Ph.D. defense Sjanne Marie van den Groenendaal on 25 June 2021
On the 25th of June at 13.30h, our HRS colleague Sjanne Marie van den Groenendaal will defend her dissertation titled 'A career perspective on self-employment'.
In this dissertation, the heterogeneity in the large group of solo self-employed workers (more than 1.3 million in the Netherlands) is studied from a career perspective. The focus was on the career development of the solo self-employed and the employment relations with organizations. This dissertation shows that the solo self-employed differ in the reasons why they became solo self-employed, how they subsequently build up their career and how they prefer to shape the employment relations with organizations.
Based on her doctoral research, Sjanne Marie compiled a toolkit to advise clients on how to organize the employment relationships with the solo self-employed. The toolkit explains how organizations can organize this relationship, so they can makes optimal use of the flexibility and expertise of the solo self-employed and in the same time fulfilling the (development) needs of the solo self-employed. The innovative idea for developing this toolkit was awarded the NSvP PhD Innovation Grant 20-21 and the Societal Impact Award funded by the Tijdschrift voor HRM.
The toolkit contains practical tips based on scientific research, in the form of knowledge clips, blogs, a webinar and an ‘organization scan’. Organizations can use this scan to optimize their employment relationships with the solo self-employed.
Please contact Sjanne Marie van den Groenendaal for more information on her dissertation or the toolkit via S.M.E.vdnGroenendaal@tilburguniversity.edu.
The defense is going to take place at the Auditorium of Tilburg University and online: https://www.tilburguniversity.edu/nl/campus/live-uitzendingen/aula. Feel free to join. The promotors involved are as follows: prof. dr. Dorien Kooij, prof. dr. Charissa Freese en prof. dr. Rob Poell.