Maria Tomprou, Ph.D.Teaching Instructor
School of Leadership and Professional Advancement
Education:Ph.D., Organizational Behavior, Athens University of Economics and Business, 2009
M.Sc, Occupational and Organizational Psychology, University of Surrey, UK, 2004
B.Sc., Psychology, National University of Athens, 2003
Maria Tomprou is an Adjunct Teaching Instructor of Management courses at Duquesne University. Since 2009, she works as a post-doc research fellow at Heinz College, Carnegie Mellon University. She received her Ph.D. from Athens University of Economics and Business, Athens, Greece. Maria Tomprou has also a M.Sc. degree in Occupational and Organizational Psychology from University of Surrey, United Kingdom. During her academic studies, she has received many grants and scholarships. She has also worked in government-funded project as scientific associate. Maria speaks Greek, German and Chinese.
Tomprou, M. & Nikolaou, I. (accepted). Exploring the role of social influence in promises and information seeking among newcomers. European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology.
Tomprou, M., Nikolaou, I. & Vakola, M. (2012). Experiencing organizational change in
Greece: the framework of psychological contract. International Journal of Human Resource
Management. 23(2), 385-405.
Tomprou, M. & Nikolaou, I. (2011). A model of psychological contract creation upon entry. Career Development International. 16, 342-363.
Myors, B., Lievens, F.,'Tomprou, M., et al. (2008).International perspectives on the legal environment for selection. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 1, 206-246.
Myors, B., Lievens, F., 'Tomprou, M., et al. (2008). Broadening international perspectives on the legal environment for personnel selection. Industrial and Organizational Psychology: Perspectives on Science and Practice, 1, 266-270.
Nikolaou, I., Tomprou, M. & Vakola, M. (2007). Individual's Inducements and the Role of
Personality: Implications for Psychological Contracts. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 22,
Tomprou,M., Nikolaou, I. & Nezlek J.B., & Rousseau, D.M. (2011) Promise Exchange between Newcomers and Organization. Annual Meeting of Academy of Management,San Antonio, Texas, USA.
Tomprou, M. and Nikolaou, I. (2011). Organizational Change and Psychological Contract Fulfillment: A Multi-Level Examination in Greece. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychologists Conference,Maastricht, Netherlands.
Nikolaou, I. and Tomprou M. (2011). Applicants' personality in interview perceptions in Greece. European Association of Work and
Organizational Psychologists Conference, Maastricht, Netherlands.
Tomprou, M. (2010). The dynamics of psychological contract creation during selection and socialization. EDAMBA Annual
Meeting and General Assembly, Lisbon, Portugal. (as Invited Speaker)
Tomprou, M. and Nikolaou, I.(2010). A longitudinal study on newcomers' expectations, promises, information and social exchanges. Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, Montreal, Quebec, Canada.
Tomprou, M., Nikolaou, I. and Bourantas, D. (2009). Psychological contract creation of newcomers: a diary study exploring the role of social influence. Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, Chicago, ILL., USA.
Tomprou, M. and Nikolaou, I. (2009). Psychological Contract Creation: A diary study in newcomer's first days at work. 14th European Conference of Work & Organizational Psychology, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Tomprou, M and Nikolaou, I. (2009). The Effect of Contract Makers and Facilitators on Psychological Contract Creation: The Role of Exchange and Reciprocation Ideologies. 14th European Conference of Work & Organizational Psychology, Santiago de Compostela, Spain.
Nikolaou, I. and Tomprou, M. (2007). Dynamics of the Psychological Contract: the role of selection practices and individual characteristics in the Greek banking sector. 13th European Conference of Work & Organizational Psychology, Stockholm, Sweden.
Tomprou, M., Nikolaou & Mpourantas, D. (2007). The Potential Dynamics of Psychological Contracting during Selection and Socialization. Annual Meeting of Academy of Management, Philadelphia, USA.
Tomprou, M. and Nikolaou, I.
(2007). A diary study exploring the processes of psychological contract creation. EAWOP Small Group Meeting on Psychological Contracts. Zurich, Switzerland.
Tomprou, M. and Nikolaou, I. (2006). Exploring the dynamics of newcomers' psychological contract creation: An Alternative Socio-cognitive Approach. 26th International Conference of Applied Psychology, July, 16-21, Athens, Greece
Tomprou, M. and Kantas, A. (2005) Burnout, Work Engagement and Job Satisfaction in Greek and Bulgarian Workers. European Association of Work and Organizational Psychologists Conference, May, 12-15, Istanbul, Turkey
2nd Prize of the 2010 EDAMBA Thesis Competition by European Doctoral Programs Association in Management and Business Administration (EDAMBA), 2010
Highly Commended Award in the Human Resource Management category of the 2009 Emerald/ EFMD Outstanding Doctoral Research Awards by Emerald Publishing, 2010
Outstanding Reviewer Award by Academy of Management OB Division 2010
Postgraduate Scholarship of Human Resource Management by Greek State Scholarship Foundation (IKY), 2006-2009
Award for Academic Performance 2001-2002 by Union of Marine Profession, 2002