Prof. dr. Pascale Peters

Pascale Peters
  • Change Management
  • Strategic Human Resources Management
  • Foundations of Research
  • Flexible Working
  • Engagement
  • Work-life balance
  • Sustainable HRM


Sustainable HRM is the success factor in a rapidly changing knowledge-based society.

Prof. dr. Pascale Peters is Professor of Strategic Human Resource Management. Pascale: "I look at the changing employment relationship from an integral perspective in the light of a rapidly changing organizational environment. In this, I emphasize the importance of sustainable employability for the performance of people, organization and society as a whole, with attention to meaning, engagement, life-long-learning, health, flexibility and the work-life balance."

"I am proud to be able to consider, in a professional way and together with others, current and complex issues that affect people, organizations and society. Being able to provide new insights and sustainable solutions gives me motivation and satisfaction."

Her Strategic HRM Chair is in line with Nyenrode's mission to provide students, managers and professionals with up-to-date knowledge and skills through education and training. In this way, she helps them proactively shape effective and ethical HRM and leadership in order to achieve sustainable performance for people, organizations and society.

Secundairy positions

Until February 2019, she worked as a senior lecturer in Business Administration at the Radboud University of Nijmegen. In 2000, she obtained her doctorate at the Social Faculty of the University of Tilburg on the changing relationship between work and private life.

International activities

Pascale works with other researchers, both domestic and foreign. For example, she works on research into boundary management strategies and work-life balance together with Dr. Christin Mellner of Stockholm University, Sweden. In addition, she has connections with Prof. dr. Clare Kelliher, Cranfield University, the United Kingdom and with dr. Marissa De Klerk (North West University South Africa, Potchefstroom).


Swimming, singing and traveling. 

Most relevant publications

  • Peters, P., Van der Heijden, B., Spurk, D., De Vos, A., & Klaassen, R. (2019). Please Don’t Look at Me that Way. An Empirical Study into the Effects of Age-Based (Meta-)Stereotyping on Employability Enhancement among Supermarket Workers. Frontiers in Psychology. doi: 10.3389/fpsyg.2019.00249
  • Peters, P. & Blomme, R.J. (2019). Forget about the “Ideal Worker”: A theoretical contribution to the debate on flexible workplace-designs, work-life conflict and opportunities for gender equality. Business Horizons.
  • Derks, D., Bakker, A.B, Peters, P., & Van Wingerden, P. (2016). Work-related smartphone use, work–family conflict and family role performance: The role of segmentation preference. Human Relations, 69(5), 1045-1068. doi: 10.1177/0018726715601890
  • Peters, P., Ligthart, P., Bardoel, A., & Poutsma, E. (2016). ‘Fit’ for telework’? Cross-cultural variance and task-control explanations in organizations’ formal telework practices. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27(21), 2582-2603. doi: 10.1080/09585192.2016.1232294
  • Peters, P., Blomme, R., De Jager, W., & Van der Heijden, B. (2019). The impact of work-related values and work control on the career satisfaction of female freelancers. Special Issue of Small Business Economics on ‘The Role of Freelancers in Entrepreneurship and Small Business’. Guest Editors of the SBEJ Special Issue on Freelancing: Andrew Burke & Marc Cowling. Small Business Economics.