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Context-sensitive and comparative perspectives on HRM, diversity, and inclusion; global diversity management; refugees‘ experiences of inclusion and exclusion at work; diversity and inclusion in the start-up ecosystem; multi-level perspectives


I teach courses on the Changing HRM Environment and Performance Management in the Business Administration Masters Program (HRM specialization) and supervise Master theses and PhD theses. I also offer Executive Education on Diversity and Inclusion in Start-ups.

Prizes and Awards

  • Best Paper Award (Center for International HR Studies, Pennsylvania State University, 05/2019)
  • Research grant for data collection and workshop in The Netherlands (European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, 04/2016 – 04/2017)
  • Research grant for data collection and workshop in Turkey (German Research Fund , 11/2015 – 07/2015)
  • Best Paper Proceedings (Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Orlando, 08/2013)
  • Research grant for data collection in China and the USA (German Academic Exchange Program, 02/2011 – 04/2011)
  • Best Paper Award (Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, Birmingham, 06/2010)

Ancillary activities

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Education/Academic qualification

Human Resource Management, PhD, ESCP Europe in Berlin


  • H Social Sciences
  • Diversity
  • Inclusion
  • International HRM

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refugee Social Sciences
multinational enterprise Earth & Environmental Sciences
China Social Sciences
performance Social Sciences
management Social Sciences
schoolchild Social Sciences
sexual violence Social Sciences
theater Social Sciences

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Research Output 2009 2019

Diversity in under-researched countries: new empirical fields challenging old theories?

Klarsfeld, A., Knappert, L., Kornau, A., Ngunjiri, F. W. & Sieben, B., 16 Sep 2019, In : Equality, Diversity and Inclusion. 38, 7, p. 694-704 11 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Bosnia and Herzegovina

Refugees’ inclusion at work: a qualitative cross-level analysis

Knappert, L., van Dijk, H. & Ross, V., 2019, (Accepted/In press) In : Career Development International.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Refugees' exclusion at work and the intersection with gender: Insights from the Turkish-Syrian border

Knappert, L., Kornau, A. & Figengül, M., 1 Apr 2018, In : Journal of Vocational Behavior. 105, p. 62-82 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Gender-specific preferences in global performance management: An empirical study of male and female managers in a multinational context

Festing, M., Knappert, L. & Kornau, A., 1 Jan 2015, In : Human Resource Management. 54, 1, p. 55-79 25 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Practice Management
Organizational Culture
South Africa

Country-Specific Profiles of Performance Management in China, Germany, and the United States-An Empirical Test

Festing, M. & Knappert, L., 1 Jan 2014, In : Thunderbird International Business Review. 56, 4, p. 331-351 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

multinational enterprise
literature review

Activities 2019 2019

  • 1 Lecture / Presentation

Conference Keynote: Refugee societal integration and inclusion at work

Lena J. Knappert (Speaker)
22 Jul 2019

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic