Ralf Müller, D.B.A

member emotional intelligence consortium

Affiliation: BI Norwegian Business School, Norway
Email: ralf.mueller@pm-concepts.com

Biography

Dr. Ralf Müller is Professor of Project Management and former Vice-Dean at BI Norwegian Business School, as well as adjunct and visiting professor at several other Universities worldwide. In parallel he is the Managing Director of PM Concepts AB, a Sweden based management consultancy which advices larger enterprises in management, leadership and governance.

Ralf Müller’s studies emotional intelligence in temporary organizations, especially in projects, programs and portfolios of projects within larger organizations. In his earlier studies, he investigated the psychological profiles of successful project managers and functional managers, and the relationship between emotional intelligence and success in projects and programs of different types and complexity. In his recent studies he investigates the role of emotional intelligence in organizational resilience, and started investigating the role of workspace in leadership, as well as the socio-cognitive space in the link between person-centered leadership and team-centered leadership.

In parallel to his work in leadership, he researches and lectures in governance of projects, organizational project management, and research methods. He is the (co-)author of more than 160 academic publications. Among the many awards he received is the 2012 IPMA Research Award (International Project Management Association), which he received together with Professors Monique Aubry and Brian Hobbs for their work on Project Management Offices. Before joining academia, he spent 30 years in the industry consulting with large enterprises and governments in more than 50 different countries on the improvement of their management, leadership and governance. He also held related line management positions, such as the Worldwide Director of Project Management at NCR Corporation.

Articles

Müller, R., Geraldi, J., & Turner, J. R. (2012). Relationships between Leadership and Success in Different Types of Project Complexities. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, 59(1), pp. 77–90.

Müller, R., Geraldi, J. & Turner, J. R. (2011). Relationships between Leadership and Success in Different Types of Project Complexities. IEEE Transactions on Engineering Management, doi: 10.1109/TEM.2011.2114350 (available online March 14, 2011).

Müller, R. & Turner, J. R. (2010). Attitudes and Leadership Competences for Project Success, Baltic Journal of Management, 5(3), pp. 307-329.

Müller, R., & Turner, J. R. (2010). Leadership competency profiles of successful project managers. International Journal of Project Management, 28(5), pp. 437-448.

Turner, J. R., Müller, R., & Dulewicz, V. (2009). Comparing the Leadership Styles of Functional and Project Managers. International Journal of Managing Projects in Business, 2(2), pp. 198-216.

Müller, R., & Turner, J. R. (2007). Matching the project manager's leadership style to project type. International Journal of Project Management, 25(1), 21-32.

Turner, J. R., & Müller, R. (2005). The Project Manager's Leadership Style as a Success Factor on Projects: A Literature Review. Project Management Journal, 36(2), 49-61.

Book Chapters

Müller, R. (2010). Leadership Competences in Projects. In R. Gleich, T. Mayer, R. Wagner & A. Wald (Eds.), Advanced Project Management (Vol. 2, Chapter14, pp. 221-238). Nuremburg, Germany: GPM Deutsche Gesellschaft für Projektmanagement e.V.

Müller, R. (2009). Leadership in Technology Project Management. In T. Kidd (Ed.), Handbook of Research on Technology Project Management, Planning and Operations. Hershey, PA, USA: IGI Global.

Müller, R. 2009. Leadership in Technology Project Management. In P. Yoong (Ed.), Leadership in the Digital Enterprise: Issues and Challenges  Hershey, PA, USA: Business Science Reference, Chapter 13, pp. 216-231. (reprint)

Conference Proceedings

Haghshenas, A. & Müller, R. (2015). Emotional Intelligence and Organizational Resilience, in Proceedings of the 2015 EURAM Conference (European Academy of Management), June 17-20, 2015, Warsaw, Poland.

De Paoli, D., Vaagaasar, A. L. & Müller, R. (2013). Project leadership and work space, in Proceedings of IRNOP XI Conference (International Research Network for Organizing by Projects), June 17-18, 2013, Oslo, Norway.

Sheik, R. A. & Müller, R. (2012). The Relationship Between Culturally Endorsed Leadership Theory (CLT) Factors And Project Success: A Literature Review, in Proceedings of the 2012 PMI Research & Education Conference, July 16-18, 2012, Limerick, Ireland.

Shao, J., Müller, R. & Turner, J.R. (2011). A Framework of Program Success, in Proceedings of IRNOP X Conference (International Research Network for Organizing by Projects), June 20-22, 2011, Montreal, Canada.

Shao, J., Müller, R. & Turner, J. R. (2010). The program manager’s leadership competence and program success: a qualitative study, in Proceedings of the 2010 PMI Research and Education Conference, July 2010, Washington, DC, USA.

Shao, J., Turner, J. R., & Müller, R. (2009). The Program Manager's Leadership Style and Program Success: A Literature Review and Research Outline, in Proceedings of IRNOP IX Conference (International Research Network for Organizing by Projects), October 11 -13, 2009, Berlin, Germany.

Müller, R., Geraldi, J. & Turner, J. R. (2007). Linking Complexity and Leadership Competences of Project Managers, in Proceedings of IRNOP VIII Conference (International  Research Network for Organizing by Projects), September 19-21, 2007, Brighton, UK.

Müller, R. & Turner, J. R. (2006). Leadership Competences and Their Successful Application in Different Types of Project, in Proceedings of the IRNOP VII Conference (International  Research Network for Organizing by Projects), October 11-13, 2006, Xi'an, China.

Turner, J. R. & Müller, R. (2006). Matching the Project Manager's Leadership Style to Project Type, in Proceedings of the 2006 PMI Research Conference, July 16-18, 2006, Montreal, Canada.

Turner, J. R. & Müller, R. (2006). Matching the Project Manager's Leadership Style to Project Type, in Proceedings of the 2006 EURAM Conference (European Academy of Management), May 17-20, 2006, Oslo, Norway.

Turner, J. R. & Müller, R. (2005), Aligning Personalities and Project Types, in Proceedings of the 2005 EURAM Conference (European Academy of Management), May 4-7, 2005, Munich, Germany.

Books

Müller, R. & Turner, J. R. (2010). Project-Oriented Leadership. Aldershot, UK: Gower Publishing.

Turner, J. R., & Müller, R. (2006). Choosing Appropriate Project Managers: Matching their leadership style to the type of project. Newtown Square; USA: Project Management Institute.

 

 

 

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