Michael
FRESE, Michael Provost's Chair, 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. Most important are his longitudinal studies on psychological effects of unemployment, impact of stress at work, predictors of personal initiative, as well as psychological success factors of entrepreneurs. He is also known for his (cross-national) research on innovatio ...[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
      • Lex, M, Gielnik M. M and FRESE, Michael (2017), "Effort and Success as Predictors of Passion", In R. Vallerand & N. Houlfort (Eds.) Passion for Work Cambridge, Mass: Oxford University Press, (forthcoming)
      • Li, W.-D, FRESE, Michael and Haidar, S (2017), "Distinguishing Proactivity and Citizenship Behavior: Similarities and Differences ", In P. M. Podsakoff, S. B. MacKenzie & N. P. Podsakoff (Eds.), Oxford Handbook of Organizational Citizenship Behavior. Cambridge, Mass.: Oxford, (forthcoming)
      • Mensmann, M and FRESE, Michael (2017), "Proactive behavior training: Theory, design, and future directions", 434-468, In S.K. Parker & U.K. Bindl (Eds, Making things happen in organizations. New York City: Routledge
      • FRESE, Michael and Mumford M D (2015), "Organizational Planning: The Psychology of Performance", The psychology of planning in organizations: Research and applications, 1-8
      • Mumford M.D and FRESE, Michael (2015), "The psychology of planning in organizations: Research and applications", The psychology of planning in organizations: Research and applications, New York City: Taylor & Francis: Routledge
      • FRESE, Michael and Mumford, M.D (2015), "Organizational planning: The psychology of performance", 1-8, In M.D. Mumford & M. Frese (Eds). The Psychology of Planning in Organizations: Research and applications. New York City: Taylor & Francis: Routledge
      • FRESE, Michael, Zhu, J.L. and Li, W.D. (2014), "Proactivity and adaptability", In D. Chan (Ed), Individual adaptability to changes at work: New directions in research. Boston: Routledge, Taylor & Francis Group, (pp.36-51)
      • Bischoff, K.M, Gielnik, M.M and FRESE, Michael (2014), "Entrepreneurship training in developing countries", In W. Reichman (Ed) Industrial and Organizational Psychology Serves the Underserved: Helping the Most Vulnerable, pp. 92-119, New York: Palgrave Macmillan
      • Sun, S and FRESE, Michael (2013), "Multiple goal pursuit", In E.A. Locke & G.P. Latham (Eds.), New developments in goal setting and task performance (pp.177-194). New York: Routledge
      • Gielnik, M.M and FRESE, Michael (2013), "Entrepreneurship and poverty reduction: Applying I-O pschology to microbusiness and entrepreneurship in developing countries", 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
      • FRESE, Michael and Fay, D (2013), "Eigeninitiative", In W. Sarges (Ed): Management-Diagnostic (pp. 316-322), Goettingen, Germany; Hogrefe
      • FRESE, Michael and Sonnentag, S (2012), "Stress in organizations", 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
      • FRESE, Michael, Bausch, A., Schmidt, P., Rauch, A. and Kabst, R (2012), "Evidence-based entrepreneurship (EBE): A systematic approach to cumulative science", In D.M. Rousseau (Ed.), Handbook of Evidence-Baed Management: Companies, Classrooms, and Research (pp.92-111), New York: Oxford Publishing Co.
