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Karin Moser, Director of Research and Enterprise

Prof. Karin S Moser

Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Director London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research

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    07540 410 692
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    Business / Management, Marketing and People
 

I am passionate about all things relating to human cooperation, communication and decision making and about understanding what characterises successful collaboration across borders, different backgrounds, identities and interests, across situational and contextual constraints, and by various means and technologies.

My background is in Social Psychology (PhD, MSc), with additional qualifications in Computer Science (MSc) and Social Anthropology (MSc) and I hold both, a Swiss Baccalaureate and a USA High School Diploma. I apply my research broadly to the workplace and work behaviours, so the fields of organisational behaviour and organisational/business psychology. I often work interdisciplinary, and I am trained in and employ a wide range of research methods, including experimental studies (mostly web-based these days), surveys, interviews, workplace interventions and simulations.

I am currently Professor of Organisational Behaviour at London South Bank University (UK), where I am Director of the London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research and leading the Digital Economy Research Group, as well as Honorary Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology at the University of Queensland (Australia). I am also a member of the Research Centre on AI Technology for Humankind (AiTH) at NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, and affiliated with the Centre for Career Development and University Continuing Education, University of Bern (Switzerland).

Before I became an Academic, I enjoyed training and performing Contemporary Dance, and I also worked in the private sector for about ten years in various positions. This also shaped my interest in applied research that supports practitioners, executives and organisations and characterises my research today.

I supervise PhD students, work with executives and practitioners by providing CPD, customised trainings, and consulting. I also teach in core areas of my expertise, such as 'Managing Virtual Work', 'Knowledge and Change Management', 'Leading Teams', 'Work Motivation', 'Wellbeing at Work', and 'Research Methods'.

My research focuses on cooperation, communication and decision-making processes of individuals, groups and organisations and their broader societal and cultural context. I am interested in how digital media, differences in cultural background and levels of expertise, biases, social norms, social identities and self-concept aspects relate to these processes and how they impact on work collaborations, decision making, trust, performance and wellbeing at work (see The Moser Lab: http://karinmoser.net/)

I often work interdisciplinary and across the areas of social, organisational and health psychology, behavioural science, and human-computer interaction. I am trained in and employ a wide range of research methods, including experimental studies (mostly web-based these days), surveys, interviews, workplace interventions and simulations. My research topics below show how I collaborate with practice partners from the private, public and 3rd sector and with academic colleagues across the world.

My core research topics are
* Expertise Transfer and Knowledge Sharing Dilemmas
* Virtual Work: Remote Working and Leading During COVID-19 and Beyond
* How Can We Make Better Decisions?
* Trust and Identity in Online Interactions
* Improving Well-Being, Self-Regulation and Performance at Work
* Influence of Digital Technologies on Work Behaviours and Collaboration
* Social Identity and Decision Making in Multicultural Work Contexts
* Metaphors of the Self: The Relationship between Language, Identity, Body Image and Behaviour
Please click on the research topics above to find out more, including key academic and practitioner publications, collaborators, funding and applications of my research (impact, executive training, consulting) in the respective areas.
For a full overview of my research and its impact, my publications, collaborations and background, please visit The Moser Lab.

View my publications at https://openresearch.lsbu.ac.uk/
  • Professor of Organisational Behaviour, LSBU Business School, London, UK
  • Director London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research
  • Lead Digital Economy Research Group
  • Head of The Moser Lab
  • Honorary Professor of Psychology, University of Queensland, Australia
  • Center on AI Technology for Humankind, NUS Business School, National University of Singapore
  • Fellow of the Chartered Managment Institute, UK (FCMI)
  • Senior Fellow of the Higher Education Academy, UK (SFHEA)

In the past twenty years, I conducted basic experimental research and worked successfully with many organisations in the private and public sector in contract research and consulting in my core areas of expertise (see The Moser Lab http://karinmoser.net/). Most recently, I was appointed as Senior Expert for the European Commission to support the European Asylum Support Office in improving information and knowledge sharing and the use of digital platforms between the EU+ member states.
My research has great impact and I collaborate widely with industry, public and third sector partners, both internationally and nationally, as well as with academic institutions and colleagues across the globe. For a current update of collaborations, please visit http://karinmoser.net/collaborations.php.
For the past twenty years, I have developed and delivered Executive Training, Short Courses, customized training, consulting and contract research for corporate and public sector clients in different countries (face to face or online and in English, German, or French).
My research focuses on cooperation, communication and decision-making processes of individuals, groups and organisations and their broader societal and cultural context. I am interested in how digital media, differences in cultural background and levels of expertise, biases, social norms, social identities and self-concept aspects relate to these processes and how they impact on work collaborations, decision making, trust, performance and wellbeing at work.

I often work interdisciplinary and across the areas of social, organisational and health psychology, behavioural science, and human-computer interaction. I am trained in and employ a wide range of research methods, including experimental studies (mostly web-based these days), surveys, interviews, workplace interventions and simulations.