Anna Sender

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

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Anna Sender is the Associate Director of the Center for Human Resource Management as well as Senior Research Associate and Lecturer at the University of Lucerne. She received Master in Economics from Warsaw School of Economics, Poland and PhD in Management from University of Zurich, Switzerland. She worked several years for international companies in the financial sector in Poland and Switzerland. Her research focus includes talent retention, compensation and transparency, international HRM, and non-standard work (e.g., gig work, temporary work). She has acquired and led several applied research projects funded by Swiss National science Foundation and Innosuisse. She is the leader of the CRANET project ( in Switzerland.

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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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