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Luuk Collou

researcher at Saxion


Luuk Collou conducted his PhD research at the department of Human Resource Management of the University of Twente (May 2016 – June 2020). His research concerned the effects of aligned HRM systems in small and medium sized enterprises on employee behaviour, and the design of a serious game for Strategic HRM. Main findings  of this doctoral research included design of a theoretical and empirical grounded simulation model and serious game. The game enables to gauge the effects of a configuration of HRM-practices over multiple years given a particular organizational strategy. Read more:

This project was a collaboration between Saxion university of applied sciences and university Twente, under supervision of Prof. dr. Tanya Bondarouk, dr. Maarten van Riemsdijk and dr. Guido Bruinsma. 

Currently, Luuk works as a researcher and lecturer at Saxion University of Applied Sciences.


  • HRM configurations
  • Effects of HRM
  • Serious gaming
  • HRM systems
  • HR analytics