Koen Dewettinck

Koen obtained his Master’s degree in Organizational Psychology and his PhD in Applied Economics at Ghent University. He has been an ICM Doctoral Fellow and was visiting PhD student at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Currently, he is partner and professor of HRM at Vlerick Business School. As academic director, he is responsible for the Executive MBA programmes in Ghent and Leuven.  

In terms of research, Koen is focussing on strategic HRM and performance management.  In these areas, he has written some books and has published in scientific journals such as International Journal of HRM, HRM Review, Personnel Review, Employee Relations en European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.

Koen is also director of CEPP, the Centre for Excellence in People Performance, which is a collaboration with some public and private organisations on creating an engaging and performance enhancing work climate. His research, counseling and teaching activities focus on motivational processes, performance management and strategic HRM. He has worked together with companies such as AG Insurance, Atlas-Copco, Attentia, BNP Paribas Fortis, Bostik, Christelijke Mutualiteiten, Coca-Cola Enterprises, Hudson, Mobistar, ING, Randstad, Roche, VITO and the Flemish and Belgian governments.  As a teacher Koen is active in Masters, MBA and executive programmes, in Europe as well as the United States, Asia and Africa.



Expert in
Performance Management
Strategic Human Resources Management
Human Resource Management
People Management
Employee performance
Organisational Culture
Team Climate

Profile

Koen Dewettinck obtained his Master in Organizational Psychology and PhD in Applied Economics at Ghent University. He has been an ICM doctoral fellow and was research fellow at the Weatherhead School of Management, Case Western Reserve University. Currently, he is partner, MBA director and professor of HRM at Vlerick Business School.

His main teaching and research interests are employee motivation, performance management and strategic HRM. He is also director of CEPP, the Centre for Excellence in People Performance, in which he collaborates with public and private companies. As academic director, Koen is also responsible for the EMBA programmes at our Ghent and Leuven campus.  He is a frequently asked speaker on HRM, performance management and people management topics, across the globe.

 

Publications

Articles in refereed journals with impact

  • Dewettinck K. van Dijk H.  2013. Linking Belgian employee performance management system characteristics with performance management system effectiveness: exploring the mediating role of fairness. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24(4): 806-825.

  • Dewettinck K. van Ameijde M.  2011. Linking leadership empowerment behavior to employee attitudes and behavioral intentions: testing the mediating role of psychological empowerment. Personnel Review, 40(3): 284-305.

  • Dewettinck K. Remue J.  2011. Contextualizing HRM in comparative research: the role of the Cranet network. Human Resource Management Review, 21(1): 37-49.

  • Dewettinck K. Remue J.  2011. Research on Employee Performance Management in MNC's: A Call for Expanding the Psychological Perspective. European Journal of International Management, 5(2): 204-207.

  • De Vos A. Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2009. The professional career on the right track. A study on the interaction between career self-management and organizational career management in explaining employee outcomes. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology, 18(1): 55-80.

  • Dewettinck K.  2008. Employee performance management systems in Belgian organisations: Purpose, contextual dependence and effectiveness. European Journal of International Management, 2: 192-207.

Articles in other (un)refereed journals

  • Dewettinck K.  2015. De authenticiteitsparadox: een beetje ontrouw aan jezelf, kan een teken van groei zijn. HR Magazine, (January)

  • Dewettinck K.  2013. HR moet aan credibiliteit winnen. Peoplesphere, (74 (Mei)): 28-30.

  • Van De Woestyne M. Dewettinck K. Van Bruystegem K.  2010. Human Resource Challenges for Small Growing Companies in Flanders. Global Business & Organizational Excellence, 29(4): 40-52.

  • Buyens D. Dewettinck K.  2010. Tips & Tricks voor people managers. HR Tribune, (46): 30-32.

  • Van Dijk H. Dewettinck K.  2008. Je baas als aanleiding voor de zoektocht naar ander werk. Een onderzoek naar de relatie tussen baasgedrag en loyauteit van medewerkers. Over.Werk, 18(2): 56-59.

  • De Vos A. Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2008. To move or not to move? The relationship between career management and preferred career moves. Employee Relations, 30(2): 156-175.

  • Van De Woestyne M. Van Bruystegem K. Dewettinck K.  2008. Het personeelsbeleid als leidraad voor groei. Hoe Vlaamse ondernemers hun mensen aantrekken, ontwikkelen en behouden. Over.Werk, 18(1): 131-135.

