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Visiting Fellow Profile

Heinke Roebken, Germany

Heinke Roebken has been appointed a Visiting Fellow in the Department of Organizational Behavior. Dr. Roebken is currently a Professor at the University of Oldenburg, Germany. Her research interests include organizational change (particularly in higher education institutions), the history of and current developments in higher management education, professionalism, institutional theory, and management fashions.

Roebken’s work has been published several times, and she has written an article on the increasing specialization and vocational orientation of higher management education programs in German higher education, in which she analyzes the causes and discusses potential consequences for German business schools and management education. Roebken has previously been a Visiting Fellow at the University of Chicago’s Department of Social Science. She has also worked as a Consultant, Scientific Assistant, Assistant Lecturer, as well as interned at companies such as DaimlerChrysler, Euroforum, Herta, and PriceWaterhouseCoopers. Roebken also has teaching experience with such courses as HRM in Management Consulting, Expatriation Management, and Foundations of Business Economics.

Her faculty sponsor at ILR is Professor Pam Tolbert and she visited from February 19 to May 19, 2004.

- Heinke Roebken

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