dr. M. (Meir) Shemla

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Organisation
Affiliated since 2012

Dr. Meir Shemla is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and the Academic Director of the MBA program at 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
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Ho Wa (Hodar) Lam
  • Time frame: 2016 -
  • Role: Daily Supervisor
  • PhD Candidate: Jingtao Zhu
  • Time frame: 2018 -

Editorial positions

  • Journal of Personnel Psychology

    Editorial Board

Organization Memberships

  • Academy of Management


Past
  • Managing People in Organisations (2017/2018, 2016/2017)

People are the greatest asset of organizations delivering complex products or services. For such knowledge-intensive work, it is of crucial importance that individuals proactively contribute their knowledge, expertise, and creativity in collaborative team efforts to realize high-quality performance. With growing diversity and reliance on cross-national collaborations, this also increasingly includes the ability to bridge gaps in understanding and experience to achieve effective collaboration and synergy. All of this renders an understanding of the factors influencing the motivation, collaboration, and performance of people at work of growing importance to business success. The influence of such factors is the domain of study of organizational behaviour (OB) and human resource management (HRM)– the study of individuals, groups and organizational practices at work. In studying these influences, ERIM’s research group OB/HRM highlights the role of leadership, team work, HR practices and employee well-being in the performance of individuals and teams. The research group is looking for a PhD candidate in OB/HRM to be part of this program of research. The specific focus of the project will be determined in a collaboration between the PhD candidate and the supervising faculty, but the expectation is that the focus would be aligned with the core expertise of the supervisory team in leadership, diversity, HR management, performance management, teamwork, social networks, creativity, and empowerment.

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2018
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2017
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2017
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2016
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2016
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2015
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Address

Visiting address

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

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands