Michael
FRESE, Michael Head of Department, Professor Department:  Management & Organisation Office:  BIZ1-8-44 Contact:  65-6516-1500 Email:  obrhead@nus.edu.sg / bizmf@nus.edu.sg Curriculum Vitae

Prof. Frese`s research spans a wide range of basic and applied topics within organizational behavior and work psychology, e.g., innovation, error management, training (error management training, leadership training and training to improve entrepreneurial success and personal initiative). Most recently, he has done studies on cultural factors in organization and across nations, research th ...[More+]

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    • Basic And Applied Topics Of Organizational Behavior
    • Entrepreneurship
    • Innovation
    • Studies On Errors, Error Management And Error Management Culture
    • Training: The Concept Of Error Training, Leadership Training And Psychological Training For Increasing Entrepreneurial Success And Personal Initiative.
    • Cultural Factors In Organization And Across Nations: As Well As Psychological Success Factors In Entrepreneurs In Developing Countries (africa, Latin America, And Asia) And In Europe.
    • Journal Articles
    • Books/Monographs
      • Planning and entrepreneurship. In M.D. Mumford & M. Frese (Eds.), with Gielnik, M.M. and Stark, M.S (2015), (in press), The Psychology of Planning, Boston, Mass.: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group
      • Introduction to organizational planning: The psychology of performance, with Mumford, M.D (2015), (in press), In M.D. Mumford & M. Frese (Eds). Organizational Planning: The Psychology of Performance, New York City: Taylor & Francis: Routledge
      • Proactivity and adaptability, with Zhu, J.L. and Li, W.D. (2014), In D. Chan (Ed), Individual adaptability to changes at work: New directions in research. Boston: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, (pp.36-51)
      • Entrepreneurship training in developing countries, with Bischoff, K.M and Gielnik, M.M (2014), In W. Reichman (Ed) Industrial and Organizational Psychology Serves the Underserved: Helping the Most Vulnerable, pp. 92-119, New York: Palgrave Macmillan
      • Multiple goal pursuit, with Sun, S (2013), In E.A. Locke & G.P. Latham (Eds.), New developments in goal setting and task performance (pp.177-194). New York: Routledge
      • Entrepreneurship and poverty reduction: Applying I-O pschology to microbusiness and entrepreneurship in developing countries, with Gielnik, M.M (2013), In. J. Olson-Buchanan, L. Koppes Bryan, & L. Foster Thimpson (Eds.), Using I-O Psychology for the Greater Good: Helping Those Who Help Others (pp. 394-438), New York: Routledge, Taylor and Francis
      • Eigeninitiative, with Fay, D (2013), In W. Sarges (Ed): Management-Diagnostic (pp. 316-322), Goettingen, Germany; Hogrefe
      • Stress in organizations, with Sonnentag, S (2012), In W.C. Borman, D.R. Ilgen, & R.J. Klimoski (Eds), Comprehensive Handbook of Psychology, Vol 12: Industrial and Organizational Psychology (pp. 560-592) 2nd edition, (pp.117-New York: Wiley
      • Evidence-based entrepreneurship (EBE): A systematic approach to cumulative science, with Bausch, A., Schmidt, P., Rauch, A. and Kabst, R (2012), In D.M. Rousseau (Ed.), Handbook of Evidence-Baed Management: Companies, Classrooms, and Research (pp.92-111), New York: Oxford Publishing Co.
      • Dynamic performance, with Sonnentag, S (2012), In. S.W.J. Kozlowski (Ed.) , Oxford Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Vol, 1, pp. 548-575), Cambridge, Mass: Oxford University Press
      • Errors in Organizations: SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series, with Hofmann D (2011), Taylor and Francis: London
      • Ambidextrous leadership for innovation: The influence of culture, with Bledow, R. and Mueller, V (2011), In W.H. Mobley, M. Li & Y. Wang (Eds.), Advances in Global Leadership (Vol, 6, pp. 41-69)
      • Ambidextrous leadership in the innovation process, with Rosing, R. and Rosenbusch, N (2011), In A. Gerybadze, U. Hommel, H.W. Reiner & D. Thomaschewski (Eds.), Innovation and International Corporte Growth (pp.191-204), Heidelberg, Germany: Springer
      • Cultural influences on errors: Prevention, detection, and management, with Gelfand M.J. and Salmon, E (2011), In D.A. Hofmann & M. Frese (Eds.): Errors in Organizations (pp.273-316), London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Taylor and Francis, SIOP Frontier Series
      • Errors, error taxonomies, error prevention and error management: laying the groundwork for discussing errors in organizations, with Hofmann, D.A (2011), In D. Hofmann & M. Frese (Eds.): Errors in Organizations (pp.1-44), London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Taylor and Francis, SIOP Frontier Series
      • A new look at errors: On error, error prevention, and error management in organizations, with Hofmann, D.A (2011), In D. Hofmann & M. Frese (Eds.): Errors in Organizations (pp. 317-326), London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Taylor and Francis, SIOP Frontier Series
      • Entrepreneurial orientation, with Rauch, A (2011), In A. Bausch & T. Fritz (Eds.), Handbook of Utility Management
      • Enhancing firm performance and innovativeness through error management cuture, with Keith, N (2010), In N.M. Ashkanasy, C.P.M. Wilderom & M.F. Peterson (Eds.), The handbook of organizational culture and climate (2nd ed., pp. 137-157), Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage
