2010: New Directions in Leadership Research Conference


The New Directions in Leadership Research Conference took place from the 26th May until the 28th May 2010 at the Erasmus Centre for Leadership Studies.

Leadership research holds a central place in management. If anything, the recent financial crisis and the economic and political situation of many organizations have increased our interest in understanding and developing effective leadership. This is reflected in many rapidly emerging areas of investigation, such as ethical leadership, leadership and fairness, servant leadership, identity-based leadership, team leadership, leadership and diversity, and leadership and creativity/innovation, but also in important extensions of many established areas of leadership research, such as personality, charismatic-transformational leadership, and leader-member exchange theories.

Inspired by this excitement in leadership research, recent leadership conferences hosted by Duke, Erasmus, INSEAD, and Wharton have been enthusiastically received by presenting and non-presenting participants alike and praised for their stimulating diversity of perspectives that goes beyond the ‘usual suspects’ in leadership research (for a taste of these previous conferences, please visit the homepages of the New Directions in Leadership Research Conference 2009 and Erasmus Leadership Conference). In view of the highly overlapping aims of these earlier conferences as well as the value-added offered by a merger that makes it easier to establish linkages between Northern American and European researchers, we have decided to merge the conferences into one Duke-Erasmus-INSEAD-Wharton Leadership Conference, to be held annually: The New Directions in Leadership Research Conference. More information can be found on the New Directions in Leadership Research website.

The first meeting of this yearly conference was hosted by the Rotterdam School of Management and organized by the Erasmus Centre for Leadership Studies, which is part of the Rotterdam School of Management, one of the top three research schools in management in Europe. The conference was financially sponsored by the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM) and the Erasmus Trustfonds.

The meeting provided a lively exchange of research ideas and research questions. The 41 participants of the meeting enjoyed the atmosphere of the conference and made the The New Directions in Leadership Research Conference a great success. We are looking forward to the next year meeting at Duke university.

Below you can see a list of the presenters at the conference. Furthermore, you can download the conference program including the titles of the presentations and abstracts.

John Antonakis Université de Lausanne
Switzerland
Jim Detert Johnson Graduate School of Management, Cornell University
United States
Regina Eckert Center for Creative Leadership – EMEA
Belgium
J. Richard Hackman Department of Psychology, Harvard University
United States
David Hofmann Kenan-Flagler Business School,
University of North Carolina at Chapel Hill
United States
Herminia Ibarra    INSEAD
France
Ena Inesi London Business School
United Kingdom
Katherine Klein University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
United States
Robin Martin Aston Business School, Aston University
United Kingdom
Jennifer S. Mueller University of Pennsylvania, The Wharton School
United States
Anne Nederveen Pieterse     Department of HRM & OB, University of Groningen
The Netherlands
Gianpiero Petriglieri INSEAD France 
Ronald Piccolo Crummer Graduate School of Business
United States
Philip M. Podsakoff Indiana University, Kelley School of Business
United States
David E. Rast, III School of Behavioral and Organizational Sciences Claremont
United States
Sim Sitkin The Fuqua School of Business, Duke University
United States
Stefan Thau London Business School
United Kingdom
Christian Tröster Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
The Netherlands
Gerben A. van Kleef Department of Social Psychology, University of Amsterdam
The Netherlands