Stephan Alexander Böhm

Stephan Alexander Böhm

Stephan Alexander Böhm

Prof. Dr.
Associate Professor of Diversity Management and Leadership
CDI-HSG
Büro 33-110
Rosenbergstrasse 51
9000 St. Gallen
Main Focuses Diversity Management, Vocational inclusion of employees with disabilities
Fields of research
  • Diversity Management
  • Disability and vocational inclusion
Further fields of research
  • Digitalization, Leadership and Human Resource Management
  • Health-focused leadership and psychological health
  • Management of the demographic change
Education
  • Visiting Postdoc: University of Oxford (England)
  • Ph.D.: University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), Major: Leadership and HR Management
  • Master/Bachelor: University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), HEC Lausanne (Switzerland), University of Stellenbosch (South Africa)
Professional Career

Prof. Dr. Stephan Böhm is an Associate Professor of Diversity Management and Leadership at the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. He also serves as the Director of the Center for Disability and Integration at the University of St. Gallen (CDI-HSG). He received his masters and his Ph.D. from the University of St. Gallen. In 2008 and spring 2009 he worked as a visiting research fellow at the Oxford Institute of Ageing at the University of Oxford, Great Britain.

His research focuses on leadership, Human Resource management, diversity as well as change management. He has a special interest in the vocational inclusion of employees with disabilities, health-focused leadership, as well as the management of demographic change. Most recently, he investigates the relationship of digitalization with employees' long-term health.

Stephan has written and edited several books and has published in top-tier management journals, including The Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Personnel Psychology, The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management, Journal of Managerial Psychology as well as the Harvard Business Manager. He regularly contributes to international scientific conferences and has been an invited key-note speaker at various large-scale congresses.

He has won numerous prizes for his scientific contribution including the Journal of Organizational Behavior Best Paper Award (2012), the Journal of Managerial Psychology Highly Commended Article Award (2014), the Swiss Public Health Award (2014), the Vontobel Award for Research on Age(ing) (2014), the Academy of Management's Saroj Parasuraman Award (2015), as well as the Bright Idea Research Award (2017).

Stephan is teaching and consulting internationally in numerous institutions and companies based on his expertise in diversity and change management, Human Resources and leadership. He has held workshops on introducing age-specific HR systems, developing age-related and health-focused leadership skills, as well as preventing psychological distress in organizations.
Teaching Activities
  • Organization and Leadership (Bachelor)
  • Managing Diversity and Inclusion (Master)
  • Leadership in European Companies (MBA - ISP)
  • Leadership and Change Management (Executive Education)
Affiliations
  • Oxford University Society
  • European Academy of Management
  • Academy of Management
  • VHB
  • HSG Alumni
  • HSG Docnet
Awards
  • 2018: PERSONALquarterly Best Paper Award (awarded by the HR division of the German Academic Association for Business Research – VHB)  
  • 2017: Bright Idea Research Award (awarded by the New Jersey Policy Research Organization and the Stillman School of Business of Seton Hall University)
  • 2016: Personnel Psychology Best Article Award Finalist
  • 2016: Academy of Management Outstanding Reviewer Award – GDO Division
  • 2015: Saroj Parasuraman Award for the Outstanding Publication on Gender and Diversity 2014 (awarded by the Academy of Management)
  • 2015: Academy of Management Outstanding Reviewer Award – GDO Division
  • 2014: Vontobel Award for Research on Age(ing)
  • 2014: Swiss Public Health Award – Best practice based study
  • 2014: Teaching Award of the European Business School (EBS) REMI Executive Education, Oestrich-Winkel, Germany (awarded as top 1 executive lecturer out of 230 lecturers, based on teaching evaluations)
  • 2014: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings – GDO Division
  • 2014: Academy of Management Outstanding Reviewer Award – GDO Division
  • 2014: Journal of Managerial Psychology Highly Commended Article Award 2013
  • 2012: Journal of Organizational Behavior Best Paper Award 2011
  • 2012: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings – GDO Division
  • 2010: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings – GDO Division
  • 2009: Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings – OB Division  
Editorial Board
  • Personnel Psychology (Wiley)
  • Journal of Managerial Psychology (Emerald)
  • The International Journal of Human Resource Management (Taylor & Francis)
  • Work, Aging and Retirement (Oxford University Press)