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Name Thijs A. Velema
Title Assistant Professor
Research Interests Organizational Theory, Social Network Analysis, Professional labor markets, European professional football
Office 4064
Phone 07-525-2000 #4621
Email thijs.velema@mail.nsysu.edu.tw


Education 2015, Ph.D., Sociology, National Taiwan University
2009, Master, Economic geography, Utrecht University
2007, Bachelor, Human Geography, Utrecht University
Experience 2015-09-01 ~ 2016-07-31, Academia Sinica, Post-doctoral researcher
Administrative Positions
2018-08-01 ~ , International MBA, National Sun Yat-sen University, Deputy Director
Academic Services
Category Year Title
Journal Article 2020 Velema, T.A., H-Y Wen & Y-K Zhou (2020). Global value added chains and the recruitment activities of European professional football teamsInternational Review for the Sociology of Sport, 55(2), 127-146. (SSCI)
Journal Article 2020 T.A. Velema (2020). Globalization and player recruitment: How teams from European top leagues broker migration flows of footballers in the global transfer networkInternational Review for the Sociology of Sport, doi.org/10.1177/1012690220919676(), . (SSCI)
Journal Article 2019 T.A. Velema (2019). Upward and downward job mobility and player market values in contemporary European professional footballSport Management Review, 22(2), 209-221. (SSCI)
Journal Article 2018 Fu Y-C, T.A. Velema*, & J-S Hwang (2018). Upward contacts in everyday life: Benefits of reaching hierarchical relations in ego-centered networksSocial Networks, 54(), 266-278. (SSCI)
Journal Article 2018 T.A. Velema (2018). A game of snakes and ladders: Player migratory trajectories in the global football labor marketInternational Review for the Sociology of Sport, 53(6), 706-725. (SSCI)
Journal Article 2012 T.A. Velema (2012). The contingent nature of brain gain and brain circulation: Their foreign context and the impact of return scientists on the scientific community in their country of originScientometrics, 93(), 893-913. (SSCI)
Conference Paper 2019 Argue, A.J. & T.A. Velema (2019). How skilled migrants signal quality of education to employers through prestige and cultural similarity of credentials . 35th Colloquium of the European Group for Organization Studies, UK.
Conference Paper 2019 L. Schmidt & T.A. Velema (2019). How mobility of individuals shapes organizational status . 35th Colloquium of the European Group for Organization Studies , UK.
Conference Paper 2018 T.A. Velema (2018). Social networks and career development among professional football players. 34th Colloquium of the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) , Estonia.
Conference Paper 2017 Velema, T.A. (2017). Soaring birds and sinking ships guiding sustainable careers: Organizational reputational changes and the mobility of workers in contemporary professional football.. 33rd Colloquium of the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS), Denmark.
Conference Paper 2017 Velema, T.A., Wen H.-Y. & Zhou Y.-K. (2017). The recruitment strategies of teams and the globalization of labor in European professional football. 2017 World Congress of Sociology of Sport in Taoyuan, Taiwan.
Conference Paper 2016 Velema, T.A., J-S Hwang & Y-C Fu (2016). Upward daily contact in social hierarchy: Benefits of reaching into structural holes in ego-centered contact networks. 25th South Taiwan Statistics Conference, Taiwan.
Conference Paper 2015 T.A. Velema (2015). Orderly elites and chaotic others: Career sequences of professional players in European Soccer. 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management , Canada.
Conference Paper 2015 T.A. Velema (2015). Status boundary crossings and career attainment in professional labor markets: Orderly and chaotic careers and the transfers of professional football players in Europe, 2004 - 2012. 31st colloquium of the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS), Greece.
Conference Paper 2014 T.A. Velema (2014). Organizational status identities and the mobility of professional football players in Europe. 109th Annual Meeting of the American Sociological Association (ASA), United States.
Conference Paper 2014 T.A. Velema (2014). Organizational status identities and the mobility of professional football players in Europe. 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management (AoM), United States.
Conference Paper 2014 T.A. Velema (2014). Organizational goals, professional interests, and the mobility of football players in Europe. XVIII ISA World Congress of Sociology, RC 52 Sociology of professional groups, Japan.
Conference Paper 2013 T.A. Velema (2013). Career sequences involving organizations of different status positions in European professional football. Annual conference of the European Consortium for Sociological Research (ECSR), Netherlands.
Conference Paper 2013 T.A. Velema (2013). Organizational status as bridge to career attainment in professional football. 29th colloquium of the European Group for Organization Studies (EGOS) , Canada.
Book and Chapter 2014

(2014). The directorate interlock network in Taiwan throughout the twentieth century. Lee, Z-R & T. A. Velema The power of corporate networks: A global and historical perspective (276-295) . Routledge

Year Title
2020

Framing for institutional change: How organizations use language to position products in taken-for-granted categories in the North American video game industry. Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST 109-2636-H-110-002 Einstein Young Scholar Fellowship)

2018

Red queen competition among specialist and generalist firms in a professional labor market. Ministry of Science and Technology (MOST 107-2410-H-110-019-MY2 )

2017

Who exactly is it you know that really matters? Finding a job through employee, manager-worker, and employer networks. MOST (106-2410-H-110-049-)

2016

Soaring birds and sinking ships in the war for talent: Reputational changes and the recruitment of high and low status firms in contemporary professional football. MOST (105-2410-H-110-085-)

Year Name Degree Title
2019 Sabrina MEINHART Master Market intelligence process for market entry mode decisions: an analysis of the Austrian and Taiwanese steel industry with a cultural focus on power distance
2018 Carmen STEINKELLNER Master The Influence of International Master Programs on Cultural Intelligence: A Comparison of Learning Experiences of Global Business and General Management Master Program Students
2018 Stefan DORNINGER Master An exploratory study on company decision making process for employee education
2018 Kathleen Chuanfu ZHOU Master Training, family and friends’ as well as supervisors’ support are strong drivers for retaining highly skilled international employees in Taiwan.
2018 Doris HEILIGENBRUNNER Master Online brand positioning in the Chinese skiing industry: A content analysis of how brand personality and consumer culture positioning influence a brand's success
2018 Bernhard SCHNEDERLE Master NON-MONETARY MOTIVATION OF PROFESSIONAL FOOTBALL PLAYERS IN AUSTRIA
2018 Lisa Maria PREM Master Exploring Generation Y’s preferences towards team communication: An analysis of Austrian and Taiwanese student’s experiences with conflicts due to communication differences
2017 Viktoria Buttenhauser Master Understanding Generation Y Work Values - Exploring International Business Master Students in Austria and Taiwan
2017 Hsiu-han Yang Master Pushing You On or Holding You Back? How does Career Capital and Job Satisfaction Shape The Career Orientations of Working Holiday Makers
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