DR Tine Koehler

DR Tine Koehler


  • Cognitive neuroscience for organizations (incorporating cognitive neuroscience research and techniques into organizational studies)
  • Cross-cultural management (Communication, Coordination, Collaboration)
  • Global teamwork (Teamwork in teams with multicultural background that are geographically dispersed)
  • Qualitative Research Methods (Research Design, Qualitative Methods for Cross-cultural Research)
  • Quantitative Research Methods (Meta-analysis, Moderated Regression)
  • Trust in teams (Trust building and maintenance in temporary work groups and international work groups)



  • Dr. Tine Köhler is Senior Lecturer for International Business in the Department of Management and Marketing at the University of Melbourne, Australia. She received her Pre-Diploma from the Philipps-University Marburg in Germany and her MA and PhD degrees from George Mason University in the USA. Before joining the University of Melbourne, she worked at the International Finance Corporation (World Bank Group, USA) as a consultant for leadership development. Her research focuses on Global Teamwork and Research Methods. Her main research interests are in the area of cross-cultural management, cross-cultural communication and coordination, group processes, trust, and motivation, qualitative research methods, meta-analysis and regression.

    Dr. Köhler is an Associate Editor at Academy of Management Learning and Education and an editorial board member of Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Management Studies, and Small Group Research. She further reviews for the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and the Canadian Journal of Administrative Science. Her work has appeared in the Journal of International Business Studies, Organizational Research Methods, and Small Group Research. She has further published book chapters and papers in conference proceedings on global teamwork and on research methods and statistics. She regularly presents her work at prestigious international conferences and holds teamwork and research methods workshops around the world. Dr. Köhler serves on the International Advisory Board of the Consortium for the Advancement of Research Methods and Analysis (CARMA) and is a member of the Melbourne International Business Research Unit (MIBRU).   


Member of

  • Academy of International Business. Member 2009 -
  • Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management. Member 2009 -
  • European Group of Organization Studies. Member 2008 -
  • Interdisciplinary Network of Group Researchers. Member 2008 -
  • American Psychological Association. Member 2006 -
  • Academy of Management. Member 2005 -
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Member 2003 -


Selected publications


Additional Grant Information

  • Dr. Köhler currently holds a 3-year grant awarded by the National Science Foundation to study cultural differences in coordination behaviors in global construction engineering teams. She also received multiple grants by the University of Melbourne and by George Mason University to support her research projects. She further received travel stipends and scholarships from the American Psychological Association, the Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, and the Fulbright Commission.   


Education and training

  • PhD, George Mason University 2009
  • MA, George Mason University 2004
  • Dip, Philipps-Universitat Marburg 2000

Awards and honors

  • Best Paper Award at the Standing Track of Expatriate Management at the EURAM 2017 Conference (Runner-up), Journal of Global Mobility, 2017
  • PhD Outstanding Alumni Award, IOPSA, 2017
  • Careers Division Best Symposium Award (Runner-up), Academy of Management, 2016
  • Dean's Award for Research Excellence, University of Melbourne, 2016
  • Management Education Division Global Forum Best Symposium Award (Winner), Academy of Management, 2016
  • Best Paper Award at the Standing Track of Expatriate Management at the EURAM 2016 Conference (Winner), Journal of Global Mobility, 2016
  • Outstanding Editorial Board Reviewer Award, Academy of Management Learning and Education, 2014
  • Edwin A. Fleishman Dissertation Award, George Mason University, 2010
  • Doctoral Dissertation Fellowship Award, George Mason University - Colleage of the Humanities and Social Sciences, 2007
  • Fulbright Scholarship, Fulbright Commission, 2001
  • Book Scholarship, Studienstiftung des Deutschen Volkes, 2001



Available for supervision

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