Erasmus Leadership Conference


Thursday 18th and Friday 19th June 2009, the Erasmus Centre for Leadership Studies will host the 1st Erasmus Leadership Conference (ELC).


The conference starts on the 17th June with the welcome drinks




There has been and still is a great interest in effective leadership in organizations. Given the recent financial crisis and the economic and political situation of many organizations, this interest in understanding effective leadership seems to be more than ever on our research agenda. Recent developments in the field put on the research agenda many new topics, like ethical leadership, justice and leadership, servant leadership, identity and leadership, leadership and diversity, leadership and creativity, etc. Further, many established leadership topics, like personality, transformational and transactional leadership, LMX, or contingency theories of leadership, have been extended in important ways.


Inspired by these developments, we are organizing the Erasmus Leadership Conference. The goal of the conference is to encourage innovative empirical research in this field by bringing together top researchers interested in different aspects of Leadership. The meeting will be hosted by the Rotterdam School of Management. The meeting is organized by the recently founded 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 is financially sponsored by the Erasmus Research Institute of Management (ERIM).


For more information, please contact one of organizers: Steffen R. Giessner (, Daan van Knippenberg (, and Dirk van Dierendonck (