Ann-Marie Nienaber


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  • 76 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
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Personal profile

Research Interests

Organisation and Governance ; Trust Management in and between Organisations ; Human Resource Management and Ethical Behaviour ; Strategic Sustainable and Performance Management ; Corporate Social Responsibility and Ecological Sustainability



Ann-Marie Nienaber is a Professor in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behavior and the head of the research group: Trust and workplace relations at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) at Coventry University. Her research interests focus on trust in and between organizations (in particular trust in teams and in the supply chain) and sustainable (social as well as environmental) and ethical management. She has conducted several empirical studies concerning the challenges of trust development and conservation in the supply chain in different fields such as fashion, medical engineering and the public sector. Her work explores trust and focuses on trust repair (communication strategies and integrity management) and performance management. She is keenly interested in developing a close relationship to industry for a deeper understanding of the specific challenges of trust and ethical behaviour in practice.

Ann-Marie Nienaber has won several prizes for her work, including Best Full Paper Award 2014 of the British Academy of Management (Organizational Psychology) with a paper that analyses the issues of trust and control along the supply chain or Best Paper Award 2012 of the 21st International Conference on Management of Technology (IAMOT), Hsinchu, Taiwan, with a paper that combines specific results of organisational trust with innovation management research, especially regarding the market launch of new technology products. Her research has been published in a number of renowned journals.


Vision Statement

My vision is to conduct outstanding, internationally recognized world class research, in the area of trust in and between teams and organizations in the business management field. I want to create and disseminate knowledge and inspire other researchers to generate leading edge research with global impact. I want to develop responsible, creative, and innovative leaders for the economy. I am committed to an interactive, participative and interdisciplinary learning experience. To this end, I will provide a rewarding and challenging environment for research and business partners as well as for students to sustain a passion for excellence.


  • H Social Sciences (General)
  • Trust
  • Vulnerability
  • Organisational Change
  • Ditrust
  • Accptance of innovations
  • entreprenurial distrust
  • trust and control in organisations

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Personnel Engineering & Materials Science
Compliance Medicine & Life Sciences
Job Satisfaction Medicine & Life Sciences
Launching Engineering & Materials Science
Gas industry Engineering & Materials Science
Managers Engineering & Materials Science
Automotive industry Engineering & Materials Science
Product development Engineering & Materials Science

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Research Output 2011 2019

  • 76 Citations
  • 5 h-Index
  • 18 Article
  • 2 Book
  • 1 Poster

Cooperation In The Face Of Conflict: The Effects Of Top Managers’ Trust Beliefs In Their Firms’ Major Suppliers

Holtgrave, M., Nienaber, A-M., Tzafir , S. & Schewe, G. 20 Jan 2019 (Accepted/In press) In : British Journal of Management. (In-Press), p. (In-Press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


Knowledge comes but wisdom lingers! Learning orientation as the decisive factor for translating social capital into organisational innovativeness and performance in Turkey

Holtgrave, M., Nayir, D., Nienaber, A-M. & Schewe, G. 4 Jun 2018 (Accepted/In press) In : European Journal of International Management. (In-Press), p. (In-Press) 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

social capital

Lone star or team player? The interrelationship of different identification foci and the role of self-presentation concerns

Searle, R., Nienaber, A-M., Price, D. & Holtgrave, M. Mar 2018 In : Human Resource Management. 57, 2, p. 529-547 18 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gas industry
Social Adjustment

The Routledge Companion to Trust

Searle, R., Nienaber, A-M. & Sitkin, S. B. Jan 2018 1st ed. New York: Routledge. 560 p.

Research output: Book/ReportBook

Open Access

Activities 2010 2018

  • 50 Participation in conference
  • 1 Invited talk

Vertrauen ist gut, aber Kontrolle besser?

Nienaber, A. (Speaker)
24 Oct 2018

Activity: Invited talk

Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference

Gruenewald, K. (Speaker), Nienaber, A. (Contributor)
Dec 2017

Activity: Participation in conference

First International Network in Trust (FINT)

Rice, C. (Speaker), Nienaber, A. (Speaker), Rosalind Searle (Speaker)
Nov 2016

Activity: Participation in conference

EGOS Colloquium

Nienaber, A. (Speaker)
2 Jul 20154 Jul 2015

Activity: Participation in conference

Conference Paper for The Second Israel Organizational Behavior Conference (IOBC)

Nienaber, A. (Speaker)
5 Jan 20147 Jan 2014

Activity: Participation in conference


Financial sector
Risk reduction
New products
Management of technology
Organizational behavior management