Celeste P.M. Wilderom, Ph.D.
Full Professor of Change Management & Organizational Behavior
Faculty of Behavioral, Management and Social Sciences
Campus Building ‘Ravelijn’ Room# 2426
University of Twente
Phone: +31 (0)53 489-4159
Dutch native, Professor Celeste Wilderom is a Ph.D.-holder in Organizational Psychology (obtained in 1987 at the State Universi¬ty of New York, USA). She teaches in the field of ‘Change Management and Organizational Behavior’ (Intern. Business Administr.: University of Twente, Enschede, the Netherlands). In her research she examines predictors of effective organizational/team leadership, change and culture. She is advising numerous Dutch and foreign PhD, MSc & BSc students; one PhD student received the ‘Best Dissertation’ award, Academy of Management, Public-Sector Division: 2007. Another PhD student of hers received in 2010 the annual Best Dissertation award of the International Leadership Association. In 2015, a paper on behavior in Lean work settings, co-authored with her PhD-student Desiree van Dun, won the Best-Paper Award of the Operations Management division of the Academy of Management; dr. Van Dun’s entire cum-laude PhD won in 2016 the EFMD Best-Dissertation Award.
Prof. Wilderom is one of the three editors of the award-winning 1st edition of the Handbook of Organizational Culture and Climate (2000, Sage). A completely revised 2nd edition has been published, also by Sage Publishers (650 pages: 2011). A study on the productive role of high emotional intelligence of managers is published in the Journal of Organizational Behavior (2015), and another one in The Leadership Quarterly (2011); another, on charismatic leadership and organizational cultures, appeared in 2012: an outgrowth of the Leadership Lab which she initiated and heads. In this Lab the latest video-analytical technology is being used for refining and extending Transformational leadership theory. Prof. Wilderom and her students regularly present research results at leading international Management conferences (e.g., Academy of Management, EGOS, EURAM). Her studies have appeared also in Organization Science; Accounting, Organization and Society; European Journal of Information Systems; Applied Psychology, etc.
Prof. Wilderom has been Associate Editor of a number of international management journals such as the British Journal of Management and The Academy of Management Executive (now: Perspectives) as well as the International Journal of Service Management. Currently, she is an editorial board member of a number of journals such as The Leadership Quarterly; Group & Organization Management; Journal of Management Inquiry; Journal of Professions and Organizations, etc.
Various studies were published also in her native Dutch language: e.g., on co-development of performance measurement at the work floor; on effectively managing budget cuts in large municipalities; and on the behaviors of highly effective Dutch CIOs, mayors and (Lean and non-Lean) middle managers. Finally, action research was carried out in cooperation with the (g)local Grolsch beer brewery and with various other firms and public-sector actors such as the Dutch Tax office.