Een waardig neoliberalisme in de arbeids- en organisatiepsychologie

Translated title of the contribution: Toward a dignified neoliberalism in work and organizational psychology

Tinka van Vuuren, Jeroen de Jong*

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In his article, Matthijs Bal introduces human dignity as an alternative paradigm for research in work and organizational psychology. In this response we partially join his plea. Human dignity provides an interesting and relevant paradigm for work and organizational psychology research. However, considering the dominance of the neoliberal paradigm in both organizational practice and society, we argue that integrating the two paradigms is the main challenge for work and organizational psychology research. In addition, we think that the human dignity paradigm provides new challenges with respect to theory development and research methods in work and organizational psychology.

Original languageDutch
Pages (from-to)172-175
Number of pages4
JournalGedrag & Organisatie
Issue number2
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2016


  • neoliberalism
  • human dignity
  • work and organizational psychology

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