  • De Vos A. Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2007. Waarheen met de loopbaan? Voorkeuren van medewerkers en beïnvloeding door de organisatie. Tijdschrift voor HRM, 10(2): 27-51.

  • De Vos A. Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2007. De professionele loopbaan in goede banen: het samenspel van loopbaanzelfsturing en het loopbaanbeleid binnen de organisatie. Gedrag en Organisatie. Tijdschrift voor Sociale, Economische, Arbeids- en Organisatiepsychologie, 20(1): 21-40.

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2006. De invloed van gedragssturing op de werkplek op de betrokkenheid en prestaties van medewerkers: een test van twee alternatieve verklaringen. Gedrag en Organisatie. Tijdschrift voor Sociale, Economische, Arbeids- en Organisatiepsychologie, 19(2): 161-182.

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2002. Tewerkstellingsimplicaties van downsizingstrategieën en heroriëntatiepraktijken: een empirische exploratie. Tijdschrift voor Arbeidsvraagstukken, 18(1): 6-20.

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2002. Downsizing: employee threat or opportunity? An empirical study on external and internal reorientation practices in Belgian companies. Employee Relations, 24(4): 389-402.

  • Buyens D. Wouters K. Dewettinck K.  2001. Future challenges for human resource development professionals in European learning-oriented organisations. HRD in learning oriented organizations: an empirical study in Belgian organizations. Journal of European Industrial Training, 25(9): 442-453.

Book Chapters

  • Wetzel R. Dewettinck K.  2012. Collaborative structure: organisational design for high performance organisations. In: Slagmulder R. Verweire K. Dewettinck K. Ed. Managing for performance excellence (pp. 102-134).

  • Dewettinck K.  2012. Creating an engaging climate. In: Slagmulder R. Verweire K. Dewettinck K. Ed. Managing for performance excellence (pp. 134-158).

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2007. Linking job motivating potential to frontline employee attitudes and performance: testing the mediating role of psychological empowerment. (pp. 109-128). Indian Business School.

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D. Auger C. Dany F. Wilthagen T.  2006. Deregulation: HRM and the flexibility-security nexus. In: Ed. Managing human resources in Europe: a thematic approach (pp. 45-62). Taylor & Francis Group.

  • Buyens D. Dany F. Dewettinck K. Quinodon B.  2004. France and Belgium: language, culture and differences in Human Resource Practices. In: Ed. France and Belgium: language, culture and differences in Human Resource Practices (pp. 123-159). Elsevier.

  • Buyens D. De Witte I. Dewettinck K.  2003. Politics on the work floor: who are your friends and foes?. In: Ed. ? in management: the art and science of management (pp. 26-29). Vlerick Business School.

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2003. Role stress among front-line employees. In: Van Looy B. Gemmel P. Van Dierdonck R. Ed. Services management: an integrated approach (pp. 243-254). Pearson Education.

  • Van Looy B. Dewettinck K. Buyens D. Vandenbossche T.  2003. The role of human resource practices in service organizations. In: Van Looy B. Gemmel P. Van Dierdonck R. Ed. Services management: an integrated approach (pp. 181-193). Pearson Education.

  • Dewettinck K.  2002. Afslankingsstrategieën en implicaties naar duurzame tewerkstelling. In: Ed. Vademecum voor Personeelsbeleid 2002 (pp. 210-216). AR-Media.

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  1999. HRM-uitdagingen in de dienstverlenende sector. In: Ed. Vademecum voor Personeelsbeleid 1999 AR-Media.

Books

Conference Presentations

  • Dewettinck K. Willemse I.  2015. Economic Crisis Perceptions and Employee Work Engagement. Paper presented at The 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 7-11, Vancouver, Canada.

  • Vroonen W. Dewettinck K.  2013. Antecedents and consequences of performance management enactment by front line managers. Paper presented at 8th international conference of the Dutch HRM Network, November 14-15, Leuven, Belgium.

  • Dewettinck K.  2011. Opening the black box in HRM research: a line manager's perspective on employee performance management involvement and perceived support from HR. Paper presented at EURAM Annual Conference 2011, Tallinn, Estonia.

  • Dewettinck K.  2011. Shaping performance management: untangling the drivers of line management involvement into PM practices. Paper presented at European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, May 25-28, Maastricht, the Netherlands.

  • Claus C. De Clippeleer I. De Stobbeleir K. Dewettinck K.  2011. Antecedents of Creativity: The Differential Impact on the Phases of the Creative Process.. Paper presented at 15th conference of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, May 25-28, Maastricht, the Netherlands.

