Prof. Dr. Dr. Fabian Jintae Froese


Academic Positions

Since 2012

University of Goettingen, Germany,
Chair Professor of Human Resource Management and Asian Business

Since 2019

Yonsei University, Seoul, Korea
Joint Appointment Professor of International Business

2020 – 2021

Keio University, Tokyo, Japan
Visiting Professor (sabbatical)

2007 – 2012

Korea University, Seoul, South Korea
Assistant Professor of International Business


2005 – 2009

Waseda University, Tokyo, Japan
Ph.D. in International Studies / Sociology

2004 – 2007

University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Dr. oec. (equivalent to PhD) in International Management

2001 – 2004

University of Mannheim, Germany
Diplom-Kaufmann (equivalent to MBA/MSc in Business)


External Academic Service

Since 2018

Asian Business & Management, Editor-in-Chief

Since 2019

International Journal of Human Resource Management, Associate editor

Since 2014

Cross-Cultural and Strategic Management, Associate Editor

Since 2019

Academy of International Business, Western Europe chapter, Chair (president)

Since 2019

Association of Japanese Business Studies, President


Selected Awards and Honors

2017, 2020

Academy of International Business, WAIB Best Paper Award  

2017, 2020

Academy of Management, Carolyn Dexter Award, Finalist


Academy of Management, CEIBS Best Paper Award, Finalist


Ranked as one of the Top 100 German speaking business professors under 40 for research productivity (no. 2 in HRM, no. 83 overall), Wirtschaftswoche


Ranked as the world’s seventh most prolific author in expatriate management research based on total publications, International Journal of Human Resource Management.


Academy of Management, International Management Division Best Paper in OB/OT/HR Award, Finalist


Academy of International Business, Alan M. Rugman Most Promising Scholar Award, Finalist


German Academic Association for Business Research (VHB) and Personal Quarterly, Best Paper Award


Euro-Asia Management Studies Association, Best Paper Award

2011, 2015

Association of Japanese Business Studies, Best Paper Award


Academy of International Business, Haynes Prize for the Most Promising Scholar, Finalist

2013, 2015,

European Academy of Management, Best Paper Award


Korea Academy of International Business, Best Paper Award


Association of Asian Studies, F. Hillary Conroy Award

Since 2010

JSPS, several fellowships


Alexander von Humbold, Fellow


Seok-Top Teaching Excellence Award, Korea University

2004 – 2007

Monbukagakusho, fellowship for research in Japan

Since 2003

DAAD (German Academic Exchange Service), numerous scholarships for study/research abroad


Selected Publications

Störmer, S., Davies, S., Froese, F.J. (in press). The influence of expatriates' cultural intelligence on embeddedness and knowledge sharing: The moderating effects of host country context. Journal of International Business Studies.

Froese, F.J., Stoermer, S., Reiche, S., Klar, S. (in press). Best of both worlds: How embeddedness fit in the host unit and the headquarters improve repatriate knowledge transfer. Journal of International Business Studies. DOI: 10.1057/s41267-020-00356-4.

Bonache, J., Brewster, C., Froese, F.J. (2020). Global mobility and the management of expatriates. Cambridge University Press: Cambridge.

Froese, F.J., Shen, J., Sekiguchi, T., Davies, S., (2020). Liability of Asianness? Global talent management challenges of Chinese, Japanese, and Korean multinationals. Human Resource Management Review. 30(4), 100776.

Sarabi, A., Froese, F.J., Chng, D.H.M., Meyer, K. (2020). Entrepreneurial leadership and MNE subsidiary performance: The moderating role of subsidiary context. International Business Review. 29(3), 101672.

Bebenroth, R., Froese, F.J. (2020). Consequences of expatriate top manager replacement on foreign subsidiary performance. Journal of International Management. 26, 100730.3.

Froese, F.J., Peltokorpi, V., Varma A., Hitotsuyanagi, A. (2019). Merit-based rewards, job satisfaction, and voluntary turnover: The moderating effects of demographics. British Journal of Management. 30 (3), 610-623.

Bader, K., Kemper, L., Froese, F.J., (2019). Who promotes a value-in-diversity perspective: A fuzzy set analysis of executives’ individual and organizational characteristics. Human Resource Management. 58 (2), 203-217.

Sarabi, A., Froese, F.J., Hamori, M. (2017). Is international assignment experience a ticket to the top of a foreign subsidiary? The moderating effect of subsidiary context. Journal of World Business. 52, 680-690.

Peltokorpi, V., Allen, D. & Froese, F.J. (2015). Organizational embeddedness, turnover intentions, and voluntary turnover: The moderating effects of employee demographic characteristics and value orientations. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 36, 292-312.