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Professor Birgit Schyns

Diplom, PhD

Birgit is Professor in Organisational Behaviour at Durham University, UK. She received her PhD from the University of Leipzig, Germany in 2001. Before moving to the UK in 2006 as a Reader in OB at the University of Portsmouth, she lived and worked in the Netherlands from 2002 to 2006.

Biography

Birgit is Professor in Organisational Behaviour at Durham University, UK. She received her PhD from the University of Leipzig, Germany in 2001. Before moving to the UK in 2006 as a Reader in OB at the University of Portsmouth, she lived and worked in the Netherlands from 2002 to 2006.

Her research topics include leadership and career development. She has published widely on topics including Leader-Member Exchange, transformational leadership, implicit leadership theories, followers' perception of leadership as well as employability. Birgit has edited several special issues and two books. She is an associate editor for European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology and British Journal of Management and serves on several editorial boards.

Awards and Prizes

  • CCL and European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology best paper 2005 award for Schyns, B., Paul, T., Mohr, G. & Blank, H. (2005). Comparing Antecedents and Consequences of Leader-Member Exchange in a German Working Context to Findings in the US. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 14, 1-22.
  • Emerald Literati Network Highly Commended Award 2006 for Schyns, B. (2006). The role of implicit leadership theories in the performance appraisals and promotion recommendations of leaders. Equal Opportunities International, 25, 188-199.
  • Best paper award in the Leadership Track at the British Academy of Management (2007) for Kiefer, T. & Schyns, B. (2007). Linking Leadership and Emotions: An Overview of Theory and Research. Paper presented at the Conference of the British Academy of Management (Warwick, 11th to 13th of September, 2007).
  • Emerald Literati Network Highly Commended Award 2007 for Falkenburg, K. & Schyns, B. (2007). Work Satisfaction, Organizational Commitment and Withdrawal Behaviours. Management Research News, 30, 708-723.

Potential areas of supervision

  • Leadership
  • Career Pyschology

 

Research Interests

  • Leadership
  • Implicit leadership theories
  • Leader-Member Exchange
  • Perception biases
  • Self-efficacy
  • Career Psychology

Research Groups

Publications

Contact Details

Professor in Organisational Behaviour
+44 191 3345173