Selected articles and working papers on blockchain technology

Tumasjan, A. (forthcoming). Hype or hope? The emergence of the blockchain and crypto industry. In Kipping, M., Kurosawa, T., & Westney, D. E.: Oxford Handbook of Industry Dynamics. Oxford University Press.

Schneck, P., Tumasjan, A. & Welpe, I. M. (forthcoming). Next generation home sharing: Disrupting platform organizations with blockchain technology and the Internet of Things? In Treiblmaier, H. & Clohessy, T.: Blockchain and distributed ledger technology use cases: Applications and lessons learned. Basel, Switzerland: Springer Nature.

Sandner, P., Tumasjan, A. & Welpe, I.M. (Eds.) (2020). Die Zukunft ist dezentral: Wie die Blockchain Unternehmen und den Finanzsektor auf den Kopf stellen wird. [The future will be decentralized: How blockchain will turn corporations and the financial sector upside down.] Norderstedt: BoD.

Sandner, P., Tumasjan, A. & Welpe, I.M. (Eds.) (2019). Der Blockchain-Faktor: Wie die Blockchain unsere Gesellschaft verändern wird. [The blockchain factor: How blockchain will change our society]. Norderstedt: BoD.

Hülsemann, P. & Tumasjan, A. (2019). Walk this way! Incentive structures of different token designs for blockchain based applications. Proceedings of the Fortieth International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS). Munich, Germany.

Dutra, A., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. M. (2018). Blockchain is changing how media and entertainment companies compete. MIT Sloan Management Review, 59(1), 39-45.
> Featured in Forbes

Tumasjan, A. & Beutel, T. (2018). Blockchain-based decentralized business models in the sharing economy: A technology adoption perspective. In Treiblmaier, H., & Beck, R.: Business Transformation through Blockchain. Volume 2, Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Macmillan

Friedlmaier, M., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. M. (2018). Disrupting industries with blockchain: The industry, venture capital funding, and regional distribution of blockchain ventures. Proceedings of the 51st Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (p. 3517–3526). Available at:
> Featured in WirtschaftsWoche (49/2016)

Tumasjan, A. (2018). Blockchain-Technologie und das Internet of Things: Kurzfristiger Hype oder eine Symbiose für neue IoT-Geschäftsmodelle? Industrie 4.0 Management, 34(2), 29-32.

Peer-reviewed journal articles

Tumasjan, A., Kunze, F., Bruch, H. & Welpe., I. M. (2020). Linking employer branding orientation and firm performance: Testing a dual mediation route of recruitment efficiency and positive affective climate. Human Resource Management, 59(1), 83-99.

Höllig, C. E., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. M. (2020). Individualizing gamified systems: The role of trait competitiveness and leaderboard designJournal of Business Research, 106, 288-303.

Theurer, C. P., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. M. (2018). Contextual work design and employee innovative work behavior: When does autonomy matter?PloS ONE13(10): e0204089.

Theurer, C., Tumasjan, A., Welpe, I. M., & Lievens, F. (2018). Employer branding: A brand equity-based literature review and research agenda. International Journal of Management Reviews, 20(1), 155-179.

Tang, M., Werner, C., Tumasjan, A., Cao, G., Shen, J., Shi, J., & Spörrle, M. (2018). Creative expression and its evaluation on work related verbal tasks: Comparison of Chinese and German samples. Journal of Creative Behavior, 52(1), 91-103.

Moser, K., Tumasjan, A., Welpe, I.M. (2017). Small but attractive: Dimensions of new venture employer attractiveness and the moderating role of applicants' entrepreneurial behaviors. Journal of Business Venturing, 32(5), 588-610.

Tumasjan, A., & Welpe. I. (2017). Alles Selbstläufer? Ein Überblick zu Motivations- und Anreizsystemen der „Digital Stars“. OrganisationsEntwicklung, 4, 19-22.

Strobel, M*., Tumasjan, A.*, Spörrle, M., & Welpe I.M. (2017). Fostering employees' proactive strategic engagement: Individual and contextual antecedents. Human Resource Management Journal, 27(1), 113–132[*equal contribution]

Sprenger, T. O., Tumasjan, A., Sandner, P. G., & Welpe, I. M. (2014). Tweets and trades: The information content of stock microblogs. European Financial Management, 20(5), 926-957.

