Maartje Schouten studies the impact of social hierarchies and perspective taking in teams. In her work on social hierarchy, she examines the effects of hierarchical differentiation on team outcomes, individual sense making about the hierarchies of the teams to which they belong, and the impact of changes in the social hierarchy on individual team members. In her work on perspective taking, she examines how both a team's collective perspective taking and that of the team leader affect team outcomes. Her work has been published or is forthcoming in outlets such as the Academy of Management Review, Journal of Applied Psychology, and Small Group Research. She also serves on the Editorial Review Board of the Academy of Management Review.
Maartje teaches Human Resource Management (MGMT 471) in the undergraduate business program.
Born and raised in the Netherlands, Maartje obtained her PhD in Organizational Behavior from the Erasmus University Rotterdam and her MSc and BSc in Psychology from the University of Amsterdam. Outside of work, she is an avid rower, runner, and cyclist. She lives in Des Moines with her cat Guusje with whom she forms the Household of Unpronounceable Names.
- PhD, Organizational Behavior, Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University Rotterdam, 2016
- MSc, Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 2010
- BSc, Work and Organizational Psychology, University of Amsterdam, 2007
- Social Hierarchy
- Perspective Taking
- Greer, L. L., De Jong, B. A., Schouten, M. E., & Dannals, J. E. (2018) "Why and When Hierarchy Impacts Team Effectiveness: A Meta-Analytic Integration", Journal of Applied Psychology, Link to Paper
- Hollenbeck., J.R., Beersma, B., & Schouten, M.E. (2012) "Beyond team types and taxonomies: A dimensional scaling conceptualization to team description", Academy of Management Review, 37 (1):82-106. Link to Paper
- Beersma, B., Bechtoldt, M. N., & Schouten, M. E. "When Ignorance Is Bliss: Perspective Taking, Negative State Affect and Team Performance", Small Group Research,
- Sleesman, D. J., Hollenbeck, J. R., Spitzmuller, M, & Schouten, M. E. "Initial Expectations of Team Performance: Specious Speculation or Framing the Future?", Small Group Research,