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Dr. Jennifer Sparr

Dr. Jennifer Sparr

Dr. Jennifer Sparr

ZHAW School of Management and Law
Institute for Organizational Viability
Theaterstrasse 17
8400 Winterthur

+41 (0) 58 934 44 29
jennifer.sparr@zhaw.ch

Persönliches Profil

Tätigkeit an der ZHAW als

Dozentin Human Capital und Leadership
Studiengangsleitung CAS Human Capital Management & Analytics

https://www.zhaw.ch/iov

Lehrtätigkeit in der Weiterbildung

CAS IT-Leadership und innovative Organisationen

Arbeits- und Forschungsschwerpunkte, Spezialkenntnisse

Führung, Unternehmenskultur, Change

Aus- und Fortbildung

Promotion Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, Universität Konstanz, 2008
Diplom Psychologie mit Schwerpunkt Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, Universität Konstanz, 2004

Beruflicher Werdegang

Langjährige wissenschaftliche Tätigkeit an der TU München, Universität Konstanz, ETH Zürich
Mehrjährige Beratungserfahrung im Bereich Organisational und Management Consulting

Mitglied in Netzwerken

Publikationen

Beiträge in wissenschaftlicher Zeitschrift, peer-reviewed
Publikationen vor Tätigkeit an der ZHAW

Publikationen im Peer-Review

Sparr, J. L. (2018). Paradoxes in organizational change: The crucial role of leaders’ sensegiving. Journal of Change Management, 18(2): 162-180.
Kraft, A., Sparr, J. L., & Peus, C. (2018). Giving and making sense about change: the back and forth between leaders and employees. Journal of Business and Psychology, 33(1), 71-87.
Sparr, J. L., Knipfer, K., & Willems, F. (2017). How leaders can get the most out of formal training: the significance of feedback-seeking and reflection as informal learning behaviors. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 28(1), 29-54.
Kraft, A., Sparr, J. L., & Peus, C. (2015). The critical role of moderators in leader sensegiving: A literature review. Journal of Change Management, 15(4), 308-331.
Sparr, J. L., & Sonnentag, S. (2008). Feedback environment and well-being at work: The mediating role of personal control and feelings of helplessness. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 17, 888-412
Sparr, J. L., & Sonnentag, S. (2008). Fairness perceptions of supervisor feedback, LMX and employee well-being at work. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 17, 198-225.
Jackson, L. E., & Sparr, J. L. (2005). Introducing a new scale for the measurement of moral disengagement in peace and conflict research. Conflict & communication online, 4, non-thematic contributions. Retrieved November 2, 2005, from www.cco.regener-online.de/2005_2/pdf_2005-2/es.pdf

Praxisorientierte Publikationen

Sparr, J. L., Varesco-Kager, N., & Grote, G. (2019). Ecosystem innovation and culture change in organizations. Ecosystem Innovation. How to create successful partnerships between high-growth startups and established organizations. Ecosystem Innovation. kickstart-innovation.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/11/Ecosystem_Innovation_kickstart2019_vol2-1.pdf
Sparr, J. L. & Grote, G. (2018). When David and Goliath innovate together: How to harness the tensions in alliances between startups and corporates. Kickstarting Collaboration. kickstart-accelerator.com/kickstarting-collaboration-book-download/
Sparr, J. L. (2018). Das ist doch paradox! Effektiver Umgang mit Paradoxen an der Hochschule. Personal in Hochschule und Wissenschaft entwickeln, 2018(1), 107-113.
Boerner, S., Sparr, J. L. (2015). "Führung öffnet kreative Freiräume". In Roman Herzog Institut (Ed.), Warum gute Führung einfach und schwierig zugleich ist. Ethische Grundlagen guter Führung. (p. 14-16). Munich: Roman Herzog Institut.
Sparr, J. L., Pircher Verdorfer, A., Zeng, M. A., & Peus, C. (2012). Innovation und Forschungsleistung an den Universitäten: Hindernisse und Chancen aus der Perspektive von Wissenschaftlern und Wissenschaftsmanagern. Hochschulmanagement, 4, 119-125.
Peus, C., & Sparr, J. L. (2012). Wer gute Mitarbeiter will, sollte sie weiterbilden und miteinander vernetzen. Unabhängige deutsche Universitätszeitung, 5, 7.
Peus, C., Sparr, J. L., Knipfer, K., & Schmid, E. (2012). Führend Wissen schaffen. Mehr als Einzelmaßnahmen: Zur Bedeutung professioneller Führung. Wissenschaftsmanagement, 4, 14-17.
Zimmermann, M., Brodbeck, F. C., & Sparr, J. L. (2010). Nonsens oder Notwendigkeit. Mitarbeiterbefragungen in Krisenzeiten. Personal, 10/10, 12-14.
Beck, C., Schubert, A., & Sparr, J. L. (2009). Sympathisch, aber abgekapselt. (Studie HR-Image 2009. Die Personalabteilung im Spiegel ihrer Zielgruppen). Personal Magazin, 04/09, 26-30.
Sparr, J. L., Schubert, A., & Hedde, B. (2009). Imageschäden in Krisenzeiten. Personal Magazin, 02/09, 51-53.
Sparr, J. L., & Sonnentag, S. (2008). Leistungsbezogenes Feedback – Akzeptanzfaktor Fairness. ProjektMagazin, 20. Retrieved October 22, 2008, from www.projektmagazin.de/magazin/abo/artikel/2008/2008-1.html.


