Dr. Anna Brzykcy

Office hours: by appointment (please e-mail)
Room: Arcisstr. 21, Building 0505, Intermediate Story, Room Z563

E-Mail: anna.brzykcy (at) tum.de
Fon: +49 89 289 24069
Fax: +49 89 289 24093

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.

Short Bio

since 01/2019

Postdoctoral fellow at the TUM Chair of Research and Science Management
Chair of Research and Science Management
Technical University of Munich
expected in 12/2020 Systemic Therapist
Internationale Gesellschaft für Systemische Therapie und Beratung (IGST), Heidelberg, Germany
Teaching therapist: Dr. Bernd Schumacher
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

Publications

Peer-reviewed publications and conference proceedings

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.

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.

Awards

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