      • Entrepreneurial actions: An action theory approach, (2010), In K. Murnighan, R. van Dck & D. De Cremer (Eds.), Social psychology of organization (pp. 87-118). New York: Routledge
      • A personality approach to entrepreneurship, with Rauch, A (2008), In S. Cartwrigth & C.L. Cooper (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Psychology (pp. 121-136). Oxford: Oxford University Press
      • The impact of emotions, moods, and other affect-related variables on creativity, iinovation and initiative, with Rank, J (2008), In N.M. Ashkanasy & C.L. Cooper (Eds.), Research companion to emotion in organizations (pp. 103-119). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers
      • The Psychology of Entrepreneurship. SIOP Organizatinal Frontiers Series, with Baum, R J and Baron R A (2007), (Eds), Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum
      • Societal culture and leadership in Germany, with Broadbeck, F.C (2007), The full book received the Ursula Gielen Global Psychology Book Awards of Division 52 of APA in 2009, In J. Chlokar, F. Broadbeck, & R. House (Eds.), Culture and leadership across the world: The GLOBE book of in-depth studies of 25 societies (GLOBE Book 2). Mahwah, NJ: Lawrence Erlbaum
      • Researcfh gains: Benefits of cloaser links between I/O psychology and entrepreneurship, with Baron R.A. and Baum, J.R (2007), In J.R. Baum, M. Frese & R.A. Baron (Eds.), SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series: The Psychology of Entrepreneurship (pp. 347-373). Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum
      • Cross-cultural entrepreneurship: The case of China, with Tung, R.L. and Walls, J (2007), In. J.R. Baum, M. Frese & R.A. Baron (Eds.), SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series: The Psychology of Entrepreneurship )pp. 265-286). Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum
      • Born to be an entrepreneur? Revisiting the personality approach to entrepreneurship, with Rauch, A (2007), In J.R. Baum, M. Frese, & R.A Baron (Eds.), SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series: The Psychology of Entrepreneursip (pp. 41-65). Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum
      • The psychological actions and entrepreneurial success: An action theory approach, (2007), In J.R. Baum, M. Frese, & R.A. Baron (Eds.), SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series: The Psychology of Entrepreneurship (pp. 151-188). Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum
      • Entrepreneurship as an area of psychology study: An introduction, with Baum, J.R., Baron, R.A and Katz, J.A (2007), In J.R. Baum, M. Frese, & R.A. Baron (Eds.), SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series: The Psychology of Entrepreneurship (pp. 1-18). Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum
      • Meta-analysis as a tool for developing entrepreneurship research and theory, with Rauch, A (2006), In J. Wiklund, D. Dimov, J.A. Katz, & D. Shepherd (Eds.), Entrepreneurship: Frameworks and emprical investigations from forthcoming leaders of European research. Advances in Entrepreneurship, Firm Emergence and Growth (Vol. 9, pp. 29-52). Amsterdam
      • Grand theories and mid-range theories : Cultural effects on theorizing and the attempt to understand active approaches to work, (2005), In K.G. Smith & M.A. Hitt (Eds.), Great minds in management: The process of theory development (pp. 84-108). Oxford: Oxford University Press
      • Entrepreneurial orientation and busines performance: Cumulative empirical evidence, with Rauch, A., Wiklund, J. and Lumpkin, G.T (2004), In Zahra, S.A. et al, (Eds.), Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 2004. Proceedings of the Twenty-Fourth Annual Entrepreneurship Research Conference (pp. 164-177). Braintree: P & R Publications
      • Leadership made in Germany: Low on compassion, high on performance (Managerial Insights Excerpt), with Broadbeck, F.C. and Javidan, M (2004), In S. M. Puffer (Ed.) , International managemnet (pp. 192-202). London : M.E. Sharpe
      • Stress in organizations, with Sonnentag, S (2003), The full handbook set received the 2003 Award of Excellence among multi-volume references from the Professional/Scholarly Publishing Division of the Association of American Publishers, In W.C. Borman, D.R. Ilgen, & R.J. Klimoski (Eds.), Compreshensive Handbook of Psychology, Vol. 12: Industrial and Organizational Psychology (pp. 453-491). New York: Wiley
      • Simulation and training in work settings, with Hesketh, B (2002), In P.B. Baltes & N.J. Smelser (Eds.), Internationsl Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (pp. 14097-14101). Oxford: Elsevier Science
      • The psychology of entrepreneurship, with Rauch, A (2002), In P.B. Baltes & N.J. Smelser (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (pp. 4552-4556). Oxford: Elsevier Science
      • Performnace concepts and performance theory, with Sonnentag, S (2002), In Sonnentag, S (Ed.), Psychological management of individual performance (pp. 3-25). Chichester: Wiley
      • Personal initiative (PI): The theoretical concept and empirical findings, (2001), In M. Erez, U. Kleinbeck & H. Thierry (Eds.), Work motivation in the context of a globalizing economy (pp. 99-110). Mahwah, N.J.: Erlbaum