Konferenzbeiträge und organisierte Symposia auf Konferenzen

Sparr, J. L., Waldman, D., & Kearney, E. (2019, September). Führung und Paradox: Neue Perspektiven für die Führungsforschung. Presentation at the 11th Meeting of the Work and Organizational Psychology Section of the German Psychological Society, Braunschweig, Germany.
Sparr, J. L. (2019, September). Führung im Widerspruch. Symposium at the 11th Meeting of the Work and Organizational Psychology Section of the German Psychological Society, Braunschweig, Germany.
Sparr, J. L., Grote, G. & Smith, W. K. (2019, August). Paradox and Uncertainty. Symposium at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA, USA.
Sparr, J. L. (2019, August). Balancing tensions in open innovation. Presentation at the 79th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston, MA, USA.
Sparr, J. L. (2018, September). What is paradoxical leadership? A literature review and development of a preliminary framework. Presentation at the 51st Congress of the German Psychological Society, Frankfurt a.M., Germany.
Sparr, J. L., Schmutz, J. B., & Grote, G. (2018, August). Uncertainty in teams: A systematic literature review. Presentation at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL; USA.
Tillmann, S., Sparr, J. L., & Boerner, S. (2018, August). Team member political skill and empowering leadership: Sharing the lead means also to follow. Presentation at the 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, IL, USA.
Sparr, J. L., Schmutz, J. B., & Grote, G. (2018, July). Uncertainty in teams: A systematic literature review. Presentation at the Creating Uncertainty. An International Conference, Ascona, Switzerland.
Sparr, J. L. (2018, June). Paradoxical leadership: A discussion of the current literature. Presentation at the Potsdam Leadership Symposium, Potsdam, Germany.
Sparr, J. L. (2018, May). Paradoxical leadership: Literature review and development of a preliminary framework. Presentation at the European Forum on Leadership. Paradox & Plurality, Cascais, Portugal.
Sparr, J. L. (2018, May). What do paradoxical leaders actually do? A literature review and development of a preliminary framework. Presentation at the 3rd Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Conference, Chania, Greece.
Sparr, J. L. (2017, May). New insights from multifaceted leadership research: mechanisms and boundary conditions, experimental evidence, and new theoretical developments. Presenter symposium accepted at the 18th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Dublin, Ireland.
Sparr, J. L. (2017, May). Paradoxes and leadership in organizational change: Challenges and chances in the sensemaking-sensegiving process. Presentation accepted at the 18th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Dublin, Ireland.
Tillmann, S., Boerner, S., & Sparr, J. L. (2017, May). The influence of political skill on shared leadership. Presentation accepted at the 18th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Dublin, Ireland.
Tillmann, S., Boerner, S., & Sparr, J. L. (2017, May). Theoretical foundations of shared leadership: Power-dependency theory. Presentation accepted at the 18th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Dublin, Ireland.
Merk, S. L. & Sparr, J. L. (2016, September). How can leaders learn from formal feedback? The role of informal feedback-seeking and reflection. Presentation at the 50thCongress of the German Psychological Society, Leipzig, Germany.
Schreiner, E., Sparr J. L., & Peus, C. (2016, September). Effects of ambidextrous leadership on employees' innovative behavior: the moderating role of job complexity. Presentation at the 50thCongress of the German Psychological Society, Leipzig, Germany.
Sparr, J. L. & Kerschreiter, R. (2016, September). The complex task of leadership in contemporary work environments: multifaceted answers for diversified demands. Presenter symposium at the 50thCongress of the German Psychological Society, Leipzig, Germany.
Sparr, J. L., van Knippenberg, D., & Kearney, E. (2016, September). Paradoxical leadership: refined definition, validated measure, and test of a theoretical model. Presentation at the 50thCongress of the German Psychological Society, Leipzig, Germany.
Sparr, J. L., & Waldman, D. (2016, August). Navigating paradoxes in organizations: Embracing, meaning-making and managing tensions. Presenter symposium at the Academy of Management Meeting 2016, Anaheim, CA, USA.
Sparr, J. L., van Knippenberg, D., & Kearney, E. (2016, August). Paradoxical leaders have more adaptive employees with less sick days: Perceived fairness as mediator. Presentation at the Academy of Management Meeting 2016, Anaheim, CA, USA.
