Prof. Dr. Jana Oehmichen

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Short Bio

Jana Oehmichen is a Full Professor of Organization, Human Resources, and Management Studies at the JGU Mainz.

Before joining JGU Mainz, she was Full Professor of Organization and Management Studies at the University of Groningen (2017-2021), Assistant/Associate Professor (20011-2017) at the University of Göttingen, and Postdoctoral Research Fellow at the Copenhagen Business School (2011). She holds a Diploma in Industrial Engineering and Management (Dipl. Wi.-Ing. - M.Sc. equivalent) and a doctoral degree in Management (Dr. rer. pol.; grade: summa cum laude), both from Karlsruhe Institute of Technology (KIT).

Her work has been published in journals such as Strategic Management Journal, Leadership Quarterly, Global Strategy Journal, Journal of Management Studies, Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Ethics, and International Business Review.

Research Interest

  • Leadership and corporate governance
  • Incentive Systems
  • Board Composition
  • Ownership Structure
  • Strategic Change
  • Digital Strategy
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
Other Positions
  • Editor - Business Research
  • Editorial Board Member - Corporate Governance: An International Review
  • Honorary Professor of Leadership & Governance at the University of Groningen
Van Doorn, S., Georgakakis, D., Oehmichen, J., und Reimer, M. (2023). Opportunity or Threat? Exploring Middle Manager Roles in the Face of Digital Transformation. Journal of Management Studies, 60(7), 1684-1719. DOI
Karn, I., Mendiratta, E., Fehre, K., und Oehmichen, J. (2023). The effect of corporate governance on corporate environmental sustainability: A multilevel review and research agenda. Business Strategy and the Environment, 32(6), 2926-2961. DOI
Steinberg, P. J., Hennig, J. C., Oehmichen, J., und Heigermoser, J. (2023). How the country context shapes firms’ competitive repertoire complexity. Global Strategy Journal, 13(3), 552-580. DOI
Oehmichen, J., Weck, M., und van Ees, H. (2023). Directors’ digital expertise and board diversity: empirical evidence from Dutch boards. In Research Handbook on Diversity and Corporate Governance (S. 82-95). Edward Elgar Publishing. DOI
Fan, J., Tao, Z., Oehmichen, J., und van Ees, H. (2023). CEO career horizon and corporate bribery: a strategic relationship perspective. Asia Pacific Journal of Management. Published online. DOI
Fehre, K., Oehmichen, J., Steinberg, P. J., und Widmann, B. (2023). The time for the future is now: CEO temporal focus and firms’ identification and interpretation of grand challenges-The example of water scarcity. JOURNAL OF CLEANER PRODUCTION, 406. DOI Author/Publisher URL
Hanisch, M., Goldsby, C. M., Fabian, N. E., und Oehmichen, J. (2023). Digital governance: A conceptual framework and research agenda. JOURNAL OF BUSINESS RESEARCH, 162. DOI Author/Publisher URL
Hennig, J. C., Ahrens, C., Oehmichen, J., und Wolff, M. (2023). Employee stock ownership and firm exit decisions: A cross-country analysis of rank-and-file employees. ACCOUNTING ORGANIZATIONS AND SOCIETY, 104. DOI Author/Publisher URL
Oehmichen, J., Firk, S., Wolff, M., und Haas, V. (2022). Board experience and value creation in cross-border acquisitions: The role of acquirer and target country institutions. International Business Review, 31(4), 101966-101966. DOI
Georgakakis, D., Heyden, M. L. M., Oehmichen, J. D. R., und Ekanayake, U. I. K. (2022). Four decades of CEO–TMT interface research: A review inspired by role theory. The Leadership Quarterly, 33(3), 101354-101354. DOI
Weck, M. K., Veltrop, D. B., Oehmichen, J., und Rink, F. (2022). Why and when female directors are less engaged in their board duties: An interface perspective. Long Range Planning, 55(3), 102123-102123. DOI
Hennig, J. C., Oehmichen, J., Steinberg, P. J., und Heigermoser, J. (2022). Determinants of common ownership: Exploring an information-based and a competition-based perspective in a global context. Journal of Business Research, 144, 690-702. DOI
Firk, S., Hanelt, A., Oehmichen, J., und Wolff, M. (2021). Chief Digital Officers: An Analysis of the Presence of a Centralized Digital Transformation Role. Journal of Management Studies, 58(7), 1800-1831. DOI
