Prof. Dr. Barbara Beham

Department of Business and Economics

Professor of Organizational Psychology and Cross-cultural Management

Postal address
Hochschule für Wirtschaft und Recht Berlin
Badensche Straße 52

10825 Berlin

Visiting address
Campus Schöneberg
Building B, Room B 5.47
Badensche Straße 50-51
10825 Berlin

Since October 2014: Professor of Organizational Psychology & Cross-Cultural Management at the Berlin School of Economics & Law

2014: Professor for Gender & Diversity Management at Technical University Berlin

2008 – 2013: Assistant Professor for Gender & Diversity Management at Humboldt-Universität zu Berlin

2006-2008: Post-doc Reserach Fellow at the Institute of Social Science Research Methods at University of Hamburg

2003-2005: Research Assistant at the Department of Managing People in Organizations at IESE Business School in Barcelona. Phd in Business Administration and Social Sciences at Johannes Kepler University Linz

1998-2003: Project Manager at IMAS International GmbH, VA-TECH AI Informatics, T-Systems Austria

1992-1998: Diploma in Business Administration at Johannes Kepler University Linz, Austria.

Cross-cultural management

Organizational behavior

Diversity management

Work-family research

Flexible working arrangements

Quantitative research methods

Organizational behavior

Cross-cultural management

Human resource management

Management consulting skills

Diversity management

ISWAF – International Study of Work and Family (together with Tammy D. Allen, University of South Florida und Ariane Ollier-Malaterre, Université du Québec à Montréal)

Work-life balance in LGBT families (together with Caroline Straub, University of  Bern)

Part-time employment and promotions (together with Andreas Baierl, University of Vienna)

Work-life balance

Diversity management

Flexible working arrangements

Cross-cultural management

Beham, B., Ollier-Malaterre, A., Allen, T. D., Baierl, A., Alexandrova, M., Artiawati, Beauregard, T. A., Carvalho, V. S., Chambel, M. J., Cho, E., Coden da Silva, B., Dawkins, S., Escribano, P. I., Gudeta, K. H., Huang, T.-p., Jaga, A., Kost, D., Kurowska, A., Leon, E., . . . Waismel-Manor, R. (2023). Humane orientation, work–family conflict, and positive spillover across cultures. Journal of Applied Psychology. Advance online publication.

Pellerin, S., Ollier-Malaterre, A., Ernst Kossek, E., Afota, M.-C., Cousineau, L., Lavoie, C.-É., Leon, E., Beham, B., Morandin, G., Russo, M., Jaga, A., Ma, J., Lu, C.-qin, & Parent-Rocheleau, X. (2022). The Right to Disconnect. Stanford Social Innovation Review, (), 40–45.

Straub, C., Beham, B., Fayad, M., & Ramadan, N. (2022). Managing work and nonwork responsibilities   when labour protection is weak: The role of family supportive supervisor behaviours. Applied Psychology, 1– 24.

Beham, B., & Straub, C. (2021). Work-Life Balance im globalen Kontext: Kulturunterschiede, Kompetenzen und Interventionen. In P. Genkova (Ed.), Handbuch Globale Kompetenz (pp. 1-12). Wiesbaden: Springer Fachmedien Wiesbaden GmbH.

Beham, B., Baierl, A., & Eckner, J. (2020). When does part-time employment allow managers with family responsibilities to stay on the career track? A vignette study among German managers. European Management Journal, 38(4), 580-590.

Beham, B., Drobnič, S., Präg, P., Baierl, A., & Lewis, S. (2020). Work-to-family enrichment and gender inequalities in eight European countries. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 31(5), 589-610. doi:10.1080/09585192.2017.1355837

Rajadhyaksha, U., Korabik, K., Lero, D. S., Zugec, L., Hammer, L. B., & Beham, B. (2020). The work-family interface around the world: Implications and recommendations for policy and practice. Organizational Dynamics, 49(2), 1-11. doi:10.1016/j.orgdyn.2019.01.001

The complete list of publications is available for download in PDF format.

Recent international collaborations with colleagues from the University of Vienna, University of Bremen, FH Berlin, EADA Business School Barcelona, Oxford University, Middlesex University, University of Montreal, University of South Florida.

Member of AOM; SIOP, Work-Family Researchers Network