Dr N. Lohmeyer (Nora)
Assistant professor - Organisational Design and Development
6525 AJ NIJMEGEN
6500 HK NIJMEGEN
I am Assistant Professor of Organisational Design and Development in the Organisational Design and Development research group at Nijmegen School of Management. Previously, I worked as a post-doctoral researcher in an international research project on the governance of labor standards in garment supply chains at Freie Universität Berlin, Germany, where I also completed my PhD on the historical discourse on CSR in Germany and the rise to dominance of the ideology of the business case for CSR.
My current research continues to revolve around the politics of corporate responsibility, the privatization of regulation as well as questions of governance, particularly the governance of labor standards in global supply chains. I am particularly interested in the macro- and micro-organizational dynamics and governance mechanisms of corporate responsibility in the context of current sociopolitical and economic transformations. In my projects, I understand questions of corporate responsibility as going beyond the individual organization and involving different actors at industrial, national, and international levels, with most of my research focusing on questions around how organizations influence and are influenced by their changing organizational environments, including different actors in those environments.
To deal with the complexities of these topics, I draw on theories from organization and management, but also political science, sociology and history, and mainly make use of qualitative, often longitudinal and process research designs, covering methods such as discourse and textual analysis as well as interviews.
- Lohmeyer, N. & Jackson, G. (2023). Vocabularies of Motive for Corporate Social Responsibility: The Emergence of the Business Case in Germany, 1970–2014. Business Ethics Quarterly, 1-40. doi: 10.1017/beq.2022.45 Full text
- Schuessler, E.S., Lohmeyer, N. & Ashwin, S. (2023). “We Can’t Compete on Human Rights”: Creating Market-Protected Spaces to Institutionalize the Emerging Logic of Responsible Management. Academy of Management Journal. doi: 10.5465/amj.2020.1614
- Auschra, C., Bartosch, J. & Lohmeyer, N. (2022). Differences in female representation in leading management and organization journals: Establishing a benchmark. Research Policy, 51 (3):104410. doi: 10.1016/j.respol.2021.104410 Full text
- Kaplan, R. & Lohmeyer, N. (2021). A comparative capitalism perspective on the privatization of governance: Business power, nonbusiness resistance, and state enforcement in Germany, 2000-2010. Socio-Economic Review, 19 (1), 247-272. doi: 10.1093/ser/mwaa001
- Ashwin, S., Oka, C., Schuessler, E., Alexander, R. & Lohmeyer, N. (2020). Spillover effects across transnational industrial relations agreements: the potential and limits of collective action in global supply chains. Industrial and Labor Relations Review, 73 (4), 995-1020. doi: 10.1177/0019793919896570 Full text
Research grants and prizes
- 2021 - Runners up Best International Paper, OMT Division Academy of Management for the paper 'Hostile frame takeover: Co-opting the security frame in the German nuclear energy debate', co-authored with Stephan Bohn, Harsh Kumar Jha, Juliane Reinecke.
- 2021 - Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Conference (OMT Division) for the paper 'Hostile frame takeover: Co-opting the security frame in the German nuclear energy debate', co-authored with Stephan Bohn, Harsh Kumar Jha, Juliane Reinecke.
- 2021 - LERA James G. Scoville Best International/Comparative Industrial Relations Paper Award for the paper 'Spillover effects across transnational industrial relations agreements: The potential and limits of collective action in global supply chains', published in ILR Review and co-authored with Sarah Ashwin, Chikako Oka, Elke Schüßler, Rachel Alexander. More information
- 2020 - Best Paper Award of the German Industrial Relations Association (GIRA) for the paper 'Vocabularies of motive': eine inhaltsanalytische Langzeituntersuchung von Motiven unternehmerischer Verantwortung in Artikeln des Manager Magazins, 1971-2017', published in Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung (zfbf), single authored.
- 2018 - Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Conference (Social Issues in Management Division) for the paper 'The Business Case for CSR as New Vocabulary of Motive: Discourse Coalitions around CSR in Germany, 1970-2014', co-authored with Gregory Jackson.