Stiegert, P., Täuber, S., Leliveld, M. C., und Oehmichen, J. (2021). The stereotype rub-off effect – Organizational stereotypes modulate behavioural expectations, expectancy violation and punishment after transgressions. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 165, 127-138. DOI
Oehmichen, J., Firk, S., Wolff, M., und Maybuechen, F. (2021). Standing out from the crowd: Dedicated institutional investors and strategy uniqueness. Strategic Management Journal, 42(6), 1083-1108. DOI
Oehmichen, J., Jacobey, L., und Wolff, M. (2020). Have we made ourselves (too) clear?—Performance effects of the incentive explicitness in CEO compensation. Long Range Planning, 53(3), 101893-101893. DOI
McGuire, J., Oehmichen, J., Wolff, M., und Hilgers, R. (2019). Do Contracts Make Them Care? The Impact of CEO Compensation Design on Corporate Social Performance. Journal of Business Ethics, 157(2), 375-390. DOI
Firk, S., Maybuechen, F., Oehmichen, J., und Wolff, M. (2019). Value-based Management and Merger & Acquisition Returns: A Multi-level Contingency Model. European Accounting Review, 28(3), 451-482. DOI
Oehmichen, J., Wolff, M., und Zschoche, U. (2018). Employee participation in employee stock ownership plans: Cross‐level interaction effects of institutions and workgroup behavior. Human Resource Management, 57(5), 1023-1037. DOI
Ahrens, C., Oehmichen, J., und Wolff, M. (2018). Expatriates as influencers in global work arrangements: Their impact on foreign-subsidiary employees’ ESOP participation. Journal of World Business, 53(4), 452-462. DOI
Hildebrandt, P., Oehmichen, J., Pidun, U., und Wolff, M. (2018). Multiple recipes for success – A configurational examination of business portfolio restructurings. European Management Journal, 36(3), 381-391. DOI
Oehmichen, J. (2018). East meets west—Corporate governance in Asian emerging markets: A literature review and research agenda. International Business Review, 27(2), 465-480. DOI
Oehmichen, J., Braun, D., Wolff, M., und Yoshikawa, T. (2017). When Elites Forget Their Duties: The Double‐Edged Sword of Prestigious Directors on Boards. Journal of Management Studies, 54(7), 1050-1078. DOI
Oehmichen, J., Schrapp, S., und Wolff, M. (2017). Who needs experts most? <scp>B</scp>oard industry expertise and strategic change—a contingency perspective. Strategic Management Journal, 38(3), 645-656. DOI
Oehmichen, J., Schult, A., und Wolff, M. (2017). Keeping Their Cards Close to Their Chests: How Non‐Delegating CEOs Avoid Forced Career Ends. Human Resource Management, 56(2), 225-242. DOI
Oehmichen, J., Heyden, M. L. M., Georgakakis, D., und Volberda, H. W. (2017). Boards of directors and organizational ambidexterity in knowledge-intensive firms. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 28(2), 283-306. DOI
Oehmichen, J., und Puck, J. (2016). Embeddedness, Ownership Mode and Dynamics, and the Performance of MNE Subsidiaries. Journal of International Management, 22(1), 17-28. DOI
Heyden, M. L. M., Oehmichen, J., Nichting, S., und Volberda, H. W. (2015). Board Background Heterogeneity and Exploration‐Exploitation: The Role of the Institutionally Adopted Board Model. Global Strategy Journal, 5(2), 154-176. DOI
Hüttenbrink, A., Oehmichen, J., Rapp, M. S., und Wolff, M. (2014). Pay-for-performance – Does one size fit all? A multi-country study of Europe and the United States. International Business Review, 23(6), 1179-1192. DOI
Oehmichen, J., Sarry, M. A., und Wolff, M. (2014). Beyond human capital explanations for the gender pay gap among executives: investigating board embeddedness effects on discrimination. Business Research, 7(2), 351-380. DOI
Oehmichen, J., Schult, A., und Wolff, M. (2014). Former Executives Serving as Non-Executive Directors: Resource Channels or Ineffective Monitors. Schmalenbach Business Review, 66(4), 438-469. DOI
Heyden, M. L. M., Oehmichen, J., und Nichting, S. (2012). Board Capital, Board Structure, and Organizational Learning: A Cross-National Analysis. Academy of Management Proceedings, 2012(1), 15677-15677. DOI
Oehmichen, J., Rapp, M. S., und Wolff, M. (2012). Women on German management boards. Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft, 82(S2), 95-125. DOI
Oehmichen, J. (2011). Mehrfachmandate von Aufsichtsratsmitgliedern eine Panel-Analyse ihrer Wirkung in deutschen Unternehmen.
Oehmichen, J., Steffen, M., und Wolff, M. (2010). Der Einfluss der Aufsichtsratszusammensetzung auf die Präsenz von Frauen in Aufsichtsräten. Schmalenbachs Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung, 62(5), 503-532. DOI