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Hello!

Welcome to my personal page. My name is Julian Jonathan (J.J.) Markus.

I have been working as a Ph.D. candidate at the WU Vienna University of Economics and Business (IIB) since September 2022.

My research focuses on the intersection between the way work is designed and how people behave. This focus stems from interests in questions revolving around people prospering at work and its relationships to organizational success. In my work, I aim for the highest standards in publishing while developing research with substantial practical impact. Currently, I am focusing on people management within self-managing organizations.

Besides conducting research, I have roles in two collective research initiatives: People and Self-Managing Organization (PASMO), co-founder. PASMO is a collective research project, organized through the Rotterdam School of Management, focusing on self-managing organizations (SMO) and the life of people working for SMOs. Headquarters in Austria (HiA), team-member. HiA is an “umbrella project” for various projects and activities, all of which have the goal of supporting companies in designing their organizations and especially their headquarters, as well as contributing to Austria remaining an attractive location for headquarters. Furthermore, I teach courses on organizational design and consultancy at both bachelor and master's levels.

Before my Ph.D., I studied International Management and International Business at Avans UAS in Breda and NEOMA Business School in Reims through the IPBS International Double Degree. These studies were complemented by international internships and work experience in the Netherlands, Malta, Bulgaria, France, and Belgium. In 2022, I finished a two-year Master of Science program in Human Resource Management at the Rotterdam School of Management, where I graduated with distinction and was awarded the HRM thesis of the year award.

Through various student jobs and internships, I have accumulated ten years of work experience in diverse capacities (e.g., HRM, B2C Sales). I have experienced organizations, management, and colleagues that allowed me to prosper and ones that beat me down. I am convinced of the value of the former, and therefore I study how we can create organizations with a focus on people.

Research interests

  • Organizational Hierarchy
  • New forms of Organizing
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management
  • Organization Design
  • Organizational Change

Curriculum Vitae

People Organization & Change (former Human Resources Management), MSc., Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

20202022

International Management double degree, B.B.A, NEOMA Business School

20182020

International Business double degree, B.B.A, Avans University of Applied Sciences

20162018

PhD Candidate, WU Vienna

2022 → …

External positions

Visiting Thesis Supervisor, People Organization & Change, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

20222023

Research Assistant, Organizational Behavior, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

20212022

Research Intern, Autonomy at work, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

20212022

Lead Teaching Assistant, BSc. Human Resource Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University

20212022

Expertise

  • Organizational Hierarchy
  • New forms of Organizing
  • Organizational Behavior
  • Human Resource Management
  • Organization Design
  • organizational change

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