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Franciska Krings


Full Professor
Department of Organizational Behavior

Internef, room 620
Tel 021.692.33.55

Postal address
Université de Lausanne
Quartier UNIL-Chamberonne
Bâtiment Internef
1015 Lausanne


bachelor Gestion des Ressources Humaines: Théorie et Pratique
Related programmes
Bachelor of Science (BSc) in Management
Bachelor (BSc) in Economic Sciences
master Group Processes
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Master of Science (MSc) in Management, Orientation Marketing
Master of Science (MSc) in Management, Orientation Business Analytics
Master of Science (MSc) in Management, Orientation Strategy, Organization and Leadership
Maîtrise universitaire ès Sciences en management, Orientation Behaviour, Economics and Evolution


Research areas

Personnel diversity

Stereotypes and prejudice

Workplace deviance

Workplace discrimination


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71 last publications

: Peer Reviewed

In Press

Roulin Nicolas , Krings Franciska (in press). Faking to Fit in: Applicants' Response Strategie to Match Organizational Culture. Journal of Applied Psychology.


GIOABA Irina, Krings Franciska (Dir.) (2019). THREE ESSAYS ON EMPLOYMENT AGE DISCRIMINATION. Université de Lausanne, Faculté des hautes études commerciales.


Kleinlogel E. P., Schmid Mast M. ; Krings F. (2018). Vaincre la subordination toxique par des pratiques organisationnelles. La psychologie des préjugés et de la discrimination: De la théorie à la pratique (pp. 215-229). Louvain-la-Neuve, Belgique : De Boeck. Peer Reviewed


Gioaba I. , Krings F. (2017). Impression Management in the Job Interview : An Effective Way of Mitigating Discrimination against Older Applicants?. Frontiers in Psychology, 8, NA. Peer Reviewed

Kaufmann Michèle, Krings Franciska, Zebrowitz Leslie ; Sczesny Sabine (2017). Age Bias in Selection Decisions: The Role of Facial Appearance and Fitness Impressions. Frontiers in Psychology, 1-14.


Bollmann G. , Krings F. (2016). Workgroup climates and employees' counterproductive work behaviours: A social-cognitive perspective. Journal of Management Studies, 53, 184-209. Peer Reviewed

Fiori M., Krings F., Kleinlogel E. ; Reich T. (2016). Whose Side Are You On? Exploring the Role of Perspective Taking on Third-Party's Reactions to Workplace Deviance. Basic and Applied Social Psychology, 38, 318-336. Peer Reviewed

Johnston C. S., Krings F., Maggiori C., Meier L. L. ; Fiori M. (2016). Believing in a personal just world helps maintain well-being at work by coloring organizational justice perceptions. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 25, 945-959. Peer Reviewed

Kaufmann M., Krings F. ; Sczesny S. (2016). Looking Too Old ? How an Older Age Appearance Reduces Chances of Being Hired. British Journal of Management, 27, 727-739. Peer Reviewed

Maggiori Ch., Rossier J., Krings F., Johnston C. ; Massoudi K. (2016). Career pathways and professional transitions : preliminary results from the first wave of a 7-year longitudinal study. Surveying human vulnerabilities across the life course (Vol. 3, pp. 131-157). Springer, New York, NY, USA.

Roulin N., Krings. F. ; Binggeli S. (2016). A dynamic model of applicant faking. Organizational Psychology Review, 6, 145-170. Peer Reviewed

Roulin N. , Krings F. (2016). When Winning is Everything : The Relationship between Competitive Worldviews and Job Applicant Faking . Applied Psychology: International Review, 65, 643-670. Peer Reviewed

Steiner R.S. , Krings F. (2016). How Was Your Day, Darling ? : A Literature Review of Positive and Negative Crossover at the Work-Family Interface in Couples. European Psychologist, 21, 296-315. Peer Reviewed


Bollmann G., Krings F., Maggiori C. ; Rossier J. (2015). Differential associations of personal and general just-world beliefs with the Five-Factor and HEXACO models of personality. Personality and Individual Differences, 87, 312-319. Peer Reviewed

Krings F. , Kaufmann M. (2015). Diversity Kompetenz trainieren. Handbuch Diversity Kompetenz: Perspektiven und Anwendungsfelder (pp. 1-10). Springer, Wiesbaden, Germany.

