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.

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Employees Business & Economics
Personnel Engineering & Materials Science
Industry Engineering & Materials Science
Legitimacy Business & Economics
Innovation Engineering & Materials Science
analysis Social Sciences
enterprise Social Sciences
Profit Business & Economics

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Research Output 2011 2017

Open Access

Development and validation of the Legitimate Monitoring and Control Questionnaire (LMCQ)

Romeike, P. D., Fleschhut, M., Nienaber, A-M. & Schewe, G. Feb 2017 In : European Management Journal. 35, 1, p. 46-59 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Transformational leadership

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

Borgstedt, P., Nienaber, A-M., Liesenkötter, B. & Schewe, G. 20 Oct 2017 In : Journal of Business Ethics. p. in press

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle


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. 2017 In : Human Resource Management. (in press), p. (in press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Gas industry
Association reactions
Identification (Psychology)

The Role of Organizational Control Systems in Employees’ Organizational Trust and Performance Outcomes

Verburg, R., Nienaber, A-M., Searle, R., Weibel, A., Den Hartog, D. N. & Rupp, D. E. 2017 In : Group and Organization Management. p. (in press)

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

Open Access
Task Performance and Analysis
Cultural context

Activities 2010 2017

  • 50 Participation in conference

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

British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference

Nienaber, A. (Speaker)
8 Jan 201410 Jan 2014

Activity: Participation in conference

British Psychological Society Division of Occupational Psychology Annual Conference

Nienaber, A. (Speaker)
8 Jan 201410 Jan 2014

Activity: Participation in conference