Dr. Meir Shemla is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and the Academic Director of the MBA programme at Rotterdam School of Management. He received his PhD in Work & Organizational Psychology in 2011.
His work focuses on the impact of team composition on team performance, and he has particular interest in how diversity in teams can be leveraged to increase innovation and performance. In his work he also explores the (unintended) consequences of diversity policies on organizational performance and talent acquisition. Other research topics he is exploring include the role of followers in successful leadership and the effect of emotions in teams.His work appeard in outlets such as Academy of Management Annals, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and Human Relations.
E.M. Schraub, A. Micheli, M. Shemla & K. Sonntag (2014). The role of leader emotion management and team conflict for team members’ proactive behavior: A multilevel perspective. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 23 (2), 263-276. doi: 10.1080/1359432X.2012.728700
M. Shemla, E. Kearney, J. Wegge & S. Stegmann (2012). Team diversity, team processes, and team performance: The moderating role of leader mood. Academy of Management Proceedings. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2012.293
B. Meyer, M. Shemla & C.C. Schermuly (2011). Social category salience moderates the effect of diversity faultlines on information elaboration. Small Group Research, 42 (3), 257-282. doi: 10.1177/1046496411398396
B. Ries, S. Diestel, M. Shemla, F. Liebermann, J. Wegge & K. Schmidt (2013). Age diversity and team effectiveness. In C..M. Schlick, E. Frieling & J. Wegge (Eds.), Age-Differentiated Work Systems (pp. 89-118). Berlin: Springer
M. Shemla, D. Dej & J. Wegge (2012). Aiming for innovation in teams: The promise of team diversity. In A.-G. Tan (Ed.), Creativity and Talent Development.. Frankfurt: Springer