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Visiting Professors

Department of Work and Employment Studies

Tony DobbinsTony is Professor/Chair of Employment Relations and HR Management, and Programme Director for MSc HRM programmes, at Birmingham Business School, University of Birmingham. Previously, he was Professor of Employment Studies and Subject Head of the Management Group at Bangor Business School, Bangor University. Tony has also worked in various posts in both academia and the private and public sectors. He was an Irish Research Council funded Research Fellow at the Whitaker Institute for Innovation and Societal Change, National University of Ireland Galway, and spent eight years as a journalist in Dublin with Industrial Relations News.

His research interests include: employee voice/industrial democracy; workplace partnership; sociology of work, conflict and resistance at work; employment and skills in labour markets; the living wage/low pay; employment regulation. His research has been funded by several bodies (European Commission, Irish Research Council, Economic and Social Research Council, British Academy, Leverhulme Trust). He has published in the highest quality journals in work, employment, and management, including British Journal of Industrial Relations, British Journal of Management, Human Relations, Human Resource Management Journal, Work Employment & Society.

Tony is on the Editorial Board of Work, Employment & Society, and an external expert advisor for the European Foundation for the Improvement of Living and Working Conditions (Eurofound). He engages in regular knowledge exchange in various media, including: BBC Radio 4, The Conversation, Huffington Post, The Guardian, i newspaper, Canada Globe and Mail. He also has external research experience and impact involving wider engagement with practitioners and policy-makers, through a range of employment relations/HRM projects with various organisations like the European Commission, Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), Ireland’s National Economic and Social Development Office (NESDO). 

Beatrice I.J.M. Van der Heijden is a full professor of Business Administration, in particular, Strategic HRM at the Radboud University, Nijmegen, the Netherlands, and head of the Department Strategic HRM. Moreover, she occupies a Chair in Strategic HRM at Kingston University, London, UK, and at the Open University of the Netherlands, School of Management. She coordinated, among others, two European cross-cultural research projects on career success. Her main research areas are career development, employability, and aging at work. Van der Heijden is an Associate Editor of the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology and has published, among others in Journal of Vocational Behavior, HRM, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, and Career Development International.

Selected publications:

