Dr. Katja Dlouhy

Dr. Katja Dlouhy

Assistant Professor
University of Mannheim
Business School
Schloss – Room O 235
68161 Mannheim

Research Interests

  • Career development, career mobility, career success
  • Organizational behavior and employee reactions
  • Cultural and institutional factors in human resource management

Education and Experience

  • 2020–2022: Interim Professor of Strategic Management, Technical 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


  • 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., & Froidevaux, A. (forthcoming). 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.
  • Wieschollek, V., & Dlouhy, K. (forthcoming). Employee referrals as counterproductive work behavior? Employees’ motives for poor referrals and the role of the cultural context. International Journal of Human Resource Management.
  • 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.

Presentations in International Conferences

  • 09/2021           Workshop Kommission Personal, Düsseldorf, Germany
  • 08/2021           Academy of Management Meeting, Philadelphia, USA (online)
  • 10/2020           People and Organizations Conference, Philadelphia, USA (online)
  • 08/2020           Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver, Canada (online)
  • 02/2020           Careers Division Community Conference, Vienna, Austria
  • 09/2019           Workshop Kommission Personal, Munich, Germany
  • 08/2019           Academy of Management Meeting, Boston, USA
  • 09/2018           Workshop Kommission Personal, Munich, Germany
  • 08/2018           Academy of Management Meeting, Chicago, USA
  • 09/2017           Workshop Kommission Personal, Paderborn, Germany
  • 08/2017           Academy of Management Meeting, Atlanta, USA
  • 06/2017           European Academy of Management Meeting, Glasgow, Scotland
  • 08/2016           Academy of Management Meeting, Anaheim, USA
  • 05/2016           LACOSA II Conference, Lausanne, Switzerland
  • 03/2015           Academy of Management Meeting, Vancouver, Canada

Professional Activities and Associations

Reviewer Activities

  • Editorial board member, Human Resource Management
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for the Journal of Vocational Behavior
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for Human Relations
  • Ad-hoc reviewer for Academy of Management Discoveries


Academy of Management, European Academy of Management, 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)