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Uta Bindl

Professor Uta Bindl

Professor of Organisational Behaviour

Research interests

  • Human Resource Management

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Uta Bindl is a Professor of Organisational Behaviour at King's Business School. Uta received her PhD in Work Psychology in 2011 from the University of Sheffield, after having previously completed her BA and MA in Management Studies in Germany. Prior to joining King’s Business School in 2019, she worked as an Assistant Professor at the London School of Economics and Political Science (LSE).

Uta has published her work in a wide range of eminent peer-reviewed outlets, including the Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Organization Science, Human Relations, Journal of Organizational Behavior, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Group & Organization Management, Applied Psychology: An International Review, and Cognition & Emotion. She is currently serving as an editorial board member of the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology and Journal of Management, and her work on the board has been recognised with several AMR Developmental and Outstanding Reviewer of the Year awards.

Uta has served as an Associate Dean (Doctoral Studies) at King’s Business School and as an elected Representative-At-Large of the Organizational Behavior Division in the US Academy of Management. She has been repeatedly nominated for awards for her under- and postgraduate teaching across the fields of Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, including having been recognised with the LSE Excellence in Teaching award in the past.

Uta conducts research in two primary areas: (1) motivation in organizations, and (2) employee wellbeing. The majority of her research addresses the following questions: When and why do individuals in organizations engage in active work performance—in particular, proactive behavior, that is, bring about change in the organization or in their own job—and what are the implications of such behaviors for individuals themselves, as well as for their organization? In addition, Uta's research advances insights into how individuals actively manage their own and others’ well-being at work. Overall, she explores the influence of the social context in organizations on employees’ motivation and well-being.

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Uta Bindl CV

Selected Publications

Groth, M.*, Bindl, U.K.*, Wang, K., & van Kleef, G. (in press). How Social Roles Shape Interpersonal Affect Regulation at Work. Organizational Psychology Review.
*shared first-authorship.

Barkema, H.*, Bindl, U.K.*, & Tanveer, L.* (in press). How Entrepreneurs Achieve Purpose Beyond Profit: The Case of Women Entrepreneurs in Nigeria. Organization Science.
*shared first-authorship.

Ong, M., Ashford, S.J., & Bindl, U.K. (2023). The Power of Reflection for Would-Be Leaders: Investigating Individual Work Reflection and Its Impact on Leadership in Teams. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 44(1), 19-41. 

Bindl, U.K., Parker, S.K, Sonnentag, S., & Stride, C.B. (2022). Managing Your Feelings at Work, for a Reason: The Role of Individual Motives in Affect Regulation for Performance-Related Outcomes at Work. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 43(7), 1251-1270.

Newman, A., Eva, N., Bindl, U.K., & Stoverink, A. (2022). Organizational and vocational behavior in times of crisis: A review of empirical work undertaken during the COVID-19 pandemic and introduction to the special issue. Applied Psychology, 71( 3), 743– 764.

Weissman, H., Bindl, U.K., Gibson, C., & Unsworth, K. (2022). It’s About Time: Understanding Job Crafting Through the Lens of Individuals’ Temporal Characteristics. Group & Organization Management, 47(2), 148–186.

Warr, P.B., Sánchez-Cardona, I., Taneva, S., Vera, M., Bindl, U.K., Cifre, E. (2021). Reinforcement sensitivity theory, approach-affect and avoidance-affect. Cognition & Emotion, 35(4), 619-635.

Bindl, U.K. (2019). Work-related proactivity through the lens of narrative: Investigating emotional journeys in the process of making things happen. Human Relations, 72(4), 615–645.

Bindl, U.K., Unsworth, K.L., Gibson, C.B., & Stride, C.B. (2019). Job crafting revisited: Implications of an extended framework for active changes at work. Journal of Applied Psychology, 104(5), 605-628.

Vough, H., Bindl, U.K., & Parker, S.K. (2017). Proactivity routines: The role of social processes in how employees self-initiate change. Human Relations, 70(10), 1191–1216.

Warr, P.B., Bindl, U.K., Parker, S.K., & Inceoglu, I. (2014). Four-quadrant investigation of job-related affects and behaviours. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 23(3). pp. 342-363.

Bindl, U.K., Parker, S.K., Totterdell, P., & Hagger-Johnson, G. (2012). Fuel of the self-starter: How mood relates to proactive goal regulation. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97(1), 134-150.

Parker, S.K., Bindl, U.K., & Strauss, K. (2010). Making things happen: A model of proactive motivation. Journal of Management, 36, 827-856.