Head of Chair
Professur für Personalpolitik
postbox 70 08 22
D 22008 Hamburg
Currently by phone or video conference by appointment by email.
Since 2013 Chair of Human Resource Management, Department of Humanities and Social Sciences, Helmut Schmidt University – University of the Federal Armed Forces Hamburg
2013 TEA(ching Equality) Guest Professor, School of Business and Economics, University of Tübingen
2007–2013 Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management focused on Diversity, Department of Management, Freie Universität Berlin
2012 Visiting scholar, College of Management, University of Massachusetts Boston
2009–2011 Guest Lecturer, Department of Organization and Learning, University of Innsbruck
2006–2007 Guest Lecturer, School of Business & Economics, Freie Universität Berlin
2001–2006 Research Assistant and Lecturer, Department of Management – Human Resource Management, School of Business & Economics, Freie Universität Berlin
1998–2001 Student Tutor of Managerial Accounting, School of Business & Economics, Freie Universität Berlin
2006 PhD („Dr. rer. pol.“), degree summa cum laude, School of Business & Economics, Freie Universität Berlin
Dissertation topic: Emotions as a management topic (publication: Sieben 2007) Advisors: Prof. Dr. G. Krell, Prof. Dr. J. Sydow Disputation topic: “Culture” in diversity research and practice
2001 First State Examination for the office of a Secondary Teacher for Business Administration and Economics [Erste Staatsprüfung für das Amt der Studienrätin mit beruflicher Fachrichtung Wirtschaftswissenschaft]
Undergraduate and graduate courses in Business Administration and Economics, esp. Human Resource Management, Spanish and Pedagogy, Freie Universität Berlin,1992–2000
Graduate courses in Human Resource Management, Universidad Carlos III, Madrid, 1995–1996
1997–1998 Tutor in a training restaurant for socially disadvantaged adolescents, Berlin
1994–1997 Secretary in several professional education projects for immigrant women, Berlin
1987–1997 Hotel reception desk clerk in Munich, Münster, Luxemburg and Berlin
1992 State Certificate in Hospitality Management (Staatlich geprüfte Betriebswirtin für das Hotel- und Gaststättengewerbe) Advanced vocational studies, Hotelfachschule Berlin – Berlin Hotel Management School, 1990–1992
1987 Management Assistant in Hotel & Hospitality (Hotelfachfrau) Dual apprenticeship in the hotel business, DOHM-Hotel, Herford & Kollegschule Minden, 1985–1987
1984 University-entrance diploma (Abitur) Friedrichsgymnasium Herford, 1975–1984
Human resource strategies, esp. related to the employment of persons with a migration background retention of specialists and executives
Gender, diversity and equal opportunities in organizations
Emotions in organizations
Management of service work
Multiparadigmatic approaches, informed by critical management studies
(pdf complete list Publications)
Kornau, A., Frerichs, I. M., Sieben, B. (2020): An empirical analysis of research paradigms within international human resource management: The need for more diversity. German Journal of Human Resource Management, 24(2): 148–177. DOI: 10.1177/2397002220908035
Klarsfeld, A./Knappert, L./Kornau, A./Ngunjiri, F.W./Sieben, B. (2019): Diversity in under-researched countries: New empirical fields challenging old theories?, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An
International Journal, 38 (7), 694-704. https://doi.org/10.1108/EDI-03-2019-0110
Collien, I./Sieben, B./Müller-Camen, M. (2016): Age work in organizations: Maintaining and disrupting institutionalized understandings of higher age, British Journal of Management, 27, DOI: 10.1111/1467-8551.12198
Sieben, B./Braun, T./Ferrreira, A. (2016): Reproduction of ‘Typical’ gender roles in temporary organizations—No surprise for whom? The case of cooperative behaviors and their acknowledgement, Scandinavian Journal of Management, 32 (1), 52-62, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.scaman.2015.12.001 .
Ortlieb, R./Sieben, B. (2014): The making of inclusion as structuration: Empirical evidence of a multinational company, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion: An International Journal, 33 (3), 235-248.
Ortlieb, R./Sieben, B./Sichtmann, C. (2014): Assigning migrants to customer contact jobs: A context-specific exploration of the business case for diversity, Review of Managerial Science, 8, 249-273.
Ortlieb, R./Sieben, B. (2013): Diversity strategies and business logic: Why do companies employ ethnic minorities?, Group & Organization Management, 38 (4), 480-511.
