My research focuses on the psychological microfoundations of organizational learning, innovation and entrepreneurship. I examine how leadership can optimally support these processes.

Why do people seek feedback? When do individuals learn from feedback? How can reflection help leaders to improve their performance? How can people remain engaged and vigorous in the face of challenges? How do leaders encourage new ideas? When are employees at risk of burning out? How can entrepreneurs scale up?


Key publications

Vandenberghe, C., Landry, G., Bentein, K., Anseel, F., Mignonac, K., & Roussel, P. (in press). A dynamic model of the effects of feedback-seeking behavior and organizational commitment on newcomer turnover. Journal of Management.

Levecque, K., Anseel, F., De Beuckelaer, A., Van der Heyden, J., Lydia, G. (2017). Work organization and mental health problems in PhD students. Research Policy, 46, 4, 709-880.

Collewaert, V., Anseel, F., Crommelinck, M., De Beuckelaer, A., & Vermeire, J. (2016). When passion fades: Disentangling the temporal dynamics of entrepreneurial passion for founding. Journal of Management Studies, 53, 966-995.

Anseel, F., Beatty, A., Shen, W., Lievens, F., & Sackett, P.R. (2015).  How are we doing after 30 years? A meta-analytic review of the antecedents and outcomes of feedback-seeking behavior. Journal of Management, 41, 318-348.

Leroy, H., Anseel, F., Sels, L., Gardner, W. (2015). Authentic leadership, authentic followership, basic need satisfaction, and work role performance: A cross-level study. Journal of Management, 41, 1677-1697.

Leroy, H., Dierynck, B., Anseel, F., Simons, T., Halbesleben, J., McCaughey, D., Savage, G., & Sels, L. (2012). Behavioral integrity for safety, priority of safety, psychological safety, and patient safety: A team-level study. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 1273-1281.

Anseel, F., Lievens, F., & Schollaert, E. (2009). Reflection as a strategy for enhancing the effect of feedback on task performance. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 110, 23-35.

Anseel, F., & Duyck, W. (2008). Unconscious applicants: A systematic test of the name-letter effect. Psychological Science, 19, 1059-1060.

Harris, M. M., Anseel, F., & Lievens, F., & (2008). Keeping up with the joneses: The relationship between upward, lateral, and downward pay comparisons and pay satisfaction. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 665-773.