Associate Professor - Department of Leadership and Organizational Behaviour
Nikolova, Irina; Caniëls, Marjolein & Curşeu, Petru Lucian (2021)
COVID-19 rumination scale (C-19RS): Initial psychometric evidence in a sample of Dutch employees
International Journal of Health Planning and Management Doi: 10.1002/hpm.3165
Nikolova, Irina; Caniëls, Marjolein, Schaufeli, Wilmar B. & Semeijn, Judith Hilde (2021)
Disengaging Leadership Scale (DLS): Evidence of Initial Validity
Van den Brand, Wilfred; Stynen, Dave, Wognum, Ida & Nikolova, Irina (2021)
Bevorderen van innovatief werkgedrag door transformationeel leiderschap: de mediërende rol van psychologische veiligheid en teamleren
Gedrag & Organisatie
Van Hootegem, Anahi; Nikolova, Irina, Van Ruysseveldt, Joris, Van Dam, Karen & De Witte, Hans (2021)
Hit by a double whammy? Trajectories of perceived quantitative and qualitative job insecurity in relation to work-related learning aspects.
European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology Doi: 10.1080/1359432X.2021.1891890
Nikolova, Irina & De Jong, Jeroen (2020)
Keeping up with the pace of change: a recipient-centered perspective on change and its outcomes
Griep, Yannick & Hansen, Samantha D. (red.). Handbook on the Temporal Dynamics of Organizational Behavior
We discuss organizational change (OC) events from the recipient’s perspective, and stipulate that these events account for a range of different learning and well-being outcomes. We offer a typology of change derived from two facets of employee change experiences: frequency and impact. We propose that each change event can trigger different learning and stress-related outcomes, and offer a theoretical rationale explaining why we deem it likely that each change event will be associated with specific outcomes. We further theorize that time will play a significant role in how change affects employees, and suggest that the duration of the exposure to change (in addition to the change frequency and impact) will largely account for employee change experiences and change-related outcomes. In addition, we discuss how the sequence of occurrence of change events and the prior change experiences (i.e., the recipient’s evaluation of the prior change experience as rather positive or negative) may determine how current change events will be approached. We conclude the chapter by elaborating on the challenges that lie ahead, and propose avenues for future research based on the theoretical propositions made in this contribution. You are not authenticated to view the full text of this chapter or article.
Curşeu, Petru Lucian; Semeijn, Judith Hilde & Nikolova, Irina (2020)
Career challenges in smart cities: A sociotechnical systems view on sustainable careers
Human Relations Doi: 10.1177/0018726720949925
Smart cities are a modern reality in an increasingly digitized and fast changing world; and, as multidimensional, multilayered and interconnected career ecosystems they bring a number of challenges for the development of sustainable careers. What are the systemic roots of these challenges, and how can we deal with them to support the emergence of sustainable careers? We draw on a sociotechnical approach, supplemented by a dynamic person–environment fit perspective, to describe two systemic challenges tied to the development of sustainable careers in smart cities, namely: (1) an unbalanced fit, in that the highly digitized context fits best with highly educated and information and communications technology (ICT) literate citizens working in knowledge intensive organizations; and (2) a volatility of fit, associated with the complex and fast-changing smart urban context. Based on the sociotechnical analysis, we put forth three suggestions for addressing these challenges and creating a sustainable career ecosystem focused on: (1) the continuous development of ICT literacy, knowledge, talents and skills; (2) citizen participation and career communities; and (3) network-centric organizing of sustainable careers that could alleviate some of the challenges associated with the parallel development of sustainable careers and smart cities.
Vanderstukken, Arne; Nikolova, Irina & Ramioul, Monique (2019)
Technical literacy, communication literacy and skill development in virtual teams: Validating a scale and finding facilitating conditions
Presses Universitaires de Namur.
Nikolova, Irina; Schaufeli, Wilmar B. & Notelaers, Guy (2019)
Engaging leader – Engaged employees? A cross-lagged study on employee engagement
European Management Journal Doi: 10.1016/j.emj.2019.02.004
Nikolova, Irina; Van Dam, Karen, Van Ruysseveldt, Joris & De Witte, Hans (2019)
Feeling Weary? Feeling Insecure? Are Workplace Changes all Bad News?
International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health (IJERPH) Doi: 10.3390/ijerph16101842www.mdpi.com/journal/ijerph
Nikolova, Irina; Van der Heijden, Beatrice, Låstad, Lena & Notelaers, Guy (2018)
The ‘Silent Assassin’ in your organization: Can job insecurity climate erode the beneficial effects of a high-quality leader-member exchange?
Personnel Review Doi: 10.1108/PR-09-2017-0266
Doorn, Yvonne; Van Ruysseveldt, Joris, Van Dam, Karen & Nikolova, Irina (2016)
Understanding well‐being and learning of Nigerian nurses: a job demand control support model approach
Journal of Nursing Management
Nikolova, Irina; Van Ruysseveldt, Joris, Van Dam, Karen & De Witte, Hans (2016)
Learning climate and workplace learning: Does work restructuring make a difference?
Journal of Personnel Psychology
Nikolova, Irina; Van Ruysseveldt, Joris, De Witte, Hans & Van Dam, Karen (2014)
Learning Climate Scale: Construction, reliability and initial validity evidence
Journal of Vocational Behavior
Nikolova, Irina; Van Ruysseveldt, Joris, De Witte, Hans & Syroit, Jef (2014)
Work-based learning: Development and validation of a scale measuring the learning potential of the workplace (LPW)
Journal of Vocational Behavior
Van Dam, Karen; Nikolova, Irina & Van Ruysseveldt, Joris (2013)
Het belang van ‘leader-member exchange’ (LMX) en situationele doeloriëntatie als voorspellers van job crafting.
Gedrag & Organisatie
Nikolova, Irina; Van Ruysseveldt, Joris, De Witte, Hans & Syroit, Jef (2013)
Well-being in times of task restructuring: The buffering potential of workplace learning
Work & Stress
|2015||Open University of The Netherlands||PhD|
|2011||Tilburg University||MSc in Leadership and Psychology|
|2020 - Present||BI Norwegian Business School||Associate Professor|
|2017 - 2020||Open University of The Netherlands, Faculty of Management||Assistant Professor|
|2017 - 2017||KU Leuven, Faculty of Psychology & Educational Sciences||Researcher|
|2016 - 2017||Norwich Business School||Assistant Professor|
|2015 - 2015||Research Institute for Work and Society, KU Leuven||Researcher & consultant|