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Jost Sieweke is Associate Professor in the Department of Management & Organization at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam and the programme director of the Executive MBA: Leading with Purpose.

Jost received his PhD from the University of Duesseldorf (Germany) in 2012 with a thesis examining the contributions of Pierre Bourdieu’s concept of habitus to research in management and organization studies. He has been a visiting scholar in Vancouver (Canada) at the Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University (2015), and Stockholm School of Economics (2016).

Jost’s research has appeared in journals such as Journal of Management StudiesJournal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Purchasing and Supply Management, and The Leadership Quarterly. He is a member of the editorial board of The Leadership Quarterly.


In his research, Jost focuses on two broad topics: First, he examines antecedents and consequences of human errors, and he investigates how and under which conditions employees and organizations learn from errors. Second, he has a borad interest in leadership. Among others, he focuses on the effects of leaders on employee learning from errors and coordination in teams, and he explores leader effectiveness, especially in crisis situations. 

Jost is also interested in natural experiments. He uses designs such as the difference-in-difference design and the regression discontinuity design in his work and created a website (, which provides information for interested scholars.

For more information about Jost's research, please visit his profile at Researchgate or Google Scholar

Ancillary activities

  • ADG Business School | Montabaur | Lecturer | 2017-01-01 - present
  • Düsseldorf Business School | Düsseldorf | Lecturer | 2017-01-01 - present

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