G. (Gabriele) Jacobs

Associate Professor
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Organisation
Affiliated since 2000

Gabriele Jacobs is an associate professor at the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

Her research interests include: Organizational change, justice and identity, leadership, international management, methodology.

Gabriele Jacobs is the director of the Centre of Excellence on Public Safety Management (CESAM) (www.rsm.nl/cesam) which she co-founded in 2014.<br/>She graduated with her PhD from University of Münster, Germany in 1998 within a multidisciplinary PhD program of the Deutsche Forschungsgemeinschaft (DFG). From 1992 - 99 she worked as researcher and assistant professor at the University of Cologne (Department of Economic and Social Psychology). In 1998 she was Visiting Professor at HEC, Paris (Department of Human Resource Management). Next to presenting her work at international conferences, Gabriele publishes in a wide range of academic journals in organizational behavior, marketing and management and also in journals with an applied focus.

She is involved in several EU-projects in the field of safety and security. Next to this she coordinates and conducts national research projects focusing e.g. on the Dutch police reform and changes in the law system.

Between 2010 and 2014 she coordinated COMPOSITE (Comparative Police Studies in the EU), a FP7 EU project in the field of security. COMPOSITE (www.composite-project.eu/) looked into small and large scale change processes in police forces across Europe. The project identified factors contributing to success or failure of these change processes, with a special focus on the role of professional and organizational identity. Its consortium consisted of 15 partners from 10 European countries, covering universities, police academies, technology research institutes and consultancies. 

Gabriele derives her academic passion and inspiration from the collaboration and dialogue with practitioners. She feels that academia needs to address core societal challenges in order to facilitate sustainable and innovative solutions. 

Gabriele Jacobs is married and has a son and two daughters. And a dog. She loves traveling, reading and admiring art, especially photography. Also she is excited about the new family hobby, namely discovering the Netherlands by boat. 

