Success Factors for Managers in Asia and America

Objective

The global economy is currently characterized by a substantial shift in economic power. Asian economies have shown consistently high growth rates far exceeding those of established economies in the U.S. and Europe and are turning into major drivers of the world economy. However, research on HR Management in Asia is limited. Thus, the first goal of this project is to investigate the individual and organizational success factors for managers’ career advancement in different Asian countries (i.e. China, India, and Singapore). The second goal of this project is to compare these factors with success factors reported by American managers.  

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Sponsors & Collaborators

Publications

Peus, C., Braun, S. & Knipfer, K. (2013, October). On becoming a leader in Asia and America: Evidence from Women Managers. Presentation at the EAWOP Small Group Meeting on Gender and Diversity in Organizations. Goethe University Frankfurt.

Talents Return: Reintegrating highly qualified individuals into the workforce

Objective

The skill shortage in the German labor market has been a topic of discussion for many years. Our project seeks to investigate the barriers professionals are facing when attempting to re-enter the workforce after an extented period of absence. Returning to work after leaving active employment - for example for childcare - can be a challenge, especially when the aim is to return to a leadership position. Furthermore, building on systematic analyses of success factors, we will develop a comprehensive intervention that supports top talents’ re-entry.

Project Team

Sponsors & Collaborators

Federal Ministry of Education and Research

Opportunities to get involved

http://www.rm.wi.tum.de/jobs/

http://www.rm.wi.tum.de/teaching/projektstudien-abschlussarbeiten/

Publications

Weisweiler, S., Peus, C., Nikitopoulos, A., & Frey, D. (2011). Insights on human functioning as a basis for humanistic management education. In W. Amann, C. Dierksmeier, M. Pirson, H. Spitzeck, & E. von Kimakowitz (Eds.), Business Schools Under Fire: Humanistic Management Education as the Way Forward (S. 52-64). Cambridge: University Press. 

Frey, D., Kerschreiter, R., Peus, C., Streicher, B., Traut-Mattausch, E., & Streicher, B. (2009). Förderliche und hinderliche Bedingungen hinsichtlich der Umsetzung und des Transfers bei Weiterbildungsmaßnahmen – eine sozialpsychologische Perspektive [Conductive and restricting conditions with regard to implementation and transfer of personnel development measures – a social psychological perspective]. In G. Etzel (Ed.), Besser mit Weiterbildung (pp. 19-42). Norderstedt: Books on Demand. 

Peus, C., Frey, D., & Braun, S. (2009). Einsatz von Gruppenworkshops in Kombination mit Individualcoaching zur Förderung von Führungskompetenzen [Implementation of group workshops in combination with individual coaching sessions to facilitate leadership competencies]. In B. Birgmeier (Ed.), Coachingwissen - Denn sie wissen nicht, was sie tun? (pp. 363-374). Wiesbaden: Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.

Evaluation and Assessment of Leaders in Research Organizations

Objective

Research organizations are faced with the task of selecting the most qualified talents – independent of their gender and other demographics. The project "Evaluation and Assessment of Leaders in Research Organizations" investigates evaluation and assessment processes of leaders in academic work settings. Specifically, we are interested in the effects of gender stereotypes. We use lab experiments to find out how stereotypes influence the selection and evaluation of male versus female leaders, and how this may lead to a disadvantage for women in academia. This project is funded by the German Federal Ministry of Education and Research (BMBF) and the European Social Fund (ESF).

Project Team

Sponsors & Collaborators

Opportunities to get involved

http://www.abf.wi.tum.de/studienteilnahme/

http://www.rm.wi.tum.de/teaching/projektstudien-abschlussarbeiten/

Publications

Hentschel, T., Braun, S., Peus, C. & Frey, D. (2014, September). Der Einfluss des Führungsstils männlicher und weiblicher WissenschaftlerInnen auf ihre Aufstiegschancen. Paper accepted for presentation at the 49th congress of the German Association of Psychology, Bochum, Germany.

Braun, S., & Shaughnessy, B. A. (2013, May). Understanding and Overcoming Obstacles to Women in Leadership. Symposium accepted at the 16th EAWOP Congress, Muenster, Germany.

Braun, S., Peus, C., & Frey, D. (2012). Is beauty beastly? Gender-specific effects of leader attractiveness and leadership style on followers’ trust and loyalty. Journal of Psychology/Zeitschrift für Psychologie, 220, 98-108.