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About Matthijs Bal

Matthijs Bal is a Professor of Responsible Management at the Lincoln International Business School. He has worked at the University of Bath, VU University Amsterdam and Erasmus University Rotterdam prior to joining Lincoln. His research interests concern workplace dignity, individualization, workplace flexibility, psychological contract, fictional narratives and critical approaches to HRM and management studies. Matthijs Bal has published a book on Workplace Dignity book with Palgrave MacMillan in 2017. Matthijs is also active around the theme of the Future of Work and Organizational Psychology

Department Responsibilities

Matthijs welcomes PhD students interested in workplace dignity and human dignity at work, flexibility at work, individualization, idiosyncratic deals and the role of fictional narratives at work. His primary research has been quantitative, but he conducts experimental, interview-based, qualitative, conceptual, and meta-analytic research as well.

Subject Specialism

Organisation Studies


Member of: Academy of Management EAWOP European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology HRM-Network Dutch-Flemish Network of HRM-scholars

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Research Interests

  • Aging Workers

  • Careers

  • Fictional Narratives

  • Flexibility

  • Human Resource Management

  • Idiosyncratic Deals

  • Individualization

  • Neoliberalism

  • Older Workers

  • Organisation Studies

  • Organizational Behavior

  • Psychological Contract

  • Retirement

  • Workplace Dignity

Research Groups Memberships

Research in the Lincoln Repository