  • Willemse I. Dewettinck K.  2011. People management in times of crisis: contrasting employee and manager expectations and behavior. Paper presented at 15th European Congress on Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), May 25-28, Maastricht, the Netherlands.

  • Dewettinck K. Van Dijk H. Buyens D.  2010. Empowering performance management: linking performance review characteristics to outcomes. Paper presented at 70th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, August 6-10, Montréal, Canada.

  • Dewettinck K. Remue J.  2009. Research on Employee Performance Management in MNC's: A Call for Expanding the Psychological Perspective. Paper presented at 10th International HRM Conference, June 21-24, Santa Fe, New Mexico, United States.

  • De Clippeleer I. De Stobbeleir K. Dewettinck K. Ashford S. J.  2009. From Creativity to Success: Barriers and Critical Success Factors in the creative process. Paper presented at 6th International Conference of the Dutch HRM Network, November 13-14, Amsterdam, the Netherlands.

  • De Clippeleer I. De Stobbeleir K. Dewettinck K. Ashford S. J.  2009. From Creativity to Success: Barriers and Critical Success Factors in the Successful Implementation of Creative Ideas. Paper presented at European Conference on Creativity and Innovation (ECCI XI), October 28-30, Brussels, Belgium.

  • De Clippeleer I. De Stobbeleir K. Dewettinck K.  2009. From creativity to success: the role of the employee proactivity in the creative process. Paper presented at Academy of Management annual conference, August 6-11, Chicago, Illinois, United States.

  • Dewettinck K. Van De Woestyne M. Van Bruystegem K. Remue J.  2009. Human resource challenges for growing SMEs. Paper presented at 14th European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology, May 13-16, Santiago de Compostella, Spain.

  • Dewettinck K.  2008. Employee performance management: how to motivate and steer employees to improve performance. Paper presented at Cranet Conference "The art of human capital management", November 29-29, Vienna, Austria.

  • Dewettinck K.  2007. Performance management system purpose and effectiveness: Integrating empirical evidence from an HR professional and employee perspective. Paper presented at 5th International Conference of the Dutch HRM Network, November 8-10, Tilburg, the Netherlands.

  • Dewettinck K. van Ameijde M.  2007. Linking leadership empowerment behavior to employee attitudes and behavioral intentions: testing the mediating role of psychological empowerment. Paper presented at 13th European Congress on Work and Organizational Psychology, May 9-12, Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Dewilde T. Dewettinck K. De Vos A.  2007. When work becomes an addiction: an exploration of individual and organizational antecedents of workaholism and its impact on employee outcomes. Paper presented at 13th European Congress on Work and Organizational Psychology, May 9-12, Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Dewettinck K. Vlaminckx A.  2007. Employee performance management in Belgian organizations: empirical evidence from a HR-practioners perspective. Paper presented at 13th European Congress on Work and Organizational Psychology, May 9-12, Stockholm, Sweden.

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2005. The influence of behavioral control of frontline employee affect and performance: the mediating role of job autonomy and contextual learning orientation. Paper presented at 12th European Congress on Work and Organizational Psychology, May 12-15, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D. De Vos A.  2005. Antecedents and consequences of proactive career behavior. Paper presented at 12th European Congress on Work and Organizational Psychology (EAWOP), May 12-15, Istanbul, Turkey.

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2005. Experienced job challenge and overchallenge: conceptualization, antecedents and consequences. Paper presented at Annual meeting of 'Belgian Association for Psychological Sciences' (BAPS), May 27, Gent, Belgium.

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2004. Explaining differences in Belgian HR practices: legislative or cultural determinants. Paper presented at The Academy of Management 2004 Annual Meeting, August 6-11, New Orleans, Louisiana, United States.

  • Dewettinck K. Singh J. Buyens D.  2003. The missing link? Understanding why past research shows week relationship between employee empowerment and performance. Paper presented at 32nd EMAC Conference, May 20-23, Glasgow, United Kingdom.

  • Dewettinck K. Singh J. Buyens D.  2003. The missing link? Understanding why past research shows week relationship between employee empowerment and performance. Paper presented at 11th European Congress on Work and Organisational Psychology, May 14-17, Lisboa, Portugal.

  • Wouters K. Buyens D. Dewettinck K.  2001. The role of HRD in creating opportunities for lifelong learning: empirical study in Belgian organizations.. Paper presented at ECER 2001, September 5-8, Lille, France.

  • Wouters K. Buyens D. Dewettinck K.  2001. Future challenges for human resource development professionals in Europe, HRD in learning oriented organizations: an empirical study in Belgian organizations. Paper presented at Global HRM Conference, June 20-22, Barcelona, Spain.

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2001. Downsizing: employee threat or opportunity? An empirical study on external and internal reorientation practices in Belgian companies. Paper presented at Global HRM Conference, June 20-22, Barcelona, Spain.

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2001. Employment implications of downsizing strategies. An empirical study on external and internal reorientation practices in Belgian-based companies.. Paper presented at New dimensions in HRM Conference, November 8, Nicosia, Cyprus.

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2001. Downsizing and sustainable employment: a paradox? An empirical study on reorientation practices in Belgian companies. Paper presented at 10th European Congress on Work and Organizational Psychology, May 16-19, Prague, Czech Republic.

Conference Proceedings

  • Davidson T. De Baets S. Dewettinck K.  2012. Group goal setting in age-diverse teams: Investigating the role of goal clarity and reflexivity. 

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2006. Linking behavioral control to employee outcomes: testing two explanations using motivation theories. Atlanta, Georgia:

  • Dewettinck K. Vlaminckx A.  2006. Employee performance management in Belgian organizations: empirical evidence from a HR-practioners perspective. Helsinki:

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2000. An analysis of the characteristics of learning organizations in seven European countries: what can we learn from one another?. 

  • Dewettinck K.  2000. HRD in learning oriented organizations in Belgium, The Netherlands and the UK. Edinburgh:

  • Dewettinck K.  1999. The added value of human resource management within a service organizational context. Waltham, Massachusetts:

  • Buyens D. Dewettinck K.  1999. The added value of human resource management in service management. Gothenburg:

  • Dewettinck K.  1999. The added value of human resource management in service management. Gothenburg:

  • Buyens D. Dewettinck K.  1999. HR-related antecedents and consequences of managing service organizations. Espoo-Helsinki:

Doctoral dissertation

  • Dewettinck K.  2005. Empowerment and control dynamics in service contexts: conceptual exploration and empirical validation of the impact on frontline employee effect and performance. 

Research reports

  • Defever E. Dewettinck K.  2016. Trends in Performance Management. Centre for Excellence in People Performance. (31 p.)

  • Defever E. Dewettinck K.  2015. Maturity of reward and well-being policies in Belgian organisations. Centre for Excellence in People Performance. (23 p.)

  • Defever E. Dewettinck K.  2014. Creating employee engagement. Centre for Excellence in People Performance. (25 p.)

  • Dewettinck K. Vranjes I.  2013. Engagement van medewerkers in moeilijke tijden. Centre for Excellence in People Performance. (18 p.)

  • Dewettinck K. De Boeck G.  2013. Data in HR: a work in progress - An exploratory study in Belgian companies. Centre for Excellence in People Performance. (31 p.)

  • Dewettinck K. Duvillier G.  2011. Vokawijzer: Verzilver de vergrijzing.. 

  • Verweire K. Van Hootegem G. Dewettinck K. Sels L.  2010. Competentiemanagement: manier van denken en werken. (108 p.)

  • Nelissen B. Dewettinck K. Van Laere K.  2010. Managing employee performance: a line manager's perspective. Centre for Excellence in People Performance. (24 p.)

  • Dewettinck K. Van Laere K. Van De Woestyne M. Buyens D.  2010. The performance generator. A toolkit for people managers. Centre for Excellence in People Performance. (112 p.)

  • Willemse I. Dewettinck K. Van De Woestyne M.  2009. Managing team performance. 

  • Van De Woestyne M. De Stobbeleir K. Dewettinck K.  2009. Establishing a feedback culture in today's organizations. 

  • De Clippeleer I. De Stobbeleir K. Dewettinck K. Ashford S. J.  2009. From Creativity to Success: Barriers and Critical Success Factors in the Successful Implementation of Creative Ideas. Flanders DC. (58 p.)

  • Van De Woestyne M. Van Bruystegem K. Dewettinck K.  2008. HR challenges in growing companies. 

  • Van De Woestyne M. Van Bruystegem K. Dewettinck K.  2008. HRM-uitdagingen voor groeiende ondernemingen. Flanders DC. (82 p.)

  • Van De Woestyne M. Van Bruystegem K. Dewettinck K.  2008. Hoe people managers omgaan met groei: een praktijkboekje voor ondernemers. Flanders DC. (14 p.)

