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Jana Retkowsky is a Postdoctoral Researcher at the KIN research group, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She is on a postdoc project working together with prof. dr. Marleen Huysman and dr. Ella Hafermalz. The project is funded by the Digital Society. The vision of Digital Society is: Preparing companies and workers for a new economy. See for more information: www.thedigitalsociety.info  

Before joinging KIN, she was on a 4 year PhD project (funded by Instituut Gak) at the Management and Organisation department under the supervision of Prof. dr. P.G.W. Jansen, Prof. dr. S.N. Khapova, Dr. S. Nijs, and Dr. T.J. Akkermans.

Prior to her Human Resource Management Master at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam in 2017-2018, Jana studied business and law at the University of Mannheim. She did several internships at law firms and worked as a research and teaching assistant at two chairs at the University of Mannheim. During her master thesis she did a research internship at the HRM department at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. 


She is fascinated to uncover the changing nature of work that is continuously evolving. For example, gig work and generative AI (e.g., ChatGPT), which are both part of her core research interest. For example, she did an ethnographic study about the gig economy. She aspires to contribute to society by taking an active role in understanding and reshaping this new world of work. For example, as part of her PhD research, Jana also engaged in impact making. See for more information: e.g., www.dlf-lab.nl. Her work has been published in international journals (Career Development International, Journal of Vocational Behavior) and in the national Dutch newspaper Het Parool. She presents her work at international conferences such as the Academy of Management (AOM).

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