Prof Dr Simon de Jong (S.B.)

Prof. dr. Simon B. de Jong is a Full Professor of Organization Studies at the Department of Organization, Strategy, & Entrepreneurship (OSE). In his research he focuses on expanding contemporary knowledge regarding teamwork, organizational design, effective leadership, and performance management. Together with his co-authors and PhD’s, he also investigates other areas, such as the impact of top management teams, proactive employee behaviour, the effects of HRM practices, the use of Artificial Intelligence in organizations, or how Change Management models can be updated for the new circular economy. He has published various practical papers, book chapters, and scientific articles (including in journals ranked as Global Top 50 by the Financial Times, such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management Studies, Journal of Management, Human Relations, and Organization Science). His work has also resulted in many (inter)national conferences presentations, such as at the Dutch HRM, AoM, and EAWOP conferences.


Before joining Maastricht University, Simon worked as a Human Capital consultant at Deloitte Consulting and held various 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. He also served in various committees, 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 expertise, Simon has designed, managed, and taught a variety of courses ranging from Strategic HRM, People Analytics, and Consulting, to Negotiations, Creativity, Innovation, Diversity, and Leadership as well as Statistics and Methodology courses. His experience as a supervisor spans all levels (incl. Exec/FT MBA and PhD). He has received various grants, some of which were in large collaborations and he also supported others in obtaining grants. His consultancy experience ranges from HR benchmarking and HR strategy consulting to process and service improvement. Simon welcomes inquiries from organizations regarding (applied) business research, executive development, in-company training, or consulting.