  • Van Bruystegem K. Dekocker V. Dewettinck K. Baeten X.  2007. HR tools als stimulans voor creativiteit by uw werknemers. 

  • Dewettinck K. Vlaminckx A.  2007. De Belgische baas: onderzoekresultaten "de grote baasenquête". Centre for Excellence in People Performance. (32 p.)

  • Van De Woestyne M. Van Bruystegem K. Dewettinck K.  2007. HRM uitdagingen in groeiende ondernemingen. Flanders DC. (82 p.)

  • Dewettinck K. Vlaminckx A.  2006. Employee performance management practices in Belgium: benchmark report 2006. Centre for Excellence in People Performance. (36 p.)

  • Buyens D. Dewettinck K. De Decker K. Vlaminckx A.  2006. Performance management in Belgium. 

  • Buyens D. Dewettinck K.  2000. Bedrijfsafslanking en duurzame tewerkstelling: een paradox? Analyse van bedrijfsstrategieën ter heroriëntering van werknemers bij downsizing. HIVA - K.U.Leuven.

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2000. Analyse van bedrijfsstrategieën ter heroriëntering van werknemers bij downsizing. 

Vlerick cases

  • Dewettinck K. Van Laere K.  2014. Spreading the culture @ TORFS. ECCH Case Study. Reference no. 414-076-1 (C) + 414-076-4 (suppl.) + 414-076-8 (TN).

  • Van De Woestyne M. Dewettinck K.  2014. Knowledge creation at Group Thermote & Vanhalst. ECCH Case Study. Reference no. 414-079-1 (C) + 414-079-8 (TN).

  • Dewettinck K. De Vos A. van Ameijde M. Buyens D.  2007. Case TapCorp: balancing career management with business needs. ECCH Case Study. Reference no. 408-004-1 (C) + 408-004-8 (TN).

Vlerick working papers

  • Dewettinck K. Vroonen W.  2013. Antecedents and consequences of performance management enactment by front line managers. Vlerick Working Paper Series 2013/02 (40p.).

  • Davidson T. Dewettinck K. De Baets S.  2012. Group goal setting in age-diverse teams: investigating the role of goal clarity and reflexivity. Vlerick Working Paper Series 2012/06 (38p.).

  • De Stobbeleir K. De Clippeleer I. Dewettinck K.  2010. From Creativity to Success: Barriers and Critical Success Factors in the creative process. 2010/08

  • Dewettinck K. Remue J.  2010. Contextualizing hrm in comparative research: the role of the cranet network. Vlerick Working Paper Series 2010 (40p.).

  • Dewettinck K. Van Dijk H.  2009. Linking employee performance management system characteristics with performance management system effectiveness: exploring the mediating role of fairness. 2009/23 (35p.).

  • Van Bruystegem K. Van De Woestyne M. Dewettinck K.  2008. Human resource challenges for growing SMEs. How Flemish entrepreneurs attract, develop and retain employees. 2008/24 (33p.).

  • Dewettinck K. van Ameijde M.  2007. Linking leadership empowerment behavior to employee attitudes and behavioral intentions: testing the mediating role of psychological empowerment. 2007/21 (26p.).

  • Dewilde T. Dewettinck K. De Vos A.  2007. When work becomes an addiction: an exploration of individual and organizational antecedents of workaholism and the impact on employee outcomes. 2007/33

  • Dewettinck K.  2007. Employee performance management systems in Belgian organisations: Purpose, contextual dependence and effectiveness. 2007/31 (27p.).

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2006. Linking job motivating potential to frontline employee attitudes and performance: testing the mediating role of psychological empowerment. 2006/26 (25p.).

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2006. Linking behavioral control to frontline employee commitment and performance: a test of two alternative explanations using motivation theories. 2006/13 (38p.).

  • De Vos A. Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2006. To move or not to move? The relationship between career management and preferred career moves. 2006/20 (31p.).

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2006. The job challenge construct revisited: conceptualization, antecedents, and consequences of experienced challenge and overchallenge in the job. 2006/23 (41p.).

  • Dewettinck K. Singh J. Buyens D.  2003. Psychological empowerment in the workplace: reviewing the empowerment effects on critical work outcomes. 2003/29 (26p.).

  • Buyens D. Wouters K. Dewettinck K.  2003. Future challenges for human resource development professionals in European learning-oriented organisations. 2003/23 (32p.).

  • Dewettinck K. Buyens D.  2002. Employment implications of downsizing strategies and reorientation practices: an empirical exploration. 2002/4 (30p.).