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Anne Burmeister is Assistant Professor Human Resource Management at Rotterdam School of Management Organisation & Personnel Management


She has obtained her PhD in Work and Organizational Psychology from Leuphana University Lueneburg (Germany) and spent two years as a Postdoc in Work and Organizational Psychology at the University of Bern (Switzerland). Before her PhD, she worked as a strategy consultant for Boston Consulting Group (BCG), where she built expertise on strategy and people and organization topics in various industries. Her research on knowledge transfer processes and social interactions at work with a focus on aging and age-diverse workforces, contributes to the more effective management of knowledge and diversity in organizations.


Academic (22)
  • Hirschi, A., von Allmen, N., Burmeister, A., & Zacher, H. (2022). Action Regulation at the Work–Family Interface: Nomological Network and Work–Family Consequences. Journal of Business and Psychology, 37(2), 369-387.

  • Pit, S., Fisk, M., Freihaut, W., Akintunde, F., Aloko, B., Berge, B., Burmeister, A., Ciacâru, A., Deller, J., Dulmage, R., Han, T. H., Hao, Q., Honeyman, P., Huber, P. C., Linner, T., Lundberg, S., Nwamara, M., Punpuing, K., Schramm, J., ... Yap, J. C. H. (2021). COVID-19 and the ageing workforce: global perspectives on needs and solutions across 15 countries. International Journal for Equity in Health, 20(1), [221].

  • Burmeister, A., Hirschi, A., & Zacher, H. (2021). Explaining age differences in the motivating potential of intergenerational contact at work. Work, Aging and Retirement, 7(3), 197-213.

  • Burmeister, A., Alterman, V., Fasbender, U., & Wang, M. (2021). Too much to know? The cognitive demands of daily knowledge seeking and the buffering role of coworker contact quality. Journal of Applied Psychology.

  • Burmeister, A., Gerpott, FH., Hirschi, A., Scheibe, S., Pak, K., & Kooij, DTAM. (2020). Reaching the heart or the mind? Test of two theory-based training programs to improve interactions between age-diverse coworkers. Academy of Management Learning & Education, 20(2), 1-30.

  • Burmeister, A., Wang, M., & Hirschi, A. (2020). Understanding the motivational benefits of knowledge transfer for older and younger workers in age-diverse coworker dyads: An actor-partner interdependence model. Journal of Applied Psychology, 105(7), 748-759.

  • Bucher, J., Burmeister, A., Deller, J., & Osland, J. (2020). The influence of empowering leadership on repatriate knowledge transfer: Understanding mechanisms and boundary conditions. The International Journal of Human Resource Management.

  • Li, Y., Gong, Y., Burmeister, A., Wang, M., Alterman, V., Alonso, A., & Robinson, S. (2020). Leveraging age diversity for organizational performance: An intellectual capital perspective. Journal of Applied Psychology, 106(1), 71-91.

  • Fasbender, U., Burmeister, A., & Wang, M. (2019). Motivated to be socially mindful: Explaining age differences in the effect of employees' contact quality with coworkers on their coworker support. Personnel Psychology, 73(3), 407-430.

  • Burmeister, A., Li, Y., Wang, M., Shi, J., & Jin, Y. (2019). Team knowledge exchange: How and when does transformational leadership have an effect? Journal of Organizational Behavior, 41(1), 17-31.

  • Hirschi, A., Steiner, R., Burmeister, A., & Leemington, C. (2019). A whole-life perspective of sustainable careers: The nature and consequences of nonwork orientations. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 117, [103319].

  • Gerpott, FH., Fasbender, U., & Burmeister, A. (2019). Respectful leadership and followers’ knowledge sharing: A social mindfulness lens. Human Relations, 73(6), 789-810.

  • Spurk, D., Hofer, A., Burmeister, A., Muehlhausen, J., & Volmer, J. (2019). Occupational commitment from a life span perspective: An integrative review and a research outlook. Career Development International, 24(3), 190-221.

  • Burmeister, A., Gerpott, FH., & Fasbender, U. (2018). Consequences of knowledge hiding: The differential compensatory effects of guilt and shame. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 92(2), 281-304.

  • Burmeister, A., van der Heijden, BIJM., Yang, J., & Deller, J. (2018). Knowledge transfer in age-diverse co-worker dyads in China and Germany: How and when do age-inclusive HR practices have an effect? Human Resource Management Journal, 28(4), 605-620.

  • Gericke, D., Burmeister, A., Loewe, J., Pundt, L., & Deller, J. (2018). How do refugees use their social capital for successful labor market integration? An exploratory analysis in Germany. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 105(April), 45-61.

  • Burmeister, A., Fasbender, U., & Deller, J. (2018). Being perceived as a knowledge sender or knowledge receiver: A multi-study investigation of the effect of age on knowledge transfer. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 91(3), 518-545.

  • Burmeister, A., Lazarova, MB., & Deller, J. (2018). Repatriate knowledge transfer: Antecedents and boundary conditions of a dyadic process. Journal of World Business, 53(6), 806-816.

  • Puppatz, M., Burmeister, A., & Deller, J. (2017). The assessment of organizational culture in cross-cultural settings: Investigating the psychometric quality and cultural equivalence of three quantitative instruments. International Journal of Selection and Assessment, 25, 43-60.

  • Burmeister, A., & Deller, J. (2016). A practical perspective on repatriate knowledge transfer: The influence of organizational support practices. Journal of Global Mobility, 4(1), 68-87.

  • Burmeister, A., & Deller, J. (2016). Knowledge retention from older and retiring workers: What do we know, and where do we go from here? Work, Aging and Retirement, 2(2), 87-104.

  • Burmeister, A., Deller, J., Osland, J., Szkudlarek, B., Oddou, G., & Blakeney, R. (2015). The micro-processes during repatriate knowledge transfer: The repatriates’ perspective. Journal of Knowledge Management, 19(4), 735-755.

Professional (1)
  • Burmeister, A., Gerpott, FH., Hirschi, A., Scheibe, S., Pak, K., & Kooij, DTAM. (2020). Can older and younger colleagues work together effectively? RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge.

Academic (1)
  • Burmeister, A. (2016). Repatriate knowledge transfer: A systematic review of the literature. In Expatriate Management: Transatlantic Dialogues (pp. 225-264). Palgrave Macmillan.

Professional (1)
  • Burmeister, A., Gerpott, FH., Hirschi, A., Scheibe, S., Pak, K., & Kooij, DTAM. (2020). Connecting older and younger coworkers’ hearts and minds. In Actionable evidence for the workplace Academy of Management Insights.


Human resource management

  • Study year: 2022/2023, 2021/2022
  • Code: BK2102
  • Level: Bachelor 2, Pre-master

HRM Master Thesis

  • Study year: 2022/2023, 2021/2022, 2020/2021
  • Code: BMMTHRM
  • Level: Master

Human Resource Management

  • Study year: 2022/2023, 2021/2022
  • Code: BT2102
  • Level: Bachelor 2, Bachelor 3, Pre-master

Past courses

Human Resource Management

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2019/2020
  • Code: BAD11
  • Level: Bachelor 3, Pre-master

Human resource management

  • Study year: 2021/2022, 2019/2020
  • Code: BKB1022
  • Level: Bachelor 3, Pre-master

HRM-OCC Master Thesis

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • ECTS: 16 Level: Master

Management of Diversity and Inclusion

  • Study year: 2020/2021
  • Code: BMME042
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master, Master, Master, Master

Strategic HRM

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

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