Tobias received a joint doctorate in Management (Organizational Behavior) from Rotterdam School of Management and HEC Lausanne. Prior to that, he worked in finance in Germany and London (UK). He also holds a MSc degree in business and economics from the University of Erlangen-Nuremberg.
His research interests revolve around the intersection of leader behavior (e.g., empowering leadership, narcissistic leadership, leader justice) and employee motivation and behavioral outcomes (such as creativity and performance) across levels of analysis. He uses both experimental and cross-sectional methods to answer his research questions.