      • Sonnentag, S and FRESE, Michael (2012), "Dynamic performance", In. S.W.J. Kozlowski (Ed.) , Oxford Handbook of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (Vol, 1, pp. 548-575), Cambridge, Mass: Oxford University Press
      • FRESE, Michael and Hofmann D (2011), "Errors in Organizations: SIOP Organizational Frontiers Series", Taylor and Francis: London
      • FRESE, Michael, Bledow, R. and Mueller, V (2011), "Ambidextrous leadership for innovation: The influence of culture", In W.H. Mobley, M. Li & Y. Wang (Eds.), Advances in Global Leadership (Vol, 6, pp. 41-69)
      • Rosing, R., Rosenbusch, N and FRESE, Michael (2011), "Ambidextrous leadership in the innovation process", In A. Gerybadze, U. Hommel, H.W. Reiner & D. Thomaschewski (Eds.), Innovation and International Corporte Growth (pp.191-204), Heidelberg, Germany: Springer
      • Gelfand M.J. and FRESE, Michael (2011), "Cultural influences on errors: Prevention, detection, and management", In D.A. Hofmann & M. Frese (Eds.): Errors in Organizations (pp.273-316), London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Taylor and Francis, SIOP Frontier Series
      • FRESE, Michael and Hofmann, D.A (2011), "Errors, error taxonomies, error prevention and error management: laying the groundwork for discussing errors in organizations", In D. Hofmann & M. Frese (Eds.): Errors in Organizations (pp.1-44), London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Taylor and Francis, SIOP Frontier Series
      • FRESE, Michael and Hofmann, D.A (2011), "A new look at errors: On error, error prevention, and error management in organizations", In D. Hofmann & M. Frese (Eds.): Errors in Organizations (pp. 317-326), London: Lawrence Erlbaum Associates, Taylor and Francis, SIOP Frontier Series
      • Rauch, A and FRESE, Michael (2011), "Entrepreneurial orientation", In A. Bausch & T. Fritz (Eds.), Handbook of Utility Management
      • Keith, N and FRESE, Michael (2010), "Enhancing firm performance and innovativeness through error management cuture", 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
      • FRESE, Michael (2010), "Entrepreneurial actions: An action theory approach", In K. Murnighan, R. van Dck & D. De Cremer (Eds.), Social psychology of organization (pp. 87-118). New York: Routledge
      • FRESE, Michael and Rauch, A (2008), "A personality approach to entrepreneurship", In S. Cartwrigth & C.L. Cooper (Eds.), The Oxford Handbook of Personnel Psychology (pp. 121-136). Oxford: Oxford University Press
      • FRESE, Michael and Rank, J (2008), "The impact of emotions, moods, and other affect-related variables on creativity, iinovation and initiative", In N.M. Ashkanasy & C.L. Cooper (Eds.), Research companion to emotion in organizations (pp. 103-119). Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar Publishers
      • FRESE, Michael, Baum, R J and Baron R A (2007), "The Psychology of Entrepreneurship. SIOP Organizatinal Frontiers Series", (Eds), Mahwah, N.J.: Lawrence Erlbaum
      • Broadbeck, F.C and FRESE, Michael (2007), "Societal culture and leadership in Germany", 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
      • FRESE, Michael, Baron R.A. and Baum, J.R (2007), "Researcfh gains: Benefits of cloaser links between I/O psychology and entrepreneurship", 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
      • FRESE, Michael, Tung, R.L. and Walls, J (2007), "Cross-cultural entrepreneurship: The case of China", 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
      • FRESE, Michael and Rauch, A (2007), "Born to be an entrepreneur? Revisiting the personality approach to entrepreneurship", 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
      • FRESE, Michael (2007), "The psychological actions and entrepreneurial success: An action theory approach", 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
      • FRESE, Michael, Baum, J.R., Baron, R.A and Katz, J.A (2007), "Entrepreneurship as an area of psychology study: An introduction", 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
      • FRESE, Michael and Rauch, A (2006), "Meta-analysis as a tool for developing entrepreneurship research and theory", 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
      • FRESE, Michael (2005), "Grand theories and mid-range theories : Cultural effects on theorizing and the attempt to understand active approaches to work", In K.G. Smith & M.A. Hitt (Eds.), Great minds in management: The process of theory development (pp. 84-108). Oxford: Oxford University Press
      • FRESE, Michael, Rauch, A., Wiklund, J. and Lumpkin, G.T (2004), "Entrepreneurial orientation and busines performance: Cumulative empirical evidence", 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
      • FRESE, Michael, Broadbeck, F.C. and Javidan, M (2004), "Leadership made in Germany: Low on compassion, high on performance (Managerial Insights Excerpt)", In S. M. Puffer (Ed.) , International managemnet (pp. 192-202). London : M.E. Sharpe
      • FRESE, Michael and Sonnentag, S (2003), "Stress in organizations", 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
      • FRESE, Michael and Hesketh, B (2002), "Simulation and training in work settings", In P.B. Baltes & N.J. Smelser (Eds.), Internationsl Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (pp. 14097-14101). Oxford: Elsevier Science
