Management Department Research Seminar: Berrin Erdogan


Speaker:Berrin Erdogan, Professor of Management, Portland State University
Date: Thursday 21 March 2019
Time: 14:30 - 15:30
Location: Building One Matrix Lecture Theatre

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Title: Perceived Overqualification in the workplace: Implications for Employee Well Being and Effectiveness Abstract: Individuals often accept positions for which they are overqualified, or develop feelings of overqualification over time. Overqualification is a specific type of person-job misfit with potentially important challenges for people and organizations. Following a general introduction to the topic, I will describe three ongoing studies. Study 1 is based on employees working in the tourism industry in Greece, and examines how employee perceptions of overqualification affect their own well being as well as having cross-over effects on their close social relations. Study 2 reports data from a Turkish conglomerate and examines the role of managers in employee reactions to perceived overqualification. Finally, Study 3 examines cross-cultural differences in employee reactions, utilizing data from 10 countries. Future research directions will be discussed.