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Dr. Sabrine El Baroudi is an assistant professor at the department of Management and Organization at Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. She obtained her PhD in Organizational Behavior and Career Management at the Vrije Universiteit in 2016. Prior to joining the Vrije Universiteit as an assistant professor, Sabrine has worked in visiting research positions at the University of Toronto in Canada and in teaching positions at universities in Dubai. She was also involved in collaborative research projects with the VU. Sabrine has also worked as an consultant in the areas of HRM, social support programs, marketing & internet strategy in companies based in the Netherlands.


Her main research interests are employee satisfaction and motivation, proactive work and career behaviors, aggressive work behavior, learning and development, talent management and meaningful work. She is particularly interested in examining how these topics influence performance at different organizational levels, i.e. individual, team and organizational level. Sabrine regularly presents her work at international research conferences and practitioners’ events. She has for example presented her work at research conferences organized by ESMT, EURAM and AOM. She also publishes her work in international peer-reviewed journals.


Sabrine has experience teaching topics as human resource management, organizational development and change management, leadership, cross-cultural management, training and development, business ethics, compensation management and academic skills. She also supervises students during Capstone Projects and is involved in the supervision of PhD students.

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Research Output 2012 2020

  • 6 Article
  • 1 Conference contribution
  • 1 Review article
  • 1 PhD Thesis - Research VU, graduation VU

How can job crafting be reproduced? Examining the trickle-down effect of job crafting from leaders to employees

Xin, X., Wenjing Cai, Zhou, W., El Baroudi, S. & Svetlana N. Khapova, 31 Jan 2020, In : International Journal of Environmental Research and Public Health.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Individual and contextual predictors of team member proactivity: what do we know and where do we go from here?

El Baroudi, S., Khapova, S. N., Jansen, P. & Richardson, J., 2019, In : Human Resource Management Review. 29, 4, 100671.

Research output: Contribution to JournalReview articleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

How do career aspirations benefit organizations? The mediating roles of the proactive and relational aspects of contemporary work

El Baroudi, S., Khapova, S. N., Fleisher, C. & Jansen, P. G. W., 9 Nov 2018, In : Frontiers in Psychology. 9, November, p. 1-11 11 p., 2150.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access

Training effectiveness during technological changes in Dubai-based companies: perspectives from managers and employees

El Baroudi, S., Abdulaal, D. Y. & Rampur, M., 30 Mar 2018, In : Development and Learning in Organizations. 32, 3, p. 1-3 3 p.

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleProfessional

technological change
change management
organizational change

Ambition at work and career satisfaction: The mediating role of taking charge behavior and the moderating role of pay

El Baroudi, S., Fleisher, C., Khapova, S. N., Jansen, P. G. W. & Richardson, J., 2017, In : Career Development International. 22, 1, p. 87-102

Research output: Contribution to JournalArticleAcademicpeer-review


Activities 2013 2020

Academy of Management 2020 (Event)

Sabrine El Baroudi (Reviewer)
25 Jan 202021 Feb 2020

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workPeer reviewAcademic

Careers in Context: Theorizing in and about Turbulent Times

Sabrine El Baroudi (Participant)
14 Feb 2020

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Academy of Management Conference

Sabrine El Baroudi (Participant)
9 Aug 201913 Aug 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic

Human Relations (Journal)

Sabrine El Baroudi (Reviewer)
1 May 201920 Jul 2019

Activity: Peer review and Editorial workPeer reviewAcademic

11th International Dutch HRM Network Conference

Sabrine El Baroudi (Participant)
14 Nov 201915 Nov 2019

Activity: Participating in or organising an eventConferenceAcademic