      • FRESE, Michael and Rauch, A (2002), "The psychology of entrepreneurship", In P.B. Baltes & N.J. Smelser (Eds.), International Encyclopedia of the Social and Behavioral Sciences (pp. 4552-4556). Oxford: Elsevier Science
      • FRESE, Michael and Sonnentag, S (2002), "Performnace concepts and performance theory", In Sonnentag, S (Ed.), Psychological management of individual performance (pp. 3-25). Chichester: Wiley
      • FRESE, Michael (2001), "Personal initiative (PI): The theoretical concept and empirical findings", In M. Erez, U. Kleinbeck & H. Thierry (Eds.), Work motivation in the context of a globalizing economy (pp. 99-110). Mahwah, N.J.: Erlbaum
      • FRESE, Michael and Pearce J L (2000), "Applied psychology from transitional economies in Eastern Europe. Special issue for Applied Psychology: An International Review (Vol. 49, Issue 4, Oct. 2000)", Oxford UK: Blackwell Publishers
      • FRESE, Michael, Chell, E and Klandt H (2000), "Psychological approaches to entrepreneurship. Special issue for the European Jouranl of Work and Organizational psychology (Vol. 9, No. 1 2000)", (Eds.), Hove, East Sussex, UK Psychology Press
      • FRESE, Michael (2000), "Success and failure of microbusiness owners in Africa: A psychological approach", Westport, Conn.: Quorum Books, Greenwood Publications
      • FRESE, Michael and Rauch, A (2000), "Effects of human resources strategies on success of small-scale business: A longitudinal study", 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
      • FRESE, Michael and Fay, D (2000), "Self-starting behaviour at work: Toward a theory of initiative", In J.Heckhausen (Ed.), Motivation psychology of human development. Developing motivation and motivating development (pp. 307-324). Amsterdam: Elsevier
      • FRESE, Michael (1991), "Error management or error prevention: Two strategies to deal with errors in software design", 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.
    • Responsible Research in Management Inaugural IACMR President Award, International Association for Chinese Management Research - 2018
    • IAAP Distinguished Scientific Contributions Award, International Association of Applied Psychology (International Congress of Applied Psychology, Montreal) - 2018
    • Hogan Award for Personality and Performance, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Conference (article by Li, Fay, Frese, Harms & Gao in Journal of Applied Psychology, 2014) - 2016
    • Emerald Africa Academy of Management Trailblazer Award, 3rd Biennial Conference, Nairobi, Kenya, - 2016
    • Greif Award, Most impactful entrepreneurship publication in 2009 (awarded in the Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver - 2015
    • Best Researcher Award, Leuphana University - 2015
    • Distinguished Scientific Contribution Award, Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) - 2015
    • Best Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Journal (awarded at the Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver) - 2015
    • Falcone Distinguished Entrepreneurship Scholar Award, Outstanding contributions for entrepreneurship thought and practice (awarded by the program in Entrepreneurship & Emerging Entrepreneurship & Emering Enterprises, Martin J. Whitman School of Management, Syracuse University, New York - 2013
    • Outstanding Researcher Award, Leuphana Forschungspreis - 2012
    • University Award (second place), Most highly cited researcher of the Leuphana University - 2012
    • Faculty Outstanding Researcher Award (NUS) - 2012
    • Best Reviewer Award Entrepreneurship, Theory and Practice - 2011
    • 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
    • Editor, Psychologische Rundschau
    • Editor, Applied Psychology: An International Review, 1991-1998
    • Past President Officer, International Association of Applied Psychology, 2006-2010
    • President, International Association of Applied Psychology, 2002-2006
    • Elected Fellow, Academy of Management, 2014
    • Elected Fellow , International Association of Applied Psychology, 2014
    • Elected Member, German Academy of Sciences (Leopoldina), 2014
    • Fellow , Society for the Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP) of Division 14 of the American Psychological Association, 2000
    • Vice-President, Division of Work and Organizational Psychology in the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur psychologie (1992-1994)
    • President (Speaker), Division of Work and Organizational Psychology in the Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Psychologie, (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
    • Field Editor, Journal of Business Venturing - (1 Sep 2009-2016)
    • 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 (2008-2014)
    • 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)
    • President Elect (Officer) , International Association of Applied Psychology (1998 - 2002)
    • President , International Association of Applied Psychology (2002-2006)
    • Honorary Member, Psychological Soceity of South Africa (PSYSSA)
    • Deutsche Gesellschaft fur Psychology (former president of I/O group)
    • Foreign Associate, American Psychogical Association
    • Editorial Board, Academy of Management Journal (1 Feb 2011, on-going)
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