Professor Dr.

Nicole Gottschalck

WHU Assistant Professor Business for the MLB Program

Endowed by the Joachim Herz Stiftung

WHU Assistant Professor Business for the MLB Program

Jungiusstr. 6, 20355 Hamburg

Tel.: (040) 3 07 06 – 2930
E-Mail: nicole.gottschalck(at)

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Research Focus

  • Personnel management,
  • Leadership,
  • Organizational Behavior,
  • Small Business Economics


Nicole Gottschalck obtained her doctoral degree at the IHK – Chair of Small and Medium-Sized Enterprises at the WHU. Her dissertation addresses employee retention in different organizational contexts. Prior to joining the WHU, she obtained two interdisciplinary Master degrees at Leipzig University and at the Institut Europeénne in Nice, Berlin, and Istanbul as well as a Bachelor degree in History and Journalism at the Justus-Liebig-University Gießen. Nicole is particularly interested in employees and personnel management with a focus on contextual factors which impact the work attitudes of individuals and the performance of organizations. Therein, she also addresses questions of growth pains of firms and challenges to the middle managerial level in handling social dynamics as organizations change and grow.