  • De Vos, A., & Van der Heijden, B. (Eds) (2015). Handbook of Research on Sustainable Careers, Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing Limited.
  • Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., & De Vos, A., (2015). Sustainable careers: Introductory chapter. In A. De Vos & B.I.J.M. Van der Heijden (Eds), Handbook of Research on Sustainable Careers (pp. 1-19), Cheltenham, UK and Northampton, MA, USA: Edward Elgar Publishing.
  • Bal, P.M., De Lange, A.H., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., Zacher, H., Oderkerk, F.A., & Otten, S. (2015). Young at Heart, Old at Work? Relations between age, (meta-) stereotypes, self-categorization and retirement attitudes. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 91, 35-45.
  • Veth, K.N., Emans, B., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., Korzilius, H.P.L.M., & De Lange, A. (2015). Development (f)or maintenance? An empirical study on the use of and need for HR practices to retain older Workers in Health Care Organizations. Human Resource Development Quarterly, 26(1), 53-80.
  • Giesbers, A.P.M., Schouteten, R.L.J., Poutsma, F., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., & Van Achterberg, T. (2015). Feedback provision, nurses’ well-being and quality improvement: towards a conceptual framework (2015). Journal of Nursing Management, 23(5)682-691.
  • Evers, A.T., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., Kreijns, K., & Vermeulen, M. (2015). Job demands, job resources and flexible competence: The mediating role of teachers’ professional development at work. Journal of Career Development, 1-17.
  • Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., Van Vuuren, T.C.V., Kooij, D.T.A.M., & De Lange, A.H. (2015). Tailoring professional development for teachers in primary education: The role of age and proactive personality. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 30(1), 22-37. DOI
  • Müller, A., De Lange, A., Weigl, M., Van der Heijden, B., Ackermans, J., & Wilkenloh, J. (2015). Task performance among employees above age 65: The role of cognitive functioning and job demand-control. Work, Aging, and Retirement, 1(3), 296-308.
  • Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., Gorgievski, M.J., & De Lange, A.H. (2015). Learning at the workplace and sustainable employability: a multi-source model moderated by age. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology25(1), 13-30.
  • Rongen, A., Robroek, S.J.W, Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., Schouteten, R., Hasselhorn, H.M., & Burdorf, A. (2014). Influence of work-related characteristics and work ability on changing employer or leaving the profession among nursing staff. Journal of Nursing Management, 22, 1065-1075.
  • Van der Klink, M., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., Boon, J., & Williams van Rooij, S. (2014). Exploring the contribution of formal and informal learning to academic staff employability. A Dutch perspective. Career Development International, 19(3), 337-356.
  • Peters, P., Poutsma, E., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., Bakker, A.B., & De Bruijn, T. (2014). Enjoying New Ways to Work: An HRM-process approach to study flow. Human Resource Management, 53(2), 271-290.
  • Nazar, G. & Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M. (2014). Possible selves and identity in relation to career development: evidence from Chilean male middle-aged managers' career narratives.International Journal of Training and Development, 18(1), 66-77. 10.1111/ijtd.12019.
  • Semeijn, J.H., & Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., & Van der Lee, A. (2014). Multisource ratings of managerial competencies and their predictive value for managerial and organizational effectiveness. Human Resource Management, 53(5), 773-794.
  • Van Dam, K., Meewis, M. & Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M. (2013). Securing intensive care: Towards a better understanding of IC nurses’ perceptions of work pressure and turnover intentions. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 60(1), 31-40. doi: 10.1111/j.1365-2648.2012.05981.x
  • Hertel, G., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., De Lange, A.H., & Deller, J. (2013). Guest Editorial. Facilitating age diversity in organizations – part I: challenging popular misbeliefs. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 28(7/8), 729-740.
  • Hertel, G., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., De Lange, A.H., & Deller, J. (2013). Guest Editorial. Facilitating age diversity in organizations – part II: managing perceptions and interactions. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 28(7/8), 857-866.
  • Homburg, V., Van der Heijden, B., & Valkenburg, L. (2013). Why do nurses changes jobs? An empirical study on determinants of specific nurses’ post-exit destinations. Journal of Nursing Management, 21(6), 817-826.
  • Müller, A., De Lange, A., Weigl, M., Oxfart, C., & Van der Heijden, B. (2013). Compensating losses in bridge employment? Examining relations between compensation strategies, health problems, and intention to remain at work. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 83(1), 68-77.
  • Bal, P.M., De Lange, A.H., Zacher, H., & Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M. (2013). A lifespan perspective on psychological contracts and their relations with organizational commitment. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 22(3), 279-292.
  • Van Selm, M., & Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M. (2013). Communicating employability enhancement throughout the life-span: A national intervention program aimed at combating age-related stereotypes at the workplace. Educational Gerontology, 39(4), 259-272.
  • Demerouti, E., Peeters, M.C.W., & Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M. (2012). Work-family interface from a life and career stages’ perspective: The role of demands and resources. International Journal of Psychology, 47(4), 241-258.
  • Savelsbergh, C.M.J.H., Gevers, J., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., & Poell, R.F. (2012). Team Role Stress: Relationships with team learning and performance in project teams. Group & Organization Management, 37(1), 67-100.
  • De Waal, A.A, Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., Selvarajah, C., & Meyer, D. (2012). Characteristics of high performing managers in the Netherlands. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 33(2), 131-148.
  • Nazar, G., & Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M. (2012). Career identity and its impact upon self-perceived employability among Chilean male middle-aged managers. Human Resource Development International, 15(2), 141-156.
