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Paul Jansen (born 1954) is since 1992 Professor of Industrial Psychology within the HRM group of the Department of Business Administration, Faculty of Economics and Business Administration, VU University Amsterdam, The Netherlands. Paul Jansen graduated, cum laude, in 1979, with specialization in Mathematical Psychology (major) and Work and Organizational Psychology (subsidiary) at the University of Nijmegen. He earned his PhD in social sciences in 1983 with a doctoral dissertation on a subject in testing and scaling theory. After working at the Ministry of Inner Affairs, and at the Psychological Department of the Dutch Civil Service, he joined the Netherlands PTT in 1984. In 1986 he became Head of the Psychological Department of PTT Telecom. In 1989 he joined the recently founded Corporate Staff of Management Development of the privatized 'Royal PTT Nederland'. Since 1992 is Professor of Industrial Psychology. He teaches Industrial Psychology, Human Resources Management and Research Methods in Business Administration. From 1995-2001 he was in addition director of the Limperg Institute, the Interuniversity Institute for Research in Accountancy.
From 1994-2001 Prof. Jansen was chairman of the Board of the Netherlands Foundation for Management Development (NFMD), in which large Dutch profit organizations (e.g. Shell, Philips, Unilever, ABN AMRO) and non-profit organizations (Civil Service, universities, large municipalities) participate in order to foster the development of scientific knowledge and practical experience in management and career development. Paul Jansen is one of the founders, and member of the board member of the 'HRM Network NL’ (www.hrm-network.nl/). Since 2006 he is chairman of the Amsterdam Center for Career Research (www.accr.nl). His research interests are in management development, careers, assessment (e.g. assessment centers, 360-graden feedback) and performance management.
- For his work in assessment centers, P.G.W. Jansen was elected as an 'innovator of Netherlands’ industry for the nineties' by the Dutch management journal NEXT (November 1998).
- In 2005 ranked as no. 3 in the Top 10 of Netherlands P&O-scientists by members of the Netherlands Society for Personnel Management and Organization Development.
- For his scientific work, professor Paul Jansen (Management and Organization) obtained the Dutch HRM Network award 2013 at the 8th International Biannual Conference “’H’ versus ‘R’ in HRM” in Leuven, Belgium (13-15 November 2013).
The research program Human Resources: Careers and Leadership in a Diverse Context converges on the relationships between personnel activities and internal human and social capital, with special attention to the intervening individual processes. This relation determines business vitality to a large extent. Research is organized in three interrelated themes, careers, diversity, and leadership. Research examples within these themes are personal and situational career and development factors in and their implications for modern organizations, determinants of the psychological contract for minorities (such as older workers), and structure and consequences of top management selection process.