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D. (Dirk) van Dierendonck

Associate Professor

Dirk van Dierendonck
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Associate Professor Organizational Behavior

ERIM Membership:
Member ERIM, affiliated since 2004

Dirk van Dierendonck is an associate professor of organisational behavior at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

His areas of expertise include leadership (notably servant leadership), positive organisational behaviour, leadership development, and measurement development.

Professor Dierendonck is the associate editor of the International Journal of Servant Leadership. He is co-founder of the Erasmus Center for Leadership Studies, and 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, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and the European Journal of Work and Organizational Behavior.

He received his PhD from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

Publications (52)
  • Books
    • Van Dierendonck, D. & Patterson, K. (Eds.). (2010). Servant Leadership. Developments in Theory and Research. Hampshire: Palgrave MacMillan.
  • Book contributions (6)
    • 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.
PhD Projects (3)

Servant Leadership to the test: new perspectives and insights

Milton Jorge Correia de Sousa
PhD Candidate: Milton Jorge Correia de Sousa Role: Co-supervisor Defended: 12 June 2014 Full text: Download this thesis

Strategic Leadership: Moving Beyond the Leader-Follower Dyad

Hester  Duursema
PhD Candidate: Hester Duursema Role: Co-supervisor Defended: 15 March 2013 Full text: Download this thesis

Servant-Leadership: Paradox or Diamond in the Rough?

Inge Nuijten
PhD Candidate: Inge Nuijten Role: Co-supervisor Defended: 08 December 2009 Full text: Download this thesis
Doctoral courses (3)
2013/2014 Strategic & International HRM
Code: BERM.SC.060
Course level: Specialisation

2012/2013 High Performance Leadership and Motivation, a Psychological Perspective
Code: BERM.SC.069
Course level: Specialisation

2012/2013 Managing People in Organisations
Code: BERM.SC.021
Course level: Specialisation

Events (10)
Jun 11, 2014 What the Full Range of Leadership Model is Missing and How to go About it
  ERIM Research Seminar | Organisational Behaviour & HRM

Jun 11, 2014 Processes Through Which Servant Leadership Relates to Organisational and Employee Outcomes
  ERIM Research Seminar | Organisational Behaviour & HRM

Jan 22, 2014 Cultural Diversity, the Challenge of Creating Added Value
  Discussion Meeting | Organisational Behaviour & HRM

Nov 11, 2013 The Socio-moral Climate Concept: How does work Shape the Moral Character of Employees?
  ERIM Research Seminar | Organisational Behaviour & HRM

Jun 28, 2012 Employee well-being, flow and performance: A diary study approach into the mediating role of servant leadership
  ERIM Research Seminar | Organisational Behaviour & HRM

May 27, 2010 New Directions in Leadership Research Conference
  ERIM Conference | Organisational Behaviour & HRM

Feb 26, 2010 The Challenge of Personal Leadership in a Multi-Cultural Society
  Conference | Organisational Behaviour & HRM

Jun 17, 2009 Erasmus Leadership Conference
  Conference | Organisational Behaviour & HRM

Jul 10, 2008 Global Servant Leadership Research Roundtable
  Discussion Meeting | Organisational Behaviour & HRM

Jun 26, 2008 Unemployment Insurance and Labor Turnover: Estimates from a Multiple-Spell Two-State Competing-Risk Hazard Model with Endogenous Unemployment Insurance Receipt
  ERIM Research Seminar | Organisational Behaviour & HRM

Visiting address
Office: T08-07
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA, Rotterdam
Postal address
Postbus 1738
3000 DR, Rotterdam

Latest publication

Van Dierendonck, D., Stam, D.A., Boersma, P., de Windt, N & Alkema, J. (2014). Same difference? Exploring the differential mechanisms linking servant leadership and transformational leadership to follower outcomes. The Leadership Quarterly, Accepted.[go to publisher's site]

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