Prof Dr Simon de Jong (S.B.)
Prof. dr. Simon B. de Jong is a (Full) Professor in Organization Studies at the Department of Organization, Strategy, & Entrepreneurship (OSE). In his research he tries to gain more understanding on the dynamics of team work, the challenges for achieving good job and organizational designs, and the characteristics of effective (top) leadership and HRM. Additionally, together with various co-authors, he also investigates other topics such as change management in the circular economy, workplace loneliness, and the effects of Artificial Intelligence in organizations. In our research we use a range of methodologies, approaches, and levels of analysis (i.e., ranging from the relational/dyadic level, to the individual-, team-, department-, and organization-levels). Our work has 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, HRM Journal, and Organization Science.
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). He has served in various managerial and leadership roles, including Managing Director of Executive Development, Board Member at the School Management Group, and Vice-Department Chair. Currently he leads the Organization section of the OSE group and is part of the department’s Management Team. He also serves as an Associate Editor on the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology and as a Board Member at Small Group Research.
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 and creativity 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 inquiries from organizations regarding business research, executive development, in-company training, or consulting.
Professional career history
Full Professor (tenured) at OSE, SBE, UM. 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, Member of School Management Group, and Taaching Executive at the University of East Anglia (UEA), United Kingdom.
Associate Professor (tenured) at the Organization Studies Department, University of Bath, United Kingdom. Member of PhD Research Committee.
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.