Laura Giurge

Post-Doctoral Research Fellow of Organisational Behaviour

PhD (Erasmus) MA MSc (Groningen)

Laura Giurge is a Postdoctoral Research Associate at London Business School and a rising scholar in the field of time, engagement, and the future of work. Laura earned her PhD in Management from Erasmus University Rotterdam and two cum laude Master Degrees in Economics and Business and in Human Resources Management from the University of Groningen. Prior to joining LBS, Laura was a Postdoctoral Research Associate at Cornell University and a Visiting Scholar at Harvard Business School.

Laura is passionate about conducting experimental and behavioural field studies with non-profit and company collaborators around the world. Her earlier work on power and ethics has been published in The Leadership Quarterly and Human Relations and was featured on the Dutch National Radio, BBC Wales, and Forbes. Currently, Laura is working on a diverse set of projects that examine the psychology behind how employees and organizations set, push, and maintain boundaries at work and in their personal life to learn how we can thrive and live a happier life. Her most recent work has been published in Harvard Business Review and in Nature Human Behaviour.

Laura is part of the Wellbeing Research Centre at the University of Oxford and the Happier Workplaces and Societies Lab at Harvard Business School. She is currently working together with various nonprofit and for-profit company collaborators around the world to improve workplace engagement, time management, employee well-being, and productivity.


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


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; 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 M L; 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; 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

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

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; De Cremer D

Human Relations 2016 Vol 69:6 p 1387-1418

Teaching portfolio

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