My research interests include leadership, employee creativity and innovation, voice, achievement motivation, and taking credit.
Currently, my research focuses on the following topics:
- Idea promotion by leaders. How and why do leaders promote voiced creative ideas?
- Leaders’ reactions to voiced creative input. Why is it that some leaders are receptive to, and supportive of, voiced creative input, whereas other leaders tend to shut the door?
- Lifelong learning. Learning communities (LCs) are in vogue to promote organizational learning. Yet, a theory that explains whether, when and why LCs work is missing. In this line of research, we develop and test an innovative ‘bottom-up’ model of how learning takes shape within LCs and how learning transfers from LCs to organizations.
- Taking credit. To what extent do leaders take credit for voiced ideas of subordinates? What determines whether leader’s take credit for others’ ideas?
Sijbom, R.B.L. & Parker, S.K. (in press). When are leaders receptive to voiced creative ideas? Joint effects of leaders' achievement goals and personal sense of power. Frontiers in Psychology. 10.3389/fpsyg.2020.01527
Sijbom, R.B.L., Carette, B., & Dimitrova, N.G. (inpress). Are all challenges equal? Goal orientations and their relationship with private and public challenging job experiences. Journal of Personnel Psychology.
Koen, J. & Sijbom, R.B.L. (2020). How to steer your career? A proactive approach to career pathways. In J.W. Hedge & Carter, G. (Eds.): Career Pathways – School to Retirement and Beyond. Oxford University Press, Oxford, UK.
Sijbom, R.B.L., Lang, J.W.B., & Anseel, F. (2019). Leaders' achievement goals predict employee burnout above and beyond employees' own achievement goals. Journal of Personality, 87, 702-714. doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12427
Sijbom, R.B.L., Anseel, F., Crommelinck, M., de Beuckelaer, A., & de Stobbeleir, K.E.M. (2018). Why seeking feedback from diverse sources may not be sufficient for stimulating creativity: The role of performance dynamism and creative time pressure. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 39, 355-368. doi: 10.1002/job.2235.
Sijbom, R. B. L., Janssen, O., & Van Yperen, N. W. (2016). Leaders’ achievement goals and their integrative management of creative ideas voiced by subordinates or superiors. European Journal of Social Psychology, 46, 732-745. doi: org/10.1002/ejsp.2223.
Sijbom, R.B.L., Janssen, O., & Van Yperen, N.W. (2015). Reacties van leidinggevenden op radicale creatieve ideeën van medewerkers: De rol van prestatiedoelen van leidinggevenden. [Leaders’ reactions to radical creative ideas voiced by employees: The role of leaders’ achievement goals], Gedrag en Organisatie, 28, 154-173. doi: 10.5553/GenO/092150772015028002006.
Sijbom, R.B.L., Janssen, O, & Van Yperen, N.W. (2015). Leaders’ receptivity to subordinates’ creative input: The role of achievement goals and composition of creative input. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 24, 462-478. doi: 10.1080/1359432X.2014.964215
Sijbom, R.B.L., Janssen, O, & Van Yperen, N.W. (2015). How to get radical creative ideas into a leader’s mind? Leader’s achievement goals and subordinates’ voice of creative ideas. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 24, 279-296. doi:10.1080/1359432X.2014.892480
Sijbom, R.B.L., Janssen, O., & Van Yperen, N.W. (2013). The joint impact of leaders’ achievement goals and position power on their integrative management of creative ideas. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings. doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2013.19
Sijbom, R.B.L., Janssen, O., & Van Yperen, N.W. (2010). Leaders’ achievement goals and their reactions to subordinates' creative input. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings. doi:10.5465/AMBPP.2010.54493695