Dr. Hans van Dijk

Dr. Hans van Dijk

Associate Professor


Hans is Associate Professor at TIAS School for Business and Society and co-founder of Including Behavior Institute. He earned his PhD cum laude on diversity in teams, published in top-ranking journals in management (e.g., Academy of Management Annals) and applied psychology (e.g., Journal of Applied Psychology), and wrote a popular management book on destructive dynamics in organizations. His passion for understanding the nature of human behavior and interactions in the workplace helps organizations to identify the root causes of conflicts and foster collaboration. As an international speaker, he is known for using the principles of experiential learning to personally challenge and engage his audience. Hans holds over fifteen years of teaching and training experience in a wide variety of settings and to a diversity of audiences.


  • Rafiei, M. and Van Dijk, H. (2024), Not your average candidate: overqualified job applicants in the eyes of hiring practitioners, Personnel Review. https://doi.org/10.1108/PR-02-2023-0103

  • Knappert, L., Kornau, A., Ortlieb, R., Maletzky, M., & van Dijk, H. (2023). The ecosystem of managing refugee employment: Complementarity and its microfoundations. Academy of Management Discoveries.
  • van Dijk, H., & Cloudt, S. W. M. G. (2023). Destructieve dynamieken: 9 schadelijke interactiepatronen in organisaties en hoe je die kan verhelpen. Amsterdam: Boom.
  • Meyer, B., van Dijk, H., & van Engen, M. L. (2022). (Mitigating) the self-fulfillment of gender stereotypes in teams: The interplay of competence attributions, behavioral dominance, individual performance, and diversity beliefs. Journal of Applied Psychology, 107, 1907-1925.
  • van Dijk, H. Uncertainty in diverse teams (2022). In M. Griffin & G. Grote (Eds.), Handbook of Uncertainty Management in Work Organizations. Oxford University Press.
  • Marques-Quinteiro, P., van Dijk, H, Peterson, D., Adamovic, M., Buengeler, C., & Santos. C. (2022). A model of leadership transitions in teams. Group & Organization Management, 47, 342-372.
  • van Dijk, H., Knappert, L. J., Muis, Q., & Alkhaled, S. (2022). Roomies for life? An assessment of how staying with a local facilitates refugee integration. Journal of Immigrant and Refugee Studies, 20, 321-335.
  • van Dijk, H., & Cloudt, S. W. M. G. (2022). “This is fun!”: Using Gather to enable experiential learning while teaching online. In A. van Lenning, H. de Regt, & A. Tan(Eds.), Online Education: What to Keep and What to Drop?: Tilburg Series in Academic Education (Vol. 4, 125-133). Tilburg: Tilburg University.
  • Knappert, L. J., van Dijk, H., Yuan, S., Engel, Y., van Prooijen, J. W., & Krouwel, A. (2021). Personal contact with refugees is key to welcoming them: An analysis of politicians’ and citizens’ attitudes towards refugee integration. Political Psychology, 42, 423-442.
  • Klarsfeld, A., Traavik, L. E. M., & van Dijk, H. (2021). MIPEX: From an EU only index, to an international database. In E. Ng, C. Stamper, & A. Klarsfeld (Eds.), Handbook on Diversity and Inclusion Indices: A Research Compendium (pp. 252-269). Edward Elgar.
  • van Dijk, H., Alfes, K., & Shantz, A. (2020). Welcome to the bright side: Why, how, and when overqualification enhances performance. Human Resource Management Review, 30, 100688.

                    * Winner of the HRMR Best Article of 2020 Award
  • van Dijk, H., Kooij, T. A. M., Karanika-Murray, M., De Vos, A., & Meyer, B. (2020). Meritocracy a myth? A multilevel perspective of how social inequality accumulates through work. Organizational Psychology Review, 10, 240-269.
  • Dwertmann, D., & van Dijk, H. (2020). A leader’s guide to fostering inclusion by creating a positive diversity climate. In B. Ferdman, J. Prime, & R. Riggio (Eds.), Inclusive leadership: Transforming diverse lives, workplaces, and societies (149-161). New York: Routledge.
  • van Dijk, H., & Meeussen, L. (2020). What can employers do? Creating an inclusive workplace that fosters work-family wellbeing. In M. Karanika-Murray and C. Cooper (Eds.), Navigating the return-to-work experience for new parents: Maintaining work-family well-being (pp. 125-134). London: Routledge.
  • van Dijk, H., & van Zelst, J. M. (2020). Comfortably numb? Work and organizational psychology researchers’ satisfaction with the publication system and a proposal for radical change. Publications, 8, 14.