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- school of business & economics ( management en organisatiekunde )
- Assistant Professor
Dr. Evgenia Lysova is Assistant Professor of Careers and Organizational Behavior at the department of Management and Organization at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her research primarily concerns calling, meaningful work, careers, identity, and proactive work behavior. She focuses on exploring antecedents and outcomes of pursuing meaningful work and calling in one’s work. She is particularly interested in linking calling and meaningful work to career- and work-related behaviors that are proactive in nature and contribute to individuals and organizations. She also researches individuals’ contributions to their careers and their organizations in diverse contexts, including organizational change, entrepreneurship, and creative industries.
In 2013, 2014, 2015 and 2016, Dr. Lysova received the Best Reviewer Award from the Careers Division of the Academy of Management. Her work has been published in the international peer-reviewed journals such as Career Development International. She was a lead author of the article “The role of the spouse in managers’ family-related career sensemaking” that has received Emerald Literati Network Award for Excellence 2016: Outstanding Paper.
Dr. Lysova is an active member of the “International Consortium for the Cross-Cultural Study of Contemporary Careers” (5C). The consortium focuses on defining and measuring differences in individual, social and structural influences on definition of career success and adaptation to emerging economic conditions in terms of career management. It currently involves more than 30 countries worldwide.
She is also a master and bachelor thesis coordinator for the HRM Master’s program and a coordinator of the Qualitative Learning Line for Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI) part-time PhD program. She also teaches several courses such as Academic Skills (BSc), Integrated Research Project (BSc), and Research Seminar II (MSc), and she supervises PhD students, Master’s students, and Bachelor students.