Janina Klein

PhD in Management, MLitt (Master) in International Business, Bachelor of Arts in Intercultural Communication

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Janina Klein is an Assistant Professor of Organizational Change at the School of Business and Economics, Department Management and Organization. Janina obtained her PhD in Management from the University of Edinburgh Business School. Her professional background is in change management and consulting where she worked for more than twelve years in various roles. Janinas responsibilities included organizational change management (M&As and reorganization programs), executive education and business development. Janina is a certified business coach. 


Janina is passionate about understanding how organizations can contribute to resolving societal challenges and drive social change. Her research focusses on mission-driven organizations such as social enterprises and non-profit organizations. She is particularly interested in how these organizations create and experience change and the role of framing in this context. Janina has studied framing change during the European migration crisis and investigated organizational change in a UK national charity, among others. She is also interested in the leadership of change and is currently involved in projects focussing on framing strategies of social enterprises in the food and textile industry, change leadership, and the development of organizing arrangements at La Salada (Buenos Aires), the world's biggest informal textile market.


I teach the following courses: Organizational change and international HRM (MBA in International Business); Leading Change (EMBA Leading with Purpose); Perspectives on Organizational Change (MSc Leadership and Change Management); Integrative Research Seminar (BA Management Consulting); Consulting Project (MSc Management Consulting); Academic Writing Skills: From PhD Paper to Publication (PhD course); Supervision of PhD thesis; Supervision of Master thesis;

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Associate of the Centre for Strategic Leadership at the University of Edinburgh Business School (https://www.csl.business-school.ed.ac.uk/)

Member of the VU Center for Business & Society (https://sbe.vu.nl/nl/afdelingen-en-instituten/management-en-organisatie/vu-center-business-society/index.aspx)

Member of the Organizational Committee for the 37th EGOS Conference hosted by VU Amsterdam (https://www.egosnet.org/2021_amsterdam/general_theme)

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Academic qualification

PhD in Management, PhD, University of Edinburgh Business School

Award Date: 1 Jul 2020

User created Keywords

  • Organization Theory
  • Change Management
  • Organizational Change
  • Leadership
  • Social entrepreneurship
  • Values


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