western Balkans, Miljan Radunović (CHERN STSM Grantee), Güldem Karamustafa & Anna Lupina-Wegener (CHERN STSM Hosts)
4. Karamustafa, G. Lupina-Wegener, A., Elliott, K. (October 2021). Comment instaurer une culture de l’innovation au travail?, HR Today.
5. Karamustafa, G. & Lupina-Wegener, A. (June 2021). Interkulturelle Managementkompetenzen in KMU, Swiss Export Journal.
6. Lupina-Wegener, A. (June 2021). Acquisitions suisses en Chine : la réussite grâce à un leadership adapté, Ruizhong, www.schweiz-china.ch/pages/de/scg-ssc/ruizhong.html
7. RTS - Emission Tribu - Le télétravail (March 2021). Interview live, www.rts.ch/play/radio/tribu/audio/le-teletravail-bientot-la-norme-.
8. Lupina-Wegener, A. & Karamustafa, G. (February 2021). Des pistes pour améliorer le télétravail de demain, interview in Demain Magazine, CVCI.
9. Lupina-Wegener, A., Nestea, P., Karamustafa, G. (January 2021). Télétravail: privilégier la bienveillance plutôt que le contrôle, interview in Revue Hémisphères.
10. Lupina-Wegener, A., Nestea, P., Karamustafa, G. (December 2020). Tout l’art de savoir travailler à distance, interview in La Région.
11. Lupina-Wegener (August 2020). Vers un abécédaire du télétravail, interview in La Région.
12. Nestea, P. & Lupina-Wegener, A. (September 2020). Ne pas oublier la « carte en papier », Educateur.
13. Nestea, P. & Lupina-Wegener, A. (June 2020). Une carte papier, un GPS pour enseigner ou les deux ? Online: www.resonances-vs.ch/index.php/articles-en-ligne/457-enseignement-en-ligne
14. Lupina-Wegener, A. & Karamustafa, G. (March 2020). Apprendre à développer ses affaires en Chine, AGEFI.
15. Pullin, P. & Lupina-Wegener, A., (2019). L’art de la communication et son apprentissage au sein des équipes sino-helvétiques, Ruizhong, www.schweiz-china.ch/pages/de/scg-ssc/ruizhong.html
16. Pullin, P., Lupina-Wegener, A. & Weil, M. (2016). Internationalisation: China meets Switzerland/ La Chine et la Suisse, Education Permanente, 01.
17. Lupina-Wegener, A. & Konishi, M. (2015). L’art de manager un processus d’intégration culturel, HR Today.
18. Lupina-Wegener (2015). Schwellenländer-Banken könnten den Schweizer Finanzplatz retten, Finews.ch.

Weitere Beiträge

Book chapters:
1. Lupina-Wegener, A., McDonald, F., Zhang, G., Shan, J., Karamustafa, G. (2023). Liability of emergingness of emerging market banks internationalizing to advanced economies. In: Duarte, Leandro and Galan, The Palgrave Handbook of Globalization with Chinese Characteristics. Palgrave Macmillan, Singapore (pp. 201-221) Palgrave Macmillan.
2. Lupina-Wegener, A., van Dick, R., & Liang, S. (forthcoming). Identification changes in Chinese acquisitions in Europe: the social identity approach. Chapter prepared for: Shaul Oreg, Alexandra Michel, Rune Tondem By, “The Psychology of Organizational Change” 2nd edition, Palgrave.
3. Liang, S., Ullich, J., van Dick, R., & Lupina-Wegener, A. (forthcoming). Social identity processes in Sino-Western mergers and acquisitions. Chapter prepared for: Shaul Oreg, Alexandra Michel, Rune Tondem By, “The Psychology of Organizational Change” 2nd edition, Palgrave.