• 163 Citations
  • 8 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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Research Output

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., Apr 2020, In : British Journal of Management. 31, 2, p. 253-273 21 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticle

  • 2 Citations (Scopus)
  • Employees’ vulnerability – the challenge when introducing new technologies in local authorities

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

    Research output: Contribution to conferencePaper

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

    Nienaber, A. M., Spundflasch, S., Soares, A. & Woodcock, A., 10 Jul 2020, HCI in Mobility, Transport, and Automotive Systems. Driving Behavior, Urban and Smart Mobility - 2nd International Conference, MobiTAS 2020, Held as Part of the 22nd HCI International Conference, HCII 2020, Proceedings. Krömker, H. (ed.). Springer, p. 297-307 11 p. (Lecture Notes in Computer Science (including subseries Lecture Notes in Artificial Intelligence and Lecture Notes in Bioinformatics); vol. 12213 LNCS).

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference proceeding

  • Activities

    • 50 Participation in conference
    • 2 Invited talk

    Organisational Change - culture matters

    Ann-Marie Nienaber (Speaker)
    30 Jun 2020

    Activity: Talk or presentationInvited 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


  • Supervisor of the year

    Ann-Marie Nienaber (Recipient), 24 Mar 2020

    Prize: Prize (including medals and awards)