Prof. Dirk van Dierendonck

Dirk van Dierendonck

Professor of Human Resource Management
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Profile

Dirk van Dierendonck is professor of Human Resource Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (RSM).

His areas of expertise include human resource management, leadership and leadership development, positive organizational scholarship, and measurement development.

Professor van Dierendonck is the associate editor of the International Journal of Servant Leadership. He is academic director of the Erasmus Centre for Human Resource Excellence and co-founder of the Erasmus Center for Leadership Studies. He is 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, Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and the European Journal of Work and Organizational Behavior.

He received his PhD from Utrecht University in the Netherlands.

Professional experience

Full Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Organisation and Personnel Management

Publications

Professional Publications (5)

  • D. van Dierendonck & D.A. Stam (2014). Exploring the differentials between servant and transformational leadership. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge, 18 (2), 16-17.
  • S. Schinkel, A. van Vianen & D. Van Dierendonck (2013). Reacties van sollicitanten op selectieprocedures en -uitkomsten. Gedrag en Organisatie, 26 , 379-404.
  • D. Van Dierendonck (2011). Understanding servant leadership. RSM Insight, 7 (3), 7-9.
  • D. van Dierendonck (2005). Het goed leven. Introductie van een multidimensioneel model en een instrument voor het meten van eudaimonistische welzijn. Gedrag en Gezondheid, 33 (1), 3-14.
  • J.A. Algera, D. van Dierendonck & P. Vlerick (2005). Optimaal presteren in Organisaties. Gedrag en Organisatie, 17 (6), 383-386.

Work in Progress

  • R. Van Tulder, A.G. Kemps & D. Van Dierendonck (2019). The search for optimal partnering configuration. Business and Society .

Scholarly Publications (65)

Recognition

Editorial positions

  • Administrative Science

    Chief Editor

Media

Media items

  • Where Can You Keep Up With Management Ideas?

    Digital may prove to be the downfall for some business schools, but digital is about distribution and the ability to reach a much wider audience with research and expertise. RSM and RSM discovery platform is taken as an example of...

  • Straight talking: What business can learn from football managers

    But what if lessons in management came from the sports pages of the newspaper? Several professionals answer, among whom, Dirk van Dierendonck relates football players to support staff in an organization.

  • Pep talks

    But what if lessons in management came from the sports pages of the newspaper? Several professionals answer, among whom, Dirk van Dierendonck relates football players to support staff in an organization.

  • What can football managers teach business?

    But what if lessons in management came from the sports pages of the newspaper? Several professionals answer, among whom, Dirk van Dierendonck relates football players to support staff in an organization.

  • Transfer talk

    But what if lessons in management came from the sports pages of the newspaper? Several professionals answer, among whom, Dirk van Dierendonck relates football players to support staff in an organization.

  • De toekomst van de universiteit: een klinkend cv, maar ook een burn-out

    The topic of whether the university should focus on accessibility or on top research and top students was discussed during a debate evening organised by the Erasmus University College (EUC) and the Erasmus Institute for Public...

  • 6 Top Leadership Traits for Managing Smart and Creative People, According to Research

    Dirk van Dierendonck, professor of Human Resource Management at RSM is a notable mover and shaker in the trenches of academia validating the practice of servant leadership. He has concluded that leaders function at their best when...

  • A good waiting attitude

    Dirck van Dierendonck, Professor of Human Resource Management at RSM has been mentioned in an article regarding the servant leadership model. He states that the model is not necessarily suited for every organisation. This model,...

Discovery items

Put ‘human’ back into HRM and let employees flourish

Make employees flourish. How? Put ‘human’ back into HRM, says Prof. Dirk van Dierendonck in his inaugural address.

Combination of leadership styles means success

New research by Associate Professor Dirk van Dierendonck shows that combining transformational and servant leadership benefits organisations the most.

Dirk van Dierendonck: Servant leadership will help employees reach their true potential

Servant leaders do not consider themselves above those they lead. Rather, they are primus inter pares, Latin for "first among equals."

Past courses

Introduction to Business

  • Study year: 2017/2018, 2016/2017, 2015/2016, 2014/2015
  • Code: BAP064
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 1, Bachelor 1

Building healthy organisations for optimal human performance

  • Study year: 2016/2017
  • Code: BM04HRM
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

Introduction to business administration

  • Study year: 2016/2017
  • Code: BKB001
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 1

ERIM Research Clinic Organising for Performance

  • Study year: 2015/2016
  • Code: BERMRC002
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

Strategic and international HRM

  • Study year: 2015/2016
  • Code: BM03HRM
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Building healthy organisations for optimal human performance

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSM04HRM
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

Human resource management

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: BKB1022
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 3, Pre-master

Leadership in organisations: people as key to excellence

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: BKBMIN004
  • ECTS: 15 Level: Bachelor 3

Strategic and international HRM

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSM03HRM
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Introduction to Business

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: BAP64
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Bachelor 1

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