  • De Cuyper, N., Raeder, S., Wittekind, A., & Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M. (2012). The association between workers’ employability and burnout in a reorganization context: Longitudinal evidence building upon the Conversation of Resources Theory. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 17(2), 162-174.
  • Schalk, M.J.D., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., De Lange, A.H., & Van Veldhoven, M.J.P.M. (2011). Editorial, Long-Term Developments in Individual Work Behaviour: Patterns of Stability and Change. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 84, 215-227.
  • De Lange, A.H., Bal, P.M., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., De Jong, N., & Schaufeli, W.B. (2011). When I’m 64: Psychological contract breach, work motivation and the moderating role of future time perspective and regulatory focus. Work & Stress, 25(4), 338-354.
  • De Vos, A., De Hauw, S., & Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M. (2011). Competency development and career success: The mediating role of employability. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79, 438-447.
  • De Cuyper, N., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., & De Witte, H. (2011). Associations between perceived employability, employee well-being, and its contributions to organizational success: A matter of psychological contracts? The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 22(7), 1486-1503.
  • Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., & Bakker, A.B. (2011). Towards a mediation model of employability enhancement: A study of employee-supervisor pairs in the building sector. Career Development Quarterly, 59(3), 232-248.
  • Savelsbergh, C., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., & Poell, R.F. (2010). Attitudes towards factors influencing team performance: A multi-rater approach aimed at establishing the relative importance of team learning behaviors in comparison with other predictors of team performance. Team Performance Management, 16(7/8), 451-474.
  • De Lange, A.H., Van Yperen, N.W., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., & Bal, P.M. (2010). Dominant achievement goals of older workers and their relationship with motivation-related outcomes. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 77, 118-125.
  • Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., Kümmerling, A., Van Dam, K., Van der Schoot, E., Estryn-Béhar, M., Hasselhorn, H.M. (2010). The impact of social support upon intention to leave among female nurses in Europe: Secondary analyses of data from the NEXT survey. International Journal of Nursing Studies, 47, 434-445.
  • Schalk, R., Van Veldhoven, M., De Lange, A., De Witte, H., Kraus, K., Stamov-Roβnagel, C., Tordera, N., Van der Heijden, B., & Zappalà, S. in collaboration with Bal, M., Bertrand, F., Claes, R., Crego, A., Dorenbosch, L., De Jonge, J., Desmette, D., Gellert, F.J., Hansez, I., Iller, C., Kooij, D., Kuipers, B., Linkola, P., Van den Broeck, A., Van der Schoot, E., & Zacher, H. (2010). Position paper. Moving European research on work and ageing forward: Overview and agenda. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 19(1), 76-101.
  • Savelsbergh, C., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., & Poell. R.F. (2009). The development and empirical validation of a multi-dimensional measurement instrument for team learning behaviors. Small Group Research, 40(5), 578-607.
  • Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., Van Dam, K., & Hasselhorn, H.M. (2009). Intention to leave nursing: The importance of interpersonal work context, work-home interference, and job satisfaction beyond the effect of occupational commitment. Career Development International, 14(7), 616-635.
  • Nauta, A., Van Vianen, A., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., & Van Dam, K., & Willemsen, M. (2009). Understanding the factors that promote employability orientation: The moderating impact of employability culture. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 82, 233-251.
  • Van Dam, K., Van der Vorst, J., & Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M. (2009). Employees' intentions to retire early: A case of planned behavior and anticipated work conditions. Journal of Career Development, 35(3), 265-289.
  • Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., Boon, J., Van der Klink, M., & Meijs, E. (2009). Employability enhancement through formal and informal learning: An empirical study among Dutch non-academic university staff members.  International Journal of Training and Development, 13(1), 19-37.
  • Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., De Lange, A.H., Demerouti, E., & Van der Heijde, C.M. (2009).  Employability and Career Success Across the Life-Span. Age Effects on the Employability-Career Success Relationship. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 74, 156-164.
  • Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., Demerouti, E., & Bakker, A.B., & the NEXT Study Group coordinated by Hans-Martin Hasselhorn (2008). Work-home interference among nurses: reciprocal relationships with job demands and health. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 62(5), 572-584.
  • Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., Schalk, R., & Van Veldhoven, M.J.P.M. (2008). Ageing and Careers: European research on long-term career development and early retirement. Guest Editorial Career Development International, 13(2), 85-94.
  • Thijssen, J.G.L., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., & Rocco, T. (2008). Toward the Employability-link model: Current employment transition to future employment perspectives. Human Resource Development Review, 7(2), 165-183.
  • Scholarios, D., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., Van der Schoot, E., Bozionelos, N., Epitropaki, O., Jêdrzejowicz, P, Knauth, P., Marzec, I., Mikkelsen, A., Van der Heijde, C.M., & the Indic@tor Study Group. (2008). Employability and the psychological contract in European ICT sector SMEs. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 19(6), 1035-1055.
  • Camerino, D., Conway, P.M., Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M., Estryn-Behar, E., Consonni, D., Gould, D., Hasselhorn, H.M., & the NEXT Study Group (2006). Low-perceived work ability, ageing and intention to leave nursing: a comparison among 10 European countries. Journal of Advanced Nursing, 56(5), 542-552.
  • Van der Heijde, C.M., & Van der Heijden, B.I.J.M. (2006). A competence-based and multidimensional operationalization and measurement of employability. Human Resource Management, 45(3), 449-476.

