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Employee Profile

Dominique Kost

Associate Professor - Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour

Area of Expertise

Publications

Kopperud, Karoline; Nerstad, Christina G. L., Buch, Robert & Kost, Dominique (2020)

Engaging the age-diverse workforce: The interplay between personal and contextual resources

[Academic lecture]. Accepted at Academy of Management Annual Meeting, Vancouver..

Wong, Sut I; Fieseler, Christian & Kost, Dominique (2020)

Digital labourers’ proactivity and the venture for meaningful work: Fruitful or fruitless?

Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology Doi: 10.1111/joop.12317 - Full text in research archive

Digital Labor, taking up flexible but small-scale employment arrangements on online intermediary platforms, with few constraints on how much, when, and where work is performed, are becoming the new work reality for many individuals. Scholars have argued that this type of work is inherently demeaning. We seek to explore the worker’s perspective and how their long-term perspective aligns or misaligns with their actual workarrangement. We draw on career construction theory and hypothesize a job–career congruence model suggesting that when workers’ cognitive presentations of their microwork as jobs or careers are incongruent, they are less likely to experience their work as meaningful. The results from a two-stage field study of 803 workers from two microworking platforms support the negative effect of an incongruent job–career schema on workers’ experience of meaningful work. Additionally, results demonstrate that even workers who are proactive in nature, seem unable to excel in these fluid work settings when their job-career schema are not aligned.

Kost, Dominique; Kopperud, Karoline, Buch, Robert & Kuvaas, Bård (2020)

The competing influence of psychological job control on family-to-work conflict

[Academic lecture]. Work and Family Researchers Network (WFRN) conference.

Kost, Dominique; Fieseler, Christian & Wong, Sut I (2020)

Boundaryless careers in the gig economy: An oxymoron?

Human Resource Management Journal, 30(1), s. 100- 113. Doi: 10.1111/1748-8583.12265 - Full text in research archive

Advocates of the boundaryless career perspective have relied to a great extent on the assumption that actors take responsibility for their own career development and that they consequently take charge of developing their career competencies. In this provocation piece, we debate the obstructions to and potential ways to promote boundaryless careers in the gig economy, which—despite appearing on the surface to offer suitable conditions for boundaryless careers—suffers from numerous conditions that hinder such careers. Thus, boundaryless careers in the gig economy could be an oxymoron. In particular, we conjecture that intraorganisational and interorganisational career boundaries restrict gig workers' development of relevant career competencies and thus limit their mobility. We then put forward the notion that we have to consider moving away from traditional, employer‐centric human resource management and introduce new forms of network‐based and self‐organised human resource management practices (in the form of collaborative communities of practice) in order to diminish these boundaries.

Andersen, Svein S; Hærem, Thorvald & Kost, Dominique (2019)

Appendix G: Cognitive and organizational challenges in a navigation team. In: Report on the collision between the Frigate HMNS Helge Ingstad and the oil tanker TS Sola outside the Sture Terminal in the Heltefjord in Hordaland county.

[Report]. Statens Havarikommisjon.

Wong, Sut I; Kost, Dominique & Fieseler, Christian (2019)

From Crafting What You Do to Building Resilience for a Crowdwork Career

[Academic lecture]. Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Wong, Sut I; Kost, Dominique & Fieseler, Christian (2018)

Meaningful Work and Subjective Well-Being: The Role of Job-Career (In) congruence in the Gig Economy

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Annual Conference.

Flexible employment arrangements on multiple online intermediary platforms with few constraints as to how much, when and where work is performed is becoming the new work reality for many individuals. Arguments have been advanced that this type of work is inherently demeaning. In this article, we seek to explore the worker perspective regarding whether these types of gig labor arrangements are regarded as limited jobs or more as long-term careers. We draw on career construction theory and hypothesize a job-career congruence model that suggests that when workers’ cognitive presentation of their gig work as jobs or careers are incongruent, they are less likely to experience their work as meaningful and subsequently experience lower subjective well-being. The results from a two-stage field study of 803 workers from two different crowdsourcing platforms support these incongruent relationships and provides clarity regarding how gig work factors in to an individual’s life. In addition, we demonstrate that workers who are proactive in nature seem to excel more in these fluid work settings, which points to the necessity of self-leadership in such work arrangements to ensure prosperity.

Kost, Dominique; Fieseler, Christian & Wong, Sut I (2018)

Finding Meaning in a Hopeless Place? The Construction of Meaningfulness in Digital Microwork

Computers in Human Behavior, 82(May), s. 101- 110. Doi: 10.1016/j.chb.2018.01.002 - Full text in research archive

New forms of employment centered on the completion of simple and atomized tasks, such as online microwork, raise the question of the possible gratifications that could be derived from such work when compared to more traditional labor arrangements. Our research presented here focuses on how microworkers construct meaningfulness, based on the accounts of workers on the crowdsourcing platform Amazon Mechanical Turk. We draw upon a relational job design perspective to explore why microworkers experience meaningfulness in their work. We found four sources of meaningfulness: rewards, self-improvement, moral, and social. These four sources vary in the degree to which they were internal or external in focus, and in their level of rationalization (concrete or abstract). This may explain why such types of employment are appealing despite a lack of organizational-support structures and points to the need to better understand cue provision in virtual, platform-enabled work settings.