Sprenger, T. O., Sandner, P. G., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. M. (2014). News or noise? Using Twitter to identify and understand company-specific news flow. Journal of Business Finance & Accounting, 41(7-8), 791-830.

Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A., Spörrle, M., & Welpe, I. (2013). The future starts today, not tomorrow: How future focus promotes organizational citizenship behaviors. Human Relations, 66(6), 829-856.

Tumasjan, A., Welpe, I., & Spörrle, M. (2013). Easy now, desirable later: The moderating role of temporal distance in opportunity evaluation and exploitation. Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, 37(4), 859-888.

Tumasjan, A., & Braun, R. (2012). In the eye of the beholder: How regulatory focus and self-efficacy interact in influencing opportunity recognition. Journal of Business Venturing, 27(6), 622–636.
Selected as "Exemplar Paper" in the field of "Management and Entrepreneurship" by the editors of the Journal of Business Venturing
>Featured in Harvard Business Review Blog
and Huffington Post

Tumasjan, A., Sprenger, T. Sandner, P., & Welpe, I. (2011). Election forecasts with Twitter: How 140 characters reflect the political landscape. Social Science Computer Review, 29(4), 402–418.

Tumasjan, A., Strobel, M., & Welpe, I. (2011). Employer brand building for start-ups: Which job attributes do employees value most? Journal of Business Economics/Zeitschrift für Betriebswirtschaft, 81(Issue 6 Supplement), 111–136.

Tumasjan, A., Strobel, M., & Welpe, I. (2011). Ethical leadership evaluations after moral transgression: Social distance makes the difference. Journal of Business Ethics, 99(4), 609–622.

Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A., & Spörrle, M. (2011). Be yourself, believe in yourself, and be happy: Self-efficacy as a mediator between personality and well-being. Scandinavian Journal of Psychology, 52(1), 43–48.

Spörrle, M., & Tumasjan, A. (2011). Using search engine count estimates as indicators of academic impact: A web-based replication of Haggbloom et al.'s (2002) study. Open Psychology Journal, 4, 12–18.

Welpe, I., Tumasjan, A., & Strobel, M. (2010). Construal Level Theory - eine Theorie für die grenzenlose Unternehmung? [Construal level theory - a theory for the boundaryless organization?] Zeitschrift für betriebswirtschaftliche Forschung, 62(Sonderheft), 84–105.

Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. (2010). Do business ethics pay off? The influence of ethical leadership on organizational attractiveness. Journal of Psychology, 218(4), 213–224.

Spörrle, M., Strobel, M. & Tumasjan, A. (2010). The power of thoughts: On the incremental validity of irrational beliefs in predicting subjective well-being while controlling for personality factors. Psicothema, 22(4), 543–548.

Spörrle, M., Tumasjan, A., Becker, F. & Moser, K. (2008). "...but the name will never be forgotten" - Eine Bestandsaufnahme der Psychologie des Markennamens. Wirtschaftspsychologie, 10(4), 5–14.

Best paper proceedings (peer-reviewed)

Tumasjan, A., Kunze, F., & Bruch, H. (2016). Linking employer branding and firm performance: Testing an integrative mediation model. Best Paper Proceedings of the 2016 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, USA. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2016.173

Moser, K., Tumasjan, A. & Welpe, I. (2016). Content is king: What makes an engaging recruitment brand on social media channels? Best Paper Proceedings of the 2016 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Anaheim, California, USA. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2016.93

Moser K., Tumasjan, A. & Welpe, I. (2015). Small, but attractive: The effect of employer branding and legitimacy on startup attractiveness. Best Paper Proceedings of the 2015 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver, Canada. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2015.105
>Featured in Harvard Business Review
>Best Empirical Paper Award 2015, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Entrepreneurship Division

Tumasjan, A., & Strobel, M. (2012). Why would I trust them? How relational climates moderate the effect of social cynicism on team trust. Best Paper Proceedings of the 2012 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Boston, Massachusetts, USA.

Tumasjan, A., & Strobel, M. (2010). Ethical leadership evaluations after moral transgression: Social distance makes the difference. Best Paper Proceedings of the 2010 Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Montreal, Canada.