  • Jacobs, G., Horton, K.E., Bayerl, P.S., Belschak, F.D. & Giessner, S.R. (2015). Ameliorating (identity) threat perceptions during an organizational restructure: The role of leaders. In Respectful and effective leadership - managing people and organizations in turbulent times. Oslo: EAWOP.
  • Horton, K.E., Jacobs, G., Bayerl, P.S., Rothengatter, M., Elliott, K., Gasco, M., Giljohann, S. & Rus, C. (2015). A balancing act: How to avoid professional disidentification when faced with stakeholder critique. In Best paper proceedings at the 75th Annual Meeting Academy of Management.
  • Jacobs, G., Belschak, F.D. & Den Hartog, D. (2014). (Un)Ethical Behavior and Performanc Appraisal: The Role of Affect, Support, and Organizational Justice. Journal of Business Ethics, 121 (1), 63-76. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-013-1687-1[go to publisher's site]
  • Bayerl, P.S., Horton, K.E., Jacobs, G., Rogiest, S., Reguli, Z., Gruschinske, M., Constanzo, P., Stojanovski, T., Vonas, G., Gasco, M. & Elliott, K. (2014). Perspectives on the police profession: An international investigation. Policing, 37 (4), 728-745. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/PIJPSM-11-2013-0112
  • Horton, K.E., Bayerl, P.S. & Jacobs, G. (2014). Identity conflicts at work: An integrative framework. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 35 (S1), 6-22. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/job.1893[go to publisher's site]
  • Bayerl, P.S., Horton, K.E., Jacobs, G. & Akhgar, B. (2014). Who wants police on social media? In Proceedings 1st European Conference on Social Media (pp. 42-49).
  • Bayerl, P.S., Jacobs, G., Denef, S., Van den Berg, R., Kaptein, N., Birdi, K., Bisogni, F., Cassan, D., Costanzo, P., Gasco, M., Horton, K.E., Jochoms, T., Mirceva, S., Krstevska, K., van den Oord, A., Otoiu, C., Rajkovcevski, R., Reguli, Z., Rogiest, S., Stojanovski, T., Vit, M. & Vonas, G. (2013). The role of macro context for the link between technological and organizational change. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 26 (5), 793-810. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-05-2013-0076[go to publisher's site]
  • Jacobs, G., van Witteloostuijn, A & Christe-Zeyse, J. (2013). A Theoretical Framework of Organizational Change. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 26 (5), 772-792. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-09-2012-0137[go to publisher's site]
  • van den Born, A., van Witteloostuijn, A, Barlage, M., Sapulete, S., van den Oord, A., Vallet, N., Rogiest, S., Reguli, Z., Vit, M., Mouhanna, C., Cassan, D., Christe-Zeyse, J., Giljohann, S., Gruschinske, M., Pautz, H., Stein-Mueller, S., Bisogni, F., Costanzo, P., Strojanovski, T., Mirceva, S., Krstevska, K., Rajkovcevski, R., Bayerl, P.S., Horton, K.E., Jacobs, G., Jochoms, T., Andrei, A., Baban, A., Rus, C., Ratiu, L.C.I., Vonas, G., Gasco, M., Allen, K., Birdi, K., Betteridge, K., Casey, R., Graham, L. & Polos, L. (2013). Policing opportunities and threats in Europe. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 26 (5), 811-829. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JOCM-09-2012-0145[go to publisher's site]
  • Van Dierendonck, D. & Jacobs, G. (2012). Survivors and Victims, a meta-analytic review of fairness and organizational commitment after downsizing. British Journal of Management, 23 (1), 96-109. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2010.00724.x[go to publisher's site]
  • Jacobs, G., Christe-Zeyse, J., Keegan, A.E. & Polos, L. (2008). Reactions to organizational identity threats in times of change: illustrations from the german police. Corporate Reputation Review, 11 (3), 245-261. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1057/crr.2008.18
  • Belschak, F.D., Jacobs, G. & Hartog, D.N. den (2008). Feedback, Emotionen und Handlungstendenzen: Emotionale Konsequenzen von Feedback durch den Vorgesetzten. Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, 52 (3), 147.
  • Jacobs, G. & Dalbert, C. (2008). Gerechtigkeit in Organisationen. Wirtschaftspsychologie, 2, 3-13.
