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Dr Steffen Raub

Steffen Raub , PhD


PhD in Management, University of Geneva


Full Professor

Teaching Location(s)

EHL Campus Lausanne
EHL Campus (Singapore)

Employment Type


Courses and Modules Taught

• Advanced Electives
• Diploma Work - Bachelor Thesis
• Industrial Attachment (6 Months)
• Integrated Business Analysis

Teaching Subject(s)

Business Research Methods
Personal Leadership Development
Research Methodology

Area(s) of Expertise

Organizational behavior
Organizational citizenship behavior
Proactive service behaviors
Quantitative methods
Sustainability / Corporate social responsibility

Short Bio

Steffen Raub, PhD, is Full Professor of Organizational Behavior at EHL where he formerly occupied the positions of Associate Dean, Vice Dean and Acting Dean. Before joining EHL, he was on the faculties of the Asian Institute of Technology in Bangkok, Thailand, HEC Geneva and HEC Lausanne. He was also a Visiting Scholar at the Kenan-Flagler Business School at University of North Carolina, Chapel Hill and a Visiting Associate Professor at National University of Singapore.

Steffen’s research focuses on proactive service behaviors, organizational citizenship behavior, empowerment and sustainability/corporate social responsibility. It has been published in leading outlets including the Journal of Applied Psychology, Human Relations, Human Resource Management, Work & Stress, as well as the Cornell Hospitality Quarterly and the International Journal of Hospitality Management. Steffen is also the co-author of a best-selling volume on Managing Knowledge.

Publications in Peer-Reviewed Journals

Colakoglu S., Erhardt, N., Pougnet, S., & Martin-Rios, C. (2019). Reviewing Creativity and Innovation Research through the Strategic HRM Lens. Research in Personnel and Human Resource Management, 37, 227-271. https://doi.org/10.1108/S0742-730120190000037007

Fernandez, S., & Pougnet, S. (2018). Is there structure in the selection interview? Evidence from hotels in Switzerland. Journal of Human Resources in Hospitality & Tourism, 17(1), 80-97. https://doi.org/10.1080/15332845.2017.1328262

Martin-Rios, C., Pougnet, S., & Nogareda, A.M. (2017). Teaching HRM in contemporary hospitality management: A case study drawing on HR analytics and big data analysis. Journal of Teaching in Travel and Tourism, 1, 34-54. doi:10.1080/15313220.2016.1276874

Pougnet, S. (2016). Experimental Research. In Jafari, J., Xiao, H. (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Tourism. Springer, Cham. https://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-01384-8_81

Pennaforte, A., & Pougnet, S. (2012). Alternance: cultivez les talents de demain: Apprentissage, professionnalisation, formation continue…: un système gagnant-gagnant. Dunod : Paris.

Pennaforte, A., & Pougnet, S. (2012). Alternance: cultivez les talents de demain: Apprentissage, professionnalisation, formation continue…: un système gagnant-gagnant. Revue internationale de psychologie des comportements organisationnels, 46, 343-347. https://doi.org/10.3917/rips1.046.0343

Funded Research Projects

Raub, S., Project : Développement durable dans l’hôtellerie Transfrontalière, Date : 01.04.2020 to 31.03.2023, External fundraising : INTERREG.


EHL Researcher of the year (2012)
CHLAR Best Research Paper Golden Award 2011, International Conference on Hospitality and Leisure Applied Research, Lyon, France
Outstanding Practical Implications for Management Award 2007, Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA