Jaap Paauwe is an emeritus professor of Organization and Human Resource Management at Tilburg University. His research focuses on the relationship between HRM, performance and well-being, HR functional excellence, and HRM and the institutional context. More recently, he focuses on HR/People analytics, Talent Management and agile ways of working. His main passion is making sure that well-being and claims for fairness and legitimacy are included in the HRM-Performance relationship. Both at Tilburg University and at Erasmus University, he is still involved in the supervising of a number of PhD students. Jaap holds an honorary chair at Pablo de Olavide University in Seville (Spain) and an honorary chair at North-West University in Potchefstroom, (South-Africa). He has published widely on the aforementioned topics in international refereed journals, books and book chapters. His latest book, written together with Elaine Farndale, has been published under the title: HRM, Strategy and Performance: A contextual approach, Oxford University Press, 2017.
Jaap Paauwe has acted as a supervisor for more than 25 candidates, who successfully defended their PhD-dissertation, among which several candidates with distinction. He has served on more than 25 PhD dissertation committees of other candidates. Past PhD students of Professor Paauwe praise him for being “….passionate about sharing his knowledge and experience and is famous for instilling in his mentees the ability to think critically while keeping an open-mind, balanced perspective.”. They also mention “….Professor Paauwe has served as a hub for a community of HRM scholars, many of whom were his PhD students, who have grown up around him… They serve the HR scholarly community as editors, reviewers, and officers, consistently bringing important issues to the research agenda, and transfer Professor Paauwe’s role modelling to their own doctoral students.”
Jaap Paauwe is a member of the Academy of Management, HR division. He initiated together with his colleagues the Dutch HRM Network, which has strengthened the international reputation of Dutch HRM research by organizing bi-annual international conferences and providing advanced courses in HRM for PhD students. He was also one of the founding fathers of the People Management Center, based at Tilburg University, in order to bridge the gap between the academic and business community by organizing activities such as roundtables and jointly financing and supervising PhD projects.