Frederik Anseel

Associate Dean (Research)

I'm a Professor of Management and Associate Dean Research at UNSW Business School, Sydney. Previously, I was Vice-Dean Research at King's College London, Head of Department at Ghent University (Belgium) and I held visiting positions at ESSEC Business School (France), Bocconi University (Italy) and University of Groningen (The Netherlands). I currently serve as the President of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology and am an elected Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP).

I study the motivational microfoundations of why and how people contribute to organizational success. Recent work focuses on how individuals can overcome motivational obstacles during the innovation and entrepreneurial process to “keep their fire burning”. My research has been published in leading journals such as Journal of Applied Psychology, Journal of Management, Research Policy, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes and Psychological Science. My work has also been featured in media such as Harvard Business Review, BBC, Science, Nature, Psychology Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and The Guardian.

Apart from my work in academia, I have several years of industry experience by founding and managing two consulting firms, including one university spin-off, The Vigor Unit. Through keynotes, executive education and consultancy, I contributed to leadership development and performance management initiatives in a variety of industries such as banking, healthcare, consulting, government, energy management, and manufacturing. I have worked with executives in some of the leading business capitals in the world (London, Milan, Berlin, Paris, Amsterdam, Brussels, Sydney). Consulting clients include Ageas, AG Insurance, Ahold, KBC, BNP Paribas, Deloitte, KPMG, RICS, Gallup, Econocom, Engie, Philips, Volvo, VPK Packaging Group.

publications

Journal articles
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Collewaert V; Vanacker T; Anseel F; Bourgois D, 2021, 'The sandwich game: Founder-CEOs and forecasting as impression management', Journal of Business Venturing, vol. 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jbusvent.2020.106075
2021
Kniffin KM; Narayanan J; Anseel F; Antonakis J; Ashford SP; Bakker AB; Bamberger P; Bapuji H; Bhave DP; Choi VK; Creary SJ; Demerouti E; Flynn FJ; Gelfand MJ; Greer LL; Johns G; Kesebir S; Klein PG; Lee SY; Ozcelik H; Petriglieri JL; Rothbard NP; Rudolph CW; Shaw JD; Sirola N; Wanberg CR; Whillans A; Wilmot MP; Vugt MV, 2021, 'COVID-19 and the workplace: Implications, issues, and insights for future research and action.', American Psychologist, vol. 76, pp. 63 - 77, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/amp0000716
2021
Vandenberghe C; Landry G; Bentein K; Anseel F; Mignonac K; Roussel P, 2021, 'A Dynamic Model of the Effects of Feedback-Seeking Behavior and Organizational Commitment on Newcomer Turnover', Journal of Management, vol. 47, pp. 519 - 544, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0149206319850621
2021
Van Lysebetten S; Anseel F; Sanchez DR, 2020, 'The Effects of Situation Variability in a Simulation-Based Training for Implicit Innovation Knowledge', Simulation and Gaming, vol. 51, pp. 477 - 497, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1046878120914327
2020
Beech N; Anseel F, 2020, 'Corrigendum: ‘COVID-19 and Its Impact on Management Research and Education: Threats, Opportunities, and a Manifesto’ (British Journal of Management, (2020), 10.1111/bjom.12421)', British Journal of Management, vol. 31, pp. 918, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12433
2020
Beech N; Anseel F, 2020, 'COVID-19 and Its Impact on Management Research and Education: Threats, Opportunities and a Manifesto', British Journal of Management, vol. 31, pp. 447 - 449, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/1467-8551.12421
2020
Maertens R; Anseel F; van der Linden S, 2020, 'Combatting climate change misinformation: Evidence for longevity of inoculation and consensus messaging effects', Journal of Environmental Psychology, vol. 70, pp. 101455 - 101455, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jenvp.2020.101455
2020
Anseel F, 2019, 'Reinventing ourselves', European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, vol. 28, pp. 287 - 288, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2019.1601622
