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Michaéla Schippers is Professor of Behaviour and Performance Management at Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands. She holds a PhD from the Psychology Department at the Free University in Amsterdam.

Prof. Schippers research interest covers goalsetting, team reflexivity, team performance, academic performance as well as ikigai (i.e. purpose in life), and life goals. She coined the term “life crafting” as a way to optimize performance and happiness. Other research interests include diversity, new ways of working, and social exclusion/inclusion.

Her work was published in several leading academic journals, such as Annual Review of Psychology, Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Personnel Psychology, Academy of Management Learning & Education, Journal of Organizational Behavior, European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, Frontiers in Psychology and Human Relations.

Her work was picked up by the media on several occasions. She did interviews with among others CNN, New York Magazine, Oprah Magazine, Eindbazen podcast and NTR radio. A short video of her 2017 inaugural speech can be found here: The full video is available via click here 

Dr. Schippers was a visiting scholar at Harvard Business School. She is also an active member of the EER research database. Dr. Schippers is scientific director of the Erasmus Center of Study and Career Success (E=CS2) and Comenius Senior Fellow.

For Michaéla Schippers’ full biography publications and news items, you can visit her RSM people page.