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Jost Sieweke is Assistant Professor in the Department of Management & Organization at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

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 Scandinavian Journal of Management.


Jost examines antecedents and consequences of human errors, particularly in professional organizations (e.g., consultancies, accountancies, hospitals), and investigates how and under which conditions employees learn from their 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 (www.naturalexperiments.org) in which he provides information for interested scholars.

Together with Patrick Haack (University of Lausanne) and Lauri Wessel (FU Berlin), he is involved in a project founded by the German Research Foundation (DFG) that explores the microfoundations of institutions. Also, he analyses how the human capital of employees and managers influences performance at different levels of analysis (e.g. at the individual, team and firm level).

For more information about my research, please visit my profile at Researchgate

Ancillary activities

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

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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Basketball Medicine & Life Sciences
Illegitimacy Medicine & Life Sciences
Research Medicine & Life Sciences
Learning Medicine & Life Sciences
Research Personnel Medicine & Life Sciences
Professional services Business & Economics
Employees Business & Economics
Salaries and Fringe Benefits Medicine & Life Sciences

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Selected Research Output 2012 2019

The relationship between national culture and the use of professional services: Evidence from two cross-country studies

Pemer, F., Sieweke, J. & Werr, A., Oct 2018, In : Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management. 24, 4, p. 314-325 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Professional services
Cross-country study
National cultures
Uncertainty avoidance
Organizational buying behaviour

Trainers’ responses to errors matter in trainees’ learning from errors: evidence from two studies

Zhao, B., Seifried, J. & Sieweke, J., May 2018, In : Journal of Managerial Psychology. 33, 3, p. 279-296 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Vocational Education

The Legitimacy of Inequality: Integrating the Perspectives of System Justification and Social Judgment

Haack, P. & Sieweke, J., 2018, In : Journal of Management Studies. 55, 3, p. 486-516

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

System theory

The relationship between employees' objective internal and external pay standing and their job performance: A within-person analysis

Sieweke, J., Koellner, B. & Suess, S., 2017, In : Journal of Business and Psychology. 32, 5, p. 533-546

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Salaries and Fringe Benefits
Task Performance and Analysis
Research Personnel

Online Deliberation in Academia: Evaluating the Quality and Legitimacy of Cooperatively Developed University Regulations

Escher, T., Friess, D., Esau, K., Sieweke, J., Tranow, U., Dischner, S., Hagemeister, P. & Mauve, M., 2017, In : Policy and Internet. 9, 1, p. 133-164

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

examination regulations

The impact of team familiarity and team leader experience on team coordination errors: A panel analysis of professional basketball teams

Sieweke, J. & Zhao, B., 1 Apr 2015, In : Journal of Organizational Behavior. 36, 3, p. 382-402 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Recognition (Psychology)

Pierre Bourdieu in management and organization studies-A citation context analysis and discussion of contributions

Sieweke, J., 1 Dec 2014, In : Scandinavian Journal of Management. 30, 4, p. 532-543 12 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Practice Management
Research Personnel
Management studies
Organization studies

The cultural embeddedness of professional service purchasing-A comparative study of German and Swedish companies

Pemer, F., Sieweke, J., Werr, A., Birkner, S. & Mohe, M., 1 Dec 2014, In : Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management. 20, 4, p. 273-285 13 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Comparative study
Professional services
Purchasing process
Cultural context

Imitation and processes of institutionalization - Insights from Bourdieu's theory of practice

Sieweke, J., 2014, In : Schmalenbach Business Review. 66, 1, p. 24-42 19 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Institutional theory
New institutionalism

Preferred supplier programs for consulting services: An exploratory study of German client companies

Sieweke, J., Birkner, S. & Mohe, M., 2012, In : Journal of Purchasing & Supply Management. 18, 3, p. 123-136 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Exploratory study

Press / Media

The Business Case For Pay Parity Is Clear

J. Sieweke & Patrick Haack


1 item of media coverage

Press/Media: Research