2019
Sijbom RBL; Lang JWB; Anseel F, 2019, 'Leaders’ achievement goals predict employee burnout above and beyond employees’ own achievement goals', Journal of Personality, vol. 87, pp. 702 - 714, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jopy.12427
2019
Van Damme MJJPS; Anseel F; Duyck W; Rietzschel EF, 2019, 'Strategies to improve selection of creative ideas: An experimental test of epistemic and social motivation in groups', Creativity and Innovation Management, vol. 28, pp. 61 - 71, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/caim.12306
2019
Anseel F; Vossaert L; Corneillie E, 2018, 'Like ships passing in the night: toward a truly dyadic perspective on feedback dynamics', Management Research, vol. 16, pp. 334 - 342, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/MRJIAM-12-2017-0794
2018
Castro DR; Anseel F; Kluger AN; Lloyd KJ; Turjeman-Levi Y, 2018, 'Mere listening effect on creativity and the mediating role of psychological safety', Psychology of Aesthetics, Creativity, and the Arts, vol. 12, pp. 489 - 502, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/aca0000177
2018
Sijbom RBL; Anseel F; Crommelinck M; De Beuckelaer A; De Stobbeleir KEM, 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, vol. 39, pp. 355 - 368, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/job.2235
2018
Anseel F; Van Lysebetten S; Van Es R; Rosseel J, 2018, 'Our neoliberal fantasies? A preliminary test of research trends in leading journals in work and organizational psychology', European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, vol. 27, pp. 549 - 551, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2018.1496082
2018
Rodríguez-Sánchez AM; Devloo T; Rico R; Salanova M; Anseel F, 2017, 'What Makes Creative Teams Tick? Cohesion, Engagement, and Performance Across Creativity Tasks: A Three-Wave Study', Group and Organization Management, vol. 42, pp. 521 - 547, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/1059601116636476
2017
Anseel F, 2017, 'Agile learning strategies for sustainable careers: a review and integrated model of feedback-seeking behavior and reflection', Current Opinion in Environmental Sustainability, vol. 28, pp. 51 - 57, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.cosust.2017.07.001
2017
Levecque K; Anseel F; De Beuckelaer A; Van der Heyden J; Gisle L, 2017, 'Work organization and mental health problems in PhD students', Research Policy, vol. 46, pp. 868 - 879, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.respol.2017.02.008
2017
Stassen L; Anseel F; Levecque K, 2016, 'Generational differences in the workplace: ‘what people believe is true is frequently wrong’', Gedrag en Organisatie, vol. 29, pp. 87 - 92
2016
Stassen L; Anseel F; Levecque K, 2016, 'Generational differences in the workplace: A systematic analysis of a myth', Gedrag en Organisatie, vol. 29, pp. 44 - 76
2016
Devloo T; Anseel F; De Beuckelaer A; Feys M, 2016, 'When the fire dies: Perceived success and support for innovation shape the motivating potential of innovative work behaviour', European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, vol. 25, pp. 512 - 524, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2016.1182157
2016
Collewaert V; Anseel F; Crommelinck M; De Beuckelaer A; Vermeire J, 2016, 'When Passion Fades: Disentangling the Temporal Dynamics of Entrepreneurial Passion for Founding', Journal of Management Studies, vol. 53, pp. 966 - 995, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/joms.12193
2016
Poortvliet PM; Anseel F; Theuwis F, 2015, 'Mastery-approach and mastery-avoidance goals and their relation with exhaustion and engagement at work: The roles of emotional and instrumental support', Work and Stress, vol. 29, pp. 150 - 170, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/02678373.2015.1031856
2015
Feys M; Anseel F, 2015, 'When idols look into the future: Fair treatment modulates the affective forecasting error in talent show candidates', British Journal of Social Psychology, vol. 54, pp. 19 - 36, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/bjso.12063
2015
Van Waeyenberg T; Decramer A; Anseel F, 2015, 'Home nurses' turnover intentions: The impact of informal supervisory feedback and self-efficacy', Journal of Advanced Nursing, vol. 71, pp. 2867 - 2878, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/jan.12747
