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 the TU Munich since May 2011, Senior Vice President for Talent Management and Diversity since October 2017, and founding director of the TUM Institute for LifeLong 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 management board of RWI - Leibniz Institute for Economic Research, the board of trustees of the „Wertekommission“ and the Max Planck Institute for Physics, 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 LifeLong Learning
since 2017

Senior 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

  • Wiley Top Cited Article, Personnel Psychology (2022-23)
  • Highly Cited Research Award, Leadership Quarterly (2016)
  • Emerald Citations of Excellence Award (2016)
  • Best Teaching Award, TUM School of Mangement (2014)
  • Finalist Best Paper Award, Journal of Organizational Behavior (2012)
  • Best International Symposium Award, Academy of Management (2010)
  • Post-Doctoral Research Fellowship, Free State of Bavaria (2009-2010)
  • Scholarship, German Academic Scholarship Foundation  (2005-2007)
  • Best Dissertation Award, Bayerische Landesbank (2006)
  • PhD scholarship, 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:

Backmann, J., Wimmer, J., Mortensen, M., Hartmann, S., Hoegl, M., & Peus, C. (2024). A Resource-Based View on Individual Absorption in the Context of Multiple Team Memberships. Organization Science.

Cichor, J. E., Hubner-Benz, S., Benz, T., Emmerling, F., & Peus, C. (2023). Robot leadership–Investigating human perceptions and reactions towards social robots showing leadership behaviors. PloS ONE18(2)

Emmerling, F., Peus, C., & Lobbestael, J. (2023). The hot and the cold in destructive leadership: Modeling the role of arousal in explaining leader antecedents and follower consequences of abusive supervision versus exploitative leadership. Organizational Psychology Review.

Dutz, R., Hubner, S., & Peus C. (2022). When agency “fits” regardless of gender: Perceptions of applicant fit when job and organization signal male stereotypes. Personnel Psychology75(2), p. 441-483. 

Hentschel, T., Braun, S., Peus, C., & Frey, D. (2021). Sounds like a fit! Wording in recruitment advertisements and recruiter gender affect women's pursuit of career development programs via anticipated belongingness. Human Resource Management60(4), 581-602. 

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. 

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 Quarterly24, 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. (2011). Money over man versus caring and compassion? Challenges for today's organizations and their leaders. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 32, 955-960.