dr. A.C. Bos - Nehles (Anna)

Assistant Professor

About Me

Anna Bos-Nehles is Assistant Professor in the field of Human Resource Management at the University of Twente. Her main research interest lies in the role of line managers towards HRM implementation effectiveness, their effect on innovative employee behaviours and their role in digitalization. She focuses on how line managers implement HR policies and practices at the operational level, in the way they shape the innovative behaviour of employees in all areas of the organisation and how they use digital applications to manage their subordinates. Her research has been published in peer-reviewed international outlets such as Human Resource Management, International Journal of HRM, Personnel Reviewand European Journal of International Managementor in peer-reviewed books with an international audience such as HRM and Performance: Achievements and Challenges or the Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management. She has edited the Special Section on HRM Implementation in Europe in the European Journal of International Management and has chaired the Academy of Management Symposium on HRM Implementation Effectiveness in the International Arena: A Multi-Level and Multi-Actor Perspective.

She has performed research projects in a variety of organizations, such as Shell, Stork Fokker, Thales, Strukton Worksphere, Plegt-Vos, Benchmark Electronics, The Netherlands Fire Services, Asito, and several healthcare organizations.



Human Resource Management


  • HRM Implementation Effectiveness
  • Line Management
  • Innovative Work Behaviour



Recent Articles
Meijerink, J., Beijer, S., & Bos-Nehles, A. C. (2017). How Do Employee Perceptions of HRM Relate to Performance? A Meta-Analysis of Mediating Mechanisms. Paper presented at 77th Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017, Atlanta, United States.DOI: 10.5465/AMBPP.2017.15179abstract
Meijerink, J. G., & Bos-Nehles, A. C. (2017). Toward a Marketing Perspective on How ‘Active Employees’ Create Valuable Human Resource Management Outcomes: The Role of HRM Consumption and Psychological Ownership. In C. Olckers, L. van Zyl, & L. van der Vaart (Eds.), Theoretical Orientations and Practical Applications of Psychological Ownership Springer.

UT Research Information System


  • HRM & Innovation (MSc)
  • Human Resource Management, Organizational Behaviour, Law and Information Management (BSc)
  • Supervision of Master students (BA)
  • Supervision of Bachelor students (IBA)

Affiliated Study Programmes




Contact Details

Visiting Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn (building no. 10), room 2355
Hallenweg 17
7522NH  Enschede
The Netherlands

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Mailing Address

University of Twente
Faculty of Behavioural, Management and Social Sciences
Ravelijn  2355
P.O. Box 217
7500 AE Enschede
The Netherlands