Ann-Marie Nienaber


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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.

    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 12 - Responsible Consumption and Production


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


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