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Dr Uta Bindl

Dr Uta Bindl

  • Academics

Reader in Organisational Behaviour

Associate Dean (Doctoral Studies).

Research subject areas

  • Human Resource Management

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Uta Bindl is a Reader in Organisational Behaviour and Associate Dean (Doctoral Studies) at King's Business School. Uta earned her PhD in Work Psychology in 2011 from the Institute of Work Psychology at the University of Sheffield, her MA in Organisational Management from the University of Flensburg, and her BA in International Business and Management from the University of Applied Sciences Osnabruck. 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 eminent peer-reviewed outlets, such as the Journal of Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Human Relations. 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 has been honoured with a Developmental Reviewer of the Year award by the Academy of Management Review. Uta has been an award-winning teacher at LSE, and is currently an elected Representative-At-Large at the Organizational Behavior Division of the Academy of Management.

Uta conducts research in two primary areas: (1) motivation in organizations, as well as (2) employee well-being and affect regulation. The majority of her research addresses the following questions: When and why do individuals in organisations engage in proactive behaviour, that is, bring about change in the organisation or in their own job? How do individuals actively manage their own and others’ well-being at work, and how do they come to experience their work as meaningful? Overall, she explores the influence of the social context in organizations on employees’ motivation, well-being and performance.

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Uta Bindl CV

Selected Publications

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.

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.