Ortlieb, R./Sieben, B. (Hg.) (2012): Geschenkt wird einer nichts – oder doch? Festschrift für Gertraude Krell. Programmatisches – Personalpolitik – Gender – Diversity – Diskursive Anknüpfungen, München/Mering: Hampp.
Ortlieb, R./Sieben, B. (2012): How to safeguard critical resources of professional and managerial staff: Exploration of a taxonomy of resource retention strategies, International Journal of Human Resource Management, 23 (8), 1688-1704.
Krell, G./Ortlieb, R./Sieben, B. (Hg.) (2011): Chancengleichheit durch Personalpolitik. Gleichstellung von Frauen und Männern in Unternehmen und Verwaltungen. Rechtliche Regelungen – Problemanalysen – Lösungen, 6. Aufl., Wiesbaden: Gabler.
Sieben, B./Wettergren, Å. (Hg.) (2010): Emotionalizing Organizations and Organizing Emotions, Houndsmills: Palgrave.
Krell, G./Riedmüller, B./Sieben, B./Vinz, D. (Hg.) (2007): Diversity Studies. Grundlagen und disziplinäre Ansätze, Frankfurt a.M./New York: Campus.
Sieben, B. (2007): Doing research on emotion and virtual work: A compass to assist orientation, Human Relations, 60 (4), 561-580.
Sieben, B. (2007): Management und Emotionen. Analyse einer ambivalenten Verknüpfung, Frankfurt a.M./New York: Campus.
Review and evaluation of research proposals (Topics: gender and diversity management, quality of service work): Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF); German Research Foundation (DFG); Austrian Science Fund (FWF); Research Foundation Flanders (FWO), Belgium; Swiss National Science Foundation (SNSF); Scientific Commission of Lower Saxony (WKN)
Ad-hoc reviewer: Betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung und Praxis, Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, Equality, Diversity and Inclusion, German Journal of Human Resource Management (ZfP), Human Relations, International Journal of Conflict Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Journal of Work Organization and Emotion, Journal of Business Ethics, Managementforschung, Management Revue, Organization Studies, Research Policy, Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft, German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB), Sections Personnel Management and Organization
AOM – Academy of Management; Divisions: GDO (Gender and Diversity in Organizations), HRM (Human Resource Management), CMS (Critical Management Studies)
efas – economy feminism and science
EGOS – European Group of Organization Studies
ESA – Sociology of Emotions Research Network
idm – international society for diversity management
Network Gender Studies, German Institute for Economic Research (DIW Berlin)
VHB – German Academic Association for Business Research, Sections Personnel (PERS), Organization (ORG), Philosophy of Science and Ethics in Economics (WEW)
Advisory board “Cultural Diversity and Equal Opportunities in Federal Administration ”, research project of the Federal Institute of Population Research (BiB), funded and co-conducted by the Federal Commissioner for Migration, Refugees and Integration, since 2018
Invited expert at the forum “Gender equality issues in human resource management”, Expert Commission Second Gender Equality Report of the German Government, April 2016
Advisory board “Women on co-determined supervisory boards: A theoretical and empirical analysis of faultlines”, research project funded by Hans Böckler Foundation, 2014–2017
Expert advisory group of the BMBF project ServProf (Learning and living professionalism in service), 2009–2013
Advisory council of the idm – International Society for Diversity Management e.V., since 2007
at Helmut Schmidt University
Advanced master’s programme “Leading Diversity” (M-LeaD): conception and accreditation process support 2015–2017; academic director since 2018; examination board, member and chairperson since 2018
Advisory board of the Centre for Postgraduate Education (ZWW), deputy chairperson, 2016–2019
Dean of studies Education Science, 2017–2018; deputy dean 2019
Senate committee on teaching and study, 2017–2018
Faculty council Humanities and Social Sciences, 2017–2018
Senate committee on research and young researchers, 2015–2018
Internship committee, 2015–2016
at Freie Universität Berlin
Department Council WE 1 (Business Administration), School of Business & Economics, deputy director, 2009–2011
Continuing education master program “Gender and Diversity Competence”: Joint Committee of the Departments of Political and Social Sciences, Law and Business & Economics, member 2007-2013, chairperson 2011-2013; managing committee and examination board, member 2009-2013, chairperson 2011-2013
Women’s council, 2008-2011
Letzte Änderung: 15. February 2021