Personal profile

Personal information

Jost Sieweke is an Associate Professor of Strategic Leadership at the Department of Management & Organization at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. He is also the programme director of the Executive MBA: Leading with Purpose at the School of Business and Economics: Executive Education.

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 at the 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 Journal of Management Studies and The Leadership Quarterly.


In his research, Jost focuses on two topics: First, he has a broad interest in leadership, especially strategic leadership. Among others, he focuses on the effects of leaders on follower behavior and performance, the effects of strategic leadership team composition on firm outcomes, and crisis leadership. Second, he examines antecedents and consequences of human errors, and he investigates how and under which conditions employees and organizations learn from errors. 

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

  • LUISS Business School | Amsterdam | Lecturer | 2024-06-17 - 2024-07-15

Ancillary activities are updated daily

Expertise related to UN Sustainable Development Goals

In 2015, UN member states agreed to 17 global Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) to end poverty, protect the planet and ensure prosperity for all. This person’s work contributes towards the following SDG(s):

  • SDG 10 - Reduced Inequalities
  • SDG 16 - Peace, Justice and Strong Institutions
  • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals

Collaborations and top research areas from the last five years

Recent external collaboration on country/territory level. Dive into details by clicking on the dots or