dr. O.N. Solinger

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faculteit der economische wetenschappen en bedrijfskunde ( management en organisatiekunde )
Assistant Professor

Brief résumé

Omar Solinger works as an Assistant Professor in ‘Organizational Behavior’ at the VU University Amsterdam. His current research seeks to re-interpret OB concepts and build process theories with knowledge gained from (high-density) longitudinal research. His current studies are focused on job attitudes (the organizational commitment attitude), the psychology of change and transitions (e.g. socialization, organizational exit, and reactions to involuntary change), leadership, herding behavior, and construct re-design. Another interest is inventing new research technologies which help gather high-density longitudinal data.

Omar N. Solinger studied Work & Organizational Psychology (1998-2004) at the Radboud University Nijmegen. As a master student, he wrote his thesis for Royal Dutch Airlines on 'HRM & Outsourcing: Making sense of change' (2004). This study provides a temporal-dynamic description of employees’ unlearning and relearning organizational identities in the context of ICT outsourcing contexts. He then performed his PhD project – ‘The dynamics of commitment’ – under supervision of Robert Roe and Woody van Olffen (2004-2009). While working on his PhD project he appeared in the Journal of Applied Psychology (2008) and received a Junior Research Award (2008) in the department of Organization & Strategy at Maastricht University.

His teaching currently focuses on Organizational Behavior (Bachelor-level) and building theories of management (Ph.D.-level).


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