2015
Leroy H; Anseel F; Gardner WL; Sels L, 2015, 'Authentic Leadership, Authentic Followership, Basic Need Satisfaction, and Work Role Performance: A Cross-Level Study', Journal of Management, vol. 41, pp. 1677 - 1697, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0149206312457822
2015
Vergauwe J; Wille B; Feys M; De Fruyt F; Anseel F, 2015, 'Fear of Being Exposed: The Trait-Relatedness of the Impostor Phenomenon and its Relevance in the Work Context', Journal of Business and Psychology, vol. 30, pp. 565 - 581, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10869-014-9382-5
2015
Devloo T; Anseel F; De Beuckelaer A; Salanova M, 2015, 'Keep the fire burning: Reciprocal gains of basic need satisfaction, intrinsic motivation and innovative work behaviour', European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, vol. 24, pp. 491 - 504, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/1359432X.2014.931326
2015
Anseel F; Beatty AS; Shen W; Lievens F; Sackett PR, 2015, 'How Are We Doing After 30 Years? A Meta-Analytic Review of the Antecedents and Outcomes of Feedback-Seeking Behavior', Journal of Management, vol. 41, pp. 318 - 348, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0149206313484521
2015
Ellis S; Carette B; Anseel F; Lievens F, 2014, 'Systematic Reflection: Implications for Learning From Failures and Successes', Current Directions in Psychological Science, vol. 23, pp. 67 - 72, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0963721413504106
2014
Anseel F; Carette B; Lang JWB; Lievens F, 2014, 'The Move to Business Schools: How Is Industrial-Organizational Psychology Holding Up in Europe?', Industrial and Organizational Psychology, vol. 7, pp. 365 - 370, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/iops.12164
2014
Van Coillie FMB; Gardin S; Anseel F; Duyck W; Verbeke LPC; De Wulf RR, 2014, 'Variability of operator performance in remote-sensing image interpretation: The importance of human and external factors', International Journal of Remote Sensing, vol. 35, pp. 754 - 778, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2013.873152
2014
Carette B; Anseel F; Lievens F, 2013, 'Does career timing of challenging job assignments influence the relationship with in-role job performance?', Journal of Vocational Behavior, vol. 83, pp. 61 - 67, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2013.03.001
2013
Crommelinck M; Anseel F, 2013, 'Understanding and encouraging feedback-seeking behaviour: A literature review', Medical Education, vol. 47, pp. 232 - 241, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/medu.12075
2013
Feys M; Anseel F; Wille B, 2013, 'Responses to co-workers receiving recognition at work', Journal of Managerial Psychology, vol. 28, pp. 492 - 510, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/JMP-08-2011-0025
2013
Leroy H; Anseel F; Dimitrova NG; Sels L, 2013, 'Mindfulness, authentic functioning, and work engagement: A growth modeling approach', Journal of Vocational Behavior, vol. 82, pp. 238 - 247, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2013.01.012
2013
Poortvliet PM; Anseel F; Janssen O; van Yperen NW; van de Vliert E, 2012, 'Perverse Effects of Other-Referenced Performance Goals in an Information Exchange Context', Journal of Business Ethics, vol. 106, pp. 401 - 414, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10551-011-1005-8
2012
Leroy H; Dierynck B; Anseel F; Simons T; Halbesleben JRB; McCaughey D; Savage GT; Sels L, 2012, 'Behavioral integrity for safety, priority of safety, psychological safety, and patient safety: A team-level study', Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 97, pp. 1273 - 1281, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/a0030076
2012
Lievens F; Anseel F, 2012, 'A critical review of research and publication trends in the field of Industrial and organizational psychology', Gedrag en Organisatie, vol. 25, pp. 211 - 221
2012
Carette B; Anseel F, 2012, 'Epistemic Motivation is What Gets the Learner Started', Industrial and Organizational Psychology, vol. 5, pp. 306 - 309, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1754-9434.2012.01451.x
2012
Anseel F, 2012, 'Feedback type as a moderator of the relationship between achievement goals and feedback reactions', Human Resource Management International Digest, vol. 20, pp. 118 - 126, http://dx.doi.org/10.1108/hrmid.2012.04420caa.002
