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Univ.-Prof. Dr. Volker Stein is Full Professor at the University of Siegen, Germany, Chair of Business Administration, especially Human Resource Management and Organization. He received his diploma in Business Administration from Mannheim University, Germany in 1992 and his doctoral grade in Business Administration from University of Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany in 1999. Habilitation and venia legendi for Business Administration in 2006 at University of Saarland in Saarbrücken, Germany. Appointment as full professor at University of Siegen in 2006. Since 2008, Founding Director of University Siegen Business School. He is Visiting Professor at Ecole de Management Strasbourg and at the Europa-Institut (post-graduate Business School) at University of Saarland. Among others, he is member of Deutscher Hochschulverband, Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft, and Academy of Management



  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Monetary Valuation of Human Capital
  • Intercultural Human Resource Management and Leadership of International Virtual Teams (IVTs)
  • Professionalization of HRM
  • HRM for the Care and Health-care Sector
  • Market-based Leadership and Management in SMEs
  • The Collective Logics of Organizations and Leadership Systems
  • Critical Informal Network Studies
  • Governance of Universities and Higher Education
  • Risk Governance


Module M6-3 Leadership and Human Resource Management

This module focuses on the basic and advanced aspects of modern leadership and HRM. It covers current challenges and classifies them along a professionalization framework for HRM. Topics are – among others – the organization of HRM, Darwiportunism and the ethics of HRM, the monetary measurement of human capital, organizational culture, HRM and leadership in the global context, and the specific challenges of leadership in times of digitization.

This course will help students to understand the strategic dimensions of leadership and Human Resource Management in times of disruptive change. The students should be able to explain the foundations of a professional HRM on a strategic level. They will become aware of how leadership as well as the HRM function contribute to optimize human capital and to create added value for the organization. They will receive insights into recent research on leadership and HRM and into behavior-related and measurement-related perspectives in HRM. They will learn to find solutions for highly recurrent challenges in leadership.