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Andreas Richter

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Andreas Richter

Reader in Organisational Behaviour
Director of the Management Studies Tripos
Head of the Organisational Behaviour subject group

BSc, MSc (Giessen University), PhD (Aston University)

Research interests

Effective intergroup relations; organisational creativity; teamwork.

Subject group: Organisational Behaviour

Professional experience

Andreas cooperated with, or consulted for, various public and private organisations in the healthcare, pharmaceutical, technology and financial sectors, focusing on team-working effectiveness, the stimulation of creativity and innovation, self-management training, and leadership development. Andreas is a trained psychologist, as well as a certified client-centred counsellor (occupational and clinical settings).

Previous appointments

Prior to joining Cambridge Judge Business School, Andreas was Assistant Professor of Organisational Behaviour at Instituto de Empresa Business School, and a post-doctoral research fellow at Aston Business School.

Awards & honours

  • Cambridge Judge Business School Teaching Award, 2017
  • Best Competitive Paper Award (Division Organizational Behavior), Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Orlando: Venkataramani, V., Richter, A. W., & Clarke, R. (2013). Creative benefits from influential leaders? The importance of leader social network ties for employee creativity, 2013
  • Best Conference Paper Award, 7th Annual INGRoup Conference, Atlanta, GA: Wilhelm, H., Richter, A. W., & Semrau, T. When does creative failure turn into creative effort? The moderating effect of team psychological safety and transactive memory system, 2013
  • Emerald/EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Award Winner (Division Leadership & Organization Development), 2007
  • "Aston Key Studies 2007" (PhD Award), Aston Business School, Aston University, UK, 2007
  • Best Student Paper Award Division Conflict Management, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, New Orleans: Richter, A., van Dick, R., & West, M. A. (2004). The relationship between group and organizational identification and effective intergroup relations, 2004

Selected publications

Here are a selection of Andreas Richter's publications. Please see the "Selected publications" tab above for a more comprehensive list.

Wilhelm, H., Richter, A.W.* and Semrau, T.* (2018) "Employee learning from failure: a team-as-resource perspective." Organization Science (forthcoming) (*equal authorship) (short version published in Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 2014)

González-Gómez, H.V. and Richter, A.W. (2015) "Turning shame into creativity: the importance of exposure to creative team environments." Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 126: 142-161 (DOI: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2014.09.004)

Venkataramani, V., Richter, A.W. and Clarke, R. (2014) "Creative benefits from well-connected leaders: leader social network ties as facilitators of employee radical creativity." Journal of Applied Psychology, 99(5): 966-375 (DOI: 10.1037/a0037088) (short version published in Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 2013)

Richter, A.W., Hirst, G., van Knippenberg, D. and Baer, M. (2012) "Creative self-efficacy and individual creativity in team contexts: cross-level interactions with team informational resources." Journal of Applied Psychology, 97(6): 1282-1290 (DOI: 10.1037/a0029359)

Richter, A.W., West, M.A., van Dick, R. and Dawson, J.F. (2006) "Boundary spanners' identification, intergroup contact and effective intergroup relations." Academy of Management Journal, 49(6): 1252-1269

Journal articles

West, M.A., Hirst, G., Richter, A. and Shipton, H. (2004) "12 steps to heaven: successfully managing change through developing innovative teams." European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 13(2): 269-299

West, M.A., Brodbeck, F.C. and Richter, A.W. (2004) "Does the "romance of teams" exist? The effectiveness of teams in experimental and field settings (Commentary)." Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 77(4): 467-473

Hirst, G., Mann, L., Bain, P., Pirola-Merlo, A. and Richter, A. (2004) "Learning to lead: the development and testing of a model of leadership learning." The Leadership Quarterly, 15(3): 311-327

Richter, A.W., Scully, J. and West, M.A. (2005) "Intergroup conflict and intergroup effectiveness in organizations: theory and scale development." European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 14(2): 177-203

Richter, A.W., West, M.A., van Dick, R. and Dawson, J.F. (2006) "Boundary spanners' identification, intergroup contact and effective intergroup relations." Academy of Management Journal, 49(6): 1252-1269 (short version published in Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 2004)

Dawson, J.F. and Richter, A.W. (2006) "Probing three-way interactions in moderated multiple regression analysis: development and application of a slope difference test." Journal of Applied Psychology, 91(4): 917-926

Richter, A.W., Dawson, J.F. and West, M.A. (2011) "The effectiveness of teams in organizations: a meta-analysis." International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22(13): 2749-2769 (DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2011.573971)

Richter, A.W., Hirst, G., van Knippenberg, D. and Baer, M. (2012) "Creative self-efficacy and individual creativity in team contexts: cross-level interactions with team informational resources." Journal of Applied Psychology, 97(6): 1282–1290 (DOI: 10.1037/a0029359)

Venkataramani, V., Richter, A.W. and Clarke, R. (2014) "Creative benefits from well-connected leaders: leader social network ties as facilitators of employee radical creativity." Journal of Applied Psychology, 99(5): 966-375 (DOI: 10.1037/a0037088) (short version published in Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 2013)

González-Gómez, H.V. and Richter, A.W. (2015) "Turning shame into creativity: the importance of exposure to creative team environments." Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 126: 142-161 (DOI: 10.1016/j.obhdp.2014.09.004)

Wilhelm, H., Richter, A.W.* and Semrau, T.* (2018) "Employee learning from failure: a team-as-resource perspective." Organization Science (forthcoming) (*equal authorship) (short version published in Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings 2014)

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Contact details

Andreas Richter
Cambridge Judge Business School
University of Cambridge
Trumpington Street
Cambridge CB2 1AG
UK

Tel: +44 (0)1223 339639

a.richter@jbs.cam.ac.uk