Michaéla Schippers is Professor of Behaviour and Performance Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She holds a PhD from the Psychology Department at the Free University in Amsterdam.
Prof. Schippers research interest covers goalsetting, team reflexivity, team performance, academic performance as well as ikigai (i.e. purpose in life), and life goals. She coined the term “life crafting” as a way to optimize performance and happiness. Other research interests include diversity, new ways of working, and social exclusion/inclusion.
Her work was published in several leading academic journals, such as Annual Review of Psychology, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Organizational Behavior, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Frontiers in Psychology and Human Relations.
Her work was picked up by the media on several occasions. She did interviews with among others CNN, New York Magazine, Oprah Magazine, Eindbazen podcast and NTR radio. A short video of her 2017 inaugural speech can be found here: The full video is available via click here
Dr. Schippers was a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School. She is also an active member of the EER research database. Dr. Schippers is scientific director of the Erasmus Center of Study and Career Success (E=CS2) and Comenius Senior Fellow.
D.J. Hudig, A.W.A. Scheepers, M.C. Schippers & A.A.C.M. Smeets (2020). Motivational Mindsets and Reasons for Studying: Development and Validation of a Classification Tool. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.535801
J. Backmann, M. Weiss, M.C. Schippers & M. Hoegl (2019). Protective personality factors and student resiliency predicting academic achievement: A multi-wave study on the moderating role of achievement orientation. Learning and Individual Differences, 72, 39-48. doi: 10.1016/j.lindif.2019.04.004
K.L. Scott, T.J. Zagenczyk, M.C. Schippers & R.L. Purvis (2014). Coworker exclusion and employee outcomes: The moderating role of perceived organizational and social support. Journal of Management Studies, 51 (8), 1235-1256. doi: 10.1111/joms.12099
A. Alexiou, M.C. Schippers & I. Oshri (2012). Positive psychology and digital games: the role of emotions and psychological flow in serious games development. Psychology, 3 (12A), 1243-1247. doi: 10.4236/psych.2012.312A184
M.C. Schippers, D.N. den Hartog & P.L. Koopman (2005). Reflexiviteit van teams: Ontwikkeling van een instrument. Gedrag en Organisatie, 18 (2), 83-102.
S. De Leeuw, M.C. Schippers & S. Hoogervorst (2016). The Fresh Connection: Cross-functional integration in Supply Chain Management. In E. Bendoly, W. VanWezel & D..G. Bachrach (Eds.), Handbook of Behavioral Operations Management: Social and psychological dynamics in production and service settings. Oxford Press: Oxford
M.C. Schippers, M.A. West & A.C. Edmondson (2016). Team reflexivity and innovation. In The Wiley Blackwell Handbook of the Psychology of Teamwork and Collaborative Processes (in press). Wiley Blackwell
M.C. Schippers (2001). Reflexiviteit als hulpmiddel. In H. Korevaar, Y. Politiek & P. Spruit (Eds.), Managers en teams. Alphen aan den Rijn: Samson
C. Wessels, M.C. Schippers & P.J. van Baalen (2013). "Getting Engaged: It is more than saying 'yes'to your organization. How work engagement and its influencers affect Work-Life Balance and Job Satisfaction and the Moderating Role of Flexibl Working. In EAWOP. Munster
M.C. Schippers & A. Homan (2009). Breaking the negative performance spiral: The role of reflexivity and team learning. In Best paper proceedings Academy of Management, Chicago
E. Dolgova & M.C. Schippers (2015). Co-evolution of perceptions of competence and friendship in teams: the effect of self-monitoring personality. Annual Meeting of the International Network for Social Network Analysis (Sunbelt Conference): Brighton, UK.
A. Alexiou, M.C. Schippers, I. Oshri & E. Dolgova (2013). Exploring the real potential of serious games: The role of game features and individual differences on user engagement and learning. EGOS Colloquium: Montreal, Canada.
P. van Neerijnen, M.P. Tempelaar, M.C. Schippers & P. Figge (2012). Creating performance through ambidexterity: The role of a firm’s organizational transactive memory system and organizational reflexive climate. Annual Academy of Management Conference: Boston, USA, included in The Academy of Management Best Paper Proceedings.
P. van Neerijnen, M.C. Schippers, M. Tempelaar & P. Figge (2012). Creating performance through ambidexterity: The role of an organizational transactive memory system and organizational reflexive climate. Best paper proceedings Academy of Management Conference, Boston, United States.: .
P. van Neerijnen, M.P. Tempelaar, M.C. Schippers & P. Figge (2012). Creating performance through ambidexterity: The role of a firm’s organizational transactive memory system and organizational reflexive climate. EURAM: Rotterdam, NL.
E. Dolgova & M.C. Schippers (2012). Birds of a feather 2.0: Is there a personality-based homophily? NYU Stern Medici Summer School 2012: Florence, Italy.
E. Dolgova & M.C. Schippers (2012). The effect of self-monitoring personality and expertise on relationship formation in groups. European Academy of Management Annual Meeting (EURAM),: Rotterdam, the Netherlands.
A. Alexiou, M.C. Schippers & I. Oshri (2013). Exploring the learning potential of serious games: The role of game features and individual differences in user engagement and learning. 29th EGOS (European Group of Organization Studies) Colloquium: Montreal, Canada.
K.L. Scott, T.J. Zagenczyk, M.C. Schippers & R.L. Purvis (2013). Best Paper Award - Coworker exclusion and employee outcomes : The moderating role of perceived organizational and social support. Eastern Academy of Management Conference: Spain. Wetenschappelijk.
M.C. Schippers For the greater good? The devastating ripple effects of the Covid-19 crisis. Psychology doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.577740