Academic Profile

Academic Profile

Asst Prof Thomas Rockstuhl

Assistant Professor
Division of Strategy, Management and Organisation
College of Business (Nanyang Business School)

Phone: (+65)6790 6135
Office: S3-01C-96

  • PhD Business Administration Nanyang Technological University 2013
  • Master of Psychology (summa cum laude) Technische Universitat Dresden 2002
  • Bachelor of Psychology (summa cum laude) Technische Universitat Dresden 1998
Thomas Rockstuhl is an assistant professor in management at the Nanyang Business School. His research focuses on generalizability of theories across cultural contexts, and on assessing the dynamic capabilities of individuals, teams, and organizations to function effectively in intercultural contexts.

He has published widely, including a lead article in the Journal of Applied Psychology, and papers in journals such as Journal of Organizational Behavior, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Journal of Social Issues, International Journal of Intercultural Relations, NeuroLeadership; etc. He has also consulted and conducted research widely for major corporations, such as Siemens, ThyssenKrupp, Bayer, BASF, SAP, Microsourcing, or International Air Transport Association; as well as governmental agencies in the Czech Republic, Germany, Poland, Singapore, Switzerland, and Turkey.
Research Interests
Thomas Rockstuhl's research expertise is in the area of international organizational behavior, focusing on the development and validation of corpuses of cultural stimuli to assess intercultural situational judgment and on the role of culture and cultural intelligence in the domains of leadership and multicultural teams.

His specific research areas of interest are as follows:

1. Cultural Intelligence - Measurement, Developmental Interventions, and Impact
2. Emotion Recognition –Vocal & Facial Emotion Expressions Across Cultures
3. Global Leadership - The Role of Culture and Cultural Intelligence on Leadership Effectiveness
4. Multicultural Teams - Factors Affecting Interpersonal Trust in Culturally Diverse Teams
Current Projects
  • Cultural Intelligence And Innovation In Global Contexts
Selected Publications
  • Rockstuhl, T., & Van Dyne, L. (2018). A bi-factor theory of the four-factor model of cultural intelligence: Meta-analysis and theoretical extensions. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 148, 124-144.
  • Rockstuhl, T. (2018). LMX & Culture: From Comparing Cultures to Bridging Cultural Differences. 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
  • Wehrle, K., Paunova, M., Alkhaled, S., Rockstuhl, T., Stahl, G., van Dijk, H., Van Laer, K., Zikic, J., & Zilinskaite, M. (2018). A multi-divisional perspective on what’s next in international migration and displacement research. 78th Academy of Management Annual Meeting.
  • Rockstuhl, T., & Shore, L. (2018). Differential Mechanisms of POS Effects Across Cultures: A 42-Nation Meta-Analysis. the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology Annual Meeting.
  • Rockstuhl, T. (2017). Situational construals: Key to assessments of personality-situation interplay. European Journal of Personality, 31(5), 481-482.

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