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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

De invloed van werkomstandigheden in Nederlandse distributiecentra op inzetbaarheidsovertuigingen van Hongaarse free movers

Translated title of the contribution: The influence of working conditions in Dutch warehouses on the employability beliefs of Hungarian free moversKerti, P. & Kroon, B., 2020, In : Tijdschrift voor Arbeidsvraagstukken. 36, 2, p. 177-194

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleScientificpeer-review

  • Family capital in family businesses. Complementarities of human and social capital

    Kramer, A. & Kroon, B., 2020, Handbook of research on the strategic management of family businesses. Palma-Ruiz, J. M., Barros-Contreras, I. & Gnan, L. (eds.). IGI Global, p. 1-21

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingChapterScientificpeer-review

  • The significance of an autonomy-supportive socio-cultural context for women entrepreneurs in Ethiopia

    Hailemariam, A. T. & Kroon, B., 2020, (Accepted/In press) Frontiers of Entrepreneurship Research.

    Research output: Chapter in Book/Report/Conference proceedingConference contributionScientificpeer-review

    Uitdagingen voor strategisch HRM in familiebedrijven

    Kroon, B., 2020, In : Tijdschrift Familiebedrijven. 2, 2, p. 94-100

    Research output: Contribution to journalArticleProfessional

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    • 5 Oral presentation
    • 1 Organising a workshop, seminar, course etc.

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

    D. Madinabeitia (Speaker), , B. Kroon (Speaker), , U. Elorza (Speaker), & R.S.M. de Reuver (Speaker)

    9 Nov 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

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

    D. Madinabeitia (Speaker), , B. Kroon (Speaker), , U. Elorza (Speaker), & R.S.M. de Reuver (Speaker)

    9 Nov 2017

    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationProfessional

    Combining different opportunity-enhancing HR practices: Consequences for well-being and organization performance.

    Renee de Reuver (Speaker), , Brigitte Kroon (Speaker), , D. Madinabeitia (Speaker), & U. Elorza (Speaker)


    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

    Co-owners with and without voice: The impact of employee participation on team well-being and performance

    Renee de Reuver (Speaker), , Brigitte Kroon (Speaker), , D. Madinabeitia (Speaker), & U. Elorza (Speaker)


    Activity: Talk or presentation typesOral presentationScientific

    Academy of Management Annual Conference

    Brigitte Kroon (Contributor), , Charissa Freese (Contributor), & Luc Dorenbosch (Contributor)

    7 Aug 2012

    Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesOrganising a workshop, seminar, course etc.Scientific

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