Dr. Armin Pircher Verdorfer
Office hours: by appointment
Room: Arcisstr. 21, Building 0505, Intermediate Story, Room Z565
E-Mail: armin.pircher-verdorfer (at) tum.de
Tel.:+49 89 289 24095
Fax: +49 89 289 24093
Armin joined the TUM Chair of Research and Science Management as a Postdoc in September 2011. After he received his MS in Psychology and a BA in Philosophy, he obtained his doctoral degree in Psychology in 2010 at LFU Innsbruck. In 2011 he served as a Visiting Assistant Professor in the Organizational Dynamics Program at the University of Oklahoma. His research interests are primarily in the areas of leadership and behavioral ethics.
|Visiting Researcher at the University of Amsterdam (Faculty of Economics and Business Section of Leadership & Management)|
|Habilitation Candidate, Chair of Research and Science Management, TUM School of Management|
|9/2011-2014||Senior Expert TUM Leadership and Research Management Development Program, Chair of Research and Science Management, TUM School of Management|
|2011||Visiting Assistant Professor at the University of Oklahoma (Organizational Dynamics)|
|2010||Dr. rer. nat (Industrial Psychology) from the University of Innsbruck|
|2007 - 2010||Research Assistant at the Unit of Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Innsbruck|
|2007||BA in Philosophy from the University of Innsbruck|
|2006||MA (Diploma) in Psychology from the University of Innsbruck|
Frontiers Research Topic Announcement: Call for Papers
(Managing Guest Editors: Armin Pircher Verdorfer, Marco Furner, & Claudia Peus)
Egorov, M., Kalshoven, K., Pircher Verdorfer, A., & Peus, C. (2019). It's a Match: Moralization and the Effects of Moral Foundations Congruence on Ethical and Unethical Leadership. Journal of Business Ethics. Advance online publication.
Arendt, J.F.W., Pircher Verdorfer, A., & Kugler, K. (2019). Mindfulness and Leadership: Communication as a Behavioral Correlate of Leader Mindfulness and Its Effect on Follower Satisfaction. Frontiers in Psychology, 10, 667 [Special Issue: Leadership and Mindfulness: Current Directions in Theory and Research].
Pircher Verdorfer, A. (2019). The paradox of serving: Can genuine servant leadership gain followers’ respect for the leader? Evidence from Germany and Lithuania. German Journal of Human Resource Management, 33(2),113-136.
Schmid, E., Pircher Verdorfer, A., & Peus, C. (2018). Different Shades –Different Effects? Consequences of Different Types of Destructive Leadership. Frontiers in Psychology, 9:1289 [Special Issue: Fifty Shades of Grey: Exploring the Dark Sides of Leadership and Followership].
Egorov, M., Pircher Verdorfer, A., & Peus, C. (2018). Taming the Emotional Dog: Moral Intuition and Ethically-Oriented Leader Development. Journal of Business Ethics. Advance online publication.
Pfrombeck, J. & Pircher Verdorfer, A. (2018). How Psychological Capital and Sense of Coherence Enhance Servant Leadership and Buffer Leader Stress: Preliminary Insights from an Empirical Study. Servant Leadership: Theory & Practice, 5(1), 25-48.
Schmid*, E., Pircher Verdorfer*, A., & Peus, C. (2017). Schedding light on leaders' self-interest: Theory and measurement of exploitative leadership. Journal of Management, 45(4), 1401-1433. [*equal contribution]
Van Dierendonck, D., Sousa, M. Gunnarsdóttir, S., Bobbio, A. Hakanen, J., Pircher Verdorfer, A., Duyan, E. & Rodríguez-Carvajal (2017). The Cross-cultural invariance of the servant leadership survey: A comparative study across eight countries. Administrative Sciences, 7(2) [Special Issue: Servant Leadership, New Directions in Research, Theory and Practice].
Lacroix, M. & Pircher Verdorfer, A. (2017). Can Servant Leaders Fuel the Leadership Fire? The Relationship between Servant Leadership and Followers’ Leadership Avoidance. Administrative Sciences, 7(1) [Special Issue: Servant Leadership, New Directions in Research, Theory and Practice].
Pircher Verdorfer, A. (2016). Examining mindfulness and its relations to humility, motivation to lead, and actual servant leadership behaviors. Mindfulness, 7(4), 950-961
Pircher Verdorfer, A. & Weber, W.G. (2016). Examining the link between organizational democracy and employees' moral development. Journal of Moral Education, 45(1), 59-73.
Pircher-Verdorfer, A., Steinheider, B., & Burkus, D. (2015). Exploring the Socio-moral Climate in Organizations: An Empirical Examination of Determinants, Consequences, and Mediating Mechanisms. Journal of Business Ethics, 132(1), 233-248.
Pircher Verdorfer, A. & Peus, C. (2014). The Measurement of Servant Leadership: Validation of a German Version of the Servant Leadership Survey (SLS). German Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 58, 1-16.
Peus, C. & Pircher Verdorfer, A. (2013). Business and ethics: Ingredients for great leadership. European Business Review, Jan 2013, 19-23.
Pircher Verdorfer, A., Weber, W. G., Unterrainer, C. & Seyr, S. (2012). The relationship between organizational democracy and socio-moral climate: Exploring effects of the ethical context in organizations. Economic and Industrial Democracy, 34(3), 423-449.
Pircher Verdorfer, A., Weber, W. G. & Seyr, S. (2008). Die Analyse der Soziomoralischen Atmosphäre als Bestandteil des Organisationsklimas. Wirtschaftspsychologie, 4, 91-103.
Chapters in edited books
Pircher Verdorfer, A. & Arendt, J. (2018). Mindfulness as a building block for servant leadership. In D. Van Dierendonck & K. Patterson (Eds.) Practicing Servant Leadership - Developments in Implementation (pp.101-116). Hampshire: Palgrave Macmillan
Steinheider, B. & Pircher Verdorfer, A. (2017). Climate Change? Exploring the Role of Organisational Climate for Psychological Ownership. C. Olckers, L. Van Zyl, & L. Van der Vaart (Eds.), Theoretical Orientations and Practical Applications of Psychological Ownership (pp. 275-293). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
Egorov, M., & Pircher Verdorfer, A. (2017). Leadership Moral Foundations. In D. C. Poff & A. C. Michalos (Eds.), Encyclopedia of Business and Professional Ethics (pp. 1-5). Cham: Springer International Publishing.
Pircher Verdorfer, A. & Peus, C. (2015). Servant Leadership. In J. Felfe (Ed.) Trends der psychologischen Führungsforschung (pp. 67-79). Göttingen: Hogrefe.
Pircher Verdorfer, A., Van Dierendonck, D., & Peus, C. (2014). Servant Leadership aus wissenschaftlicher Sicht: Erfahrungen mit dem Servant Leadership Survey (SLS). In H. Hinterhuber, A.Pircher-Friedrich, R. Reinhardt, & L. Schnorrenberg, (Eds.) Servant Leadership – Prinzipien dienender Unternehmensführung (pp. 93-112) Berlin: Schmidt.
Steinheider, B., Wuestewald, T., & Pircher Verdorfer, A. (2012). Changing Police Managers’ Attitudes towards Participative Management: Translating Research-based Knowledge into Practical Solutions. In W. G. Weber, M. Thoma, A. Ostendorf, & L. Chisholm (Eds.), Democratic Competences and Social Practices in Organizations (pp. 144-161). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.