  • Fischer, L., Jacobs, G. & Hauser, F. (2008). Gerechtigkeitsempfinden in deutschen Organisationen-Determinanten und Konsequenzen. Wirtschaftspsychologie, 2, 112-127.
  • Jacobs, G., Christe-Zeyse, J. & Keegan, A.E. (2007). Der Masterplan und sein Weg durch die Organisation Wie Verwaltungsreformen auf dem Polizeirevier ankommen. Gruppendynamik. Zeitschrift für Angewandte Sozialpsychologie, 3, 282-295. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11612-007-0025-4
  • Jacobs, G., Christe-Zeyse, J. & Keegan, A.E. (2007). Alles eine Frage der Wahrnehmung? - Wie Verwaltungsreformen auf dem Polizeirevier ankommen. Gruppendynamik und Organisationsberatung, 3, 282-294.
  • Rekom, J. van, Jacobs-Belschak, G. & Verlegh, P.W.J. (2006). Measuring and managing the essence of a brand personality. Marketing Letters, 17 (3), 181-192. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11002-006-5362-5[go to publisher's site]
  • Jacobs, G., Keegan, A.E., Christe-Zeyse, J., Seeberg, I. & Runde, B. (2006). The fatal smirk. Insider accounts of organizational change processes in a police organization. Journal of Organizational Change Management, 19 (2), 173-191. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/09534810610648898
  • Rekom, J. van, Jacobs, G., Verlegh, P.W.J. & Podnar, K. (2006). Capturing the essence of a corporate brand personality: a western brand in eastern europe. Journal of Brand Management, 14, 114-124.
  • Rekom, J. van, Jacobs, G., Verlegh, P.W.J. & Steekelenburg, T.W.M. van (2005). Het meten en bewaken van de essentie van een merk. Ontwikkelingen in het Marktonderzoek / Jaarboek MOA, 2005, 101-116.
  • Seeberg, I., Runde, B. & Jacobs, G. (2005). Analyse und Evaluation von Organisationsveranderungen anhand von Experteninterviews: Der Change Explorer. In 44. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Psychologie, Gottingen 26-30 September 2002. Gottingen.
  • Fetchenhauer, D., Jacobs, G. & Belschak, F.D. (2005). Belief in a Just World, Causal Attributions, and Adjustment to Sexual Violence. Social Justice Research, 18 (1), 25-42. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s11211-005-3369-1
  • Fetchenhauer, D. & Jacobs, G. (2004). Die Bereitschaft zur Sanktionierung des unfairen Verhaltens Anderer. In 44. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Psychologie, Gottingen 26-30 September 2002. Gottingen.
  • Fetchenhauer, D. & Jacobs, G. (2004). Altruistic punishment for self and others. In Annual conference of the American Sociological Association. San Francisco.
  • Jacobs, G. & Fetchenhauer, D. (2004). Wir sind fairer als Ihr -Fairness als Strategie zur Gruppendifferenzierung. In 44. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Pyschologie, Gottingen 26-30 September 2002. Gottingen.
  • Jacobs, G. & Segalla, M. (2004). The scenario technique: A powerful instrument in cross-cultural management research. In Academy of Management, Research Methods Division, March 18-20 (pp. 1433-1451). Lyon.
  • Jacobs, G., Runde, B., Seeberg, I., Christe-Zeyse, J. & Barthel, C. (2004). Ziel erreichen ist nicht gut genug. Worin unterscheiden sich erfolgreiche von weniger erfolgreichen Projekten? Polizei und Wissenschaft, 2004 (2), 34-54.
  • Jacobs, G. & Fetchenhauer, D. (2004). The altruistic enforcement of social fairness norms. In Third Tilburg Symposium on Psychology and Economics: Games and Decisions. Tilburg.
  • Jacobs, G. & Fetchenhauer, D. (2003). Sind wir fair, weil die Anderen es auch sind? Uber die motivational Basis indirekter Reziprozitat. In IX. Tagung der Fachgruppe Sozialpsychologie, Heidelberg 21-24 September. Heidelberg.
  • Jacobs, G. & Fetchenhauer, D. (2003). We are fair, because others are fair too? - The motivational basis of indirect reciprocity. In 2nd Tilburg Symposium on Psychology and Economics: Games and Decisions, August 29th. Tilburg.
  • Fetchenhauer, F. & Jacobs, G. (2002). Gerechter Welt Glaube und die Verarbeitung sexueller Gewalterfahrungen. In 43. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Psychologie 22-26 September. Berlin: DGP.
