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Ans De Vos is professor at the University of Antwerp, faculty of Business Economics and full professor at Antwerp Management School, where she holds the SD Worx Chair “Next generation work: Creating sustainable careers”. It is her personal mission, through her academic work and teaching, to strengthen individuals in their career development, organizations in their career management, and policy makers in their labor market policies. She investigates important evolutions such as digitization and flexible work and their impact upon careers from an individual, organizational and labor market perspective. These are also the core topics of her teaching activities within Antwerp Management School. She frequently cooperates with organizations on challenges related to sustainable career management, and is a well-known speaker on this topic. She currently serves as chair of the Partnership for Lifelong Learning, installed by the Flemish government, advises the Flemish minister of employment on the relaunch of the labor market, and is a member of the Economic Relaunch committee in Flanders. Current research projects include sustainable careers from a stakeholder perspective (FWO Excellence of Science project), development of a tool for facilitating career development in self-directed teams (ESF project), the impact of digitization upon work, competencies and employability (diverse projects for sector organizations, companies, and the ESF), inclusive HRM (ESF, VOKA WELT project), career transitions (VIONA project) and challenges pertaining to non-standard careers and flexible talent management. Her work has been published in international peer-reviewed journals including Academy of Management Review, Academy of Management Annals, Human Resource Management, Journal of Vocational Behavior. Recently she published two international books on sustainable careers (“Handbook of Research on Sustainable Careers” and “Facilitating Sustainable Careers across the Lifespan”), and one practitioner-oriented book on sustainable career management (“Loopbanen in Beweging”). She serves on the editorial board of Career Development International and Journal of Managerial Psychology. Ans De Vos obtained her PhD in 2002 from the Faculty of Economics and Business Administration of Ghent University. She holds a master degree in Psychology (KU Leuven) and Human Resource Management (University of Antwerp). During her doctoral studies, she was a doctoral fellow at Tilburg University (The Netherlands). She started her academic career at Vlerick Business School, where she worked as associate professor in HRM and career management. She is also affiliated with the Faculty of Business and Economics of the KU Leuven. Ans De Vos is currently the promotor of 6 PhD-students and serves in the doctoral committee of several PhD-students in Belgium and abroad.

Policy Research Centre Work and Social Economics (2012-2015). 01/01/2012 - 30/04/2016


The Policy Research Centre Work and Social Economics (2012-2015) is a broad consortium of different groups collaborating to inform the Flemish Government on Labour Market issues. The Antwerp team is involved in the Career reserach stream looking at careers in a dynamic way.


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  • Research Project