Steiner R., Krings F. (Dir.) (2015). The work-family interface from a crossover perspective and a gender perspective. Université de Lausanne, Faculté des hautes études commerciales.

Steiner R. , Krings F. (2015). Les conflits au travail: toujours néfastes?. Conflits au travail (pp. 1-26). Schulthess, Genève, Switzerland.


Binggeli S., Krings F. (Dir.) (2014). Three essays on the antecedents and mechanisms leading to the unfair treatment of immigrants. Université de Lausanne, Faculté des hautes études commerciales.

Binggeli S., Krings F. ; Sczesny S. (2014). Stereotype Content Associated with Immigrant Groups in Switzerland. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 73, 123-133. Peer Reviewed

Binggeli S., Krings F. ; Sczesny S. (2014). Perceived competition explains regional differences in stereotype content of immigrant groups. Social Psychology, 45, 62-70. Peer Reviewed

Dietz J., Antonakis J., Hoffrage U., Krings F., Marewski J. N. ; Zehnder C. (2014). Teaching evidence-based management with a focus on producing local evidence. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 13, 397-414. Peer Reviewed

Fiori M., Krings F. ; Kleinlogel E. P. (2014, Jan). Mind your perspective: How perspective taking shapes perception of norm-violating actions. Personality and Individual Differences, 60, Supplement (pp. S36). Peer Reviewed

Krings F., Johnston C., Binggeli S. ; Maggiori C. (2014). Selective incivility : Immigrant groups experience subtle workplace discrimination at different rates. Cultural Diversity and Ethnic Minority Psychology, 20, 491-498. Peer Reviewed


Binggeli S., Dietz J. ; Krings F. (2013). Immigrants: A forgotten minority. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 6, 107-113. Peer Reviewed

Gilles I., Bangerter A., Clémence A., Green E.G.T., Krings F., Mouton A. et al. (2013). Collective symbolic coping with disease threat and othering: A case study of avian influenza. British Journal of Social Psychology, 52, 83-102. Peer Reviewed

Maggiori C., Johnston C. S., Krings F., Massoudi K. ; Rossier J. (2013). The role of career adaptability and work conditions on general and professional well-being. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 83, 437-449. Peer Reviewed


Bangerter A., Krings F., Mouton A., Gilles I., Green E. G. T. ; Clémence A. (2012). Longitudinal investigation of public trust in institutions relative to the 2009 H1N1 pandemic in Switzerland. PLoS ONE, 7, e49806. Peer Reviewed

Binggeli S., Kleinlogel E. P., Krings F. ; Dietz J. (2012, Aug). Support for a demographically based selection method at University: The role of competition. Annual Academy of Management Conference.

Bollmann G. , Krings F. (2012, Sep). Do just-world beliefs exacerbate or mitigate harmful reactions following injustice?. 14th Biennial Conference of the International Society for Justice Research. Peer Reviewed

Bollmann G., Krings F. (Dir.) (2012). Workplace Aggressive Behaviors: Three Essays. Université de Lausanne, Faculté des hautes études commerciales.

Bollmann G. , Krings F. (2012, Aug). What role do just-world beliefs play in harmful responses to injustice?. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. Peer Reviewed

Krings F., Green E. G. T., Bangerter A., Staerklé C., Clémence A., Wagner-Egger P. ; Bornand T. (2012). Preventing contagion with avian influenza: Disease salience, attitudes toward foreigners, and avoidance beliefs. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 42, 1451-1466. Peer Reviewed

Palazzo G., Krings F. ; Hoffrage U. (2012). Ethical Blindness. Journal of Business Ethics, 109, 323-338. Peer Reviewed


Gilles I., Bangerter A., Clémence A., Green E. G. T., Krings F., Staerklé C. ; Wagner-Egger P. (2011). Trust in medical organizations predicts pandemic (H1N1) 2009 vaccination behavior and perceived efficacy of protection measures in the Swiss public. European Journal of Epidemiology, 26, 203-210. Peer Reviewed

Grieder M., Zehnder C. ; Krings F. (2011, Jan). The Value of Voice - How Granting And Denying Voice Affects Reciprocity. 12th Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society.

