Evgenia I. Lysova
Associate Professor in Organizational Behavior

Dr. Evgenia Lysova is an Associate Professor in Organizational Behavior at the Department of Management and Organisation, Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam. Her research primarily concerns the meaning of work as a calling, meaningful work, and Corporate Social Responsibility. She is especially interested in understanding what enables employees to experience a sense of work meaningfulness in their careers and their organizations, how individuals can experience their work as meaningful, and what role organizations play in supporting this process, with particular attention to a pursuit of meaningful work “healthy” manner (e.g., focus on work-life balance and well-being).

Evgenia‘s work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals such as Human Relations, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Frontiers in Psychology, and Career Development International, among others. She is an editorial board member at the Journal of Vocational Behavior and Journal of Career Assessment and is currently a guest editor of the Special Issue on “Ethics and the Future of Meaningful Work” at the Journal of Business Ethics.


Selected publications:

Girschik, V., Svystunova, L., & Lysova, E.I. (2020). Transforming corporate social responsibilities: Toward an intellectual activist research agenda for micro-CSR research. Forthcoming in Human Relations.

Lysova, E.I., Dik, B.J., Duffy, R.D., Khapova, S.N., & Arthur, M. (2019). Special issue editorial. Calling and careers: New insights and future directions. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 114, 1-6.

Lysova, E. I., & Khapova, S. N. (2019). Enacting creative calling when established career structures are not in place: The case of the Dutch video game industry. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 114, 31-43.

Lysova, E. I., Allan, B. A., Dik, B. J., Duffy, R. D., & Steger, M. F. (2018). Fostering meaningful work in organizations: A multi-level review and integration. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 110(B), 374-389.

Lysova, E. I., Jansen, P. G., Khapova, S. N., Plomp, J., & Tims, M. (2018). Examining calling as a double-edged sword for employability. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 104, 261-272.

Lysova, E.I., Korotov, K., Khapova, S.N., & Jansen, P.G.W. (2015). The role of spouses in managers’ family-related sensemaking. Career Development International, 20(5), 503-524. Outstanding Paper Award 2016, Emerald Publishing Literati Network Award for Excellence.

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