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Andra Serban

Associate Professor

Area: Management and Entrepreneurship

  • Snead Hall
  • 301 W. Main Street
  • Box 844000
  • Richmond, VA, 23284-4000
  • Office: B4111


  • Leadership
  • Teams
  • Social  Networks


  • Leadership, Organizational Behavior, Statistics for Management, Critical Issues in Management
  • Leadership, Teams, Social Networks, Creativity and Innovation

Dr. Andra Șerban is an Associate Professor in the Department of Management and Entrepreneurship at Virginia Commonwealth University. Her research focuses on leadership, face-to-face and virtual team decision-making and performance, as well as creativity and innovation. Her work has been published in scholarly journals such as The Leadership Quarterly, Organizational Research Methods, Journal of Business and Psychology, Journal of Business Ethics, and Industrial and Organizational Psychology. She is currently a member of the Editorial Board of The Leadership Quarterly.

Andra earned her Ph.D. in Organizational Behavior and Leadership with a minor in Decision Making and Simulation from State University of New York at Binghamton. She has previously worked as an Associate Professor of Organization and Human Resource Management at the University of Warwick, United Kingdom and as an Audit Associate at PricewaterhouseCoopers, Romania.


Published Intellectual Contributions
Journal Article
  • Sotak, K. L., Serban, A., Friedman, B., Palanski, M. (2024). Perceptions of Ethicality: The Role of Attire Style, Attire Appropriateness, and Context. (vol. 189, pp.149–175). Journal of Business Ethics. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10551-023-05347-7
  • Sheng, Z., Serban, A., Cortina, J., He, Y., Yao, X. (2023). From Helping to Helpful: a Social Network Examination of Workplace Helpfulness at Multiple Levels. Journal of Business and Psychology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10869-023-09923-6
  • Serban, A., Kepes, S., Wang, W., Baldwin, R. (2023). Creativity and Cognitive Ability: Typology Contributions and a Meta-analytic Review. (vol. 98, pp.101757). Intelligence. DOI: 10.1016/j.intell.2023.101757
  • Serban, A., Rubenstein, A., Bosco, F. A., Reina, C. S., Grubb, L. (2022). Stressors and Social Resources at Work: The Buffering Effects of LMX, POS, and their Interaction on Employee Attitudes. (vol. 37, pp.717–734). Journal of Business and Psychology. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1007/s10869-021-09774-z
  • Tsai, C., Marshall, J. D., Choudhury, A., Serban, A., Hou, T., Young, M. F., Dionne, S. D., Yammarino, F. J. (2022). Human-robot collaboration: A multilevel and integrated leadership framework. The Leadership Quarterly. DOI: https://doi.org/10.1016/j.leaqua.2021.101594
  • Serban, A., Yammarino, F. J., Sotak, K. L., Banoeng-Yakubo, J., Mushore, A. B., Hao, C., McHugh, K. A., Mumford, M. D. (2018). Assassination of political leaders: The role of social conflict. (vol. 29, pp.457-475). The Leadership Quarterly. DOI: 10.1016/j.leaqua.2018.01.003
  • McHugh, K. A., Yammarino, F. J., Dionne, S. D., Serban, A., Sayama, H., Chatterjee, S. (2016). Collective decision making, leadership, and collective intelligence: Tests with agent-based simulations and a Field study. (2 ed., vol. 27, pp.218–241). The Leadership Quarterly.
  • Serban, A., Roberts, A. J. (2016). Exploring antecedents and outcomes of shared leadership in a creative context: A mixed-methods approach. (2 ed., vol. 27, pp.181–199). The Leadership Quarterly.
  • Serban, A., Yammarino, F. J., Dionne, S. D., Kahai, S. S., Hao, C., McHugh, K. A., Sotak, K. L., Mushore, A. B., Friedrich, T. L., Peterson, D. R. (2015). Leadership emergence in face-to-face and virtual teams: A multi-level model with agent-based simulations, quasi-experimental and experimental tests. (3 ed., vol. 26, pp.402–418). The Leadership Quarterly.
  • Dionne, S. D., Gupta, A., Sotak, K. L., Shirreffs, K. A., Serban, A., Hao, C., Kim, D. H., Yammarino, F. J. (2014). A 25-year perspective on levels of analysis in leadership research. (1 ed., vol. 25, pp.6–35). The Leadership Quarterly.
  • Yammarino, F. J., Mumford, M. D., Serban, A., Shirreffs, K. (2013). Assassination and leadership: Traditional approaches and historiometric methods. (6 ed., vol. 24, pp.822–841). The Leadership Quarterly.
  • Dionne, S. D., Chun, J. U., Hao, C., Serban, A., Yammarino, F. J., Spangler, W. D. (2012). Article quality and publication impact via levels of analysis incorporation: An illustration with transformational/charismatic leadership. (6 ed., vol. 23, pp.1012–1042). The Leadership Quarterly.
  • Yammarino, F. J., Salas, E., Serban, A., Shirreffs, K., Shuffler, M. L. (2012). Collectivistic leadership approaches: Putting the “we” in leadership science and practice. (4 ed., vol. 5, pp.382–402). Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
  • Shuffler, M. L., Salas, E., Yammarino, F. J., Serban, A., Shirreffs, K. (2012). Putting the “we” in leadership: Continuing the dialogue to advance our science and practice. (4 ed., vol. 5, pp.437–443). Industrial and Organizational Psychology.
  • Dionne, S. D., Akaishi, J., Chen, X., Gupta, A., Sayama, H., Yammarino, F. J., Serban, A., Hao, C., Head, H. J., Bush, B. J. (2012). Retrospective Relatedness Reconstruction Applications to Adaptive Social Networks and Social Sentiment. (4 ed., vol. 15, pp.663–692). Organizational Research Methods.
  • Gooty, J., Serban, A., Thomas, J. S., Gavin, M. B., Yammarino, F. J. (2012). Use and misuse of levels of analysis in leadership research: An illustrative review of leader–member exchange. (6 ed., vol. 23, pp.1080–1103). The Leadership Quarterly.