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Madleen Meier-Barthold is an Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management at the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. She obtained her doctoral degree from the University of Mannheim, Germany in 2023.

Her research centers on the realm of strategic people management, with a specific emphasis on understanding the signaling effects of an organization’s goals, policies, and practices on employees. She investigates how employees interpret, make sense of, and react to people management. Her research approach incorporates a wide range of state-of-the-art quantitative research methods from various disciplines.


Academic (1)
  • Meier-Barthold, M., Biemann, T., & Alfes, K. (2022). Strong signals in HR management: How the configuration and strength of an HR system explain the variability in HR attributions. Human Resource Management, 62(2), 229-246.

Professional (1)
  • Meier-Barthold, M., & Weckmüller, H. (2019). Fakt ist, HR braucht mehr Fakten! Eine Einführung in das faktenbasierte HR-Management. In Siegers, J.; Hagedorn, J. R. (Hrsg.): Handbuch der Aus- und Weiterbildung, Deutscher Wirtschaftsdienst, Wolters Kluwer Deutschland, Aktualisierungslieferung Nr. 313


Leading People, Teams, and Organisations for Excellence

  • Study year: 2024/2025, 2023/2024, 2022/2023
  • Code: B3MIN1004
  • Level: Bachelor, Bachelor 3, Bachelor 3

Strategic People Management

  • Study year: 2024/2025, 2023/2024
  • Code: BM01POC
  • Level: Master

Psychology & Business

  • Study year: 2023/2024, 2022/2023
  • Code: BM25MIM
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

POC Master Thesis

  • Study year: 2024/2025, 2023/2024
  • Code: BMMTPOC
  • Level: Master

Research Methodology

  • Study year: 2023/2024, 2022/2023
  • Code: BMRMHRM
  • Level: Master

Past courses

Behavioural Management Science

  • Study year: 2022/2023
  • Code: B3T3101
  • Level: Bachelor 3

Strategic People Management

  • Study year: 2022/2023
  • Code: BM15HRM
  • Level: Master

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