Anna Sender

Associate Director of the Center for HRM, Senior Research Associate, Lecturer

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Anna Sender completed her Bachelor and Master studies in Economics at Warsaw School of Economics in Poland with specialization in Quantitative Methods and Information Systems. She worked several years for international companies in the financial sector in Poland and Switzerland. In November 2011 she joined the Chair in Human Resource Management of Prof. Dr. Bruno Staffelbach at the University of Zurich. She took a leadership role in KTI financed project “Innovative HR Concept for export development in China”, in SNF financed project “Improving the well-being and career outcomes of temporary agency workers” and in CRANET project ( in Switzerland. In December 2015 she defended her PhD Thesis “Push and Pull Factors in Employee Turnover”. In August 2016 she joined University of Lucerne as an associate director of the Center for Human Resource Management.

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Anna Sender’s research focuses on HRM phenomena on both organizational and individual level. Her research interests center around employee turnover, job insecurity and non-standard work arrangements. She holds a PhD from the University of Zurich (Thesis “Push and Pull Factors in Employee Turnover”). Anna Sender has been involved as a co-investigator and leader of KTI, SNF and other third party financed projects. Currently, she leads the CRANET project for Switzerland ( and the third party financed project on Board of Directors and Executive Board compensation. Her research is mostly quantitative and incorporates both international, comparative perspectives as well as multi-level approaches. 





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