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New Directions in Leadership Research



About the NDLR

The New Directions in Leadership Research Conference is a small, annual research conference sponsored by Duke University, Erasmus University, INSEAD, and the Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania. Each year the conference convenes established and emerging scholars in the field of leadership, aiming to foster a conversation between researchers using different lenses and methods to study various aspects leadership. The conference also endeavours to expand and strengthen the field of leadership studies by hosting scholars whose research does not focus directly on leadership but has potential connections or implications for it. The location of the conference rotates among the partner universities, and the 2017 event will be hosted by INSEAD.

A list of this year's presenters can be found here. Please click here for a pdf copy of their abstracts (link will be added soon).

This year's conference will take place Friday June 2nd - Saturday June 3rd, 2017 (registration will open at 8:00 am on June 2nd, and the conference will adjourn after lunch on June 3rd).

The registration fee, for non-presenters, will be €150. For more information about the 2017 NDLR Conference, please contact Catherine Billault Conference Coordinator, Organisational Behaviour department, INSEAD.


Friday, 2 June

8.30: Registration

9.00: Opening

9.30-10.45:  Paper session 1: Shared leadership

1.      John Graham, Duke University, Fuqua School of Business
         "Corporate Culture: Evidence from the Field"

2.      Deborah Ancona, MIT, Sloan School of Management
         "Leading Dynamic Capabilities in DNA Organizations"

10.45-11.00: Break

11.00-12.30: Paper session 2: Leadership, change, and creativity

3.      Laura Guillen, ESMT Berlin
         "Leadership and the Dark Triad: How Uncertainty Explains Why Dark Employees Rise to the Top"

4.      Noah Askin, INSEAD
         "What the Production and Reception of Popular Culture can tell us about (Creative) Leadership"

5.      Marius van Dijke, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
         "Ranking Low, Feeling High: How Hierarchical Position and Experienced Power Promote Prosocial Behavior in Response to Procedural Justice"

12.30: Lunch

14.00-15.30: Panel 1: In our time: Is leadership scholarship making a difference, and how should it?

1.      James Detert, University of Virginia, Darden School of Business
2.      Robin Ely, Harvard Business School
3.      Stuart Bunderson, Washington University in St Louis, Olin Business School
4.      Gianpiero Petriglieri, (moderator), INSEAD

15.30-15.45: Break

15.45-17.15: Paper session 3: leadership, identity, gender

1.      Stephanie Creary, The Hotel School, Cornell University College of Business
         "Embracing, Containing, and Resisting Professional Identity Dualisms: How Professionals Manage Organizational Logic and Identity Conflict Related to their Identity Progression"

2.      Kaisa Snellman, INSEAD
         "Women don't mean business? Gender penalty in board appointments"

3.      Kristie Rogers, Marquette University
         "View from the Boardroom: A Qualitative Study of the Female Director Experience"

17.15-18.00: Reflection


Saturday, 3 June

9.15-10.30: Paper session 4: Minding the leader

1.      Hannes Leroy, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
         "How Follower and Leader Contingent Self-Esteem Moderates the Relationship between Leader Transparency and Follower's Psychological Safety and Voice"

2.      Madeline Ong, Singapore Management University
         "The Power of the Pause: Individual Reflection and its Impact on Leadership Emergence"

10.30-10.45: Break

10.45- 12.15: Panel 2: In our field: where is leadership scholarship, and where should it be going?

1.      Sue Ashford, University of Michigan's Ross School of Business
2.      Randall Peterson, London Business School
3.      Mary Zellmer-Bruhn, Carlsson School of Management, University of Minnesota
4.      Henrik Bresman, INSEAD (moderator)

