dr. R.L. (Rebecca) Hewett

Rotterdam School of Management (RSM)
Erasmus University Rotterdam
Member ERIM
Field: Organisation
Affiliated since 2017

Bex Hewett is an Associate Professor in the Department of Organisation and Personnel Management of Rotterdam School of Management. Her research focuses on the interface between HR practices and people's everyday experiences at work and she is interested in how HR practices can enhance value for the organisation whilst benefiting the wellbeing of employees. Her research has been published in journals including Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations and Human Resource Management Review. 

Bex teaches HR-related courses to executives, and students at all levels, and is Academic Director for the MSc HRM at RSM. She works with organisations to apply research to practice and manages the Erasmus Centre for HR Excellence.

Bex was awarded her PhD from Royal Holloway, University of London. Prior to this she worked for 10 years as an HR professional, finally as Head of HR Operations at Ofcom (the UK's communications regulator).


  • Academic (10)
    • Hewett, B., & Shantz, A. (2021). A theory of HR co-creation. Human Resource Management Review, 31(4). https://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2021.100823

    • Clinton, ME., Hewett, B., Conway, N., & Poulter, D. (2021). Lost Control Driving Home: A Dual-Pathway Model of Self-Control Work Demands and Commuter Driving. Journal of Management, 48(4), 821-850. https://doi.org/10.1177/0149206321997912

    • Clinton, ME., Conway, N., Sturges, J., & Hewett, B. (2020). Self-control during daily work activities and work-to-nonwork conflict. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 118, [103410]. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2020.103410

    • Demerouti, E., Hewett, B., Haun, V., De Gieter, S., Rodriguez-Sanchez, A., & Skakon, J. (2019). From job crafting to home crafting: A daily diary study among six European countries. Human Relations, 73(7). https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726719848809

    • Hewett, B., & Leroy, H. (2019). Well it's only fair: How perceptions of manager discretion in bonus allocation affect intrinsic motivation. Journal of Management Studies, 56(6), 1105-1137. https://doi.org/10.1111/joms.12445

    • Hewett, B., Shantz, A., & Mundy, J. (2019). Information, beliefs and motivation: The antecedents to HR attributions. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 40(5), 570-586. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2353

    • Hewett, B., Liefooghe, A., Visockaite, G., & Roongrerngsuke, S. (2018). Bullying at Work: Cognitive Appraisal of Negative Acts, Coping, Wellbeing, and Performance. Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, 23(1), 71-84. https://doi.org/10.1037/ocp0000064

    • Hewett, B., Shantz, A., Mundy, J., & Alfes, K. (2017). Attribution theories in Human Resource Management research: a review and research agenda. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 29(1), 87-126. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2017.1380062

    • Hewett, B., Haun, VC., Demerouti, E., Rodriguez-Sanchez, AM., Skakon, J., & De Gieter, S. (2017). Compensating need satisfaction across life boundaries: A daily diary study. Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 90(2), 270-279. https://doi.org/10.1111/joop.12171

    • Hewett, B., & Conway, N. (2016). The Undermining Effect Revisited: The Salience of Everyday Verbal Rewards and Self-Determined Motivation. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 37(3), 436-455. https://doi.org/10.1002/job.2051

  • Internal (1)
    • Hewett, B. (2014). Examining the relationship between workplace rewards and the quality of motivational experience; a Self-Determination Theory perspective. [Doctoral Thesis, Royal Holloway, University of London]. Royal Holloway, University of London.

  • Professional (2)
    • Hewett, B. (Author). (2020). Marking the boundaries between home and work. Web publication/site, RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge.

    • Hewett, B. (Author), & Leroy, H. (Author). (2019). Are formal bonus procedures actually motivating your staff?. Web publication/site, RSM Discovery - Management Knowledge.

  • Role: Daily Supervisor
  • PhD Candidate: Jingtao Zhu
  • Time frame: 2018 -
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: Rowan Moelijker
  • Time frame: 2021 -
  • Role: Co-promotor
  • PhD Candidate: José Luis Gallegos
  • Time frame: 2021 -


Visiting address

Office: Mandeville Building T10-41
Burgemeester Oudlaan 50
3062 PA Rotterdam

Postal address

Postbus 1738
3000 DR Rotterdam