Prof.dr. Charissa Freese

Prof.dr. Charissa Freese

Vice Dean
Expert areas: Management & Organisation (Human Resource Management)


Prof. dr. Charissa Freese is vice dean of TIAS School for Business & Society. In the Executive Management Team, her responsibilities are Education, Faculty and Research. Her expertise is on employment relations on which she teaches in for instance the executive Master of Management and Organization, masterclasses and the program for Directors in the Public and Non-Profit Sectors. She teaches on topics like psychological contract management, organizational change, the influence of robots, AI and digitization of the workplace and employer engagement in workplace inclusion.

In addition, she is an endowed professor at Tilburg University on a chair in HRM and Social Security. This chair is sponsored by Instituut Gak. Her research is on the social issue of how employers, employees and institutions can help create optimal labor market participation. With her research team, in which she supervises Ph.D. candidates and postdocs, she investigates how HRM can contribute to decent work for non-standard workers, such as unemployed, people with disabilities, refugees, labor migrants, flexible workers and solo-self-employed. She is also an extra-ordinary professor at North-West University, South Africa.


  • Borghouts, I., & Freese, C. (2023). De inclusieve arbeidsmarkt: Het samenspel tussen HRM en sociale zekerheid. Tijdschrift voor HRM, 26(3), 22-42.
  • Borghouts, I., & Freese, C. (2023). HRM and social security: It takes two to create a transitional labour market. In: J. Ingold, & P. McGurk (Eds.), Employer engagement: Making active labour market policies work (pp. 182-200). Bristol University Press.
  • van Beurden, J., Borghouts, I., van den Groenendaal, S., & Freese, C. (2023). How Dutch higher HRM education prepares future HR professionals for the impact of technological developments in organizations. Advance online publication.
  • Kerti, K., Kroon, B., van Engen, M., Bleijenbergh, I., & Freese, C. (2022). Referentiekaders van Hongaarse arbeidsmigranten rond de kwaliteit van het werk in Nederlandse distributiecentra: Een narratieve benadering. Gedrag & Organisatie, 35(4), 455-483.
  • Kroon, B., Hooft, E., & Freese, C. (2022). De vogelvrije werkende: Inzichten in de gevolgen van flexwerk vanuit de sociale, arbeids- en organisatiepsychologie. Gedrag & Organisatie, 35(4), 383-396.
  • Borghouts-van de Pas, I., Bosmans, M.W.G., & Freese, C. (2021). Unemployment prevention: The role of Human Resource Management in job-to-job transitions in the event of redundancy. European Journal of Social Security, 23(2), 103-119.
  • Borghouts-van de Pas, I., & Freese, C. (2021). Offering jobs to persons with disabilities: A Dutch employers’ perspective. Alter, 15(1), 89-98.
  • van den Groenendaal, S., Freese, C., & van Veldhoven, M. (2020). Een integraal contextueel perspectief op werkintensivering van beroepen. Tijdschrift voor HRM, 23(3), 40-65.
  • van den Groenendaal, S., van Veldhoven, M., & Freese, C. (2020). Werkintensivering van beroepen (Working Paper nr. 37) [Working paper]. WRR.
  • Kroon, B., Freese, C., & Schalk, R. (2018). A Strategic HRM Perspective on I-Deals. In: C. Cooper (Ed.), Current issues in work and organizational psychology (pp. 371-385). Routledge.
  • Freese, C., Dekker, R., Kool, L., Dekker, F., & van Est, R. (2018). Robotisering en automatisering op de werkvloer: Bedrijfskeuzes bij technologische innovaties. Rathenau Instituut.
  • van Rossum, A., Freese, C., & Borghouts, I. (2018). Duurzame arbeidsinzet van mensen met een arbeidsbeperking. Tijdschrift voor Arbeidsvraagstukken, 34(1), 34-48.
  • Freese, C., Dorenbosch, L., & Schalk, R. (2017). Flexible employment relations: Consequences for organizations and employees. Gedrag & Organisatie, 30(4), 235-243.