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Hodar Lam is a PhD candidate in Organisational Behaviour at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University. He received his MPhil in Industrial-Organizational Psychology from the Chinese University of Hong Kong and MPhil in Organisation Research from Erasmus University Rotterdam. 


With a background in HRM and counselling, Hodar's research focuses on emotions and well-being issues at work. Specifically in his PhD, he is examining the phenomenon of loneliness among leaders. Other research topics he investigates include job insecurity, work stress, and overtime work. 


Academic (5)
  • Lam, H., Giessner, S. R., Shemla, M., & Werner, M. D. (2024). Leader and leadership loneliness: A review-based critique and path to future research. Leadership Quarterly, 35(3), Article 101780. Advance online publication.

  • Monzani, L., Bibic, K., Haslam, S. A., Kerschreiter, R., Wilson Lemoine, J. E., Steffens, N. K., Akfirat, S. A., Ballada, C. J. A., Bazarov, T., Aruta, J. J. B. R., Avanzi, L., Bunjak, A., Černe, M., Edelmann, C. M., Epitropaki, O., Fransen, K., García-Ael, C., Giessner, S., Gleibs, I., ... van Dick, R. (2024). Political leaders' identity leadership and civic citizenship behavior: The mediating role of trust in fellow citizens and the moderating role of economic inequality. Political Psychology. Advance online publication.

  • van Dierendonck, D., & Lam, H. (2023). Interventions to enhance eudaemonic psychological well-being: A meta-analytic review with Ryff's Scales of Psychological Well-being. Applied Psychology: Health and Well-Being, 15(2), 594-610.

  • van Dick, R., Cordes, B. L., Lemoine, J. E., Steffens, N. K., Haslam, S. A., Akfirat, S. A., Ballada, C. J. A., Bazarov, T., Aruta, J. J. B. R., Avanzi, L., Bodla, A. A., Bunjak, A., Černe, M., Dumont, K. B., Edelmann, C. M., Epitropaki, O., Fransen, K., García-Ael, C., Giessner, S., ... Kerschreiter, R. (2021). Identity leadership, employee burnout and the mediating role of team identification: Evidence from the global identity leadership development project. International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health, 18(22), Article 12081.

  • Affum-Osei, E., Goto, S. G., Yeung, J. C., Wang, R., Lam, H., Abdul-Nasiru, I., & Chan, D. K.-S. (2020). Examining the factorial validity of the entrepreneurial career motives scale: A five-nation comparison. Journal of Career Development, 48(5).

Professional (4)
  • Lam, H. (2020). Lonely at the top? Try being in the middle. Unknown, 19-21.

  • Lam, H., Giessner, S., & Shemla, M. (2020). Four Simple Ways To Combat The Loneliness Caused By COVID-19. Forbes.

  • Lam, H., Giessner, S., & Shemla, M. (2020). Tips: Loneliness and working from home during the COVID-19 crisis. RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge.

  • Lam, H. (2014). The Connection Between Exhaustion and Psychological Detachment From Work. Unknown.

Internal (1)
  • Lam, H. (2023). Lonely-ship: The Emergence and Experience of Leader Loneliness. [Doctoral Thesis, Erasmus University Rotterdam]. Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).


MiM Master Thesis

  • Study year: 2023/2024, 2022/2023
  • Code: BMMTMIM
  • ECTS: 16 Level: Master

Past courses

OLD STYLE - Managing People in Organisations

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BM05HRM
  • ECTS: 5 Level: Master

OLD STYLE - Research Challenges in HRM and OB

  • Study year: 2020/2021, 2019/2020, 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BMRMHRM
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

Strategic HRM

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BM07HRM
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

High Performance Leadership

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMME043
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Managing People in Organisations

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BM01HRM
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

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