      • Applied psychology from transitional economies in Eastern Europe. Special issue for Applied Psychology: An International Review (Vol. 49, Issue 4, Oct. 2000), with Pearce J L (2000), Oxford UK: Blackwell Publishers
      • Psychological approaches to entrepreneurship. Special issue for the European Jouranl of Work and Organizational psychology (Vol. 9, No. 1 2000), with Chell, E and Klandt H (2000), (Eds.), Hove, East Sussex, UK Psychology Press
      • Success and failure of microbusiness owners in Africa: A psychological approach, (2000), Westport, Conn.: Quorum Books, Greenwood Publications
      • Effects of human resources strategies on success of small-scale business: A longitudinal study, with Rauch, A (2000), In P.D. Reynolds, E. Autio, C.G. Brush, W.D. Bygrave, S. Manigart, H.J. Sapienza, & K.G. Shaver (Eds.), Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research 200 (pp. 530-541). Babson Park Mass.: Babson College, Center for Enrepreneurial Studies
      • Self-starting behaviour at work: Toward a theory of initiative, with Fay, D (2000), In J.Heckhausen (Ed.), Motivation psychology of human development. Developing motivation and motivating development (pp. 307-324). Amsterdam: Elsevier
      • Error management or error prevention: Two strategies to deal with errors in software design, (1991), In H.-J. Bullinger (Ed.), Human aspects in computing: Design and use of interactive systems and work with terminals, pp. 776-782, Amsterdam: Elsevier Science Publ.
    • Faculty Outstanding Researcher Award (NUS) - 2012
    • Top eight most influential article published in Journal of Organisational Behaviour since its inception - 1980
    • Ph.D, Technical University of Berlin, Germany, 1978
    • Diplom (Dipl.-Psych.), Free University of Berlin, Germany, 1976
    • Vordiplom, University of Regensburg, Germany, 1971
    • Tenured Professor, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, 2009 - current
    • Visiting Professor, Makerere, University of Business School, Kampala, Uganda, 2009 - current
    • Tenured Professor, Luephana Universit of Leuneburg, Germany, 2009 - current
    • Additional Adjunct Professor, University of Pennsylvania, 1984 - current
    • Visiting Professor (part-time), London Business School, 1999 - 2009
    • Chair for Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Giessen, 1991 - 2009
    • Visiting Professor (sabbatical), Michigan State University, 2003 - 2004
    • Visiting Professor (sabbatical), University of Maryland, 2003
    • Visiting Professor, Zheijang University, China, 2000
    • Chair for Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 1995 - 2000
    • Tenured Professor, Department of Psychology, University of Munich, 1984 - 1991
    • Visiting Professor, University of Mannheim, 1989 - 1990
    • Visiting Professor, Pennsylvania State University, 1988 - 1989
    • Field Editor, Journal of Business Venturing, 2009 - current
    • Past President Officer, International Association of Applies Psychology, 2006 - 2010
    • President, International Association of Applied Psychology, 2002 - 2006
    • President-Elect, International Associaiton of Applied Psychology, 1998 - 2000
    • Editor, Applied Psychology, Applied Psychology: An International Review, 1991 - 1998
    • President (Speaker), Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Psychologie (Section West and Organizational Psychology), 1990 - 1992
    • Editorial Board, The European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychologist
    • Editorial Board, Personnel Psychology - Editorial Board Member - On going
    • Editorial Board, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes
    • Editorial Board, Journal of Small Business Management
    • Editorial Board, Journal of Organizational Behavior
    • Editorial Board, Journal of Occupational Health Psychology - Editorial Board Member - On going
    • Editorial Board, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology
    • Editorial Board, Journal of Business Venturing - Field Editor for Entrepreneurship and Psychology (1 Sep 2009, on-going)
    • Editorial Board, Journal of Business and Psychology - Editorial Board Member - On going
    • Editorial Board, Journal of Applied Psychology - (current)
    • Editorial Board, Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice - Editorial Board Member - On going
    • Editorial Board, Human Relations
    • Editorial Board, Human Performance - Editorial Board Member - On going
    • Editorial Board, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice - Editorial Board Member - On going
    • Editorial Board, Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being - Editorial Board Member - On going
    • Editorial Board, Applied Psychology: An International Review - Editorial Board Member - On going
    • Editorial Board, Academy of Management Journal (1 Feb 2011, on-going)
    • The Summit Group of I/O Psychologies (by invitation only)
    • The Society for Organizational Behavior (SOB, by invitation only)
    • Officer (1998-2010), International Association of Applied Psychology
    • President (2002-2006), International Association of Applied Psychology
    • Honorary Member, Psychological Soceity of South Africa (PSYSSA)
    • Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Psychology (former president of I/O grpup)
    • Foreign Associate, American Psychogical Association
    • Academy of Management

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