Prof. Dr. Peter Walgenbach

Peter Walgenbach, Univ.-Prof. Dr
Prof. Dr. Peter Walgenbach
Carl-Zeiß-Straße 3
07743 Jena


Prof. Dr. Peter Walgenbach studied Business Administration and Psychology at the universities of Mannheim and Düsseldorf. After completing his studies in Business Administration, he became a research assistant at the University of Mannheim as well as at the Center for European Economic Research (ZEW). In 1994, he received his PhD from the University of Mannheim. In the same year he was appointed as Assistant Professor at the Faculty of Business Administration at the University of Mannheim. In 1997, he was a visiting scholar at Stanford University.

From 1999 to 2008, he held the Chair of Organization Theory and Management at the Faculty of "Staatswissenschaften" (economics, law, and social sciences) at the University of Erfurt. In fall 2008, he was appointed to the Chair of Business Administration / Organization, Leadership, and Human Resource Management at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena. In 2016, he received the Humboldt Award of the Riksbanken Jubileumsfonds (Sweden) and was a visiting scholar at the Stockholm School of Economics.

Peter is a member of the Editorial Board and a Senior Editor of Organization Studies. He is also a member of the Editorial Board of the Scandinavian Journal of Management and a member of the Editorial Advisory board of Diversity Research and Management. From 2006 to 2011, he was Department Editor for "Management" for Business Research. From 2008 to 2012, he served as an Associate Editor of the Scandinavian Journal of Management. From 2006 to 2016, he was a member of the Editorial Board of Die Betriebswirtschaft. From 2012 to 2014, he formed part of the Editorial Board of Journal of Management Studies.

Peter is a member of the German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB), the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), and the Academy of Management (AoM). He is a co-founder of the international network New Institutionalism.



Peter has published widely in various fields and journals in management and organization studies. His research has been published in journals such as Entrepreneurship Theory & Practice, European Journal of Cultural and Political Sociology, Human Relations, ILR Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management Studies, Organization, Organization Studies, Organization Theory, Research in the Sociology of Organizations, and Scandinavian Journal of Management.

He has also assumed responsibility as an editor. In 2006, he edited a special issue of Human Relations (with Mike Geppert, and Dirk Matten). In 2012, he edited a special issue of the journal M@n@gement (with Bernard Forgues, Royston Greenwood, Philippe Monin, and Ignasi Marti Lanuza). In 2009, he edited a volume in the series Research in the Sociology of Organizations (with Renate E. Meyer, Kerstin Sahlin, and Marc Ventresca). More recently, he edited the books Global Themes and Local Variations in Organization and Management: Perspectives on Glocalization (with Gili S. Drori and Markus A. Höllerer) (Routledge, 2014), Institutions Inc. (with Elke Weik) (Palgrave Macmillan, 2016), New Themes in Institutional Analysis: Topics and Issues from European Research (with Georg Krücken, Carmelo Mazza, and Renate E. Meyer) (Edward Elgar, 2017).