M. (Meir) Shemla

RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Associate Member ERIM
Field: Organisation
Affiliated since 2012

Dr. Meir Shemla is an Associate Professor at the Department of Organization and Personnel Management, Rotterdam School of Management (RSM).He received his PhD in Work & Organizational Psychology in 2011.

His work focuses on the impact of team composition on team performance, and he has particular interest in how diversity in teams can be leveraged to increase innovation and performance. In his work he also explores the consequences of diversity policies on organizational performance and talent acquisition. Other research topics he is exploring include the role of followers in successful leadership and the effect of emotions in teams.

Key Publications (4)

  • B. Ries, S. Diestel, M. Shemla, F. Liebermann, J. Wegge & K. Schmidt (2013). Age diversity and team effectiveness. In C..M. Schlick, E. Frieling & J. Wegge (Eds.), Age-Differentiated Work Systems (pp. 89-118). Berlin: Springer

Editorial positions

  • Journal of Personnel Psychology

    Editorial Board

Organization Membership

  • Academy of Management

  • Behavioral Foundations ( 2017/2018 )
  • Managing People in Organisations ( 2017/2018 )
Past courses
  • Behavioral Foundations ( 2016/2017 )
  • Managing People in Organisations ( 2016/2017 )


Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T10-39
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam

Latest publication

M. Shemla & J. Wegge (2018). Managing diverse teams by enhancing team identification: The mediating role of perceived diversity. Human Relations, Accepted.