Dirk Lindebaum


Dirk Lindebaum obtained his PhD from Manchester Business School, and he is now a Professor in Management at Cardiff Business School. As an engineer-turned emotion researcher, Dirk is interested in better understanding emotions in everyday life in order to help individuals and social groups live a good and happy life.

His research and essays are published in Academy of Management Learning and Education, Leadership Quarterly, Organization Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Human Relations, Journal of Business Ethics, and Journal of Management Inquiry, among others. His published work has received extensive global media coverage, such as the Financial Times (3x), BBC Radio 5 Live, BBC World Service, New York Times, The Independent, and Daily Mail, to name a few.

In addition to his interest in emotion research, he writes critically on the increasing visibility of neuroscientific theories and methods in the study of organizational behavior. Dirk currently serves on several editorial boards of academic journals, including Organization Studies, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management Studies, and Human Relations. Further details on publications, media engagement, online talks, and other issues can be obtained from his website:


Stories by Dirk Lindebaum

Articles: The Right Way to Get Angry at Work

By Deanna Geddes, Dirk Lindebaum | April 19, 2016

Anger has a place at work, Deanna Geddes and Dirk Lindebaum argue, as long as it meets three conditions. 




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