Jos Akkermans
Is an Associate Professor at the Department of Management and Organization, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

I am an Associate Professor at the Department of Management and Organization, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam.

My research broadly focuses on career development, with special interests in career shocks, sustainable careers, employability, and career success. I am an Associate Editor for the Journal of Vocational Behavior. I am also a Past Division Chair for the Academy of Management Careers Division. I have published my research in various scholarly journals, including the Journal of Vocational Behavior, Applied Psychology, the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, and Human Resource Management. I have also co-edited several special issues, for example about sustainable careers (JVB), career shocks (CDI), and school-to-work transitions (JCD).

Recent publications:

Career proactivity: Conceptual and theoretical reflections Akkermans, J. & Hirschi, A., Jan 2023, In: Applied Psychology. 72, 1, p. 199-204 5 p.

The Whole Is Greater Than the Sum of Its Parts: Exploring Attributes of Team Work Engagement Climate Gersdorf-Van den Berg, M. E., Akkermans, J., Hoeksema, L. H. & Khapova, S. N., 2023, (Accepted/In press) In: Group and Organization Management.

A Meta-Analysis of Happiness, Health, and Productivity Crossover from a Sustainable Career Perspective Nguyen, Y. N. N., Akkermans, J., Khapova, S. N. & Rudolph, C., 11 Nov 2022, (Unpublished).

A qualitative exploration of solo self-employed workers’ career sustainability van den Groenendaal, S. M. E., Akkermans, J., Fleisher, C., Kooij, D. T. A. M., Poell, R. F. & Freese, C., Apr 2022, In: Journal of Vocational Behavior. 134, p. 1-16 16 p., 103692.

Career Competencies and Career Success: On the Roles of Employability Activities and Academic Satisfaction During the School-to-Work Transition Presti, A. L., Capone, V., Aversano, A. & Akkermans, J., 1 Feb 2022, In: Journal of Career Development. 49, 1, p. 107-125 19 p.

The role of career shocks in contemporary career development: key challenges and ways forward Akkermans, J., Rodrigues, R., Mol, S. T., Seibert, S. E. & Khapova, S. N., 2021, In: Career Development International. 26, 4, p. 453-466

Sustainable careers: Towards a conceptual model De Vos, A., Van der Heijden, B. Akkermans, J., Mar 2020, In: Journal of Vocational Behavior. 117, p. 1-13 13 p., 103196.