The HRM department at the University of Twente is dedicated to cutting-edge research and teaching in the field of HRM, with particular emphasis on HRM, Technology and Innovation as applied in efforts to develop research and teaching partnerships between UT faculty members working in the area of HRM, Bachelor’s and Master’s students, and HR executives.


  1. HRM & Innovation Performance (focus is on the contribution of HRM to multi-level individual, team and organizational performance)
  2. Innovating HRM function (focus is on the effectiveness of various innovations in the HRM function and their value creation for organizations)  
  3. HRM & Technology (focus is on the role of Electronic HRM (e-HRM), robots in HRM, gig workers, exploring and analyzing effectiveness of e-HRM and its implementation) 



International collaborations have been established in both research projects and teaching, and to a different extent in the joint supervision of PhD projects:

  • Business School, Nottingham Trent University (UK)
  • School of Management and Labor Relations, Rutgers University (New Jersey, USA)
  • Management Information Systems department, Saarland University (Germany)
  • Clarion University of Pennsylvania (USA)  
  • Institut für Organisation und Lernen, University of Innsbruck (Austria)
  • Department of Management, University of Vaasa (Finland)
  • Aalto University (Finland) 
  • Faculty of Economics and Management, Universita’ Cattolica del SacroCuore (Milan, Italy)
  • School of Management, University at Albany (NY, USA)
  • University of LÁquila (Italy)
  • BI Norwegian Business School (Norway)
  • ESADE Business & Law School (Spain)