(Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management)
Ph.D., Business Administration (Organizational Behavior), Technische Universität Berlin, 2005
Diploma (equivalent to a Master's Degree), Psychology (Organizational Psychology), Freie Universität Berlin, 2002
Professor Kearney has taught a wide range of different courses in organizational behavior, human resource management, and organizational psychology at numerous German universities - Freie Universität Berlin, Technische Universität Berlin, Humboldt Universität Berlin, Justus-Liebig-Universität Gießen, Ruhr-Universität Bochum, and Jacobs University Bremen - as well as at the Universidad Autónoma de Madrid.
In his research, Professor Kearney examines how leadership and teamwork contribute to organizational effectiveness. For example, he investigates what leaders must do to ensure that teams create synergies such that performance is substantially better than could be expected on the basis of the respective individuals' competencies alone. In other words, he studies when and how in teams the whole is greater than the sum of its parts. Professor Kearney conducts experiments to establish causal linkages among variables as well as longitudinal field studies in real-life organizational teams to ascertain the generalizability of the experimental findings to more complex environments.
His research has been published in leading OB/HR outlets such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, and Organizational Research Methods.
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