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“Collaborating with similar minds may be easy, but won’t produce radical innovations.”

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Sonja Rispens is an Assistant Professor at Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). Her areas of expertise include organizational culture and behavior, leadership, social and organizational psychology, leadership and teamwork. Sonja’s research aims to bridge the dynamic gap between work-related conflict and optimal collaboration within as well as between organizations. Her experience in conflict management, conflict resolution, and teamwork research forms the foundation of investigating the antecedents and consequences of collaborative processes to build positive, sustainable organizations.

Under the header ‘Collaborative Capital’, Sonja is currently studying the changing nature of collaboration due to technological developments on the one hand and complex societal challenges on the other hand. She aims to develop and evaluate interventions that enable organizations, teams, and employees to effectively deal with the challenges of the future world of work.

Academic background

Sonja Rispens studied Sociology at Groningen University and obtained her PhD in Social and Organizational Psychology from Leiden University with a thesis on interdependencies within workgroups. Before joining TU/e, Sonja worked at Leiden University and the University of Twente.

Sonja is a respected author within the academic community and she publishes both in organizational psychology and management journals. Her work has received several awards and she is a member of the editorial board of Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, & Practice, International Journal of Conflict Management, and Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. In the past, Sonja has acted as an associate editor for Negotiation and Conflict Management Research and she acted as the Program Chair of the International Conflict Management Association’s yearly conference. She has given numerous presentations at various conferences and events. 

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Research Output 2000 2019

Open Access
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1 Citation (Scopus)
22 Downloads (Pure)
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Task Performance and Analysis
Task performance
Work engagement
Career satisfaction
Research Design

Work engagement and task performance within a global Dutch ICT-consulting firm: The mediating role of innovative work behaviors

van Zyl, L. E., van Oort, A., Rispens, S. & Olckers, C., 12 Jul 2019, In : Current Psychology.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Task Performance and Analysis
Communication
Technology
Netherlands
Aptitude
3 Citations (Scopus)
2 Downloads (Pure)

Empowering public service workers to face bystander conflict: Enhancing resources through a training intervention

van Erp, K. J. P. M., Gevers, J. M. P., Rispens, S. & Demerouti, E., 2018, In : Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. 91, 1, p. 84-109

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
Allied Health Personnel
Firefighters
Bystander Effect
Control Groups
Anniversaries and Special Events
2 Citations (Scopus)
82 Downloads (Pure)

High-stakes conflicts and the link between theory and practice: celebrating the work of Ellen Giebels

Oostinga, M. S. D., Rispens, S., Taylor, P. J. & Ufkes, E. G., 1 May 2018, In : Negotiation and Conflict Management Research. 11, 2, p. 146-159 14 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalArticleAcademicpeer-review

Open Access
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conflict situation
tactics
recipient
career
Influence tactics

Prizes

IACM Outstanding Published Article Award

Sonja Rispens (Recipient), 2012

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Negotiation and Conflict Management Research Article of the Year Award

S. Rispens (Recipient) & E. Demerouti (Recipient), 11 Jul 2017

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2008

Sonja Rispens (Recipient), 2008

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Outstanding Paper Award Winner at the Literati Network Awards for Excellence 2014.

Sonja Rispens (Recipient), 2014

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

WAOP (Dutch Association of Organizational Psychologists) Best Paper Award

Sonja Rispens (Recipient), 2005

Prize: OtherCareer, activity or publication related prizes (lifetime, best paper, poster etc.)Scientific

Activities 2009 2015

  • 4 Editorial activity
  • 1 Conference
  • 1 Contributed talk
  • 1 Invited talk

The consequences of conflict asymmetry for cooperation in teams and individual work attitudes.

Sonja Rispens (Speaker)
Jun 2015

Activity: Talk or presentation typesInvited talkScientific

Group Dynamics: Theory, Research, & Practice (Journal)

Sonja Rispens (Editorial board member)
20152017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

26th International Association of Conflict Mangement Conference

Sonja Rispens (Organiser)
2013

Activity: Participating in or organising an event typesConferenceScientific

Invited lecture seminar at Department of Social Psychology, Tilburg University

Sonja Rispens (Speaker)
25 May 2012

Activity: Talk or presentation typesContributed talkScientific

Negotiation and Conflict Management Research (Journal)

Sonja Rispens (Editorial board member)
20122017

Activity: Publication peer-review and editorial work typesEditorial activityScientific

Courses

Press / Media

How Conflict Goes Viral

Sonja Rispens

13/05/14

7 items of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Lindred Greer: How Conflict Goes Viral

Sonja Rispens

8/05/14

1 item of Media coverage

Press/Media: Expert Comment

Student theses

An assessment tool to evaluate the effectiveness of training programs at Vanderlande

Author: Radhakrishnan, P., 31 Dec 2015

Supervisor: Kleingeld, P. (Supervisor 1) & Rispens, S. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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A study about job characteristics that (indirectly) influence organizational outcomes service quality and patient satisfaction

Author: Reijers, L., 28 Sep 2018

Supervisor: Rispens, S. (Supervisor 1) & Le Blanc, P. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Change and growing SMEs: how to manage?

Author: Trommelen, R., 31 Jan 2014

Supervisor: Rispens, S. (Supervisor 1) & Reymen, I. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Competency management: a self-assessment tool for competency needs analysis

Author: van der Horst, S., 30 Nov 2013

Supervisor: Kleingeld, P. (Supervisor 1) & Rispens, S. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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Creativity and multi team membership: do a perception of job characteristics and team heterogeneity make a difference?

Author: Nouws, S., 31 Aug 2016

Supervisor: Rispens, S. (Supervisor 1) & Gevers, J. (Supervisor 2)

Student thesis: Master

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