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Professor Susanne Braun

Diplom, PhD, Habilitation

Professor in Leadership

Susanne is a Professor in Leadership at Durham University Business School and PhD Programme Lead for the Department of Management and Marketing. She received her PhD (2011) and Habilitation (2017) in Psychology from Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany.

Biography

Susanne is Professor in Leadership at Durham University Business School and PhD Programme Lead for the Department of Management and Marketing. She received her PhD (2011) and Habilitation (2017) in Psychology from Ludwig Maximilian University Munich, Germany. She held posts at TUM School of Management and LMU Center for Leadership and People Management as well as visiting scholarships at New York University and University of California in Berkeley before joining Durham University Business School in 2015.

Susanne’s research focuses primarily on leadership. She is interested in the bright sides and dark sides of leadership and how they affect productivity and wellbeing at the work-life interface. One of her current research foci is leader identity and its development. Her work also studies leader narcissism and leadership. She has published articles in outlets such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, The Leadership Quarterly, British Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, and the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. She received the Emerald Citation of Excellence and The Leadership Quarterly's Highly Cited Research Award in 2016. She co-edited the book Leadership Lessons from Compelling Contexts with Birgit Schyns and Claudia Peus in the Monographs in Leadership and Management series (Emerald, 2016).

Research Interests

  • Leader and follower identity dynamics
  • Narcissism in leadership
  • Authentic leadership

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Professor in Leadership
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