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Serge da Motta Veiga

Assistant Professor Department of Management

Serge da Motta Veiga joined the Department of Management at American University in August 2015. Prior to coming to American, Serge was an Assistant Professor of Management at Lehigh University. He earned his Ph.D. in Business Administration with an emphasis on Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management from the University of Missouri, and his license in Economics from the Université Libre de Bruxelles in Belgium. Serge’s research interests include job search, careers, recruitment, affect, motivation, and humor at work. Specifically, he is interested in examining various dynamic factors involved in pre-organizational entry processes (job search and recruitment), such as the role of affect and motivation regulation. He has published his work in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, and in the Journal of Organizational Behavior, and his research has been featured in public press outlets such as Time, Fast Company, and Psychological Science. Prior to pursuing his Ph.D., Serge worked for six years in the Banking and Consulting industries in London, Paris, and Brussels.


Ph.D., University of Missouri (Organizational Behavior/Human Resource Management); Licence, Université Libre de Bruxelles (Economics)

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Selected Publications

  • Djurdjevic, E., Stoverink, A. C., Klotz, A. C., Koopman, J., da Motta Veiga, S. P., Yam, K. C., & Chiang, J. T. J. (in press). Workplace status: The development and validation of a scale. Journal of Applied Psychology
  • da Motta Veiga, S. P., & Gabriel, A. S. (2016). The role of self-determined motivation in job search: A dynamic approach. Journal of Applied Psychology, 101, 350-361.
  • da Motta Veiga, S. P. (2015). The role and types of job search strategies as career growth tool for mid-career professionals. Journal of Career Development, 42, 339-350.
  • da Motta Veiga, S. P., & Turban, D. B. (2014). Are affect and perceived stress detrimental or beneficial to job seekers?  The role of learning goal orientation in job search self-regulation. Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, 125, 193-203.
  • Klotz, A. C., da Motta Veiga, S. P., Buckley, M. R., & Gavin, M. (2013). The role of trustworthiness in recruitment and selection: A review and guide for future research. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 34, S104-S119.
  • Turban, D. B., Lee, F. K., da Motta Veiga, S. P., Haggard, D. L., & Wu, S. Y. (2013). Be happy, don’t wait: The role of affect in job search. Personnel Psychology, 66, 483-514.


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