  • Segalla, M., Jacobs, G. & Muller, C.M. (2001). Cultural Influences on Employee Termination Decisions: Firing the Good, Average or the Old? European Management Journal, 19 (1), 58-72.
  • Jacobs, G. (2000). Kulturelle Unterschiede der Gerechtigkeitswahrnehmung eurpaeischer Manager. Munster-Hamburg-London: Lit Verlag.
  • Jacobs, G. & Bayerl, P.S. (2015). Accounting for Cultural Influences in Big Data Analytics. In B. Akhgar, G.B. Saathoff, H.R. Arabnia, R. Hill, A. Staniforth & P.S. Bayerl (Eds.), Application of Big Data for National Security (pp. 250-261). Amsterdam: Elsevier.
  • Giessner, S.R. & Jacobs, G. (2014). Identität und Prototypikalität. In J. Felfe (Ed.), Trends der psychologischen Führungsforschung – Neue Konzepte, Methoden und Erkenntnisse (pp. 117-128). Hogrefe.
  • Jacobs, G. & Giessner, S.R. (2014). Führung von Veränderungsprozessen: Die Bedeutung von Identität und der Umgang mit Widerstand. In J Felfe (Ed.), Trends der psychologischen Führungsforschung – Neue Konzepte, Methoden und Erkenntnisse (pp. 491-500). Hogrefe.
  • Jacobs, G., Keegan, A.E. & Christe-Zeyse, J. (2007). Eine Organisation begegnet sich selbst - Über die ungeplanten Folgen geplanter Veränderungen. In Mensching,.A. Werner, J.-T. Ohlemacher, Th. (Ed.), Empirische Polizeiforschung VIII: Polizei im Wandel? Organisationskultur(en) und -reform (pp. 203-223). Frankfurt am Main: Verlag für Polizeiwissenschaft.
  • Jacobs, G., Runde, B., Seeberg, I., Christe-Zeyse, J. & Barthel, C. (2005). Erfolgskritische Faktoren bei der Durchführung von Veränderungsprojekten in der deutschen Polizei. In J. Christe-Zeyse (Ed.), Modernes Management in der deutschen Polizei (pp. 303-336). Frankfurt: Verlag für Polizeiwissenschaft.
  • Jacobs, G., Keegan, A.E., Christe-Zeyse, J., Seeberg, I. & Runde, B. (2005). The police change project case. In S. Magala (Ed.), Cross-Cultural Competence (pp. 113-116). London: Routledge.
  • Jacobs, G., Belschak, F.D. & Krug, B. (2004). Social Capital in China: the Meaning of Guanxi in Chinese Business. In B. Krug (Ed.), China's Rational Entrepreneurs. The development of the new private business sector (pp. 166-188). London: RoutledgeCurzon.
  • Jacobs, G. & Fetchenhauer, F. (2002). Weshalb sind wir netter zu netten Menschen? In 43. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Psychologie 22 -26 September. Berlin.
  • Jacobs, G. & Polos, L. (2002). Managing International Change Processes: Suggestions from Organizational Justice and Population Ecology. In European Academy of Management 9-11 May. Stockhom.
  • Jacobs, G. & Segalla, M. (2001). Cultural Influences on Employee Termination Decisions: Firing the Good, Average or the Old? In GlobalManagement Conference 19 -22 June. Barcelona.
  • Jacobs, G. (1999). Personalentscheidungen in Europäischen Banken - Welche (kulturelle) Regeln widerstehen der Deregulierung? In L. Fischer, T. Kutsch & E. Stephan (Eds.), Finanzpsychologie (pp. 387-406). München, Germany: R. Oldenbourg.
  • Jacobs, G. & Segalla, M. (1998). Cultural influence on justice norms in personnel decisions - The interaction of social situations and cultural values. In EGOS Colloquium. Maastricht.
  • Jacobs, G. (1998). Die Wirksamkeit kulturell bedingter Gerechtigkeitsnormen bei Personalentscheidungen. In 41. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Psychologie 27 September - October 1998. Dresden.
  • Muller, H., Jacobs, G. & Kemp, T. (1996). Limits to harmonization: a cross-cultral study on financial attitudes and behavior in a common marktet. In IAREP-96 11-15 September. Paris.
  • Kemp, T., Jacobs, G. & Muller, H. (1996). Werte und Einstellungen von Deutschen und Briten - Psychologische Restriktionen bei der Realisieriung des EU-Marktes fur Finanzdienstleistungen. In 40. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Psychologie 22-26 September september. Munchen.
  • Jacobs, G. & Segalla, M. (1996). The same decisions but for a different reason: comparison of decision rationales in HRM decisions in Europe. In IAREP-96 11-15 September. Paris.
  • Jacobs, G. & Modde, J. (1994). Wie du mir, so ich ihm..Zum Konzept der ausgleichenden Gerechtigkeit. In 39 Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Psychologie 25-29 September. Hamburg.
