Prof. Dr. Claudia Peus

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

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

Claudia Peus has been Professor of Research and Science Management at Technische Universität München since May 2011, Senior Vice President Talent Management and Diversity since October 2017 and Vice Dean of Executive Education at the TUM School of Management since April 2014. She obtained her Ph.D. from Ludwig Maximilian University in Munich (LMU). Subsequently, she was a Visiting Scholar at the Sloan School of Management (Massachusetts Institute of Technology) and a Postdoctoral Fellow at Harvard University.

In her research Prof. Peus focuses on effective leadership and leadership development, research and science management as well as (international) HR management. She uses a combination of laboratory experiments, field studies and cross-cultural comparisons to investigate these areas.

Short Bio

since 2017 Senior Vice President Talent Management and Diversity, TUM
since 2014 Vice Dean of Executive Education, TUM School of Management
since 2011
Professor of Research and Science Management, Technische Universität München
2011 Habilitation (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität)
2007 - 2011 Executive Director LMU Center for Leadership and People Management
2006 - 2007 Post-Doctoral Fellow, Harvard University, USA
2005 - 2007 Visiting Scholar, Sloan School of Management, Massachusetts Institute of Technology (MIT), USA
2005 Ph.D. (Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität)
2003 - 2005 Research and Teaching Assistant, Ludwig-Maximilians-Universität (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


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

  • Member of the circle of experts at Roman-Herzog Institut 
  • Member of the advisory council at the Wertekommission
  • Editorial board member of the journal "Hochschulmanagement"
  • Professorial mentor at the Studienstiftung des deutschen Volkes (German Academic Scholarship Foundation)