Dr. Anna Brzykcy

Office hours: by appointment (please e-mail)
Room: Leopoldstrasse 139, 3rd floor, Room 309

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 is broadly interested in studying the effects of leadership, digital/flexible working, and organizational culture. Her research program comprises three foci: (1) effects of new forms of work, job crafting and digital working on (mental) health, (2) leadership with a particular emphasis on follower perceptions of leadership behaviors and leadership emergence among persons with stigmatized social identities, and (3) mental health stigma, labeling effects, inclusive leadership, and organizational culture. She uses quantitative methods to explore research questions in these areas, such as longitudinal data modeling, behavioral experiments using eye tracking methodology, and quasi-experimental study designs (e.g., propensity score matching techniques, regression discontinuity design). The latter includes a broad range of innovative approaches to simulate experiments in observational data that remain largely underused by management and leadership scholars.

Short Bio

since 01/2019

Postdoctoral Researcher
Chair of Research and Science Management
Technical University of Munich
09/2021

Systemic Therapist
Internationale Gesellschaft für Systemische Therapie und Beratung
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. (2021). No such thing as a free ride: The impact of disability labels on relationship building at work. Human Relations. https://doi.org/10.1177/0018726721991609
*A prior version of this paper received the 2018 Best paper Award at the annual meeting of the German Academic Association for Business Research.

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. https://doi.org/10.1016/j.jvb.2019.02.001.

Practitioner oriented articles and book chapters

Brzykcy, A. Z., & Kreissner, L. (2021). Darüber sprechen wir zu wenig. Führung von psychisch belasteten Mitarbeitenden. Personal in Hochschule und Wissenschaft entwickeln.

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.
*Authors are listed in alphabetical order

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
*Authors are listed in alphabetical order

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.

Scholarships and Awards

Brzykcy, A. Z., Hauser, A., Kraus, B., & Peus, C. Gesund(es) Führen – Wie Führungskräfte psychische Gesundheit am Arbeitsplatz ermöglichen, fördern und erhalten. REACT-EU Grant, EUR 389.308,47 over three years. Awarded in November 2021.

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