Listen to Dr. Liden discuss servant leadership and business performance!

UIC Business Faculty  Robert C. Liden Robert C. Liden
  Professor of Management

Office: 2232 UH
Phone: (312) 996-0529


  • Postdoctoral Research, University of Washington, 1980-81
  • PhD in Organizational Behavior, University of Cincinnati, 1981
  • MBA, University of Cincinnati, 1980
  • MA in Labor and Industrial Relations, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1977
  • BA in Psychology, University of Illinois, Champaign-Urbana, 1975



  • Associate/ Full Professor of Managerial Studies, University of Illinois at Chicago (1991 – present).
  • Director of the CBA's Doctoral Programs (2009-present) and Coordinator of the OB/HR Doctoral Program, (1991-present).
  • Visiting Professor, Chinese University of Hong Kong (July-August: 2005-2013).
  • Visiting Professor, University of Toulouse, France (April or May: 2006-2011, 2013).
  • Visiting Professor, University of Paris - Dauphine, France (May or June: 2008-2013).


Teaching Interests

  • Organizational Behavior
  • Leadership
  • Research Methods


Research and Publications

Research Interests

  • Leadership
  • Interpersonal Processes
  • Trust
  • Groups
  • Cross-Cultural Influences
  • Careers
  • Social Networks
  • Ethics
  • Personality



  • Liden, R.C., Wayne, S.J., Liao, C., & Meuser, J.D. (in press). Servant leadership and serving culture: Influence on individual and unit performance.* Academy of Management Journal*.
  • Liden, R.C., Panaccio, A., Meuser, J.D., Hu, J., & Wayne, S.J. (in press). Servant leadership: Antecedents, processes, and outcomes.In Day, D.V. (Ed.) *The Oxford handbook of leadership and organizations*. Oxford, England: Oxford University Press .
  • Vidyarthi, P., Anand, S., & Liden, R.C. (in press). Do emotionally perceptive leaders motivate higher employee performance? The moderating role of task interdependence and power distance.* Leadership Quarterly*.
  • Vidyarthi, P., Erdogan, B., Anand, S., Liden, R.C., & Chaudhry, A. (in press). One member, two leaders: Extending leader-member exchange theory to a dual leadership context*. Journal of Applied Psychology.*
  • Dinh, J.E., Lord, R.G., Gardner, W., Meuser, J.D., Liden, R.C., & Hu, J. (2014). Leadership theory and research in the new millennium: Current theoretical trends and changing perspectives.* Leadership Quarterly*, 25, 36-62.
  • Hu, J., & Liden, R. C. (2013). Relative leader-member exchange within team contexts: How and when social comparison impacts individual effectiveness. *Personnel Psychology*, *66*, 127-172.
  • Liden, R.C. (2012). Leadership research in Asia: A brief assessment and suggestions for the future. *Asia Pacific Journal of Management. 29*, 205-212.
  • Dulebohn, J.H., Bommer, W.H., Liden, R.C., Brouer, R., & Ferris, G.R. (2012). A meta-analysis of the antecedents and consequences of leader-member exchange: Integrating the past with an eye toward the future*. Journal of Management, 38*, 1715-1759.
  • Hu, J., & Liden, R.C. (2011). Antecedents of team potency and team effectiveness: An examination of goal and process clarity and servant leadership. *Journal of Applied Psychology, *96, 851-862.
  • Vidyarthi, P., Liden,* R.C. , Anand, S., Erd*ogan, B., & Ghosh, S. (2010) Where do I stand? Examining the effects of leader-member exchange social comparison on employee work behaviors. *Journal of Applied Psychology, 95, 849-8*61.

Awards and Affiliations

  • Fellow, Academy of Management (inducted 2013)
  • Fellow, Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (inducted 2008)
  • Emerald Management Reviews Citations of Excellence Awards for 2012.
  • Fellow, Society for Industrial/Organizational Psychology (inducted 2008).
  • Best organizational behavior article published in any journal during 2005, awarded by the Academy of Management's Organizational Behavior Division.
  • Best article published in the Academy of Management Journal during 2001.
  • Academy of Management Journal's Hall of Fame (inducted 2000).