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Research Associate

Dr. Martin Buss

Email: mabuss[at]

Or make an appointment and meet me in my virtual office:

Passcode for virtual office:  12345678

Research Interests

Martin Buss does research on the effects of leadership on followers and teams. He has worked on numerous empirical research projects on the individual, dyadic, and team level of analysis. He is especially interested in visionary leadership, the effects of leadership on unethical behavior of followers, and quantitative data analysis with R.


Martin received a bachelor’s degree from the Berlin School of Economics and Law and a master’s degree from the University of Potsdam. After having worked in a large international pharmaceutical company for six years, he started his current position as a research associate and lecturer at the University of Potsdam in April 2018. In November 2021, Martin received a doctoral degree for his dissertation on “The Dark Side of Visionary Leadership” (summa cum laude).


  • Master Research Seminar (seminar during summer and winter term)
  • Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management (exercise during winter term)
  • "Organisation und Unternehmensführung" (exercise during summer term)