Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus

Office hours: by appointment
Room: Arcisstr. 21, Building 0505, Intermediate Storey, Room Z559

E-Mail: claudia.peus (at) tum.de
Tel.:+49 89 289 24091
Fax: +49 89 289 24093

Claudia Peus has been Professor of Research and Science Management at the TU Munich since May 2011, Executive Vice President for Talent Management and Diversity since October 2017 and founding director of the TUM Institute for Life Long Learning (TUM IL3) since December 2019. After completing her doctorate at LMU Munich, she worked as a visiting scholar at the Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology and as a post-doctoral fellow at Harvard University.

In her research, Prof. Peus focuses on leadership and leadership development in the digital age, the management of research organizations and diversity in organizations. She is a member of various advisory boards, such as the board of trustees of the „Wertekommission“, and advises organizations from business and science on topics such as leadership, diversity and talent management. In 2020, Prof. Peus was included in the list of "Germany's Most Inspiring Women".

Short Bio

since 2019 Founding director of the TUM Institute for Life Long Learning
since 2017

Executive Vice President for Talent Management and Diversity, TUM

since 2011
Professor of Research and Science Management, TUM
2014 - 2020

Vice Dean of Executive Education, TUM School of Management

2011 Habilitation (Ludwig Maximilian University)
2007 - 2011

Project Manager of the LMU Center for Leadership and People Management and postdoctoral research fellow at the chair of Prof. Dr. Dieter Frey

2006 - 2007 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University, USA
2005 - 2007 Visiting Scholar, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
2005 PhD (Ludwig Maximilian University)
2003 - 2005 Research associate at the Ludwig Maximilian University (Prof. Dr. Dieter Frey)

Awards and Honors

  • Highly Cited Research Award, Leadership Quarterly (2016)
  • Emerald Citations of Excellence Award (2016)
  • Best Teaching Award of the TUM School of Mangement (2014)
  • Finalist Best Paper Award of the Journal of Organizational Behavior (2012)
  • Best International Symposium Award from the Academy of Management (2010)
  • Research fellowship sponsored by the Free State of Bavaria (2009-2010)
  • Scholarship sponsored by the German National Academic Foundation (2005-2007)
  • Science award from the Bavarian State Bank (2006)
  • PhD scholarship sponsored by the Konrad-Adenauer-Foundation (2003-2005)

Selected Publications

Books:

Peus, C., Braun, S., & Schyns, B. (Eds.) (2016). Leadership Lessons from Compelling Contexts (Monographs in Leadership and Management, Volume 8). UK: Emerald Group Publishing Limited.

Peus, C., Braun, S., Hentschel, T., & Frey, D. (Eds.) (2015). Personalauswahl in der Wissenschaft - Evidenzbasierte Methoden und Impulse für die Praxis [Personnel selection in academia - evidence-based methods and impulses for practitioners]. Heidelberg: Springer.

Peus, C., Braun, S., & Frey, S. (2015). Leadership Style Assessment. Ein Situational Judgment Test zur Erfassung von Führungsstilen. [A situational judgement test for the assessment of leadership styles]. Göttingen: Hogrefe.

International Journals:

Schmid, E. A., Pircher Verdorfer, A., & Peus, C. (2019). Shedding light on leaders’ self-interest: Theory and measurement of exploitative leadership. Journal of Management, 45(4), 1401-1433.

Braun, S., Peus, C., & Frey, D. (2018). Connectionism in action: Exploring the links between leader prototypes, leader gender, and perceptions of authentic leadership. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 149, 129-144.

Braun, S. & Peus, C. (2016). Crossover of work-life balance perceptions: Does authentic leadership matter? Journal of Business Ethics, Online First Publication, 1-19.

Braun, S., Aydin, N., Frey, D. & Peus, C. (2016). Leader narcissism predicts malicious envy and supervisor-targeted counterproductive work behavior - evidence from field and experimental research. Journal of Business Ethics, Online First Publication, 1-17.

Peus, C., Braun, S., & Knipfer, K. (2015). On becoming a leader in Asia and America: Empirical evidence from women managers. The Leadership Quarterly, 26, 55-67.

Peus, C., Braun, S., & Frey, D. (2013). Situation-based measurement of the full range of leadership model - Development and validation of a situational judgement test. The Leadership Quarterly, 24, 777-795.

Braun, S.*, Peus, C.*, Weisweiler, S., & Frey, D. (2013). Transformational leadership, job satisfaction, and team performance: A multilevel mediation model of trust. The Leadership Quarterly, 24, 270-283. [*equal contribution]

Peus, C., Wesche, J., Streicher, B., Braun, S., & Frey, D. (2012). Authentic leadership: An empirical test of its antecedents, consequences, and mediating mechanisms. Journal of Business Ethics, 107, 331-348.

Peus, C. (2011). Money over man versus caring and compassion? Challenges for today's organizations and their leaders. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32, 955-960. 

Kastenmüller, A., Greitemeyer, T., Aydin, N., Tattersall, A. J., Peus, C., Bussmann, P., Fischer, J., Frey, D., & Fischer, P. (2011). Terrorism threat and networking: Evidence that terrorism salience decreases occupational networking. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32, 961–977.

Further Functions (Selection)

  • Member of the jury "University Manager of the Year"
  • Member of the Board of Trustees - “Wertekommission”
  • Member of the Sounding Board of the Planck Academy - Max Planck Society
  • Member of the Board of Trustees - Max Planck Institute for Physics
  • Member of the Expert Commission - Roman Herzog Institute
  • Lecturer of the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes