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Research interests

Brigitte Kroon is an expert on strategic human capital in small- and medium sized organizations. She studies the contribution of human resource management to both the effectiveness of organizations and the wellbeing of employees. Her research contributes to contextualizing insights from strategic human resource management to less-researched business contexts like entrepreneurial organizations, family businesses and labor cooperatives. In her research she collaborates closely with employers and institutions by giving workshops, lectures and executive education. Themes include entrepreneurship and human capital, decent work, employee selection and assessment, behavior and performance.

She is associated with both the Department of Human Resource Studies and the Tilburg Institute of Family Business, a multidisciplinary research institute on family businesses. She is a core lecturer in the Tilburg School of Social and Behavioral Science and focuses her teaching on evidence based HRM to diverse groups of students (ranging from social science students to business students), master thesis supervision and supervision of PhD students. She is member of the editorial board of the journal ?Gedrag en Organisatie? and is involved in several projects with external partners, like Strategic HRM at the Mondragon labor cooperative in Spain and women small business entrepreneurship in Ethiopia. She was involved in a project for ZLTO on ethical HRM in labor-intensive agriculture as a researcher and advisor, as a researcher and consultant on projects on employee assessment and selection for multiple (international) organizations, she published a job interest test for people with mild intellectual disabilities for Stichting Sterk in Werk and she worked several years as HR business partner in an international context.



1993-1994 Nederlands Instituut voor Arbeidsomstandigheden (NIA) (TNO Arbeid), Amsterdam, Research internship

1995-1999 Nacco Materials Handling Group Bv., Nijmegen, HR Officer / HR Manager

1999-2003 SHL Ltd., Utrecht, Assessment and test consultant

2004-today Tilburg University, Faculty of Social and Behavioral Science, Department Human Resource Studies

2004-2011: Lecturer / Phd. Researcher

2011-2012: Director of education ad interim / lecturer/ Phd. Researcher

2013-2014: Director of Education Bachelor Personeelwetenschappen / lecturer / researcher.

2014-today: Lecturer / Researcher Human Resource Studies

2017-today: Academic Director Post-Academic Education Tilburg Institute for Family Business

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Research Output 2005 2019

Het verlagen van werkdruk: Positieve, preventieve en proactieve interventies

Kroon, B., Meyers, M. C. & van Woerkom, M. 2019 (Accepted/In press) In : Gedrag en Organisatie. p. 1-4

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

Managing boundarylessness between work, family and community: The experiences of women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia

Hailu Gudeta, K. 2018 s.l.: [s.n.]. 221 p.

Research output: ThesisDoctoral ThesisScientific

Open Access

Redefining success beyond economic growth and wealth generation: The case of Ethiopia

Hailemariam, A. T. & Kroon, B. 2018 Women’s entrepreneurship and the myth of underperformance. Yousafzai, S., Fayolle, A., Lindgreen, A., Henry, C., Saeed, S. & Sheikh, S. (eds.). Edward Elgar, p. 3-19

Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientific

Activities 2017 2017

  • 2 Oral presentation

Show me the numbers. Causality in multilevel HRM, employee attitude and organization performance relations

D. Madinabeitia (Speaker), Kroon, B. (Speaker), U. Elorza (Speaker), de Reuver, R. (Speaker)
9 Nov 2017

Activity: Oral presentationProfessional

Show me the numbers: Causality in multilevel HRM, employee attitude and organization performance relations

D. Madinabeitia (Speaker), Kroon, B. (Speaker), U. Elorza (Speaker), de Reuver, R. (Speaker)
9 Nov 2017

Activity: Oral presentationScientific