We are delighted to announce that Dr. Jamie Gloor has just won a Lehrkredit teaching innovation grant to develop and lead a new course on soft skills for our future leaders at the University of Zurich: No funny business: Leadership soft skills for a digital, dispersed, and diverse age.
We have just won funding for an exciting, interdisciplinary event for early career humor scholars, our Winter Workshop: Workplace Humor on January 7th and 8th, 2019. Save the date!
We are excited to announce a new publication from our team on gender and leadership, headed by Dr. Jamie Gloor, in Journal of Business Ethics. Harvard University also featured an earlier version of this research via their portal of rigorous evidence to improve social and economic inequality (here).
The paper "The opportunity costs of becoming a dean: Does leadership in academia crowd out research?" written by Uschi Backes-Gellner, Agnes Bäker and Kerstin Pull was accepted for publication in Schmalenbach Business Review.
Prof. Agnes Bäker and Dr. Jamie Gloor have been granted 296'980 CHF by the Swiss National Science Foundation for a project on „Interpersonal Humor for (Female) Retention and Success in Science“.
The short article "Why The Best Hospitals Are Managed by Doctors" written by James Stoller, Amanda Goodall and Agnes Bäker was published online in Harvard Business Review. It received media uptake by Forbes, the Becker's Hospital Review, the US Advisory Board and the Swiss Medinside platform. Prof. Bäker gave a talk on this project at the Swiss Medical Association in May 2017.