Senior Research Associate, Lecturer

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Alexandra Arnold studied Psychology at the University of Zurich majoring in Work and Organizational Psychology and minoring in Business Administration and Labor Law. She joined Prof. Bruno Staffelbach’s Chair in Human Resource Management at the University of Zurich in April 2009 and wrote her dissertation on trust in employment relations, which was part of her doctoral studies in the Department of Psychology at the University of Zurich. During her doctoral studies she acquired wide experience in teaching by lecturing many courses on bachelor and master level, supervising over 20 bachelor and master theses and participating in a teaching skills program at the University of Zurich. For her postdoctoral studies she visited the School of Management and Labor Relations at the Rutgers University (USA), which was supported by a SNSF Early Postdoc.Mobiliy Fellowship from July 2014 until April 2016. In October 2016 she joined the Center for Human Resource Management at the University of Lucerne as senior research associate.


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Alexandra Arnold’s primary research interest focuses on HRM phenomena and organizational behavior. She is particularly interested in the effects of compensation systems, employment relations and time effects. Thereby she uses mostly quantitative research methods, both on individual and organizational level. Since 2009 she is part of the Swiss HR-Barometer team, a SNSF infrastructure project that focus on employment relations and employees’ attitudes and behaviors. She also received a SNSF Early Postdoc.Mobility Fellowship for studying the co-evolution and trajectories of supervisory and organizational trust. Currently she is part of a third party financed project on executive and employee compensation.



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