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Ongoing research projects:

Proactive behavior in agile teams

Proactive behavior in agile teams: In this project I investigate how the use of agile work practices in teams enables a context where team members can engage in proactive behaviors (e.g., job crafting, intrapreneurship, taking charge, voice behavior). Status: Data collection ongoing.

Dealing with economic threat due to COVID-19

Dealing with economic threat due to COVID-19: This project concerns the question when economic threat leads to proactive “fight” behavior vs. destructive “flight” behavior in organizations. Status: Data collection finished – manuscript in writing.

Predicting the scholarly impact of former Ph.D. candidates

Predicting the scholarly impact of former Ph.D. candidates: The goal of this research is to examine the longitudinal relationships between personality characteristics and scholarly impact (e.g., citation rates, h-indices, publication records)of former Dutch Ph.D. candidates. Status: Data analyses finished – manuscript in writing.

Finished research projects:

A career needs perspective on job crafting: In this project, we examined the longitudinal relationships between kaleidoscope career needs, job crafting, turnover intentions, and voluntary job changes in a sample of 575 Dutch civil servants. Status: Manuscript submitted.

Dealing with economic threat in times of Corona

As part of a research project, we investigate how people deal with the consequences of the current Corona crisis in their workplace. If you want to contribute to societal learning from the current crisis and currently still work at least three days a week (home-office included) you can help us tremendously by participating in our research project.

We highly appreciate it, if you share this invitation in your network and with people or organizations who might be interested in participating in our study. Thank you for your help!

Get in contact with me:


Tom Junker
Meester Marrestraat 78
3032SV Rotterdam

Tel. +4915162633527