Dr. I.J. (Inga) Hoever

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Organisation
Affiliated since 2008

Inga Hoever is an Associate Professor in the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management of Rotterdam School of Management. Her research focuses on questions related to teams and workplace creativity. She is particularly interested in how individual employees and team members relate to each other through processes like perspective taking, feedback, and information elaboration and how these processes help employees realize the potential of the diversity present among their co-workers or team members.


  • Academic (11)
    • Rishani, M., Schouten, ME., & Hoever, I. (2024). Navigating Multiple Team Membership: A Review and Redirection of its Influence on Effectiveness Outcomes. Social and Personality Psychology Compass, 18(1), Article e12899. https://doi.org/10.1111/spc3.12899

    • Hoever, I., Betancourt, NE., Chen, G., & Zhou, J. (2023). How others light the creative spark: Low power accentuates the benefits of diversity for individual inspiration and creativity. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 176, Article 104248. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.obhdp.2023.104248

    • Hoever, I., & Zhou, J. (2023). Understanding the dynamic interplay between actor and context for creativity: Progress and Desirable Directions. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 10, 109-135. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-orgpsych-120920-055457

    • Vongswasdi, P., Leroy, H., Shemla, M., Hoever, I., & Khattab, J. (2023). Influencing diversity beliefs through a personal testimonial, promotion-focused approach. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 44(1), 1-18. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2664

    • Leroy, H., Buengeler, C., Veestraeten, M., Shemla, M., & J. Hoever, I. (2022). Fostering Team Creativity Through Team-Focused Inclusion: The Role of Leader Harvesting the Benefits of Diversity and Cultivating Value-In-Diversity Beliefs. Group and Organization Management, 47(4), 798-839. https://doi.org/10.1177/10596011211009683

    • Leroy, H., Hoever, I., Vangronsvelt, K., & Van den Broeck, A. (2021). How team averages in authentic living and perspective-taking personalities relate to team information elaboration and team performance: Authenticity, perspective taking, team information elaboration, and team performance. Journal of Applied Psychology, 106(3), 364-376. https://doi.org/10.1037/apl0000499

    • Hoever, I., Zhou, J., & Knippenberg, D. (2018). Different strokes for different teams: The contingent effects of positive and negative feedback on the creativity of informationally homogeneous and diverse teams. Academy of Management Journal, 61(6), 2159-2181. https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2016.0642, https://doi.org/10.5465/amj.2016.0642

    • Zhou, J., & Hoever, I. (2014). Research on Workplace Creativity: A Review and Redirection. Annual Review of Organizational Psychology and Organizational Behavior, 1(1), 333-359. https://doi.org/10.1146/annurev-orgpsych-031413-091226

    • Hoever, I., van Knippenberg, D., Ginkel, W., & Barkema, H. (2012). Fostering team creativity: Perspective taking as key to unlocking diversity¿s potential. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97(5), 982-996. https://doi.org/10.1037/a0029159

    • Richter, T., Zwaan, R., & Hoever, I. (2009). Acquiring experiential traces in word-referent learning. Memory & Cognition, 87, 1187-1196. https://doi.org/10.3758/MC.37.8.1187

    • Schroeder, S., Richter, T., & Hoever, I. (2008). Getting a picture that is both accurate and stable: Situation models and epistemic validation. Journal of Memory and Language, 59(3), 237-255. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jml.2008.05.001

  • Professional (2)
  • Academic (4)
    • van Knippenberg, D., & Hoever, I. J. (2023). Diversity and creativity in organizations. In R. Reiter-Palmon, & S. Hunter (Eds.), Handbook of Organizational Creativity: Individual and Group Level Influences (2 ed., pp. 291-302). Elsevier. https://doi.org/10.1016/b978-0-323-91840-4.00002-5

    • Hoever, I., & Zhou, J. (2021). Team creativity and innovation. In Handbook of Research on Creativity and Innovation

    • Hoever, I. J., & van Knippenberg, D. (2020). How diversity promotes team creativity: Two bumpy roads to collective inspiration. In Creative Success in Teams (pp. 81-99). Elsevier Inc.. https://doi.org/10.1016/B978-0-12-819993-0.00005-9

    • van Knippenberg, D., & Hoever, I. (2017). Team diversity and team creativity: A categorization-elaboration perspective. In R. Reiter-Palmon (Ed.), Team creativity Oxford University Press.

  • Academic (3)
    • Rishani, M., Hoever, I., van Dierendonck, D., & Anantha Ramakrishnan, P. (2023). Multiple Team Membership (MTM) and the Future of Work: How MTM Experiences Affect Knowledge Workers. In Academy of Management Proceedings https://doi.org/10.5465/amproc.2023.15410symposium

    • Rishani, M., Hoever, I., & van Dierendonck, D. (2022). Team Asynchronicity: A Costly Remedy to Facilitate Team Members’ Multi-teaming. In Academy of Management Proceedings Academy of Management. https://doi.org/10.5465/ambpp.2022.10649abstract

    • Rishani, M., Hoever, I., & van Dierendonck, D. (2020). Multi-Teaming: An Opportunity or a Threat for Team Creativity? A Temporal & Informational Exploration. In 80th Annual meeting of the Academy of Management (1 ed., Vol. 2020) https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2020.18137abstract

  • Internal (1)
    • Hoever, I. (2012). Diversity and creativity: in search of synergy. [Doctoral Thesis, Erasmus University Rotterdam]. Erasmus University Rotterdam (EUR).

  • Academic (3)
    • Betancourt, N., Hoever, I., Kuilman, J., & Wezel, F. C. (2013). Evaluating negative evaluation: An experimental investigation of category spanning. 1199-1204. Paper presented at 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2013, Orlando, United States. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2013.209

    • Calvard, T. S., & Hoever, I. (2012). Differentiating differences: Conceptualizing team diversity using continuous dimensions. 911-916. Paper presented at 72nd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2012, Boston, United States. https://doi.org/10.5465/AMBPP.2012.96

    • Hoever, I. J., Van Knippenberg, D., Van Ginkel, W. P., & Barkema, H. G. (2010). Fostering team creativity: Perspective taking as key to unlocking diversity's potential. Paper presented at 70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - Dare to Care: Passion and Compassion in Management Practice and Research, AOM 2010, Montreal, QC, Canada.

  • Professional (1)
    • Heese, C. (Author), Grgic, J. M. (Author), Hoever, I. (Author), Shemla, M. (Author), Buengeler, C. (Author), & Leroy, H. (Author). (2023). Wie Führungskräfte effektiv Inklusion und Kreativität in diversen Teams fördern können. Web publication/site, PERSONALquarterly.

  • Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes (Journal)

    Editorial work (Academic)

  • Academy of Management Journal (Journal)

    Editorial work (Academic)

  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Mayssa Rishani
  • Time frame: 2017 -
  • Role: Daily Supervisor
  • PhD Candidate: Begüm Bilgin
  • Time frame: 2019 -
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Pisitta Vongswasdi
  • Time frame: 2016 - 2020
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Rowan Moelijker
  • Time frame: 2021 -
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Erik Waltré
  • Time frame: 2015 - 2022
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Manissa Gunadi
  • Time frame: 2015 - 2022
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Claudia Heese
  • Time frame: 2023 -
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Miheer Prafulla Agnihotri
  • Time frame: 2023 -
  • Role: Member Doctoral Committee
  • PhD Candidate: Qi Zhang
  • Time frame: 2017 - 2023


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