Dr. Michiel Schoemaker

Dr. Michiel Schoemaker

Expert areas: Business & Society (Communitarianism, Globalisation), Context (Economics, Sociology, Technology), Family Business (Social Entrepreneurship, Strategy and Innovation, Transition Management), Health & Education (Innovation, Strategy), Management & Organisation (Career and Professional Development Coaching, Change Management, Corporate Social Responsibility, Human Resource Management, Innovation Management, Leadership, Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Development, Organisational Learning, Performance Management, Project Management, Research and Development, Strategic Management, Sustainable Development), Quantitative Methods (Business Research Methods, Operations Research, Statistics), Strategy & Innovation (Corporate Development, Corporate Strategy, Entrepreneurship, Strategic Management, Strategy and Leadership)


Michiel Schoemaker is more than 30 years active as researcher, teacher and consultant. His research and consultancy projects focus on developing and implementing modern HRM, especially in the field of organizational identity, talent management and employability. He facilitates reorganization processes, merger & acquisitions as well as privatizations in the field of HRM. He wrote several books and (international) articles in the field of talent management and organizational identity. He latest book is about “the passionate organization”. He got his PhD in 1998, a doctorate on the relationship between flexible organizations and the labor contract (“In between slavery and anarchy”). From 2003-2011 he had a temporary chair at the faculty of Management sciences at Nijmegen University (“Identity and talent in network organzations”). He had his own professional education in consultancy (IOD-België), as in human resource management (INSEAD-Fontainebleau, INSEAD EuroAsiaCentrer-Hong Kong and –Macau).


  • Osmundsen, T., & Schoemaker, M. (2011). Social capital in flexible organizations, making it work. (in progress)
  • Jolink, J., Jonker, J., & Schoemaker, M. (2007). Operational excellence en human resource management, een onmogelijke combinatie? Een analyse van personeelskenmerken in opex-organisaties. Tijdschrift voor HRM, 10, 5-24.
  • Schoemaker, M., Nijhof, A., & Jonker, J. (2006). Human value management,the influence of the contemporary developments of CSR and social capital on HRM. Management Revue, 4(17), 448- 465.
  • Schoemaker, M. (2006). Shaping communities of work, an organisational development approach. International Journal of Action Research, 2(2), 243-262.