Prof. Michaéla Schippers

Michaéla Schippers

Professor in Behaviour and Performance Management
Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam

Profile

Michaéla Schippers is Professor of Behaviour and Performance Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She holds a PhD from the Psychology Department at the Free University in Amsterdam.

Prof. Schippers research interest covers goalsetting, team reflexivity, team performance, academic performance as well as ikigai (i.e. purpose in life), and life goals. She coined the term “life crafting” as a way to optimize performance and happiness. Other research interests include diversity, new ways of working, and social exclusion/inclusion.

Her work was published in several leading academic journals, such as Annual Review of Psychology, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Organizational Behavior, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Frontiers in Psychology and Human Relations.

Her work was picked up by the media on several occasions. She did interviews with among others CNN, New York Magazine, Oprah Magazine, Eindbazen podcast and NTR radio. A short video of her 2017 inaugural speech can be found here: The full video is available via click here 

Dr. Schippers was a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School. She is also an active member of the EER research database. Dr. Schippers is scientific director of the Erasmus Center of Study and Career Success (E=CS2) and Comenius Senior Fellow.

Professional experience

Full Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Technology and Operations Management

Endowed Professor

Erasmus University Rotterdam
RSM - Rotterdam School of Management
Department of Technology and Operations Management

Publications

Key Publications (12)

Professional Publications (4)

  • P.J. van Baalen, D. van der Meulen, J. Bouwman & M.C. Schippers (2012). Task-location optimization in the Hybrid Workspace. Tijdschrift voor Ergonomie, 37 (3), 28-32.
  • M.C. Schippers (2012). Why team reflexivity works. RSM Insight, 12 (4), 18-19.
  • M.C. Schippers, L. Rook & S.L. van de Velde (2011). Crisis performance predictability in supply chains. RSM Insight, 7 (3), 10-11.
  • M.C. Schippers, D.N. den Hartog & P.L. Koopman (2005). Reflexiviteit van teams: Ontwikkeling van een instrument. Gedrag en Organisatie, 18 (2), 83-102.

Scholarly Publications (42)

Work in Progress (7)

  • U. Konradt, M.C. Schippers, K. Otte & A. Fulmer (2019). Dynamics in team reflection: Diversity in ethical idealism and its relations with team coordination and performance improvements. Academy of Management Learning & Education, R&R .
  • M.C. Schippers, F. Kunze & K. Bezrukova (2019). Faultlines and team reflexivity in school management teams: The effect on student's performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, working p .
  • R. Silberzahn, S. Taselli & M.C. Schippers (2019). Tendency for amorality, justification of norm violations and team performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, working p .
  • M.C. Schippers, L. Rook, S.L. Van de Velde & E. Bendoly (2019). Team reflexivity and regulatory focus can enhance sales and operations planning effectiveness: Evidence from a business simulation. Journal of Organizational Behavior, working p .
  • E. Dolgova & M.C. Schippers (2019). The co-evolution of perceptions of competence and friendship: The effect of self-monitoring personality. Organization Science, R&R (2) .
  • M.C. Schippers, D. Morisano, E.A. Locke, Ad Scheepers & G. Latham (2019). Conscious goal reflection boosts academic performance regardless of goal domain. Contemporary Educational Psychology, working p .
  • A.C.R. Van Riel, Z. Sasovova & M.C. Schippers (2019). Technology mediated learning: The role of information system attributes, the user and the learning experience. Academy of Management Learning & Education, working p .

Other

  • A. Alexiou, M.C. Schippers & I. Oshri (2013). Exploring the learning potential of serious games: The role of game features and individual differences in user engagement and learning. 29th EGOS (European Group of Organization Studies) Colloquium: Montreal, Canada.

Recognitions

Editorial positions (13)

  • Academy of Management Review

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Organizational Behavior

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Organization Science

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Applied Psychology

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Personnel Review

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Organizational Change Management

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Group Processes and Intergroup Relations

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology

    Consulting Editor

  • The Leadership Quarterly

    Consulting Editor

  • Group and Organization Management

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Journal of Business and Psychology

    Consulting Editor

  • Psychological Science

    Ad Hoc Reviewer

  • Small Group Research

    Consulting Editor

Organization Memberships

Media

Media items

  • How writing down life goals helps students boost their semester grades

    Dominique Morisano's research indicated that one could improve grades by having students write out life goals. Michaela Schippers set out to replicate Morisano's work where students are asked about what they want to learn, who...

