Skip to main content
KBS_Icon_questionmark link-ico
Frederik Anseel

Professor Frederik Anseel

Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Vice Dean (Research)

Research interests

Human Resource Management
Strategy, International Management & Entrepreneurship

Contact Details

Frederik Anseel is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Vice Dean of Research. Previously, he was Head of Department at Ghent University (Belgium) and held visiting positions at ESSEC Business School (France), Bocconi University (Italy) and University of Groningen (The Netherlands). Frederik Anseel is an elected Fellow of the International Association of Applied Psychology and he currently serves as the President of the European Association of Work and Organizational Psychology.

Frederik Anseel studies the psychological microfoundations of organizational learning, innovation and entrepreneurship. His recent work focuses on how leaders and individuals can overcome motivational obstacles during the innovation and entrepreneurial process to “keep the fire burning”. His work has been featured in media such as Harvard Business Review, BBC, Science, Nature, Psychology Today, the New York Times, the Wall Street Journal and The Guardian.

Apart from his work in academia, he has several years of industry experience by founding and managing two consulting firms, including one university spin-off.  Through keynotes, executive coaching and consultancy, he has contributed to leadership development and performance management initiatives in a variety of industries such as banking, healthcare, consulting, government, energy management and manufacturing. His consulting clients include, among others KBC, BNP Paribas, Deloitte, KPMG, Gallup, Econocom, Engie, Pilips, Volvo.


Research Profile

View CV

Currently accepting new PhD students.


Levecque, K., Anseel, F., De Beuckelaer, A., Van der Heyden, J., Lydia, G. (2017). Work organization and mental health problems in PhD students. Research Policy, 46, 4, 709-880.

Anseel, F., Beatty, A., Shen, W., Lievens, F., & Sackett, P.R. (2015).  How are we doing after 30 years? A meta-analytic review of the antecedents and outcomes of feedback-seeking behavior. Journal of Management, 41, 318-348.

Leroy, H., Dierynck, B., Anseel, F., Simons, T., Halbesleben, J., McCaughey, D., Savage, G., & Sels, L. (2012). Behavioral integrity for safety, priority of safety, psychological safety, and patient safety: A team-level study. Journal of Applied Psychology, 97, 1273-1281.

Anseel, F., Lievens, F., & Schollaert, E. (2009). Reflection as a strategy for enhancing the effect of feedback on task performance. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 110, 23-35.

Harris, M. M., Anseel, F., & Lievens, F., & (2008). Keeping up with the joneses: The relationship between upward, lateral, and downward pay comparisons and pay satisfaction. Journal of Applied Psychology, 93, 665-773.

Discover King’s Business School

Undergraduate courses

Undergraduate courses

Our undergraduate courses explore modern business and organisational management theory and practice

Postgraduate education

Postgraduate courses

We create socially responsible leaders of the future. Ready to start your postgraduate journey?

Executive education

Executive education

Our open and bespoke courses will help you transform your business and support you at each step

Research & expertise

Research & expertise

Find out why we are ranked 8th in the UK for our highly regarded research and the impact we make