Schreiner, E., Sparr, J. L., & Peus, C. (2016, June). The successful implementation of ideas: Linking individuals’ interactions within and beyond the team. Presentation at the EURAM 2016, Paris, France.
Sparr, J. L., Kaspar, A. L., & Merk, S. L. (2015, September). Discrepancies between expected and received feedback: Implications for feedback acceptance. Presentation at the 9th Meeting of the Work and Organizational Psychology Section of the German Psychological Society, Mainz, Germany.
Schreiner, E., Sparr, J. L., & Peus, C. (2015, August). Leader behaviors and innovation: Employees' job satisfaction, boundary spanning, and leader justice. Presentation at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC, Canada.
Sparr, J. L., & Kearney, E. (2015, May). Promising leadership approaches for complexity, change and crisis. Symposium at the 17th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Oslo, Norway.
Sparr, J. L., van Knippenberg, D., & Kearney, E. (2015, May). Paradox perspectives on leadership: Developing a model and measure. Presentation at the 17th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Oslo, Norway.
Kraft, A., Sparr, J. L., & Peus, C. (2015, May). Balancing giving and receiving. A process-model of managerial sensegiving in times of organizational change. Presentation at the 17th Congress of the European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology, Oslo, Norway.
Sparr, J. L., & Peus, C. (2014, September). Ambidextrous leadership and employee change responses over the course of change: exploring the role of fairness perceptions. Presentation at the 49th Congress of the German Psychological Society, Bochum, Germany.
Sparr, J. L., Knipfer, K.; & Willems, F. (2014, September). Proaktiver Trainingstransfer: Zwei Studien zur Bedeutung von Reflexion und Feedbacksuche. Presentation at the 49th Congress of the German Psychological Society, Bochum, Germany.
Sparr, J. L. & Rosing, K. (2014, September). Effective leadership for innovation and change: New insights on leading teams and individuals. Symposium at the 49th Congress of the German Psychological Society, Bochum, Germany.
Kraft, A. M., Sparr, J. L., & Peus, C. (2014, September). A model of managerial sensegiving during organizational change. Presentation at the 49th Congress of the German Psychological Society, Bochum, Germany.
Schreiner, E., Sparr, J. L., & Peus, C. (2014, September). Ideen erfolgreich implementieren: Die Rolle internen und externen Austauschs. Presentation at the 49th Congress of the German Psychological Society, Bochum, Germany.
Schreiner, E., Sparr, J. L., & Peus, C. (2013, September). Successful innovation in teams: The role of TMX, team efficacy and team boundary spanning. Paper presented at the EAWOP Small Group Meeting on Innovation in Organizations, Initiative and Creativity: A Dialectic Perspective, Valencia, Spain.
Sparr, J. L., & Peus, C. (2013, May). Readiness to proactively support change in a merger: A model of anteceding ethical conduct. Presentation at the 16th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Münster, Germany.
Knipfer, K., & Sparr, J. L. (2013, May). The significance of reflection and active feedback seeking for learning and transfer of learning in managerial training. Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Münster, Germany.
Sparr, J. L., Pircher Verdorfer, A., Küster, B., Schmid, E., & Peus, C. (2012, September). Innovationsbarrieren an Universitäten: die Perspektive der Wissenschaftsmanager. Presentation at the 48th Conference oft he German Psychological Society, Bielefeld, Deutschland.
Sparr, J. L. (2009, May). Fairness perceptions of supervisor feedback, LMX and employee well-being at work. Invited Presentation at the 14th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Sonnentag, S., & Sparr, J. L. (2008, August). Feedback and self-regulatory focus: Predicting affective reactions and performance in a field study. Presentation at the 68th Academy of Management Meeting 2018, Anaheim, CA, USA.
Sparr, J. L., & Sonnentag, S. (2008, July). Moderating cognitions in the relationship between fairness perceptions of feedback and personal initiative and innovative behavior. Presentation at the 19th International Congress of Psychology, Berlin, Germany.
Sparr, J. L., & Sonnentag, S. (2007, September). Sind Arbeitnehmer in guten Feedbackumwelten zufriedener und ausgeglichener? Die Bedeutung von wahrgenommener Kontrolle. Presentation at the 5th meeting of the Work and Organizational Psychology Section of the German Psychological Society, Trier, Deutschland.