Ann-Marie Nienaber


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    Trust/distrust; behavioural change for social transformation, safety-critical context; vulnerablity and resilience, sustainable HRM 


    Ann-Marie Nienaber is a Professor in Human Resource Management and Organisational Behavior at the Centre for Trust, Peace and Social Relations (CTPSR) at Coventry University. Her research interests span trust and distrust in safety-critical contexts, sustainable Human Resource Management, Human-Computer Interaction, and the ethics of business practices. Ann-Marie is particularly focused on driving behavioral change in safety-critical contexts, especially concerning climate change and a sustainable future. She is deeply interested in understanding people's values and emotions to foster behavioral change.

    Ann-Marie has won several prizes for her publications and teaching engagement. Her work has been published in leading journals, including Human Resource Management, Group and Organisation Management, Journal of Business Ethics, and International Journal of Human-Computer Interaction. She is highly experienced with Horizon projects, currently contributing to PRO-COAST and PRO-CLIMATE. Ann-Marie is dedicated to developing close relationships with industry to gain deeper insights into the specific challenges of trust and ethical behavior in practice.

    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.

    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 3 - Good Health and Well-being
    • SDG 8 - Decent Work and Economic Growth
    • SDG 11 - Sustainable Cities and Communities
    • SDG 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production
    • SDG 13 - Climate Action
    • SDG 17 - Partnerships for the Goals


    • H Social Sciences (General)
    • Trust
    • Vulnerability
    • Organisational Change
    • Ditrust
    • Accptance of innovations
    • entreprenurial distrust
    • trust and control in organisations
    • Human computer interaction
    • business ethics
    • behavioural change
    • emotions and values


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