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Dr Angelika Zimmermann

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Senior Lecturer in International Business and Strategy

Globally distributed teams; off-shoring

Angelika Zimmermann joined Loughborough in 2007 after working as an internal consultant for intercultural relations at the Robert Bosch Group in Stuttgart, Germany. She holds an MSc in Occupational Psychology and a PhD on mutual adjustment in international teams from the Institute of Work Psychology, University of Sheffield. Her research focusses on socio-psychological processes of international collaborations, spanning the areas of social cognitive theory, international teams, offshoring collaborations, and international human resource management. Angelika teaches courses on cross cultural management and strategic management for postgraduate students.

Angelika research interest centres on socio-psychological processes of international collaborations. She has published research on relational and motivational processes in international teams and offshoring collaborations, expatriate adjustment in China, and on institutional and cultural barriers to transferring Lean production to China. Her work has appeared in high-ranking international journals including the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of World Business, Information Systems Journal, Journal of Information Technology, International Journal of Management Reviews, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Asian Business and Management, Studies of Management and Organization, and the International Journal of Cross Cultural Management. Together with her co-authors, Angelika received the Best Conference Paper award of the AIB/UK conference in 2008, and the Gustavson School of Business Award for the Best Qualitative Paper in International Business at the Academy of Management meeting in 2014