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My name is Karin Kee and I work as a PhD Candidate at the Department of Organization Sciences. In 2017, I completed my bachelor's degree and in 2018 my master's degree in Organization Sciences at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (both cum laude). Upon completion of my master's degree, I started working on my current PhD project (see also 'Research'). I am supervised by Prof. Bianca Beersma, Prof. Henk Nies and Dr. Marieke van Wieringen. 

Research

In my research, I focus on the topic of "employee voice behavior", and, as such, study under what conditions employees voluntarily communicate ideas, suggestions and concerns, which intent to bring about improvement or change. Empirically, I focus on the occupational group of auxiliary nurses. Auxiliary nurses are generally considered to be members of a low-status occupational group. Although previous research has demonstrated that members of low-status occupational groups do not speak up, I examine under what conditions members of this low-status occupational group do speak up and how they can be encouraged to do so. 

Besides my work on voice behavior, I am involved in research projects around shared decision-making between patients and care professionals. In these funded projects, I study which factors facilitate or hinder shared decision-making and how shared decision-making can be encouraged. 

In my research I employ various qualitative and quantitative research methods (e.g. interviews, observations, surveys). 

Teaching

I am teaching in different courses. Every year, I supervise 2 to 4 master's students research projects and give a guest lecture during the courses "Cooperation & Conflict" (80 students yearly) and "Communication & Identity" (180 students yearly). In 2020, I taught courses on Academic Writing and Quantitative Research Methods. 

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Academic qualification

Public Administration & Organization Sciences, Bachelor

Policy, Communication & Organization, Master

Keywords

  • H Social Sciences
  • Employee voice
  • Collaboration

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