Short CV/Education and training

Current

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    Research Professor (tenure-track Assistant Professor with a focus on research—BOFZAP) at the KU Leuven, Faculty of Economics and Business (Belgium)

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    Research Fellow at Vlerick Business School (Belgium)

Education

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    doctoral research on talent management and (subjective) career success at the Vrije Universiteit Brussel (Belgium)

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    visiting scholar at the Vrije Universiteit Amsterdam (the Netherlands)

  • 2009
    doctoral degree

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    postdoc position at the KU Leuven

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    visiting scholar at the University of Tilburg (the Netherlands), at Wirtschaftsuniversität Vienna (Austria), at Reykjavik University (Iceland), and at IESE (Barcelona)

  • 2012
    Fulbright scholar at Boston University School of Management (US)

Selected publications

  • Dries, N. (2013). Talent management, from phenomenon to theory (Special issue editorial). Human Resource Management Review, 23 (4), pp. 267-271.

  • Inkson, K., Dries, N. & Arnold, J. (2015). Understanding careers (406 pages). London, UK: Sage.

  • Dries, N., Pepermans, R., & Carlier, O. (2008). Career success: Constructing a multidimensional model. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 73 (2), pp. 254-267.

  • Dries, N., Van Esbroeck, R., van Vianen, A., De Cooman, R., & Pepermans, R. (2012). Career Adapt-Abilities Scale − Belgium Form: Psychometric characteristics and construct validity. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 80 (3), pp. 674-679.

  • van Vianen, A., Klehe, U., Koen, J., & Dries, N. (2012). Career Adapt-Abilities Scale Netherlands Form: Psychometric properties and relationships to ability, personality, and regulatory focus. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 80 (3), pp. 716-724.



Complete list of publications

Selected projects

  • Consortium for the Cross-Cultural Study of Contemporary Careers [5C]: Belgium team; Scale development team

    International project on the meaning, measurement, and empirical study of career success in different cultures.

    (Project leaders: Emma Parry, Michael Dickmann, Jon Briscoe, and Douglas Tim Hall), since 2011

  • The Career Adaptability/Life Design Project: Belgium team; Netherlands team; Research methodology team

    International project on the measurement and development of career adaptability in students from different cultures. (Project leaders: Mark Savickas, Maria Eduarda Duarte, Fred Leong, Raoul Van Esbroeck), since 2009

Membership in scientific bodies/juries

  • Academy of Finland, Strategic Research Council (SRC): Member of Expert Panel “Skilled Employees – Successful Labor Markets”, program call: Knowledge, Know-how and the Changing Working Life. Evaluator of strategic research consortium proposals, since 2016

  • Research Foundation-Flanders (FWO): Member of Expert Panel G&M3: Psychology, Pedagogy, Didactics and Social Work. Evaluator of doctoral, post-doctoral, and research project funding proposals in the field of I/O (industrial/organizational) psychology, since 2015

Media coverage

  • HR Square: Tijd voor het nieuwe talentmanagement: Wie kent de sterren van uw organisatie? 2016

  • MARK Magazine: HappyCareer−studie onderzoekt wat werknemers gelukkig maakt. 2015

  • HR Magazine: Talentmanagement in woord en daad. 2014

  • HR Magazine: Uw woord van het jaar, Nicky Dries: Potentieel. 2013

  • P&O Praktijkblad: Metacompetenties, meer dan een vaag begrip? 2010

  • HR Magazine: Nicky Dries, na onderzoek naar high potentials en talentmanagement: "Intern opvolgers opleiden rendeert veel beter", 2008

  • Scoop op Mens en Werk, uitgave van SD Worx: De expat en het thuisfront: "Begeleiding voor, tijdens en na het buitenlandse verblijf is geen overbodige luxe", 2008

  • HR Magazine: Talentmanagement: Het complexe plaatje van carrièresucces. 2008

  • Akademos, tijdschrift van de VUB: Junior researcher: Nicky Dries—Hoe meet je het succes van een carrière? 2008

  • HR Magazine: Hipo in huis: Hoe manage je high potentials? 2006

  • Vacature: Profiel van de Vlaamse expat. 2006

  • RH Tribune: Prix Persona: Expatriation—L'argent ne fait pas le bonheur! 2006

  • Jobat: Expats en heimwee: Nicky Dries wint Schelstraete & Desmedt HR−Award. 2006

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