Sandra Schruijer Sandra Schruijer

Full Professor
Expert areas: Management & Organisation (Change Management, Implementation of Change and Transition Processes, Leadership, Organisational Behaviour, Organisational Development), Strategy & Innovation (Conflict Management)


Sandra Schruijer is Full Professor of Organizational Psychology at TIAS. She teaches in the domain of interorganizational conflict and collaboration, organizational change and development and leadership. Her research aims to understand the social dynamics of multiparty collaboration, such as the role of diversity, trust and conflict. Most of her research (publications 2012-2016 listed below) is done in the context of her position as Full Professor of Organization Science at the Utrecht University School of Governance, Utrecht University. Sandra heads Professional Development International, an institute that organizes professional development programmes and consults organizations and managers with respect to collaboration and large-scale change.


  • Schruijer, S. (2012). Whatever happened to the European in European social psychology? A study of the ambitions in founding the European Association of Experimental Social Psychology. History of the human sciences, Volume: 25, Issue: 3 Issue: 3 (2012), 88-107
  • Schruijer, S. (2008). The psychology of interorganizational relations. In S. Cropper, M. Ebers, C. Huxham & P. Smith Ring (Eds.), The Oxford handbook of interorganizational relations. New York, Oxford: Oxford University Press (pp. 417-440).
  • Schruijer, S. (2013). Venalism in higher education: A systems-psychodynamic perspective. Organizational and Social Dynamics, 13(2), 115-126.
  • Curseu, P., Schruijer, S., & Boros, S. (2011). Socially rejected while cognitively successful? The impact of minority dissent on groups' cognitive complexity. British journal of social psychology, 51, 4, 570.
  • Schruijer, S., & Vansina, L. (2008). Working across organizational boundaries: Understanding and working with the psychological dynamics. In L. Vansina, M.-J. Vansina-Cobbaert, Psychodynamics for consultants and managers: From understanding to leading meaningful change (pp.390-410). London, United Kingdom: Wiley.