Joy Schneer is a Professor of Management and Organizational Behavior at Rider University College of Business Administration. Prior to this, she was the Chair of the Management Department at Rider University. She is a past chair of the Gender and Diversity in Organizations Division of the Academy of Management. She has conducted research and taught around the world including China, Peru, Ireland, and Spain. Joy is a Fellow of the Eastern Academy of Management and a Director of EAM-International.

Research Interests
Dr. Schneer conducts research on career paths focusing on factors that influence career success. Her research has been published in top academic outlets (i.e. Academy of Management Journal, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior). Her work focuses on the effects of employment gaps and family structure on career success has received widespread media attention (i.e. Business Week, Wall Street Journal, New York Times, London Times). She was awarded a Graduate Management Admissions Council grant for her twenty-year longitudinal Managerial Career Path Project. She is currently conducting an international study of the career expectations of business graduates.

Select Publications

  • Beutell, N. & Schneer, J.A. Work–family Conflict and Synergy Among Hispanics. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 2014, 29(6), 705-735.
  • Beutell, N. & Schneer, J.A. Job and Life Attitudes of Managers and Professionals. Journal of Psychological Issues in Organizational Culture, 2014, 4(4), 18-32.
  • Post, C., Schneer, J. A., Reitman, F. & ogilvy, dt. Pathways to Retirement: A career stage analysis of retirement age expectations. Human Relations, 2013, 6(1), 87-112.
  • Reitman, F. & Schneer, J.A. Enabling the New Careers of the 21st Century. Organization Management Journal, 2008, 5, 17-28.
  • Schneer, J.A. & Reitman, F. Time Out of Work: Career Costs for Men and Women U.S. Managers. Equal Opportunities International, 2006, 13(4), 285-298.
  • Reitman, F. & Schneer, J.A. The Long-Term Negative Impacts of Managerial Career Interruptions: A longitudinal study of men and women MBAs. Group and Organization Management, 2005, 30(3), 243-262.
  • Reitman, F. & Schneer, J.A. The Promised Path: A longitudinal study of managerial careers. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 2003, 18(1), 60-75.
  • Schneer, J.A. & Reitman, F. Managerial Life Without a Wife: Family Structure and Managerial Career Success, Journal of Business Ethics, 2002, 37, 25-38.
  • Schneer, J.A. & Reitman, F. Effects of Alternate Family Structures on Managerial Career Paths. Academy of Management Journal, 1993, 36(4), 830-843.
  • Schneer, J.A. & Reitman, F. Effects of Employment Gaps on Careers of M.B.A.'s: More damaging for men than for women? Academy of Management Journal, 1990, 33 (2), 391-406.

Gerard Ryan is Professor of Marketing at the Universitat Rovira i Virgili in Catalonia, Spain. Originally from Limerick, he is a graduate of UCC (BComm, 1992) and the University of Limerick (MBS, 1994). He was a lecturer in Marketing at Middlesex University London before moving to Catalonia to the Escola Universitària del Maresme (Pompeu Fabra University) in Barcelona where he helped establish the first undergraduate studies in business logistics in Spain in collaboration with Cranfield School of Management.  He graduated with a PhD from the UOC Barcelona in 2004. He worked at a host of universities in Barcelona including the Pompeu Fabra University, the University of Barcelona, ESADE Business School and the Open University of Catalonia before moving to the Universitat Rovira i Virgili.  

Gerard is a Visiting Fellow at Cornell University in New York (US) and Visiting Professor at the Universidad Nacional del Sur, Argentina. He is an associate editor at Business Research Quarterly, the well-ranked multidisciplinary management journal of the Spanish Academy of Management, and member of the editorial advisory boards of the Journal of Research in Interactive Marketing and Revista Escritos Contables y de Administración. He is a senior researcher at the FHOM research group, accredited by the Government of Catalonia.  

He has published a number of university manuals on marketing in English, Spanish and Catalan. His research focuses on consumer behaviour with a particular emphasis on the ‘waiting consumer’ (online waiting, cultural aspects of waiting, waiting in tourism, etc).  More recently he has focused on emerging issues in vicarious consumption on social media. He has published in leading journals such as International Journal of Consumer Studies, Journal of Consumer Culture, Tourism Management, Journal of Services Marketing, Internet Research, Information Systems Journal, Journal of Business Ethics, Ethics & Behaviour and International Journal of HRM among others. 

Gerard is also a visual artist and musician. The dominant themes behind his art are consumers and consumption, influenced by his work in academia. His work was displayed as part of the Victoria & Albert Museum's exhibition on the Art of Selling Songs at the Ulster Museum. As a musician he played support to ex-Kraftwerk Wolfgang Flür in 2017 and shared a conference stage on the future of electronic music with Andy McCloskey of OMD and Rusty Egan of Visage whose Blitz Club in London established the New Romantic movement .  Gerard has released albums on a number of independent record labels (including ‘Consumer Behaviour ‘on Medical Records USA;  ‘The Product is You’ on Sincronica Spain;  ‘Post-Plagiarism’ on TONN Recordings, UK; ‘Nothing is Original on Detritti Records, Germany; and ‘Exercices de Style’ on Distag, France) and he designs album artwork for his fellow musicians.