Kost, Dominique; Fieseler, Christian & Wong, Sut I (2017)

Micro-Entrepreneurs and the Art of Life-Crafting

[Academic lecture]. 7th Community, Work & Family Conference.

Kost, Dominique; Fieseler, Christian & Wong, Sut I (2017)

Now that we are all here – The effect of task- and relationship-focused leadership behaviors on co-presence and performance in virtual teams

[Academic lecture]. EAWOP.

Wong, Sut I; Kost, Dominique & Fieseler, Christian (2017)

Collaborative Crafting in Pursuit of a Career. The Case of Crowdworkers in the Gig Economy

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management Annual Meeting.

Kost, Dominique & Hærem, Thorvald (2016)

Transactive Memory Systems [TMS] in virtual teams: The effect of integration and differentiation on performance.

Academy of Management Proceedings Doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2016.241

Kost, Dominique; Wong, Sut I & Fieseler, Christian (2016)

Finding meaning in a hopeless place: The construction of meaning in digital Microwork.

[Academic lecture]. Academy of Management.

Kost, Dominique; Hærem, Thorvald & Pentland, Brian T. (2015)

Leveraging TMS for performance in virtual teams: TMS and coordination routines.

[Academic lecture]. Frontiers in Managerial and Organizational Cognition.

Kost, Dominique; Hærem, Thorvald, Arnulf, Jan Ketil, Andersen, Svein S & Valaker, Sigmund (2015)

Emerging Transactive Memory System Structure in Virtual Teams: A Qualitative Analysis

[Academic lecture]. Frontiers in Managerial and Organizational Cognition.

Kopperud, Karoline; Kost, Dominique & Buch, Robert (1)

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Wong, Sut I; Kost, Dominique & Fieseler, Christian (2021)

From crafting what you do to building resilience for career commitment in the gig economy

Human Resource Management Journal, s. 1- 18. Doi: 10.1111/1748-8583.12342 - Full text in research archive

The present study investigates how individual and collaborative job crafting may help digital labourers to build resilience and career commitment in the gig economy. Results based on a time-lagged survey from 334 digital labourers indicate that those who engaged in higher individual job crafting reported subsequently higher resilience at the outset. Moreover, high collaborative job crafting compensated for low individual crafting efforts in reaching higher resilience and subsequently higher career commitment in the gig economy. Theoretical and practical implications for sustainable careers in the gig economy are discussed.

Valaker, Sigmund; Yanakiev, Yantsislav, Lofquist, Eric & Kost, Dominique (2016)

The Influence of Predeployment Training on Coordination in Multinational Headquarters:The Moderating Role of Organizational Obstacles to Information Sharing.

Military Psychology, 28(6), s. 390- 405. Doi: 10.1037/mil0000123

Kost, Dominique; Kopperud, Karoline Hofslett & Nerstad, Christina G. L. (2022)

Sweet and Sour? Relationship Quality in the Digital Workplace

[Academic lecture]. 2022 Work and Family Researchers Network conference.

Nerstad, Christina G. L.; Seljeseth, Ingvild Müller, Kopperud, Karoline Hofslett, Vandewalle, Don & Kost, Dominique (2022)

The Effect of Small Social-Psychological Interventions on Engagement and Completion Intention

[Academic lecture]. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP) conference.

Nerstad, Christina G. L.; Ingvild, Seljeseth, Kopperud, Karoline, Vandewalle, Don & Kost, Dominique (2022)

The Effect of Small Social-Psychological Interventions on Engagement and Completion Intention

[Academic lecture]. European Association of Work and Organizational Psycology Congress.

Kopperud, Karoline; Barbøl, Andreas, Østvik, Jan Erik & Kost, Dominique (2022)

Respectful engagement, social leader-member exchange, and intrinsic motivation. The moderating role of span of control.

[Academic lecture]. European Association of Work and Organizational Psycology Congress.

Kopperud, Karoline & Kost, Dominique (2022)

Telework and personal initiative: The moderating role of leader strength support

[Academic lecture]. European Association of Work and Organizational Psycology Congress.

Academic Degrees
Year Academic Department Degree
2016 BI Norwegian Business School PhD
2007 Radboud University Master of Science
Work Experience
Year Employer Job Title
2016 - Present BI Norwegian Business School Associate Professor
2015 - 2016 BI Norwegian Business School Senior Lecturer