University of Bath School of Management University of Bath School of Management

Dr Zeynep Yesim Yalabik

Dr Zeynep Yesim Yalabik

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Leading Refereed Journal Papers
Other Outputs


Job Title:

Senior Lecturer (Associate Professor) in HRM

Affiliated Research Centre:

Future of Work Research Centre (FoW)


Strategy & Organisation

Key Research Interests:

Employee Engagement, Organisational Commitment, Human Resource Management

Research Interests

My research focuses on two key employee attitudes: engagement and commitment. I am interested in exploring what motivates employees to become engaged in their work and committed to their organisation. I am also interested in how satisfaction of employees with the HR practices of their organisations shape their engagement and commitment. I have been actively involved in the Organisational Behavior (OB) Strategic Interest Group (SIG) of European Academy of Management (EURAM) conference since 2013 as general track chair and programme chair. I am the OB SIG chair and programme chair for 2017-2018 EURAM conference.

PhD Supervision

I welcome PhD applications from prospective students interested in conducting quantitative research in areas of work engagement, organisational commitment and satisfaction with HRM practices.


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Leading Refereed Journal Papers

Yalabik, Z.Y., Rayton, B. A., & Rapti, A. (Forthcoming) Facets of Job Satisfaction and Work Engagement, Evidence-based HRM. DOI: 10.1108/EBHRM-08-2015-0036.

Yalabik, Z.Y., Swart, J., Kinnie, N., & Van Rossenberg, Y. 2017. Multiple foci of commitment and intention to quit in knowledgeintensive organizations (KIOs): what makes Professionals Leave?. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol 28, no. 2, pp. 417. DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2016.1244918.

Yalabik, Z. Y., Van Rossenberg, Y., Kinnie, N. J. & Swart, J. 2015. Engaged and committed? The relationship between work engagement and commitment in Professional Service Firms. The International Journal of Human Resource Management.

Swart, J., Kinnie, N., Van Rossennberg, Y., & Yalabik, Z. Y. 2014. Why should I share my knowledge? A multiple foci of commitment perspective. Human Resource Management Journal, 24(3): 269-289. DOI: 10.1111/1748-8583.12037.

Rayton, B. A., & Yalabik, Z. Y. 2014. Work engagement, psychological contract breach and job satisfaction. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 25(17): 2382-2400, DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2013.876440.

Yalabik, Z. Y. 2013. Mergers and acquisitions: does organizational socialization matter? Human Resource Development International, 16(5): 519-537. DOI: 10.1080/13678868.2013.813739.

Yalabik, Z. Y., Popaitoon, P., Chowne, J. A. & Rayton, B. A. 2013. Work engagement as a mediator between employee attitudes and outcomes. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24(14): 2799-2823, DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2013.763844.

► older publications

Yalabik, Z. Y., Chen, Shyh-jer, Lawler, J. & Kim, Kwanghyun. 2008. High-performance work system and organizational turnover in east and southeast Asian countries.external website Industrial Relations, 47(1): 145-152, DOI: 10.1111/j.1468-232X.2008.00509.x.

Other Outputs

Yalabik, Z.Y., Popaitoon, P., Chowne, J., & Rayton, B.A. (2012) Employee Work Engagement, Affect and Outcomes. Received the Best Paper Award and Published in Academy of Management Proceedings. DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2012.143.

Kapinos, K. & Yalabik, Z.Y. (2008) The road to a successful academic career: Lessons from the doctoral consortium of 2008, Perspectives on Work, LERA.​

Aguilera, R.V., Dencker, J.C., & Yalabik, Z.Y. 2008, Institutions and organizational socialization: connectivity in the human side of post-merger and acquisition integration. in AY Lewin, TS Cavusgil, TM Holt & DA Griffith (eds), Thought Leadership in Advancing International Business Research. Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, U. K., pp. 153-189.