Dr. Anna Nehles

Assistant professor
Room: RA-2355
+31 (0)53 489 3648

General info

Anna Bos-Nehles is an assistant professor in the field of Human Resource Management at the University of Twente. Her main research interest lies in the role of line managers towards HRM implementation effectiveness and their effect on innovative employee behaviour. In the first sub-topic she focuses on how line managers implement HR policies and practices at the operational level and in the second sub-topic her interest lies in the way line managers can shape the innovative behaviour of employees in all areas of the organisation. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed international outlets such as Human Resource Management and Management Revue or in peer-reviewed books with an international audience such as HRM and Performance: Achievements and Challenges or the Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management. She has conducted research with and provided advice to medium-sized and large organisations in the Netherlands and Germany, such as Stork Fokker, Unilever, Shell, Philips Medical Systems, TNT, Plegt-Vos, Strukton Worksphere, MST and Thales.

Research interests

  • HRM implementation effectiveness
  • The role of line managers in HRM
  • Innovative HRM and employee behavior
  • HRM perceptions

Teaching responsibilities

  • IBA bachelor course Technology, Organization and People (TOP)
  • BA master course HRM, Innovation & Entrepreneurship
  • Supervision of bachelor students
  • Supervision of master students


For a complete overview of publications, please inquire the Research Gate profile of Anna Bos-Nehles. A copy of her PhD thesis on the role of line managers in implementing HRM can be found here.