A German born economist and applied statistician by training, Professor Thomas Lange (Ph.D. FRSA CAHRI) serves as Head of the Department of Management, Leadership and Organisations and professorial Chair in Management at Middlesex University Business School. Through his strategic leadership of the department, he pursues a research-intensive philosophy of academic excellence in support of an exceptional student experience. His previous leadership positions include Research Dean, Executive Dean and Pro Vice Chancellor in the United Kingdom, New Zealand and Australia.
Lange is a leading authority in the empirical Transformational Leadership, Human Resources and Organizational Behaviour research arena. He is Editor-in-Chief of Evidence-based HRM: A Global Forum for Empirical Scholarship and Associate Editor of the International Journal of Manpower. He is also an Editorial Board member of the British Journal of Management. An author and editor of over 200 scholarly outputs, his journal publications in recent years have appeared in such outlets as The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Vocational Behavior, British Journal of Management, International Journal of Human Resource Management, European Journal of Industrial Relations, and Human Resource Management (US), amongst others.
A multi-disciplinarian at heart, his work attempts to form a unified whole at the interface between work/life conditions, workplace psychology and transformational leadership, in support of a socially more cohesive work and life environment.
Learning & Teaching Interests
Professor Lange's teaching and learning interests include International HRM, Cross Cultural Management, Organisational Behavior, and Personnel Economics.
Research Outputs & Interests
Professor Lange's key areas of research interest include subjective well-being, transformational leadership behaviours and motivational aspects in the workplace.
Audenaert, Mieke and Carette, Philippe and Shore, Lynn M. and Lange, Thomas and Van Waeyenberg, Thomas and Decramer, Adelien (2017) Leader-employee congruence of expected contributions in the employee-organization relationship. The Leadership Quarterly . ISSN 1048-9843 (Published online first)
Audenaert, Mieke and Decramer, Adelien and Lange, Thomas and Vanderstraeten, Alex (2016) Setting high expectations is not enough: linkages between expectation climate strength, trust, and employee performance. International Journal of Manpower, 37 (6). pp. 1024-1041. ISSN 0143-7720
Professor Lange is an invited Fellow of the Global Labor Organization (GLO) and a Professorial Fellow at the Centre for Sustainable HRM and Wellbeing at Australian Catholic University (ACU). He is also a Certified Professional of the Australian HR Institute (CAHRI).