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Dr. Irina Nikolova is an Assistant Professor in Organizational Behavior & HRM at the Department of Organisation, Strategy, and Entrepreneurship at Maastricht University, School of Business and Economics. She holds a PhD in psychology from Open University of the Netherlands. In the past she worked at several universities across Europe including a post doc position at KULeuven, Belgium, Assistant Professor position in OB & HRM at Norwich Business School (UEA), UK, and at Open University, the Netherlands. Prior to joining SBE in 2022, she worked as a Professor at BI Norwegian Business School, Norway. She has experience teaching and coordinating undergraduate, graduate and executive courses in various subject areas related to HRM and OB. Her research focuses on organizational change, including digitalized workplaces and employee adaptation, leadership (e.g., engaging leadership, leader-member exchange), organizational climate (e.g., learning climate, job insecurity climate) and smart cities. Her work has been published in journals such as Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Relations, Work and Stress, European Management Journal and Journal of Personnel Psychology.


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