Onderzoeksgroep

De onderzoeksgroep bestaat uit de volgende onderzoekers van de afdeling Management & Organisatiekunde. 

Prof. dr. Paul Jansen
Dr. Svetlana Khapova
Dr. Claartje Vinkenburg
Dr. Josje Dikkers
Dr. Omar Solinger

PhD
Drs. Gert-Jan Melker
Chen Fleisher MSc 
Carolin Ossenkop MSc
Tuğba Polat MSc

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Onderzoeksgroep ACCR

Van links naar rechts: Tugba Polat, Chen Fleisher, Paul Jansen, Svetlana Khapova, Claartje Vinkenburg, Josje Dikkers, Carolin Ossenkop, Omar Solinger. 

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Prof. dr. Paul Jansen
Paul Jansen is chair of the Amsterdam Center for Career Research, and Professor of Industrial Psychology, the School of Business and Economics, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Paul Jansen graduated, cum laude, in 1979, with specialization in Mathematical Psycho­logy at the University of Nijmegen; PhD in social sciences in 1983. Paul Jansen is one of the founders, and current board member of the 'RM Network NL'. His research interests are in management development, careers, assessment (e.g. assessment centers, 360-graden feedback) and performance management. Publications in, for example, International Journal of Selection and Assessment, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of Applied Psychology, Small Business Economics, Journal of Organizational Behavior and Journal of Vocational Behavior

Dr. Svetlana Khapova
Svetlana Khapova is Associate Professor of Career Studies at VU University Amsterdam. She is co-founder and Director of Doctoral Education at Amsterdam Business Research Institute VU. She is also a Visiting Professor at ESMT – European School of Management and Technology in Berlin. At ESMT she teaches in MBA and (Executive) Customized Solution programmes held in Germany and in Russia. Svetlana’s research concerns careers and career investments of contemporary employees. She is particularly interested in career behavior implications for organizational outcomes. Other topics include interdisciplinary approaches in career studies, subjective career, career success, careers across cultures, and the identity of career research in Europe. She is on the board of the international 'Consortium for the Cross-Cultural Study of Contemporary Careers' (5C Group) - an international research collaboration aimed at defining and measuring differences in individual, social and structural influences on definitions of career success and adaptation to emerging economic conditions in terms of career management. Countries involved: Austria, China, Costa Rica, Israel, Japan, Malaysia, Mexico, Serbia, South Africa, Spain, United States. She is also on the board of the 'European Research Network on Graduates' Careers' - a European (12 countries) network of researchers and officers in career and placement centres dealing with various aspects of business school graduates.

Dr. Claartje Vinkenburg
Claartje Vinkenburg is associate professor of Organizational Behavior & Development at the VU University Amsterdam, department of Management & Organization. Her PhD thesis (Vrije Universiteit, 1997) focused on gender differences in managerial behavior and effectiveness. After getting her PhD, she worked as a management consultant. In 2000-2001, she was a visiting scholar and adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University, Evanston (USA). She does research on gender, career advancement and leadership. From 2004-2009, she was programme director for the International Business Administration programme, the first English language bachelor programme at the VU University Amsterdam. Claartje Vinkenburg is managing director of the Amsterdam Center for Career Research, board member of the Dutch Foundation for Management Development (NFMD) and the Expertise Center on Ageing (Expertisecentrum Leeftijd), and co-author and co-editor of various scientific publications. 

Dr. Josje Dikkers
Josje Dikkers is assistant professor at the Department of Management & Organization Studies of the VU University Amsterdam. She graduated, cum laude, in 2001 with a specialization in Work & Organizational Psycho­logy at Tilburg University. In 2008, she successfully defended her PhD thesis on work-home interference at the Radboud University Nijmegen. Her research interests focus on the interaction between work and home, and the association of work and employees’ health in general. 

Dr. Omar Solinger
Omar Solinger now works as Assistant Professor in Industrial & Organizational Psychology (also known as ‘Organizational Behavior’) at the VU University Amsterdam. He performed his PhD project – ‘The dynamics of commitment’ – under supervision of Robert Roe and Woody van Olffen. While working on his PhD project (2004-2009) 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. Additionally, he created a longitudinal measurement tool (LOCUST) to track (real-time) historical changes in work attitudes. His topics of interest are temporal theory, longitudinal research methodology, work attitudes (e.g. commitment, job satisfaction), psychology of change and transitions, philosophy on the art of living, and social influence processes.

PhD

Drs. Gert-Jan Melker
Drs. G.P. (Gert-Jan) Melker is assistant professor at the Department of Business Administration, the School of Business and Economics of the VU University Amsterdam. Management development and career development are his main areas of interest. His PhD research focuses on critical career transitions in managerial careers. The main research question of this study is twofold. First, which critical career transitions in managerial career can be distinguished? Second, which contribution can management development make to improve the effectiveness of critical career transitions in managerial careers? 

Chen Fleisher MSc: Contemporary career behavior and organizational outcomes
Chen Fleisher is a PhD candidate at the VU University Amsterdam. He holds a BSc in International Business Administration and MSc in Business Administration (Cum Laude), both from VU University Amsterdam. Chen is also the PhD Programme Assistant at the Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI-VU), where he also co-edits the institute’s online magazine. The focus of his dissertation lies on career behavior consequences for organizational outcomes. His research model illuminates how organizations can benefit from their employees' career investments and which organizational practices can assist in leveraging the knowledge stemming from their evolving careers. The results of this study will offer new and more relevant alternatives to the traditional career management practices for organizations in both public and private sectors. Other research interests include time in career studies, career mentoring and coaching, international careers, managing knowledge through careers, and organizational learning. His work has been published in Mobility Magazine and he presents his work at the Academy of Management annual meetings, the Organizational Learning, Knowledge and Capabilities International Conferences and the Dutch HRM Network conferences.

Drs. Carolin Ossenkop MSc: Ethnic diversity and career success
As a PhD candidate, Carolin conducts research in the area of (ethnic) diversity and careers. The main focus of her research is the management of ethnic diversity in Dutch organizations in relation to the career development of employees. Carolin has a background in Work- and Organizational Psychology (Radboud University Nijmegen) and in Culture, Organization and Management (VU University Amsterdam). 

Tuğba Polat MSc: Working during retirement
Tuğba Polat is a PhD researcher at te VU University Amsterdam. She holds a BSc in Public Administration and a MSc in Business Administration, both from the VU University Amsterdam. Her dissertation is about older worker’s motivation to work after official retirement age and specifically about modalities in which older people can continue working after the formal retirement age and about the antecedents for the decision to continue working (in a certain modality). Her work has been presented at the Dutch HRM Network conference 2009 among others.