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Maartje Schouten is an Assistant Professor in the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management of Rotterdam School of Management. Her research focuses on questions related to teams and hierarchy. She is particularly interested in why and how individuals seek influence and come to be seen as influential. Her research has been published in internationally recognized outlets such as the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Applied Psychology and Organization Science. She has experience teaching in a wide variety of settings and currently teaches courses on Human Resource Management and Negotiations in various programs.  Prior to joining RSM, she held academic appointments at Iowa State University and Michigan State University.


Academic (7)
  • Rishani, M., Schouten, ME., & Hoever, I. (2024). Navigating Multiple Team Membership: A Review and Redirection of its Influence on Effectiveness Outcomes. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 18(1), Article e12899.

  • Schouten, ME., van Knippenberg, D., & Greer, L. L. (2024). Hierarchy conflict: Causes, expressions, and consequences. Organization Science. Advance online publication.

  • Schouten, M. E., van Knippenberg, D., & Greer, L. L. (Accepted/In press). Hierarchy conflict: Causes, expressions, and consequences. Organization Science.

  • Greer, L. L., de Jong, B. A., Schouten, ME., & Dannels, J. E. (2018). Why and when hierarchy impacts team effectiveness: A meta-analytic integration. Journal of Applied Psychology, 103(6), 591-613.

  • Beersma, B., Bechtoldt, M., & Schouten, ME. (2018). When Ignorance Is Bliss: Exploring Perspective Taking, Negative State Affect and Performance. Small Group Research, 49(5), 576-599.

  • Sleesman, DJ., Hollenbeck, JR., Spitzmuller, M., & Schouten, ME. (2018). Initial Expectations of Team Performance: Specious Speculation or Framing the Future? Small Group Research, 49(5), 600-635.

  • Hollenbeck, JR., Beersma, B., & Schouten, ME. (2012). Beyond team types and taxonomies: A dimensional scaling conceptualization for team description. Academy of Management Review, 37(1), 82-106.

Internal (1)
  • Schouten, ME. (2016). The Ups and Downs of Hierarchy. The causes and consequences of hierarchy struggles and positional loss. [Doctoral Thesis, Erasmus University Rotterdam]. Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).

Academic (1)
  • Schouten, M. E., & Felps, W. (2011). Rather a hedgehog or a fox? A knowledge density perspective on Specialists and generalists. Paper presented at 71st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - West Meets East: Enlightening, Balancing, Transcending, AOM 2011, San Antonio, TX, United States.


Human resource management

  • Study year: 2023/2024
  • Code: BK2102
  • Level: Bachelor 2, Pre-master


  • Study year: 2023/2024, 2022/2023
  • Code: BMME150
  • Level: ERIM, Exchange, IM/CEMS, Master

POC Master Thesis

  • Study year: 2023/2024
  • Code: BMMTPOC
  • Level: Master

Human Resource Management

  • Study year: 2023/2024, 2022/2023
  • Code: BT2102
  • Level: Bachelor 2, Bachelor 3, Pre-master

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