  • Jacobs, G. (1993). An Eye for and Eye, a Tooth for a Tooth? Social Justice and the Integrity of the Self. In IV International Conference on Social Justice, July 1st- 3rd. Trier.
  • Jacobs, G., Bayerl, P.S., Brein, E.G. & Flory, M.J. (2015). Keine Angst vor Evaluationen - Eine Blaupause zur Evaluation der niederländischen Polizeireform - Teil I. Die Polizei, 106 (10), 296-304.
  • Jacobs, G., Bayerl, P.S., Brein, E.G., Flory, M.J., Bunt, H.G. van de & Haas, N.E. (2015). Evaluatie Politiewet 2012 in de Eenheid Oost-Nederland en landelijke thema's. (Extern rapport). : WODC.[go to publisher's site]
  • Jacobs, G., Bayerl, P.S., Brein, E.G. & Flory, M.J. (2015). Von unseren Nachbarn lernen? Eine Blaupause zur Evaluation der niederlaendischen Polizei. In R. Grieger & J. Christe-Zeyse (Eds.), Oranienburger Schriften (pp. 56-75). Fachhochschule der Polizei des Landes Brandenburg.
  • Horton, K.E., Bayerl, P.S. & Jacobs, G. (2014). Identity and identity conflict in the workplace. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 19 (3), 13-15.
  • Bayerl, P.S., Horton, K.E. & Jacobs, G. (2014). Studie: Wie nutzen Marktforscher Social Media – und warum? (blog). Marktforschung.de.
  • Jacobs, G. (2013). How performance appraisals can encourage ethical behaviour. RSM Insight, 16 (4), 16-17.
  • Jacobs, G., Bayerl, P.S. & Horton, K.E. (2013). Marktforscher (m/w) - Ein Traumberuf? (blog). Marktforschung.de.
  • Jacobs, G., Bayerl, P.S. & Horton, K.E. (2012). Marktforscher (m/w) - Ein Traumberuf? In H. Muller-Peters (Ed.), Marktforschung in der digitalisierten Welt (pp. 85-91). Koln: Aegidius Marktforschungsportal GmbH.
  • Denef, S., Kaptein, N., Bayerl, P.S., Birdi, K., Bisogni, F., Cassan, D., Christe-Zeyse, J., Costanzo, P., Gasco, M., Horton, K.E., Jacobs, G., Jochoms, T., Krstevska, K., Mirceva, S., van den Oord, A., Otoiu, C., Rajkovchevski, R., Reguli, Z., Stojanovski, T. & Vonas, G. (2011). ICT Trends in European Policing. (Extern rapport). Rotterdam: EU-Deliverable COMPOSITE Project.
  • van den Born, A., Allen, K., Andrei, D., Barlage, M., Bayerl, P.S., Betteridge, K., Betz, M., Bisogni, F., Birdi, K., Casey, R., Cassan, D., Christe-Zeyse, J., Costanzo, P., Denef, S., Gasco, M., Graham, L., Gruschinske, M., Horton, K.E., Jacobs, G., Jochoms, T., Mouhanna, C., Otoiu, C., Pautz, H., Rogiest, S., Sapulete, S., Stojanovski, T., Vallet, N., van den Oord, A., van Witteloostuijn, A & Vit, M. (2011). Policing Opportunities and Threat. (Extern rapport). Rotterdam: EU-Deliverable COMPOSITE Project.
  • Jacobs, G. & Christe-Zeyse, J. (2005). Wenn's nicht fair ist, klappt's auch nicht. Gerechtigkeitspsychologische Uberlegungen zur Stimmungslage in der Polizei. Die Polizei, 4, 99-103.
  • Christe-Zeyse, J., Jacobs, G., Runde, B., Seeberg, I. & Barthel, C. (2004). Projekterfolg ist eine Frage der Wahrnehmung. Schriftenreihe der Polizei Fuhrungs Akademie, 2.
  • Rekom, J. van, Steekelenburg, T.W.M. van, Verlegh, P.W.J. & Jacobs, G. (2004). Establishing and preserving brand essence. In Proceedings of the 8th Reputation Institute Conference on Reputation, Image, Identity, & Competitiveness. Fort Lauderdale, FL.
  • Siebolds, M., Jacobs, G. & Horaczek, U. (1999). Die Patientenfallkonferenz am Beispiel 'Qualitätszirkel Diabetes' - Ein integratives Qualitäts-Zirkelkonzept zur Bearbeitung der Behandlungsproblematik alterer chronisch kranker Menschen. Qualitatsmanagement in Klinik und Praxis, 18-29.
  • Sauquet, A. & Jacobs, G. (1998). Can we learn from Herodotus? Journal of Managerial Psychology, 13 (3/4), 167-177.
  • Jacobs, G., Dreskruger, D. & Matthies, A. (1996). Was hier gerechter Lohn ist, sind dort soziale Almosen? Die kulturelle Relativitait des Gerechtigkeitsmotivs. In 40. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft fur Psychologie 22-26 September. Munchen.

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Jacobs, G., Bayerl, P.S., Brein, E.G. & Flory, M.J. (2015). Keine Angst vor Evaluationen - Eine Blaupause zur Evaluation der niederländischen Polizeireform - Teil I. Die Polizei, 106 (10), 296-304.