Klaus J Templer

Associate Professor Klaus J Templer

Associate Professor, Psychology Programme

School of Humanities and Behavioural Sciences

Tel: +65 6248 9253

Email: a2p0ZW1wbGVyQHN1c3MuZWR1LnNn

Educational Qualifications

  • 1991

    Ph.D. (Psychology), University of Hamburg, Germany

Academic and Professional Experience

  • 2018 - Present

    Associate Professor of Organizational Psychology, Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore

  • 2011 - 2017

    Associate Professor and Head of Psychology Programme, SIM University/Singapore University of Social Sciences, Singapore

  • 2001 - 2010

    Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior, Nanyang Business School, Nanyang Technological University (NTU), Singapore

  • 1997 - 2001

    Expatriate Management Asia, Siemens Erlangen, Germany

  • 1994 - 1997

    Chief Advisor, Siemens Bombay, India

  • 1987 - 1994

    Organizational Psychologist and HR Consultant, Siemens Munich, Germany

  • 1985 - 1986

    Research Associate/Lecturer, Psychology, University of Hamburg, Germany

Templer, K.J. (2018, July).
Why do toxic people get promoted? For the same reason humble people do: Political skill. Harvard Business Review – hbr-online. Retrieved from https://hbr.org/2018/07/why-do-toxic-people-get-promoted-for-the-same-reason-humble-people-do-political-skill

Templer, K.J. (2018).
Dark personality, job performance ratings, and the role of political skill: An indication of why toxic people may get ahead at work. Personality and Individual Differences, 124, 209-214.

Templer, K.J., Wan, D., Khatri, N. (2014)
Human resource management in Singapore. In P. Budhwar & A. Varma (Eds.), Managing human resources in Asia-Pacific (2nd ed., pp. 209-222). London: Routledge.

Templer, K.J. (2013).
Internationaler Personaleinsatz. In W. Pepels & R. Bröckermann (Hg.), Personal- marketing: Employee Relationship Management als Erfolgstreiber. (Handbuch Personaleinsatz, Vol. 2, 251-278). Berlin: Berliner Wissenschafts-Verlag.

Templer, K.J. (2012).
Five-factor model of personality and job satisfaction: The importance of agreeableness in a tight and collectivistic Asian society. Applied Psychology, 61(1), 114-129

Khatri, N., Templer, K.J., Budhwar, P. (2012).
Great (transformational) leadership = charisma + vision. South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, 1(1), 38-62.

Templer, K.J. (2010).
Personal attributes of expatriate managers, subordinate ethnocentrism, and expatriate success: A host-country perspective. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 21(10), 1754-1768.

Templer, K.J. & Lange, S. (2008).
Internet testing: Equivalence between proctored lab and unproctored field conditions. Computers in Human Behavior, 24, 1216-1228.

Ang, S., Van Dyne, L., Koh, S.K., Ng, K.Y., Templer, K.J., Tay-Lee, S.L.C., & Chandrasekar, N.A. (2007).
Cultural intelligence: Its measurement and effects on cultural judgment and decision making, cultural adaptation, and task performance. Management and Organization Review, 3(3), 335-371.

Templer, K.J., Tay-Lee, S.L.C., & Chandrasekar, N.A. (2006). Motivational cultural intelligence, realistic job preview, realistic living conditions preview and cross-cultural adjustment. Group and Organization Management, 31(1), 154-173.
Motivational cultural intelligence, realistic job preview, realistic living conditions preview and cross-cultural adjustment. Group and Organization Management, 31(1), 154-173.

Templer, K.J., & Allampalli, D.G. (2006).
Nemo Holdings - Promotion blues. Singapore: The Asian Business Case Centre.

Templer, K.J., & Tan, S. (2005).
Jupiter System Singapore - The hiring dilemma. Singapore: The Asian Business Case Centre.

Lee, C.H., & Templer, K.J. (2003).
Cultural intelligence assessment and measurement. In P.C. Earley & S. Ang. Cultural intelligence. Individual interactions across cultures (pp.185-208). Stanford: University Press.

Templer, K.J. (1995).
Zusammenhänge zwischen Aufgabentypen beim Assessment Center. Zeitschrift für Arbeits- und Organisationspsychologie, 39(4), 179-181.

Templer, K.J. (1993).
Blutdruck, Verhalten und Persönlichkeit: Eine psychophysiologische Feld-und Labor- Studie am Arbeitsplatz. Bern: Hans Huber.

  • Professional organizational-psychology and managerial HR work in MNC
  • Academic research, undergraduate/MBA/executive teaching, course development, and academic programme management
  • Consulting with various organizations
  • Association for Psychological Science (APS)
  • Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology (SIOP)
  • Singaporean-German Chamber of Industry and Commerce (SGC)
  • Personality and behaviour at the workplace; cultural intelligence (CQ); recruitment, selection & assessment.
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