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Residency Dates: March 18, 2017 - June 30, 2017


Miriam Müthel

Miriam Müthel (BSc in Information Management, MSc in Business Administration, Ph.D. in Management) holds the Chair of Organizational Behavior at WHU – Otto Beisheim School of Management.

Her research interests comprise international management (particularly Confucian Asia), organizational behavior, and business ethics. Miriam Müthel has been a Network Fellow at the Harvard University, Safra Center for Ethics in the academic terms 2013/ 2014 and 2014/ 2015. She is also a member of the Global Economic Fellow Program, where she contributes in the area of ethics.

She has published in the internationally leading international management journals such as the Journal of International Business Studies, the Journal of World Business, Management International Review, the Journal of International Management, and the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology. Furthermore, her practitioner-related work has been published in MIT Sloan Management and Organizational Dynamics. In 2014, she was awarded for her reviewing excellence by the Journal of World Business.

Before joining WHU, Dr. Müthel worked for over two years as a business consultant at an internationally leading company from the automobile industry in the area of international project management.

This information is accurate for the time period that the scholar is affiliated with CES.


  • Professor and Chair of Organizational Behavior, WHU-Otto Beisheim School of Management


  • Miriam Müthel, Chong, Peng, Fu, Richards, Caldas, & Shang, “Relational Perspectives on Leaders’ Influence Behavior: The Mediation of Western Leader-Member Exchange and Chinese Guanxi,” in: Journal of Cross Cultural Psychology, (in press).
  • Miriam Müthel, “Accepting global leadership responsibility: How leaders react to corporate social irresponsibility,” in: Organizational Dynamics, (42/3): 209-216, (2013).
  • Miriam Müthel & Hoegl, “The Influence of Social Institutions on Managers’ Concept of Trust: Implications for Trust-Building in Sino-German Relationships,” in: Journal of World Business, (47/3): 420–434, (2012).
  • Miriam Müthel, “Doing better Research on Organizational Behavior in Chinese Cultural Settings: Suggestions from the Notebooks of Two Fellow-travelers,” in: Management Organization Review, (8/2): 455-475, (2012).
  • Miriam Müthel, Hoegl, & Parboteeah, “National business ideology and employees’ prosocial values,” in: Journal of International Business Studies, (42): 183-201, (2011).

Other Material

International Management
Organizational Behavior

Areas of Expertise:
Behavioral ethics
Cross-cultural and intercultural management

Research Topic:
Ethical Culture Change in the Financial Industry - The Role of Rewards