2012
Anseel F, 2011, 'A closer look at the mechanisms of perceived job discrimination: 'How I think you think about us'', International Journal of Selection and Assessment, vol. 19, pp. 245 - 250, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2389.2011.00552.x
2011
Carette B; Anseel F; Van Yperen NW, 2011, 'Born to learn or born to win? Birth order effects on achievement goals', Journal of Research in Personality, vol. 45, pp. 500 - 503, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.jrp.2011.06.008
2011
Feys M; Anseel F; Wille B, 2011, 'Improving feedback reports: The role of procedural information and information specificity', Academy of Management Learning and Education, vol. 10, pp. 661 - 681, http://dx.doi.org/10.5465/amle.2010.0054
2011
Devloo T; Anseel F; de Beuckelaer A, 2011, 'Do Managers Use Feedback Seeking as a Strategy to Regulate Demands-Abilities Misfit? The Moderating Role of Implicit Person Theory', Journal of Business and Psychology, vol. 26, pp. 453 - 465, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10869-010-9200-7
2011
Anseel F; Van Yperen NW; Janssen O; Duyck W, 2011, 'Feedback type as a moderator of the relationship between achievement goals and feedback reactions', Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, vol. 84, pp. 703 - 722, http://dx.doi.org/10.1348/096317910X516372
2011
Gardin S; Van Laere SBMJ; Van Coillie FMB; Anseel F; Duyck W; De Wulf RR; Verbeke LPC, 2011, 'Remote sensing meets psychology: A concept for operator performance assessment', Remote Sensing Letters, vol. 2, pp. 251 - 257, http://dx.doi.org/10.1080/01431161.2010.516280
2011
Anseel F; Lievens F; Schollaert E; Choragwicka B, 2010, 'Response rates in organizational science, 1995-2008: A meta-analytic review and guidelines for survey researchers', Journal of Business and Psychology, vol. 25, pp. 335 - 349, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/s10869-010-9157-6
2010
Anseel F; Duyck W, 2009, 'Implicit letter preferences in job choice: An experimental test of the role of cognitive load', Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, vol. 143, pp. 207 - 224, http://dx.doi.org/10.3200/JRLP.143.2.207-224
2009
Anseel F; Lievens F; Schollaert E, 2009, 'Reflection as a strategy to enhance task performance after feedback', Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, vol. 110, pp. 23 - 35, http://dx.doi.org/10.1016/j.obhdp.2009.05.003
2009
Anseel F; Lievens F, 2009, 'The mediating role of feedback acceptance in the relationship between feedback and attitudinal and performance outcomes', International Journal of Selection and Assessment, vol. 17, pp. 362 - 376, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2389.2009.00479.x
2009
Van yperen NW; Elliot AJ; Anseel F, 2009, 'The influence of mastery-avoidance goals on performance improvement', European Journal of Social Psychology, vol. 39, pp. 932 - 943, http://dx.doi.org/10.1002/ejsp.590
2009
Harris MM; Anseel F; Lievens F, 2008, 'Keeping Up With the Joneses: A Field Study of the Relationships Among Upward, Lateral, and Downward Comparisons and Pay Level Satisfaction', Journal of Applied Psychology, vol. 93, pp. 665 - 673, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0021-9010.93.3.665
2008
Anseel F; Duyck W, 2008, 'Unconscious applicants: A systematic test of the name-letter effect', Psychological Science, vol. 19, pp. 1059 - 1061, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-9280.2008.02199.x
2008
Feys M; Libbrecht N; Anseel F; Lievens F, 2008, 'A closer look at the relationship between justice perceptions and feedback reactions: The role of the quality of the relationship with the supervisor', Psychologica Belgica, vol. 48, pp. 127 - 156, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/pb-48-2-3-127
2008
Anseel F; Stinglhamber F, 2008, 'Introduction to the special issue on work motivation', Psychologica Belgica, vol. 48, pp. 63 - 65, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/pb-48-2-3-63
2008
Feys M; Libbrecht N; Anseel F; Lievens F, 2008, 'Supervisor-subordinate relationship quality as a moderator in the relationship between procedural justice and feedback reactions in performance appraisal', Gedrag en Organisatie, vol. 21, pp. 430 - 450
2008
