Laura Giurge

Research Associate

PhD (Erasmus) MA MSc (Groningen)

Dr Laura M. Giurge is a Research Associate of Organisational Behaviour at London Business School. Laura earned her PhD in Management from Erasmus University Rotterdam as well as two cum laude Master Degrees in Economics and Business and in Human Resources Management from the University of Groningen (NL). Prior to joining LBS, Laura was a Postdoctoral Research Fellow at Cornell University (USA).

Laura’s research focuses on the well-being implications of the changing nature of work, and on what organisational leaders and policymakers can do to ensure that technology and workplace innovations are assets, not barriers, that enable individuals to thrive at work and in their personal life. She addresses these issues by employing a diverse set of methodologies from lab and field experiments to qualitative interviews, and by collecting data with non-profit and company collaborators around the world.

Her work has been published in journals with international impact such as the Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences, Nature Human Behaviour, and The Leadership Quarterly, and it is often featured in the media. Laura is passionate about communicating her research to organizational leaders and the general public, and has written about her work in the Harvard Business Review.

At LBS, Laura connects with MBA students in teaching the Negotiation & Bargaining elective. In 2020, she co-developed the Balance & Productivity module for the Professional Skills Development elective. She is currently working on a diverse set of research projects to identify novel factors that predict individuals’ successes and failures at enacting desired work-nonwork boundaries. You can reach out to her via email, or follow her work at www.lauramgiurge.com and on social media.


  • Time
  • Well-being
  • Employee engagement
  • Work/family balance
  • The Future of Work
  • Corporate culture


A longer shortlist increases the consideration of female candidates in male-dominant domains

Lucas B; Berry Z; Giurge L M; Chugh D

Nature: Human Behaviour 2021 Vol 5:6 p 736-742

A multicountry perspective on gender differences in time use during COVID-19

Giurge L M; Whillans A V; Yemiscigil A

Proceedings of the National Academy of Sciences 2021 Vol 118:12

Moral credentials and the 2020 Democratic Presidential Primary: no evidence that endorsing female candidates licenses people to favor men

Giurge L M; Lin H-L E; Effron D A

Journal of Experimental Social Psychology 2021 Vol 95:July p 104144

To reduce gender bias in hiring, make your shortlist longer

Lucas B J; Giurge L M; Berry Z; Chugh D

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2021 February 16, 2021

You Don’t Need to Answer Right Away! Receivers Overestimate How Quickly Senders Expect Responses to Non-Urgent Work Emails

Giurge L M; Bohns V K

Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes 2021 Vol 167 p 114-128


Don’t Work on Vacation. Seriously.

Giurge L M; Woolley K

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2020

Three tips to avoid WFH burnout

Giurge L M; Bohns V K

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2020 April 3, 2020

Towards a theory of subjective time

Giurge L M; Aeon B; Whillans A V

Academy of Management Proceedings 2020

Why a Covid-19 World Feels Both Tiring and Hopeful for College Students

Whillans A; Giurge L M; Macchia L; Yemiscigil A

Harvard Business Review Ascend 2020

Why time poverty matters for individuals, organisations and nations

Giurge L M; Whillians A V; West C

Nature: human behaviour 2020 Vol 4 p 993-1003


Does power corrupt the mind? The influence of power on moral reasoning and self-interest behavior

Giurge L M; van Dijke M; Zheng M X; De Cremer D

Leadership Quarterly 2019 In press

Getting your team to do more than meet deadlines

Blank C; Giurge L M; Newman L; Whillans A

Harvard Business Review Digital Articles 2019 15 November, 2019


The weight of the saddened soul: the bidrectionality between physical heaviness and sadness and its implications for sensory marketing

Hung Y-C; Zheng X; Carlson J; Giurge L M

Journal of Marketing Management 2017 Vol 33:11-12 p 917-941


Does alignment matter? The performance implications of HR roles connected to organizational strategy

Kuipers B S; Giurge L M

International Journal of Human Resource Management 2016 Vol 28:22 p 3179-3201

When saying sorry may not help: transgressor power moderates the effect of an apology on forgiveness in the workplace

Zheng X; van Dijke M; Leuniissen J M; Giurge L M; De Cremer D

Human Relations 2016 Vol 69:6 p 1387-1418

Teaching portfolio

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