Prof Dr Simon de Jong (S.B.)
Prof. dr. De Jong is a (Full) Professor in Organizational Behaviour and HRM at the Department of Organization & Strategy and also acts as the Vice-Chair of the O&S department. Additionally, he serves as an Associate Editor on the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.
Before joining Maastricht University, Simon worked as a Human Capital consultant at Deloitte Consulting and held various academic roles at top universities and business schools across Europe, including the University of Groningen (The Netherlands), the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland), EADA Business School (Spain), and the Universities of Bath and East Anglia (UK).
In his research he focuses on understanding the dynamics between power and team work, the challenges for achieving good job and organizational designs, and the characteristics of effective leadership and HRM. Moreover, together with his co-authors, he researches various other topics such as the impact of top management teams on employees and the effects of HRM practices on the psychological contract and the aging workforce. His research spans different levels of analysis, ranging from the relational/dyadic level, to the individual-, team-, department-, and organization-levels. His articles have been published in top scientific journals, such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Journal of World Business, Human Relations, and Organization Science.
Drawing on the above experience, Simon has taught a variety of HRM and Organizational Psychology courses ranging from strategic HRM to consulting, and from negotiations to diversity and leadership training. He has also supervised theses on all levels (i.e., BSc, MSc, (Exec.) MBA and PhD) and received various grants and awards. His consultancy experience ranges from HR benchmarking and HR strategy consulting to process and service improvement.
Simon welcomes inquires from businesses regarding business research, executive development, or consulting, and is also open to discuss self-/externally-funded PhD projects.
Professional career history
Full Professor (tenured) and Vice-Department Chair at the Department of Organization & Strategy, School of Business & Economics, Maastricht University, The Netherlands. Currently I also serve as an Associate Editor at Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology and as an Editorial Board Member at Small Group Research.
Full professor (tenured) in Organizational Behavior & HRM and Managing Director of Executive Development at the University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom.
Associate Professor (tenured) at the Organization Studies Department, University of Bath, United Kingdom.
Assistant Professor (tenured) at the People Management Department, EADA Business School, Barcelona, Spain.
Senior Research Fellow and Lecturer at the Institute for Leadership and Human Resource Management, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland.
Human Capital Consultant for Deloitte Consulting, The Netherlands.
Researcher and Lecturer in Organizational Behavior and HRM at the Faculty of Economics and Business of the University of Groningen, The Netherlands.