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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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Research Output

Employees’ vulnerability – the challenge when introducing new technologies in local authorities

Nienaber, A-M., Spundflasch, S., Woodcock, A. & Soares, A., 6 Mar 2020, (Submitted).

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Cooperation in the Face of Conflict: Effects of Top Managers’ Trust Beliefs in their Firms’ Major Suppliers

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

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    Legitimacy Strategies in Corporate Environmental Reporting: A Longitudinal Analysis of German DAX Companies’ Disclosed Objectives

    Borgstedt, P., Nienaber, A-M., Liesenkötter, B. & Schewe, G., Aug 2019, In : Journal of Business Ethics. 158, 1, p. 177–200 24 p.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    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.

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  • 1 Citation (Scopus)
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    • 50 Participation in conference
    • 1 Invited talk

    Vertrauen ist gut, aber Kontrolle besser?

    Ann-Marie Nienaber (Speaker)
    24 Oct 2018

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited talk

    Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) Conference

    Kira Gruenewald (Speaker), Ann-Marie Nienaber (Contributor)
    Dec 2017

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    First International Network in Trust (FINT)

    Charis Rice (Speaker), Ann-Marie Nienaber (Speaker), Rosalind Searle (Speaker)
    Nov 2016

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

    EGOS Colloquium

    Ann-Marie Nienaber (Speaker)
    2 Jul 20154 Jul 2015

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference

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

    Ann-Marie Nienaber (Speaker)
    5 Jan 20147 Jan 2014

    Activity: Participating in or organising an eventParticipation in conference