12.15: Closing

Informal lunch


 PresentersClick here to view a pdf copy of the presenters abstracts
Deborah ANCONAMIT, Sloan School of Management
Sue ASHFORDUniversity of Michigan's Ross School of Business
Stuart BUNDERSONWashington University in St Louis
Stephanie CREARYWharton, University of Pennsylvania
James DETERTDarden School of Business, University of Virginia
Robin ELYHarvard Business School
Hannes LEROYRotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Gerardo OKHUYSENUCI Paul Merage School of Business
Madeline ONGSingapore Management University
Randall PETERSONLondon Business School
Kristie ROGERSMarquette University
Marius van DIJKERotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Mary ZELLMER-BRUHNCarlsson School of Management, University of Minnesota
Björn ATTERSTAMRotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Evan BRUNOUniversity of Virginia, Darden School of Business
Johannes CLAEYSIESEG Business School
Katleen De STOBBELEIRVlerick Business School
Steffen GIESSNERRotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Wu LIUThe Hong Kong Polytechnic University, Visiting INSEAD
Julija MELLESSEC Business School
Jochen MENGESWHU, Otto Beisheim School of Management
Franziska SCHOELMERICKLeuphana University Lüneburg
Harry SPENCEHarvard Business School
Daan STAMRotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Pisitta VONGSWASDIRotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Erik WaltreRotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University
Michael BRIMM 
Herminia IBARRA 


Practical Information

Contact person

Catherine Billault
Conference Coordinator
[email protected]

Office: East Wing EW1.18
Office telephone: +33 1 60 72 90 96


 Hotel Mercure
41 rue Royale
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 164 69 34 34

INSEAD Residence
Route de l'Ermitage
77300 Fontainebleau
Tel: +33 1 60 72 40 50

General Information

INSEAD is located in Fontainebleau, France, 65 km south of Paris. The modern, purpose-built campus is surrounded on three sides by the forest of Fontainebleau yet it is within ten minutes' walk of the town centre, where you will find plenty of restaurants, bars and shops and where English is widely understood.

How to get to INSEAD, click here

INSEAD's on-campus facilities include 20 amphitheatres and conference rooms and 130 special group work areas. Over 900 individual workstations and our extensive library resources enable easy access to the school network at any time from anywhere on campus. You can connect to INSEAD's wireless internet (Wifi) network for free from anywhere on campus.

Contacting you while you are on campus
During the event there will be permanent telephone coverage. One of our hostesses will be available to provide information, assistance and take messages whilst you are with us.The official contact number is +33 (0)1 60 72 40 00 and will be operational throughout the event. Please switch off your mobile phones during the plenary and panel sessions.

A dedicated team of receptionists will be on hand to help you during your stay. Should you need any information or bookings for restaurants, taxis or hotels, kindly check with them.

You will need to wear a badge while on campus. You will be provided with a name badge at registration. Please do not leave any valuables lying around in the amphitheatres, meeting rooms or elsewhere on the campus.

If you have any special dietary requirements, please indicate these to the NDLR Conference Coordinator as soon as possible so that we have time to cater adequately to your needs thoughout the event.

Dress code
There is an informal atmosphere at INSEAD and dress is usually casual/business casual. The dress code for the Leadership Conference is casual/business casual.

Photography and filming
INSEAD often brings professional photographers on campus to take photos for major events. During your stay, you might be taken in one or several photos that could be used in promotional material. We hope that you will agree to this usage. If not, please let us know.

Electrical equipment
Should you bring any electrical equipment (hairdryer, shaver etc.), please bring an adaptor with you (Continental European two-pin plug, 220 vosts).

Campus shop
The campus shop "Footnote" sells a wide variety of business books, international newspapers and magazines, electrical adaptors, stationery, basic toiletries, postcards, maps and souvenirs. It is open from 9.00am to 6.45pm Monday to Thursday and from 9.00am to 5.45pm on Friday.

The library, located in the CII building, is open 24/7. You will find books, magazines, newspapers, working papers, INSEAD cases, DVDs and databases, all related to business and management topics.

We have one ATM on campus. It is located next to the outside car park next to the main reception. There are also many ATMs in the Fontainebleau town centre (10 minutes' walk from campus). If you need to change money, this can also be done in banks in the town centre. Please note that most banks are closed on Mondays, as are many shops. The hotels can change small amounts of British pounds, US dollars, Canadian dollars and Swiss francs. Virtually all shops and restaurants take Visa cards. American Express cards are also accepted in many restaurants.




Organisational Behaviour Area 
Boulevard de Constance 
77305 Fontainebleau Cedex, France
Email: [email protected]



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