Office hours: by appointment (please e-mail)
Room: Arcisstr. 21, Building 0505, Intermediate Story, Room Z563
E-Mail: anna.brzykcy (at) tum.de
Anna Brzykcy joined the Chair of Research and Science Management in January 2019 as a postdoctoral researcher. In September 2019, Anna graduated from the University of St. Gallen (Switzerland) with a PhD in Management. Her dissertation is titled "Comparing workplace experiences of persons with and without disabilities: The role of labeling and work flexibility" (summa cum laude). She earned her M. Sc. in Psychology from Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich (Germany). Previously she studied Psychology and German Philology at the Jagiellonian University in Kraków (Poland) and Friedrich Schiller University Jena (Germany).
Anna’s work provides insights on the effects of (self-) stigma, work flexibility, and destructive forms of leadership behavior. For example, she examines how official (self-) stigmatizing labels (e.g., severely disabled person) influence social inclusion at work. She also addresses the question of why some employees do not make negative attributions about their leader’s destructive behaviour, whereas others interpret the same behaviour negatively. In her role as leadership trainer, she is currently implementing workshops on the role of leadership for both leader and employee mental health at the TUM Executive Education Center.
|Postdoctoral fellow at the TUM Chair of Research and Science Management |
Chair of Research and Science Management
Technical University of Munich
|expected in 09/2021|| |
|09/2019||PhD in Management (summa cum laude) |
University of St. Gallen, Switzerland
Advisors: Prof. Stephan Böhm, Prof. Wolfgang Jenewein
|02/2015 – 12/2018||Research Associate at the Center for Disability and Integration, University of St. Gallen, Switzerland|
|12/2013 – 01/2015||Working student, Siemens Global Learning Campus, Siemens AG, Munich, Germany|
|03/2013 – 01/2015||Research Assistant at the TUM Chair for Strategy and Organization|
|09/2012 – 09/2014||M.Sc. Psychology: Learning Sciences, Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Germany|
|04/2012 – 08/2012||Exchange semester at the Friedrich Schiller University Jena, Germany|
|10/2009 – 03/2012||Magister study program in Psychology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland|
|10/2007 – 09/2011||BA in German Philology, Jagiellonian University, Krakow, Poland|
Peer-reviewed publications and conference proceedings
Brzykcy, A. Z., & Boehm, S. A. (2021). No such thing as a free ride: The impact of disability labels on relationship building at work. Human Relations. doi: 10.1177/0018726721991609
Brzykcy, A. Z., Boehm, S. A., & Baldridge, D. C. (2019). Fostering sustainable careers across the lifespan: The role of disability, idiosyncratic deals and perceived work ability. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 112, 185-198.
Practitioner oriented articles and book chapters
Boehm, S. A., Baumgaertner, M. K., & Brzykcy, A. Z. (2020). The role of leadership behavior for workplace inclusion and job retention of employees with psychological disabilities. In Fielden, A., Moore, M., & Wright, E. (Eds.). The Palgrave Handbook of Disability at Work. Palgrave Macmillian.
Boehm, S.A., Dwertmann, D., Brzykcy, A. Z. (2018). Behinderungsbedingtes Stigma – Herausforderungen und Lösungsansätze. PERSONALquarterly., 4, 28-33.
Boehm, S, A., Baumgaertner, M., Breier, C., Brzykcy, A. Z., Goetz, T., Kreissner, L., & Walther, M. (2018). Gesundheitliche Effekte der Digitalisierung am Arbeitsplatz – eine Längsschnittanalyse. Studie der Universität St. Gallen.
Boehm, S, A., Baumgaertner, M., Breier, C., Brzykcy, A. Z., Kaufmann, F., Kreiner P., Kreissner, L. M., Loki, B. (2017). Lebensqualität und Lebenszufriedenheit von Berufstätigen in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland: Ergebnisse einer bevölkerungsrepräsentativen. Studie der Universität St. Gallen.
Featured in Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, Berliner Morgenpost, SWR aktuell
Boehm, S, A., Bourovoi, K., Brzykcy, A. Z., Kreissner, L. M., & Breier, C. (2016). Auswirkungen der Digitalisierung auf die Gesundheit von Berufstätigen: Eine bevölkerungsrepräsentative Studie in der Bundesrepublik Deutschland. Studie der Universität St. Gallen.
Featured in Die Welt, Berliner Zeitung, Frankfurter Allgemeine Zeitung, FOCUS online
Conference presentations (selected)
Goetz, T., Brzykcy, A. Z.,* Rönkkö, M., & Boehm, A. S. (2020, August). Direction of the effect between work-family conflict and psychological strain: A replication and extension study. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada.
*Tim Goetz and Anna Brzykcy contribute equally to this article.
Brzykcy, A. Z. (2019, April). Do teleworkers sleep better? Evidence from a matching estimator. Paper presented at the seminar of the Organizations Research Group (ORG) at the Ludwig Maximilian University of Munich, Munich, Germany.
Brzykcy, A. Z. (2018, October). Do teleworkers sleep better? Evidence from a matching estimator. Paper presented during the Business Lunch Seminar series at the University of Zurich, Zurich, Switzerland.
Brzykcy, A. Z., & Boehm, S. A. (2018, September). Disability and socialization at work: Causal evidence from a regression discontinuity approach. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the German Academic Association for Business Research, Munich, Germany. Best Paper Award Winner, Annual Meeting of the German Academic Association for Business Research 2018.
Brzykcy, A. Z., & Boehm, S. A. (2018, August). Does having a severe disability lead to decreased socialization opportunities at work? Causal evidence from a regression discontinuity approach. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago, USA.
Brzykcy, A. Z., Boehm, S. A., & Baldridge, D. (2017, August). Idiosyncratic deals, work ability and turnover: Toward greater understanding of disability type. Paper presented at the Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Atlanta, USA.
Impact Award of the University of St. Gallen 2019. Data Science Project with Social Insurance Institution of the Canton of Zurich “Success factors for job retention of persons with mental health illnesses”
Best Paper Award, Annual Meeting of the German Academic Association for Business Research, Munich, Germany, September 2018