Krings F. , Bollmann G. (2011). Managing counterproductive work behaviors. Responsibility management practices for the 21st century (pp. 151-159). Paris: Pearson.

Krings F., Bollmann G. ; Kluge A. (2011). Les normes d'âge: stéréotypes et préjugés. Psychologie et Recrutement (pp. 129-146). Bruxelles: De Boeck.

Krings F., Sczesny S. ; Kluge A. (2011). Stereotypical inferences as mediators of age discrimination: The role of competence and warmth. British Journal of Management, 22, 187-201. Peer Reviewed

Wagner-Egger P., Bangerter A., Gilles I., Green E.G.T., Rigaud D., Krings F. et al. (2011). Lay perceptions of collectives at the outbreak of the H1N1 epidemic: heroes, villains and victims. Public Understanding of Science, 20, 461-476. Peer Reviewed


Binggeli S., Krings F. ; Grieder M. (2010, Jan). « Vos origines correspondent-elles aux valeurs de notre entreprise ? » : l'effet des stéréotypes à l'encontre des immigrés dans la sélection du personnel. 8ème Congrès International de Psychologie Sociale en Langue Française.

Binggeli S., Krings F. ; Sczesny S. (2010, Jan). "Not all immigrants are equal": Stereotype content as a function of regional and inter-individual differences. International Conference on Discrimination and Tolerance in Intergroup Relations (pp. 30).

Bollmann G. , Krings F. (2010, Jan). Organizational justice and counterproductive work behaviors: What's the role of just-world beliefs?. 47. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie. Peer Reviewed

Green E. G. T., Krings F., Staerklé C., Bangerter A., Clémence A., Wagner-Egger P. ; Bornand T. (2010). Keeping the Vermin Out: Perceived Disease Threat and Ideological Orientations as Predictors of Exclusionary Immigration Attitudes. Journal of Community & Applied Social Psychology, 20, 299-316. Peer Reviewed

Kleinlogel E. P. , Krings F. (2010, Aug). Etude sur la discrimination à l'embauche: Les codes de conduite sont-ils vraiment sans défense face à un ordre contraire de la hiérarchie?. 8ème Congrès International de Psychologie Sociale en Langue Française.

Krings F. , Bangerter A. (2010). Durch Diversity Management die demografische Alterung meistern. Jahrbuch Human Resource Management 2010. WEKA-Verlag, Zurich.

Krings F., Binggeli S. ; Grieder M. (2010, Jan). Diversity im Interview : Wie Werden Bewerber Unterschiedlicher Nationalitäten Beurteilt ?. 47. Kongress der Deutschen Gesellschaft für Psychologie.


Binggeli S., Krings F., Sczesny S., Theiler R. ; Grieder M. (2009, Aug). "Not all immigrants are created equal": Warmth and competence stereotypes as a function of national origin. Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society. Peer Reviewed

Bollmann G., Krings F., Facchin S. ; Simon A. (2009, Jan). How to manage deviant behaviors at work? The impact of organizational climate and sanctions. 14th European Congress of Work and Organizational Psychology. Peer Reviewed

Gomez V., Krings F., Bangerter A. ; Grob A. (2009). The influence of personality and life events on subjective well-being from a life span perspective. Journal of Research in Personality, 43, 345-354. Peer Reviewed

Krings F. , Bollmann G. (2009, Jan). The role of just world beliefs and justice perceptions in explaining undesirable attitudes and behaviors at work. 11th Congress of the Swiss Psychological Society. Peer Reviewed

Krings F., Bollmann G. ; Palazzo B. (2009). Diversity "spielerisch" trainieren: Auswirkungen auf Einstellungen und Sensibilität gegenüber Diversity bei Führungskräften. Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, 53, 33-38. Peer Reviewed

Krings F. , Facchin S. (2009). Organizational justice and men's likelihood to sexually harass: The moderating role of sexism and personality. Journal of Applied Psychology, 94, 501-510. Peer Reviewed

Petersen L.-E. , Krings F. (2009). Are Ethical Codes of Conduct Toothless Tigers for Dealing with Employment Discrimination?. Journal of Business Ethics, 85, 501-514. Peer Reviewed


Bangerter A., Krings F., Pététin M. ; Blatti S. (2008). Les représentations de l'entretien structuré chez les recruteurs. Psychologie du travail et des organisations, 14, 258-275. Peer Reviewed

