D. (Dirk) van Dierendonck

Endowed Professor
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Organisation
Affiliated since 2004

Dirk van Dierendonck is professor of Human Resource Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

His areas of expertise include human resource management, leadership and leadership development, positive organizational scholarship, and measurement development.

Professor van Dierendonck is the associate editor of the International Journal of Servant Leadership. He is academic director of the Erasmus Centre for Human Resource Excellence and co-founder of the Erasmus Center for Leadership Studies. He is co-founder and co-organiser of the New Directions in Leadership Research conference organised by Duke University in the UK, Erasmus University in the Netherlands, INSEAD in France, and the Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania in the USA.

Dirk van Dierendonck is the author of books, book chapters and over 60 scholarly articles published in the major academic journels including the Journal of Management, the Journal of Applied Psychology, Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and the European Journal of Work and Organizational Behavior.

He received his PhD from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

  • Van Tulder, R., Kemp, A. & Van Dierendonck, D. (2016). The search for an optimal partnership portfolio. Journal of Management Studies.
  • Van Dierendonck, D. & Patterson, K. (Eds.). (2010). Servant Leadership. Developments in Theory and Research. Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Van Dierendonck, D. & de Sousa, M. (2016). Finding meaning in highly uncertain situations: Servant leadership during change. In C Peus, S Braun & B Schyns (Eds.), Leadershiop Lesson from Compelling Contexts (Monographts in Leadership and Management, 8) (pp. 403-424). Emerald Group Publishing Limited.
  • Van Dierendonck, D. & Rodriquez-Carvajal, R (2013). Liderazgo y dirección de personas. In B Moreno & E Garrosa (Eds.), Salud laboral: Riesgos psicosociales y bienestar laboral (pp. 313-326). Madrid: Grupo Anaya, Edicione Piramide.
  • Dierendonck, D. van, Nuijten, I.A.P.M. & Heeren, I. (2009). Servant Leadership, key to followers well-being. In D Tjosvold & B Van Knippenberg (Eds.), Power and interdependence in organizations (pp. 319-337). Cambridge: Cambridge University Press.
  • Dierendonck, D. van, Garssen, B & Visser, A. (2004). Rediscovering meaning and purpose at work. The transpersonal psychology background of a burnout prevention program. In A.S. Antoniou & C. Cooper (Eds.), Research Companion to Organizational Health Psychology (pp. 623-631). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  • Dierendonck, D. van, De Dreu, C. K. W. & Best-Waldhober, M. de (2003). Conflict at work and individual wellbeing. In M. Schabracq, J.A.M. Winnubst & C.L. Cooper (Eds.), Handbook of work and health psychology, 2nd edition (pp. 495-516). John Wiley & Sons, Ltd.
  • Dierendonck, D. van, Schabracq, M.J. & Bakker, A.B. (2001). Preventie en tegengaan van burnout in organisaties. In C.A.L. Hoogduin, W.B. Schaufeli, C.P.D.R. Schaap & A.B. Bakker (Eds.), Behandelingsstrategieën bij burnout. Houten; Diegem: Bohn Stafleu Van Loghum.
  • Bakker, A.B., Schaufeli, W.B. & Dierendonck, D. van (2000). Burnout: Prevalentie, risicogroepen en risicofactoren. In I.L.D. Houtman, W.B. Schaufeli & T. Taris (Eds.), Psychische vermoeidheid en werk: Cijfers, trends en analyses (pp. 65-82). Alphen a/d Rijn: Samsom.
  • Dierendonck, D. van & Stam, D.A. (2014). Exploring the differentials between servant and transformational leadership. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 18 (2), 16-17.
  • Schinkel, S., van Vianen, A & Van Dierendonck, D. (2013). Reacties van sollicitanten op selectieprocedures en -uitkomsten. Gedrag en Organisatie, 26, 379-404.
  • Van Dierendonck, D. (2011). Understanding servant leadership. RSM Insight, 7 (3), 7-9.
  • Dierendonck, D. van (2005). Het goed leven. Introductie van een multidimensioneel model en een instrument voor het meten van eudaimonistische welzijn. Gedrag en Gezondheid, 33 (1), 3-14.
  • Algera, J.A., Dierendonck, D. van & Vlerick, P. (2005). Optimaal presteren in Organisaties. Gedrag en Organisatie, 17 (6), 383-386.
Jorrit Alkema

(Substitutes for) Leadership: A Followers's Perspective

Inge Nuijten

Servant-Leadership: Paradox or Diamond in the Rough?

  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Inge Nuijten
  • Time frame: 2005 - 2009
Hester Duursema

Strategic Leadership: Moving Beyond the Leader-Follower Dyad



PhD in Organisational Behaviour

People are the greatest asset of organizations delivering complex products or services. For such knowledge-intensive work, it is of crucial importance that individuals proactively contribute their knowledge, expertise, and creativity in collaborative team efforts to realize high-quality performance. With growing diversity and reliance on cross-national collaborations, this also increasingly includes the ability to bridge gaps in understanding and experience to achieve effective collaboration and synergy. All of this renders an understanding of the factors influencing the motivation, collaboration, and performance of people at work of growing importance to business success. The influence of such factors is the domain of study of organizational behaviour– the study of individuals and groups at work. In studying these influences, ERIM’s research group in organizational behaviour highlights the role of leadership, team work, and employee well-being in the performance of individuals and teams. The research group is looking for a PhD candidate in organizational behaviour to be part of this program of research. The specific focus of the project will be determined in a collaboration between the PhD candidate and the supervising faculty, but the expectation is that the focus would be aligned with the core expertise of the supervisory team in leadership, diversity, HR, teamwork, creativity, and empowerment.

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Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T10-59
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam

Work in progress

Van Tulder, R., Kemp, A. & Van Dierendonck, D. (2016). The search for an optimal partnership portfolio. Journal of Management Studies.

Latest publication

Correia de Sousa, M.J. & Van Dierendonck, D. (2017). Servant Leadership and the Effect of the Interaction Between Humility, Action, and Hierarchical Power on Follower Engagement. Journal of Business Ethics, Accepted. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-015-2725-y