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Inge Brokerhof is a PhD candidate at the Amsterdam Business Research Institute (ABRI) within the department of Management and Organisation, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She obtained her master’s degree in Social and Developmental Psychology at the Universtiy of Cambridge, United Kingdom. Prior to this she studied at University College Roosevelt Academy with a major in Psychology and Sociology and a minor in Rhetoric and Argumentation.Her PhD research has a multidisciplinary focus, combining fictional narratives and media studies, with psychology and organisational behavior. 

In 2018 she works as a visiting researcher at Harvard Business School, investigating the application of fictional narratives in business ethics education. 


Inge Brokerhof's main research focus is the impact of narrative fiction in the workplace. 

How do fictional narratives about work influence the way in which we imagine ourselves in our (future) career? Can narratives we encounter in books, short stories and films influence our career awareness, work skills such as empathy and creativity, and our believes about jobs or companies? 

Inge Brokerhof investigates whether stories can help people think about what they want to achieve in their career. Fictional stories could inspire career decisions and offer a safe arena for people to experiment with different possible work selves. Would you want to work in a fictional company like ‘The Circle’ described in the book of Dave Eggers, and do you despise or secretly admire the ‘Wolf of Wall street’? 

Furthermore, complex stories, such as literature, stimulate complex and critical thinking. How can literature be used in a business context to discuss the complexities of modern organisations? Can stories be used to enhance awareness of moral complexity in leaders?



  • Change Rhetorics and Politics (part of the master Leadership and Change Management)
  • Business Ethics (part of the HRM master)
  • Master thesis supervision

Ancillary activities

  • Oase Media | Nijkerk | Columnist | 2014-09-01 - present

Ancillary activities are updated daily

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narrative Social Sciences
career Social Sciences
self awareness Social Sciences
self-help Social Sciences
role model Social Sciences
research focus Social Sciences
empathy Social Sciences
creativity Social Sciences

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Research Output 2018 2019

Developing moral leadership: change processes during a literature-based leadership course

Brokerhof, I., Sucher, S. J., Bal, P. M., Hakemulder, F., Jansen, P. & Solinger, O., 2019.

Research output: Contribution to ConferencePaperAcademic

Fictional Narratives and Identity Change: three pathways through which Stories influence the Dialogical Self

Brokerhof, I. M., Bal, P. M., Jansen, P. & Solinger, O. N., 2018, Dialogical Self: inspirations, considerations and research. Puchalska-Wasy, M. M., Oleś, P. K. & Hermans, H. J. M. (eds.). Lublin: Towarzystwo Naukowe Katolickiego Uniwersytetu Lubelskiego Jana Pawła II, p. 29-57 29 p.

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
self awareness
role model

Activities 2016 2019

The use of rhetorical logos for sound argumentation

Inge Brokerhof (Speaker)

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

The use of rhetoric in leadership and change management

Inge Brokerhof (Speaker)

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Journal of Business Ethics Education (JBEE) (Journal)

Inge Brokerhof (Reviewer)
Jan 2019 → …

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workPeer reviewAcademic

Symposium organizer: "The Emergence, Development and Decline of Moral Leadership"

Inge Brokerhof (Organiser), Omar Solinger (Organiser)
13 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Harvard Business School

Inge Brokerhof (Visiting researcher)
Jan 2018Jan 2019

Activity: Visiting an external institutionVisiting an external academic institution