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Claartje Vinkenburg, PhD 1997, is affiliated with VU University Amsterdam as an associate professor of organizational behavior and works as an independent consultant. She studied Social Psychology at the University of Groningen. In 2000-2001, she was a visiting scholar and adjunct lecturer at Northwestern University (USA). In 2011, Claartje spent a sabbatical leave as visiting professor at ESADE Business School in Barcelona. As managing director of the Amsterdam Center for Career Research (ACCR) at VU University Amsterdam from 2006 to 2014 Claartje was instrumental in co-creating various externally funded research projects on professional careers. Her research, partly funded by the European Research Council, deals with gender and ethnic diversity in professional and academic careers. She critically explores the impact of implicit bias, normative beliefs, and discursive practices on career systems, patterns, and outcomes to promote diversity and inclusion. Claartje teaches Diversity in Organizations (MSc HRM) and supervises PhD. MSc and BSc thesis candidates. She has written various book chapters and has published in the Academy of Management Review, the Journal of Social Issues, and the Leadership Quarterly.


  • Gender, diversity, and inclusion in careers in professional services and academia
  • The impact of implicit bias, normative beliefs, and discursive practices on promotion, selection, and careers
  • Sustainability in combining career and care


•Diversity in organizations (MSc Business Administration, elective HRM track)

•PhD, MSc, and BSc theses supervision

Ancillary activities

  • C.J. Vinkenburg Advies | Amstelveen | Directeur/eigenaar | 2015-01-01

Last update Ancillary Activities: Amsterdam (2018-02-25)

Education / Academic qualification

Organizational Behavior, PhD, VU University Amsterdam

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Research Output 1992 2017

Open Access

Dealing with dualities: A paradox perspective on the relationship between talent management and diversity management

Daubner, D. 2016 Amsterdam: ABRI. 226 p.

Research output: ScientificPhD Thesis - Research external, graduation VU

Open Access