Kluge A., Fröhlich O. ; Krings F. (2008). Altersdiskriminierung und das Allgemeine Gleichbehandlungsgesetz [Age discrimination and the German Discrimination in Employment Act]. Wirtschaftspsychologie, 3, 129-139. Peer Reviewed

Kluge A. , Krings F. (2008). Attitudes toward Older Workers and Human Resource Practices. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 67, 61-64. Peer Reviewed

Krings F., Bangerter A., Gomez V. ; Grob A. (2008). Cohort Differences in Personal Goals and Life Satisfaction in Young Adulthood: Evidence for Historical Shifts in Developmental Tasks. Journal of Adult Development, 15, 93-105. Peer Reviewed

Krings F. , Kluge A. (2008). Altersvorurteile. Stereotype, Vorurteile und soziale Diskriminierung: Theorien, Befunde und Interventionen (pp. 131-139). Weinheim: Beltz-Verlag.

Schmid Mast M. , Krings F. (2008). Stereotype und Informationsverarbeitung. Stereotype, Vorurteile und soziale Diskriminierung. Theorien, Befunde und Interventionen (pp. 33-44). Basel, Switzerland: Beltz Verlag. Peer Reviewed

Schmid Mast M. , Krings F. (2008). Stereotype und Informationsverarbeitung. Stereotype, Vorurteile und soziale Diskriminierung: Theorien, Befunde und Interventionen (pp. 33-44). Weiheim: Beltz-Verlag.


Kluge A. , Krings F. (2007). Altersdiskriminierung: (k)ein Thema in der deutschsprachigen Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie?. Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, 51, 180-189. Peer Reviewed

Krings F. , Olivares J. (2007). At the doorstep to employment: Discrimination of immigrants as a function of applicant ethnicity, job type, and prejudice. International Journal of Psychology, 42, 406-417. Peer Reviewed

Krings F., Tschan F. ; Bettex S. (2007). Determinants of attitudes toward affirmative action in a Swiss sample. Journal of Business and Psychology, 21, 585-611. Peer Reviewed


Kluge A. , Krings F. (2006). Generation 50+. Zuverlässigkeit versus Entwicklungspotential. HR Today, 1, 22-23.


Krings F. (2004). Automatic and controlled influences of associations with age on memory. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 63, 247-259. Peer Reviewed


Bangerter A., Grob A. ; Krings F. (2001). Personal goals at age 25 in three generations of the twentieth century: Young adulthood in historical context. Swiss Journal of Psychology, 60, 59-64. Peer Reviewed

Grob A., Krings F. ; Bangerter A. (2001). Life Markers in Biographical Narratives of People from Three Cohorts: A Life Span Perspective in Its Historical Context. Human Development, 44, 171-190. Peer Reviewed


Krings F., Grob A. ; Bangerter A. (2000). Erlebte und antizipierte Biografien von Personen aus drei verschiedenen Kohorten. Comparer ou prédire: Exemples de recherches comparatives en psychologie aujourd'hui (pp. 127-140). Fribourg: Presses Universitaires de Fribourg, Fribourg.

Schlittler B., Krings F. ; Bangerter A. (2000). Life courses and life projects of childless women. Comparer ou prédire: Exemples de recherches comparatives en psychologie aujourd'hui (pp. 141-152). Fribourg: Presses Universitaires de Fribourg.


Perrig-Chiello P., Perrig W.J., Ehrsam R., Staehelin H.B. ; Krings F. (1998). The effects of resistance training on well-being and memory in elderly volunteers. Age and Ageing, 27, 469-475. Peer Reviewed


Heinimann K., Stähelin H. B., Perrig-Chiello P., Perrig W. J., Ehrsam R., Meier B. ; Krings F. (1996). Lipoprotein (a) und Plasma-Lipide bei 429 Betagten und Hochbetagten: Bedeutung als Risikofaktor, Einfluss von Ernährung und Lebensstil. Schweizerische Medizinische Wochenschrift , 126, 1487-1494. Peer Reviewed



PhD, University of Berne


  • diversity
  • equality
  • human resources (2)
  • organizational behavior (5)
  • organizational justice
  • workplace deviant behaviors
  • workplace discrimination


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