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Dr Bart de Jong Name: Dr Bart de Jong
Associate Professor
+613 9953 3163
Organisational Area
Faculty of Law and Business
Peter Faber Business School (Melbourne)
Building 460 - 250 Victoria Parade(250 Victoria Parade, East Melbourne VIC 3002)-Level 7-Room7.14
Biographical Information

Having defended his PhD in 2010, and subsequently working at the VU University Amsterdam for over a decade, he recently started his new position as Associate Professor of HRM & OB at the Australian Catholic University, Melbourne. His research mainly focuses on trust, teams, and the combination of both. His work has been published in scholarly journals such as Academy of Management Journal (AMJ), Journal of Applied Psychology (JAP), and Organization Science, and several of his conference papers have appeared in the Academy of Management (AOM) Best Paper Proceedings. He serves on the Editorial Review Boards of AMJ and (more recently) JAP, and has received several Outstanding Reviewer Awards from the former journal. In 2014, he received a three-year early career grant (VENI, similar to DECRA) from the Dutch Research Council (NWO) to pursue his research interest into trust asymmetry in teams. Prior to receiving this grant, he taught various courses on research design at the Bachelor, Master, and PhD level. He is an active member of the OB Division of the AOM Annual Meeting, and has been (and continues to be) involved in multiple committees, workshops, and symposia. 


De Jong, B. A., Dirks, K. T., & Gillespie, N. (2016) Trust and Team Performance: A Meta-Analysis of Main Effects, Moderators, and Covariates. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101(8), 1134-1150. FT50, ABDC A*

De Jong, B. A., Bijlsma-Frankema, K. M., & Cardinal, L. B. (2014). Stronger Than the Sum of Its Parts? The Performance Implications of Peer Control Combinations in Teams. Organization Science, 25(6), 1703-1721. FT50, ABDC A*

De Jong, B. A., & Dirks, K. T. (2012). Beyond Shared Perceptions of Trust and Monitoring in Teams: Implications of Asymmetry and Dissensus. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97(2), 391-406. FT50, ABDC A*

De Jong, B. A., & Elfring, T. (2010). How Does Trust Affect the Performance of Ongoing Teams? The Mediating Role of Reflexivity, Monitoring and Effort. Academy of Management Journal, 53(3), 535-549. FT50, ABDC A*

Bijlsma-Frankema, K. M., De Jong, B. A., & Van de Bunt, G. G. (2008). Heed, a Missing Link between Trust, Monitoring and Performance in Knowledge Intensive Teams. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 19(1), 19-40. ABDC A


Bart's research focuses on trust, teams, and the combination of both. In his research on trust, he integrates existing work on trust across different levels of analyses and breaks new ground by challenging implicit scholarly assumptions about trust (e.g., trust is symmetric). His research on teams spans a wide variety of topics, including team entrepreneurial passion, team adaptation, peer control, social hierarchy, and shared leadership, and is similarly aimed at integrating existing work on the one hand and breaking new ground on the other hand. 

  • Associate Professor of HRM & OB (with tenure), Australian Catholic University, 2017-present
  • Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior (with tenure), VU University Amsterdam, 2015-2017
  • Visiting scholar at University of Queensland Business School, Brisbane, Australia, 2012
  • Assistant Professor of Organizational Behavior, VU University Amsterdam, 2009-2015
  • Visiting PhD scholar at Olin Business School, Washington University in St. Louis, US, 2008
  • PhD candidate and Junior Lecturer, VU University Amsterdam, 2005-2009
  • 250,000 Euro VENI grant (similar to DECRA) by NWO (Dutch Research Council) for 3-year research project entitled "What if I trust you but you don&rsquot trust me? Advancing a model of trust asymmetry in teams", 2013
Professional Memberships
  • Academy of Management, OB and RM division, 2007-present, CM division, 2016-present
  • American Psychological Association, 2017-present
  • First International Network on Trust (FINT), 2005-present
  • European Group for Organization Studies, 2005-2006 

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