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Maria Tims is associate professor at the department of Management and Organization since 2014. Previously she worked as an assistant professor at the Erasmus University Rotterdam, where she obtained her PhD cum laude in 2013.


I am interested in employee proactivity (job crafting) as most work environments now call for proactive employees who take action to change things when needed. My research shows that people who proactively change aspects of their job are more engaged and committed to their organization and perform better. Current research is on how proactive behaviors can be managed within teams - what happens in the team if one team member crafts his/her job?


VENI research grant from NWO for research project "Looking for the “I” in teams while still functioning as a team: Individual job crafting and its relationships with individual, team, and organizational outcomes."  

Ancillary activities

  • WAOP | Tilburg | Bestuurswerkzaamheden | 2013-12-01 - present

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Research Output 2010 2019

  • 28 Article
  • 8 Chapter
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research external, graduation external
Career success

Job and career crafting to fulfill individual career pathways

Tims, M. & Akkermans, J., 2019, (Accepted/In press) Career pathways – School to retirement and beyond. Carter, G. & Hedge, J. (eds.). Oxford University Press

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

Job crafting: An individual strategy to develop oneself

Tims, M. & Knight, C., 2019, Creating psychologically healthy workplaces. Burke, R. & Richardsen, A. (eds.). Edward Elgar Publishing, Incorporated, p. 152-170 19 p.

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

Should Employers Invest in Employability? Examining Employability as a Mediator in the HRM – Commitment Relationship

Akkermans, J., Tims, M., Beijer, S. E. & De Cuyper, N., 11 Apr 2019, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 10, p. 1-10 10 p., 717.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Social Theory

Sviluppare empowerment attraverso il job crafting

Lazazzara, A. & Tims, M., 2019, L'Ecosistema della Formaziona. Nacamulli, R. & Lazazzara, A. (eds.). Milano

Research output: Chapter in Book / Report / Conference proceedingChapterProfessional

Activities 2015 2017

  • 7 Lecture / Presentation
  • 2 Conference

All-In or all-out? Examining the relationships between HR practices, perceived employability, and organizational outcomes

Jos Akkermans (Speaker), M. Tims (Speaker), S.E. Beijer (Speaker), Nele De Cuyper (Speaker)
19 May 2017

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Development and Validation of the Career Crafting Scale

T.J. Akkermans (Speaker), M. Tims (Speaker)
8 Aug 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

All in or All Out? Examining the Relationships between HRM, Employability, and Outcomes

T.J. Akkermans (Speaker), M. Tims (Speaker), S. Beijer (Speaker)
8 Aug 2016

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic

Symposium organized for the bi-annual EAWOP Conference

T.J. Akkermans (Organiser), M. Tims (Organiser)
20 May 2015

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Crafting Your Career: How Career Competencies Impact Different Domains via Job Crafting

T.J. Akkermans (Speaker), M. Tims (Speaker)
20 May 2015

Activity: Lecture / PresentationAcademic


NWO-VENI grant for project on Job Crafting

M. Tims (Recipient), 2016