De Clercq S; Fontaine JRJ; Anseel F, 2008, 'In search of a comprehensive value model for assessing supplementary person-organization fit', Journal of Psychology: Interdisciplinary and Applied, vol. 142, pp. 277 - 302, http://dx.doi.org/10.3200/JRLP.142.3.277-302
2008
Duyck W; Anseel F; Szmalec A; Mestdagh P; Tavernier A; Hartsuiker RJ, 2008, 'Improving Accuracy in Detecting Acoustic Onsets', Journal of Experimental Psychology: Human Perception and Performance, vol. 34, pp. 1317 - 1326, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0096-1523.34.5.1317
2008
Lievens F; Anseel F, 2007, 'Creating alternate in-basket forms through cloning: Some preliminary results', International Journal of Selection and Assessment, vol. 15, pp. 428 - 433, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2389.2007.00401.x
2007
Anseel F; Lievens F, 2007, 'The relationship between uncertainty and desire for feedback: A test of competing hypotheses', Journal of Applied Social Psychology, vol. 37, pp. 1007 - 1040, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1559-1816.2007.00197.x
2007
Lievens F; Anseel F; Harris MM; Eisenberg J, 2007, 'Measurement invariance of the pay satisfaction questionnaire across three countries', Educational and Psychological Measurement, vol. 67, pp. 1042 - 1051, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0013164406299127
2007
Anseel F; Lievens F, 2007, 'The long-term impact of the feedback environment on job satisfaction: A field study in a Belgian context', Applied Psychology, vol. 56, pp. 254 - 266, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1464-0597.2006.00253.x
2007
Anseel F; Lievens F; Levy PE, 2007, 'A self-motives perspective on feedback-seeking behavior: Linking organizational behavior and social psychology research', International Journal of Management Reviews, vol. 9, pp. 211 - 236, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1468-2370.2007.00210.x
2007
Lievens F; Van Hoye G; Anseel F, 2007, 'Organizational identity and employer image: Towards a unifying framework', British Journal of Management, vol. 18, http://dx.doi.org/10.1111/j.1467-8551.2007.00525.x
2007
Anseel F; Lievens F, 2007, 'An examination of strategies for encouraging feedback interest after career assessment', Journal of Career Development, vol. 33, pp. 250 - 268, http://dx.doi.org/10.1177/0894845306297208
2007
Anseel F; Lievens F, 2006, 'Certainty as a moderator of feedback reactions? A test of the strength of the self-verification motive', Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, vol. 79, pp. 533 - 551, http://dx.doi.org/10.1348/096317905X71462
2006
Anseel F; Libvens F, 2006, 'A within-person perspective on feedback seeking about task performance', Psychologica Belgica, vol. 46, pp. 283 - 300, http://dx.doi.org/10.5334/pb-46-4-283
2006
Lievens F; Anseel F, 2004, 'Confirmatory factor analysis and invariance of an organizational citizenship behaviour measure across samples in a Dutch-speaking context', Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, vol. 77, pp. 299 - 306, http://dx.doi.org/10.1348/0963179041752727
2004
Anseel F; Duyck W; De Baene W; Brysbaert M, 2004, 'Journal Impact Factors and Self-Citations: Implications for Psychology Journals', American Psychologist, vol. 59, pp. 49 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1037/0003-066X.59.1.49
2004
Book Chapters
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Anseel F; Brutus S, 2019, 'Checking in? A dyadic and dynamic perspective on feedback conversations', in Feedback at Work, pp. 29 - 51, http://dx.doi.org/10.1007/978-3-030-30915-2_3
2019
Anseel F; Strauss K; Lievens F, 2017, 'How future work selves guide feedback seeking and feedback responding at work', in The Self at Work: Fundamental Theory and Research, pp. 295 - 318, http://dx.doi.org/10.4324/9781315626543
2017
Working Papers
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Kniffin KM; Narayanan J; Anseel F; Antonakis J; Ashford S; Bakker AB; Bamberger P; Bapuji H; Bhave DP; Choi VK; Creary SJ; Demerouti E; Flynn F; Gelfand M; Greer L; Johns G; Kesebir S; Klein PG; Lee SY; Ozcelik H; Petriglieri JL; Rothbard N; Rudolph C; Shaw JD; Sirola N; Wanberg C; Whillans A; Wilmot MP; van vugt M, COVID-19 and the Workplace: Implications, Issues, and Insights for Future Research and Action, Center for Open Science, http://dx.doi.org10.31234/osf.io/gkwme

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