  • Doelen stellen belangrijk voor vaardigheden en academische prestaties

    Setting goals enhances performance and happiness, and should be given more attention in education. In her inaugural speech on Friday, 16 June, Endowed Professor Michaéla Schippers argued that by using ikigai, a Japanese method of...

  • Neem Ikigai op in onderwijsprogramma hoger onderwijs

    Setting goals enhances performance and happiness, and should be given more attention in education. In her inaugural speech on Friday, 16 June, Endowed Professor Michaéla Schippers argued that by using ikigai, a Japanese method of...

  • Good News for Young Strivers: Networking Is Overrated

    This article about networking for the New York Times references Michaéla Schippers (RSM)'s article on the effects of self-monitoring personality on brokerage dynamics.

  • Boosting Productivity

    This article discusses how one can boost their productivity, and provides ample tips as to how to go about it. RSM's Michaéla Schippers is quoted on her study on teams working in the healthcare environment - the outcome was that...

  • Is de universiteit een segregatiemachine?

    Erasmus University is located in the most diverse city of the Netherlands, but mainly caters to white students. This phenomenon can also be seen in the medicine faculty. Associate Professor Karen Stegers-Jager of Erasmus MC...

  • 28 changes to make in your 20s to set yourself up for lifelong success

    This article on how to make the most out of your 20s references a study by Michaéla Schippers of RSM in the first tip - to write down your own goals. In the study, college students were instructed to write down a path toward...

  • Writing as if your life depended upon it -

    This article references a research done by Michaéla Schippers on goal-setting. "Most people grapple at some time or another with free-floating anxiety that saps energy and increases stress. Through written reflection, you may...

  • Dankzij de I WILL-campagne word jij een betere student (en gelukkiger)

    The famous "I WILL" statements which can be found all over the Erasmus University, sponsored by RSM, have much larger implications than one might think. Michaela Schippers, Endowed Professor in Behaviour and Performance Management...

  • Streven naar studiesucces met aandacht voor studentenwelzijn

    The goal-setting method developed by Michaéla Schippers, Endowed Professor in Behaviour and Performance Management at RSM, has been mentioned in an article. Her method finds that students with an intervention are actively...

  • Deze hoogleraren vonden hun publicaties terug in een ‘rooftijdschrift’

    Dr. Michaéla Schippers, Endowed Professor in Behaviour and Performance Management at RSM, has been mentioned in an article about how her publications were mentioned in predatory journals.

  • Studeren voor een ‘dikke auto’?

    An article written about Michaéla Schippers, Endowed Professor in Behaviour and Performance Management, at RSM. Her goal setting strategy, which she introduced at RSM, is taking under the loop.

  • Meet the speakers of TI-NL’s Seminar & Webinar: Blowing the Whistle

    On November 29, Michaéla Schippers of RSM will be a speaker at the seminar & webinar Blowing the Whistle – Pride, Prejudice & Protection, addressing the reputation of blowing the whistle hosted by Transparency International...

  • Bijtijds luisteren voorkomt klokkenluiden

    An article that discusses the importance of whistleblowers and internal struggles. Employers must take internal reports of abuse seriously and not go after the reporter or whistleblower. They can prevent bribery by equipping...

  • Comenius Fellow-beurs voor drie RSM-medewerkers

    Three RSM faculty members of RSM: Michaéla Schippers, Irma Bogenrieder and René Olie have received the Comenius-Fellow scholarship. The scholarship has the aim so that they can implement educational innovations.

  • Het temmen van de man

    Michaéla Schippers, Professor in Behaviour and Performance Management at RSM has been mentioned in an article regarding her goal-setting method. She obliged all first-year students to set personal goals in an essay. They also...

Discovery items

Courses

SCM Honors Programme

  • Study year: 2019/2020, 2018/2019
  • Code: BMHONSCM
  • ECTS: 8 Level: Master

Past courses

Advances in SCM

  • Study year: 2018/2019, 2017/2018
  • Code: BMHONSCM-A
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Advances in SCM

  • Study year: 2017/2018
  • Code: BMHON-SCM-A
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

Future of Work

  • Study year: 2016/2017, 2015/2016
  • Code: BMME011
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

Future of Work

  • Study year: 2014/2015, 2013/2014
  • Code: RSMME008
  • ECTS: 6 Level: Master

BIM research topics block 1

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: RSM03BIM
  • ECTS: 1 Level: Master

BIM research topics block 2

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: RSM06BIM
  • ECTS: 1 Level: Master

Managing the supply chain

  • Study year: 2013/2014
  • Code: RSM01SCM
  • ECTS: 4 Level: Master

Awards