Dr. Katja Dlouhy

Dr. Katja Dlouhy

Assistant Professor
University of Mannheim
Business School
Schloss – Room EO 275
68161 Mannheim

Research Interests

  • Career development, career mobility, career success
  • Organizational behavior and employee reactions
  • Cultural and institutional factors in human resource management
  • Human-animal relations in organizations


  • 2020–2022: Interim Professor of Strategic Management, Technical University of Munich
  • Since 2019: Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management, University of Mannheim
  • 2017: Ph.D. in Management, Graduate School of Economics and Social Sciences, University of Mannheim
  • 2013–2018: Research and teaching assistant, Chair of Human Resource Management and Leadership, University of Mannheim
  • 2012: Diploma in Psychology, University of Koblenz-Landau


  • 2023: Excellence in Reviewing Award from Human Resource Management
  • 2023: Best Reviewer Award, Careers Division of the Academy of Management
  • 2020: Nominee for the Carolyn B. Dexter Award, Academy of Management
  • 2018: Award for excellence of doctoral dissertation, Karin Islinger Foundation
  • 2018: Finalist for the Michael Driver Best Applied Paper Award, Careers Division of the Academy of Management
  • 2018: Future World of Work Award for outstanding dissertation, Volksbank Weinheim and the Centre for European Economic Research
  • 2017: Finalist for the Arnon Reichers Best Student Paper Award, Careers Division of the Academy of Management
  • 2017: Best Paper Award, Human Resouce Management Division of the German Academic Association for Business Research
  • 2016: Finalist for the Best Overall Paper Award, Careers Division of the Academy of Management
  • 2013–2015: PhD Scholarship, Federal State of Baden-Württemberg



  • Dlouhy, K., Schmitt, A., & Kandel, I. (forthcoming). A job demands–resources perspective on emotional exhaustion and work engagement in human–animal work. Occupational Health Science. 
  • Kandel, I., Dlouhy, K., & Schmitt, A. (forthcoming). Animal roles in organizations: A framework for exploring organizational human–animal relations. Organization.
  • Dlouhy, K., & Froidevaux, A. (2024). Evolution of professionals’ careers upon graduation in STEM and occupational turnover over time: Patterns, diversity characteristics, career success and self-employment. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 45, 344–
  • Wieschollek, V., & Dlouhy, K. (2022). Employee referrals as counterproductive work behavior? Employees’ motives for poor referrals and the role of the cultural context. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 34(14), 2708-2731.
  • Dlouhy, K., & Casper, A. (2021). Downsizing and surviving employees’ engagement and strain: The role of job resources and job demands. Human Resource Management, 60, 435–454.
  • Biemann, T. , Mühlenbock, M., & Dlouhy, K. (2020). Going the distance in vocational behavior research: Introducing three extensions for optimal matching analysis based on distances between career sequences. Journal of Vocational Behavior.
  • Dlouhy, K., & Biemann, T. (2018). Path dependence in occupational careers: Understanding occupational mobility development throughout individuals' careers. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 104, 86–97.
  • Dlouhy, K., & Biemann, T. (2016). Turnover of individuals with similar career sequences as a predictor of employer change. Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, USA.
  • Dlouhy, K., & Biemann, T. (2015). Optimal matching analysis in career research: A review and some best-practice recommendations. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 90, 163–173.

Book Chapters

  • Dlouhy, K., Vinkenburg, C. J., & Biemann, T. (2020). Career patterns. In H. Gunz, M. Lazarova & W. Mayrhofer (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Career Studies.
  • Dlouhy, K., & Biemann, T. (2017). Methodische Herausforderungen in der Karriere- und Laufbahnforschung. In S. Kauffeld & D. Spurk (Eds.), Handbuch Laufbahnmanagement und Karriereplanung. Berlin: Springer.

Professional Activities and Associations


  • Representative-at-large for the Academy of Management Careers Division (2023–2026)
  • Associate editor,  Applied Psychology
  • Editorial board member, Human Resource Management
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Vocational Behavior
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Organizational Behavior
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for Human Resource Management Review
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for Human Relations
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for Academy of Management Discoveries

Membership in Professional Associations

Academy of Management, European Group for Organizational Studies, Sequence Analysis Association (SAA), German Academic Association of Business Research


  • Human Resource Management (MAN 352)
  • HR Analytics (MAN 646)
  • Strategic and International HRM (MAN 647)
  • Incentives and Performance (MAN 648)
  • Research Seminar on Evidence-Based HRM/ Leadership (MAN 741)