S.R. (Steffen) Giessner

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

Steffen R. Giessner is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Change at the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

He holds an MSc in Psychology from the University of Kent at Canterbury, UK, and a PhD in Psychology from the Friedrich-Schiller-University Jena, Germany. His research is located at the intersection of organizational psychology and management. His primary research topics are employee support during organizational merger, follower’s perceptions of leadership, antecedents of leader behavior, and non-verbal communication of power. He has authored and co-authored papers in the areas of organizational behavior, management, and psychology. His research received media coverage in outlets like the New York Times, Financial Times, The Guardian, Harvard Business Review, Harvard Business Manager and Wall Street Journal.

  • Giessner, S.R., Horton, K.E. & Humborstad, S.I.W. (2016). Identity management during organizational mergers: Empirical insights and practical advice. Social Issues and Policy Review.
  • Giessner, S.R. & Jacobs, G. (2014). Identität und Prototypikalität. In J. Felfe (Ed.), Trends der psychologischen Führungsforschung – Neue Konzepte, Methoden und Erkenntnisse (pp. 117-128). Hogrefe.
  • Jacobs, G. & Giessner, S.R. (2014). Führung von Veränderungsprozessen: Die Bedeutung von Identität und der Umgang mit Widerstand. In J Felfe (Ed.), Trends der psychologischen Führungsforschung – Neue Konzepte, Methoden und Erkenntnisse (pp. 491-500). Hogrefe.
  • Giessner, S.R., Ullrich, J. & van Dick, R. (2012). A Social Identity Analysis of Mergers & Acquisitions. In D. Faulkner, S. Teerikangas & R. Joseph (Eds.), Handbook of Mergers & Acquisitions (pp. 474-495). Oxford: Oxford University Press. DOI: 10.1093/acprof:oso/9780199601462.001.0001
  • Giessner, S.R. (2009). Diskriminierung und Toleranz bei Unternehmensfusionen. In Andreas Beelman & Kai Jonas (Eds.), Diskriminierung und Toleranz: Psychologische Grundlagen und Anwendungsperspektiven (pp. 399-418). Wiesbaden: VS Verlag für Sozialwissenschaften.
  • van Knippenberg, D., Knippenberg, B. van & Giessner, S.R. (2007). Extending the follow-centered perspective: Leadership as an outcome of shared social identity. In B Shamir, R. Pillai, M.C. Bligh & M. Uhl-Bien (Eds.), Follower-centered perspective on leadership: A tribute to the memory of James R. Meindl (pp. 51-70). Greenwich: Information Age Publishing.
  • Giessner, S.R. (2003). Eine Intergruppenperspektive auf Unternehmensfusionen [An intergroup perspective on organizational mergers]. In J. Straehle (Ed.), Interkulturelle Mergers & Acquisitions. Eine interdisziplinare Perspektive [Intercultural merger and acquisitions. An interdisciplinary perspective] (pp. 168-194). Berlin: Sternenfels.
  • Dijke, M.H. van, Giessner, S.R., Tulder, R.J.M. van & Gilbert, R.I. (2014). What value ethical leadership? RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 18 (2), 8-11.
  • Giessner, S.R. (2011). Identity management key to successful mergers. RSM Insight, 6 (2), 7-9.
  • van Quaquebeke, N., Eckloff, T., Zenker, S. & Giessner, S.R. (2009). Leadership in the Eye of the Beholder: Cognitive Construction, Recognition, and Interpretation of Leadership. Personalfuhrung, 1, 34-41.
  • van Quaquebeke, N., Witte, E. H., Giessner, S.R. & Eckloff, T. (2008). Macht: Energie der sozialen Welt? 360° Journal, 4 (-), 17-26.
Jacobus (Jorrit) Alkema

Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

Janine Kollée

Speaking to the hearts or minds of followers

Natalia Hakimi

Leader Empowering Behaviour: The Leader's Perspective

Editorial positions

  • British Journal of Management

    Editorial Board

  • Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology

    Editorial Board

  • Journal of Personnel Psychology

    Editorial Board

  • Organizational Psychology Review

    Editorial Board

Organization Membership

Past courses
  • Fellowship - ERIM postdoc programme (2004)

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Address

Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T08-09
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam
Netherlands

Work in progress

Giessner, S.R., Horton, K.E. & Humborstad, S.I.W. (2016). Identity management during organizational mergers: Empirical insights and practical advice. Social Issues and Policy Review.

Latest publication

Humborstad, S.I.W. & Giessner, S.R. (2015). The thin line between empowering and laissez-faire leadership: An expectancy match perspective. Journal of Management. doi: http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0149206315574597