Editorial-reviewed journal articles and book chapters

Koschwald, T., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. M. (2016). Wie arbeiten „Digitale Stars“? Eine Untersuchung von innovativen Organisationsstrukturen und Arbeitsgestaltungsmaßnahmen. In D. Haselbauer (Ed.), Handbuch Digitalisierung (pp. 92-96). Vettelschoß: Ayway Media.

Moser, K., Tumasjan, A. & Welpe, I. (2016). Ohne Goodies geht es nicht. Harvard Business Manager, 4, 12-13.

Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. M. (2017). The legal entrepreneur: When do corporate lawyers act entrepreneurially?. In K. Jacob, D. Schindler, & R. Strathausen (Eds.), Liquid legal: Transforming legal into a business savvy, information enabled and performance driven industry (pp. 127-137). Cham: Springer.
Table of contents

Welpe, I. M., Tumasjan, A., & Theurer, C. (2015). Der Blick der Managementforschung. In T. Sattelberger, I. M. Welpe & A. Boes (Eds.), Das demokratische Unternehmen: Neue Arbeits- und Führungskulturen im Zeitalter digitaler Wirtschaft (pp. 89-103). Freiburg: Haufe.
>Interview on changeX
>Article on XING spielraum
>Radio feature on SWR2 Wissen
>Award: Management book of the year 2015

Welpe, I. M., & Tumasjan, A. (2014). Warum wahres Employer Branding von innen kommt. Employer Branding Journal (11).

Grove, N., Welpe, I. M., Raible, K.-F., Olivares-Horn, M., Strobel, M., & Tumasjan, A. (2013). Weitsicht belohnen. Harvard Business Manager, 11, 16-19.

Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A. & Welpe, I. M. (2013). Klein und attraktiv? Was Start-ups hoch qualifizierten Bewerbern bieten. Wirtschaftspsychologie aktuell, 20(1), 9–11.

Tumasjan, A., Kaschube, J., & Spörrle, M. (2013). Führungsdiagnose. In C. Werner & M. Elbe (Eds.), Handbuch Organisationsdiagnose (pp. 125–139). Munich: Herbert Utz.

Tumasjan, A., Sprenger, T., Sandner, P., & Welpe, I. M. (2012). "Where there is a sea there are pirates": Response to Jungherr, Jürgens, and Schoen. Social Science Computer Review, 30(2), 235–239. doi: 10.1177/0894439311404123

Grove, N., Strobel, M., Tumasjan, A., & Welpe, I. (2011). Nachhaltige Vergütungsmodelle im Top-Management. In Eberhard von Kuenheim Stiftung der BMW AG (Ed.), Verantwortung unternehmen - nachhaltig wirtschaften (pp. 46–53). Heidelberg: Heidelberger Lese-Zeiten Verlag.

Tumasjan, A. (2011, July 25). [Review of the book Neurokommunikation, by K. Fehse]. rezensionen:kommunikation:medien, availabe at

Tumasjan, A., Welpe, I. M. & Spörrle, M. (2009). Spatz in der Hand oder Taube auf dem Dach? Wie zeitliches Denken Gründer beeinflusst. Wirtschaftspsychologie aktuell, 16(4), 55–57.

Articles in peer-reviewed proceedings

Oechslein, O., & Tumasjan, A. (2012). Examining trust within the team in IT startup companies - an empirical study in the People's Republic of China. Proceedings of the 45th Hawaii International Conference on System Sciences (p. 5102–5111). Los Alamitos, CA, USA: IEEE Computer Society.

Tumasjan, A., Sprenger, T. Sandner, P. & Welpe, I. (2010). Predicting elections with Twitter: What 140 characters reveal about political sentiment. Proceedings of the 4th International Conference of Weblogs and Social Media, Washington, D.C.

Werner, C., Cao, G., Tang, M., Tumasjan, A., Shi, J., Shen, J., & Spörrle M. (2010). This is not about art, it's about work: Comparing Chinese to Germans regarding creative performance on the basis of job-related verbal tasks. In A. G. Tan (Ed.), Creativity in Business and Education: Interdisciplinary and Intercultural Aspects (pp. 97–115). Singapore: Printers Pte Ltd.