Benjamin Korman, M.Sc.

E-Mail: korman@respectresearchgroup.org

Benjamin Korman is a doctoral candidate working with Prof. Dr. Christian Tröster and Prof. Dr. Steffen R. Giessner in the field of Leadership and Organizational Behavior at the Rotterdam School of Management (RSM) in cooperation with the Kühne Logistics University. In his research, he explores how social comparisons among coworkers, e.g. stemming from differences in leader treatment, affect their positive and negative behaviors toward one another.

Benjamin Korman studied Biopsychology at the University of Santa Barbara, California in the USA (2008 – 2012) and Cognitive Neuroscience at Leiden University in the Netherlands (2012 – 2014). Since August 2016, he has been working on his doctoral thesis under the supervision of Prof. Dr. Christian Tröster and Prof. Dr. Steffen R. Giessner in the Leadership and Organizational Behavior PhD program of the Kühne Logistics University.

From April 2011 until March 2012, Benjamin Korman worked as a student research assistant in the Laboratory for Computational and Cognitive Neuroscience at the University of California, Santa Barbara (USA). There he conducted stress tests on student participants.

During his internship at the Jülich Research Center in 2013, he researched grey matter abnormalities in the right temporo-parietal junction in individuals with psychological disorders (e.g. schizophrenia, major depression and autism spectrum disorder). Using MRT methodologies, he compared the grey matter volumes of healthy participants with those of patients. He wrote his M.Sc. Thesis on this topic.

In 2015, as a research technologist at the Integrated Brain Imaging Center at the University of Washington (USA), he coordinated and carried out projects studying diverse clinical samples (e.g. patients with chronic pain). He carried out interviews with participants and tested their cognitive abilities.

Journal Articles:

Korman, B. A., Tröster, C., & Giessner, S.R. (in press). LMXSC and paradoxical coworker-directed behaviors: A dual-path mediation model involving pride. Proceedings of the 2020 Academy of Management Meeting.

Askren, M., McAllister-Day, T., Koh, N., Mestre, Z., Dines, J., & Korman, B. et al. (2016). Using Make for Reproducible and Parallel Neuroimaging Workflow and Quality-Assurance. Frontiers In Neuroinformatics10. doi: 10.3389/fninf.2016.00002

Presentations and Conference Proceedings:

  • Korman, B. A., Tröster, C., & Giessner, S. (2020). Wie Respekt zu „Disrespekt“ Führen Kann. Presented at the 12th Colloquium of the Respect Research Group, Hamburg, Germany, February 29th – May 1st.
  • Korman, B. A., Tröster, C. Giessner, S. (2019). LMXSC and employees’ paradoxical coworker-directed behaviors: A Multiple mediation model involving pride. Presented at the 2nd Interdisciplinary Conference on Morality and Immorality, Hamburg, Germany, December 5th – 6th.
  • Korman, B. A., Tröster, C. Giessner, S. (2019). The Consequences of Incongruent Abusive Supervision. Presented at the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, USA, August 9th – 13th.
  • Korman, B. A., Tröster, C. Giessner, S. (2019). The Consequences of Incongruent Abusive Supervision. Presented at the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology Conference, Turin, Italy, May 29th – June 1st.
  • Korman, B. A., Tröster, C. Giessner, S. (2019). The Consequences of Incongruent Abusive Supervision. Presented at the Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Leadership Symposium, Corfu, Greece, May 16th – 18th.
  • Korman, B. A., Tröster, C., & Giessner, S. (2019). Die Konsequenzen sozialer Vergleichsprozesse im Kontext feindseliger Führung. Presented at the 11th Colloquium of the Respect Research Group, Hamburg, Germany, January 11th – 13th.

  • Selected as a “Best Paper Author” by reviewers of the 80th Annual Academy of Management Meeting
  • PhD scholarship from the Kühne Logistics University (2019)
  • Nominated by Leiden University for the Annual Dutch M.Sc. Thesis Award for Cognitive Neurosciences (2014)
  • Outbound Study Grant from Leiden University (2013)
Benjamin Korman