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.

Optimizing Information Processing and Decision-Making in Multiple Stakeholder Groups

Objective

This project seeks to develop a thorough understanding of the factors that influence information processing and decision-making in multiple stakeholder groups working on complex, ambiguous, and societally relevant topics. In particular, the project seeks to reveal the factors that help optimize information processing in groups to enable procedures that value diversity and facilitate improved decision-making processes.

Project Team

Sponsors & Collaborators

Munich Center for Technology in Society (MCTS)

Opportunities to get involved

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

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

Publications

Knipfer, K., Kump, B., Wessel, D., & Cress, U. (2013). Reflection as a catalyst for organisational learning. Studies in Continuing Education, 35(1), 30-48.

Fischer, P., Kastenmüller, A., Frey, D., & Peus, C. (2009). Social comparison and information transmission in the work context. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, 39(1), 42-61.

Leading in Science

Objective

We investigate the personal, situational and organizational factors which contribute to effective leadership in research and science organizations. Moving beyond the basics, we apply state of the art research to academic settings, integrating current leadership concepts such as authentic or negative leadership. We explore implicit leadership theories and leader prototypes in academia, thereby extrapolating research in business and management contexts. Moreover, we ensure ongoing exchange with practice by integrating our research findings into leadership trainings.

Project Team

Sponsors & Collaborators

LMU Center for Leadership and People Management

Opportunities to get involved

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

Publications

Braun, S., Peus, C., Frey, D., & Knipfer, K. (2016). Leadership in academia: Individual and collective approaches to the quest for creativity and innovation. In C. Peus, S. Braun, & B. Schyns (ed.), Leadership lessons from compelling contexts (Monographs in Leadership and Management, Volume 8, pp. 349-365). Bingley, UK: Emerald.

Braun, S.*, Peus, C.*, Weisweiler, S., & Frey, D. (2013). Transformational leadership, job satisfaction, and team performance: A multilevel mediation model of trust. Leadership Quarterly, 24, 270-283. [*equal contribution]

Peus, C., Knipfer, K., & Schmid, E. (2016). Erfolgsfaktor effektive Mitarbeiterführung. Wissenschaftsmanagement, 1, 20–23.

Pircher-Verdorfer, A., Knipfer, K., & Peus, C. (2016, September). Forschen, lehren, führen! Implizite Führungstheorien im Kontext von Wissenschaft und Forschung. Paper accepted for presentation at the 50th Conference of the German Society for Psychology (DGPs), Leipzig, Germany.

Knipfer, K., & Peus, C. (2015). Evidenzbasierte Förderung von Führungskompetenzen als Erfolgsfaktor für Wissenschaftseinrichtungen (Evidence-based leadership development - A success factor in research organizations). Personal- und Organisationsentwicklung in Einrichtungen der Lehre und Forschung, Doppelheft 2+3, 61-64.

Knipfer, K., Shaughnessy, B., Hentschel, T., & Schmid, E. (2015). Leading in academia: A curricular example for developing women scientists for leadership roles. Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.

Fostering Innovation Through Effective Teamwork

Objective

A thorough understanding of team processes is crucial to foster organizational innovation. Our research projects focus on both internal team processes and external team processes: We examine teamreflexivity as a major mechanism for team learning as well as boundary spanning behaviors as antecedents for team innovation and team performance in research and development teams.

Project Team

Sponsors & Collaborators

Unternehmertum - Center for Innovation and Business Creation at TUM

Opportunities to get involved

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

Publications

Schreiner, E., Sparr, J. L., & Peus, C. (2016, June). The successful implementation of ideas: Linking individuals’ interactions within and beyond the team. Paper presented at the Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management, Paris, France.

Standifer, R. L., Raes, A. M., Peus, C., Passos, A. M., Santos, C. M., & Weisweiler, S. (2015). Time in teams: cognitions, conflict and team satisfaction. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 30, 692-708.

Schreiner, E., Sparr, J. L., & Peus, C. (2015, August). Leader behaviors and innovation: Employees' job satisfaction, boundary spanning, and leader justice. Paper presented at the 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, BC, Canada.

Schreiner, E., & Knipfer, K. (2015, May). Yes we/I can! Shared leadership as mediator of the effect of knowledge specialization on team potency and entrepreneurial self-efficacy in nascent entrepreneurial teams. Paper presented at the 17th Congress of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, Oslo, Norway.

Knipfer, K., Schreiner, E., & Schmid, E. (2014, August). Multilevel Effects of Charismatic Leadership on Learning and Performance in Entrepreneurial Teams. Paper presented at the 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA.

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