Trained as a philosopher, economist as well as a business scholar, dr. Gijs van Houwelingen is interested in the relation between human morality and organizational cooperation and sociality. Whether we know or not, many of the moral templates that have been handed down throughout our cultural and even evolutionary history still, often crucially, determine the success of both intra- en interorganizational cooperation. Van Houwelingen's broad research aim is trying to figure out exactly how these sometimes age-old templates and scripts play out in organizational contexts. More specifically, much of Van Houwelingen's research effort up to now has been devoted to studying the role of proximity or distance as well as cognitive abstraction in relation to organizational morality. Van Houwelingen is also interested in how online environments may affect or change moral behavior and evaluation.
Van Houwelingen, G.G., Stam, D.A., & Giessner, S.R. (2017). So close and yet so far away: A psychological distance account of the effectiveness of leader appeals. Journal of Applied Social Psychology, manuscript accepted for publication.
Van Dijke, M.H., Van Houwelingen, G.G., De Cremer, D., & De Schutter, L. (2017). So gross and yet so far away: Psychological distance moderates the effect of disgust on moral judgment. Social Psychology and Personality Science, manuscript accepted for publication.
Van Houwelingen, G.G., Van Dijke, M.H., & De Cremer, D. (2017). Fairness enactment as response to higher level unfairness: The roles of self-construal and spatial distance. Journal of Management, 43, 319 – 347.
Van Houwelingen, G.G., Van Dijke, M.H., & De Cremer, D. (2017). Trust maintenance as a function of construal level and attributions: The case of apologies. European Journal of Social Psychology, advance online publication. doi: 10.1002/ejsp.2291.
Van Houwelingen, G.G., Hoogervorst, N., Van Dijke, M.H., & Versteegt, L. (2017). Reflection and action: A study on moral learning consultation within Dutch prison authorities. In: M. Kowalski (ed.), Ethics of counterterrorism, Amsterdam: Boom.
Van Dijke, M.H., Van Houwelingen, G.G., & Hoogervorst, N. (2016). Werken aan emoties in moreel leeroverleg. Holland management review, 70, 69 - 71.
Van Houwelingen, G.G., Van Dijke, M.H., & De Cremer, D. (2015). Getting it done and getting it right: Leader disciplinary reactions to followers’ moral transgressions are determined by construal level mindset. Leadership Quarterly, 26, 878 – 891.
Van Houwelingen, G.G. (2015). Something to rely on: the influence of stable and fleeting drivers on moral behavior (Doctoral dissertation). https://repub.eur.nl/pub/77320//
Van Houwelingen, G.G., & Bouwmeester, O. (2008). Situationele rationaliteit in publieke besluitvorming. Filosofie in Bedrijf, 18, 25 – 40.