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HR Division Ambassadors
  • Austria - Wolfgang Mayrhofer
  • Belgium - Filip Lievens
  • Botswana - Dorothy Mpabanga
  • Brazil - Allan Barbosa
  • Bulgaria - Lucia F. Miree
  • Canada - Danielle van Jaarsveld
  • Chile - Andres Raineri
  • China - Yaping Gong
  • Costa Rica - Brosh Teucher
  • Cyprus - Eleni Stavrou
  • Czech Republic - Martina Königová
  • Denmark - Liza Castro Christiansen
  • Finland - Ingmar Bjorkman
  • France - Ariane Ollier-Malaterre
  • Germany - Marion Festing
  • Ghana - David Zoogah
  • Greece - Olga Epitropaki
  • Hong Kong - Christina Sue-Chan
  • Iceland - Ingi Edvardsson
  • India - Radha Sharma
  • Indonesia - Budi Soetjipto
  • Ireland - Brian Harney
  • Israel - Michal Biron
  • Italy - Silvia Bagdadli
  • Lebanon - Fida Afiouni
  • Macau - Li-Yun Sun
  • Malaysia - Chew Kok Wai
  • Netherlands - Deanne Den Hartog
  • New Zealand - Jarrod Haar
  • Norway - Bard Kuvaas
  • Pakistan - Samina Qurat-Ul-Ain
  • Phillipines - Victoria Caparas
  • Poland - Peter Odrakiewicz
  • Portugal - Rita Cunha
  • Russia - Anna Gryaznova
  • Singapore - Audrey Chia
  • Slovenia - Robert Kaše
  • South Africa - Karel Stanz
  • Spain - Steven Poelmans
  • Sweden - Magnus Hansson
  • Taiwan - Aichia Chuang
  • Turkey - Canan Ceylan
  • UAE - Scott Martin
  • Uganda - John Munene
  • UK - Graham Dietz

    Wolfgang Mayrhofer - (

    Wolfgang Mayrhofer is Professor of Organisational Behaviour and Management at the Institute of Organisation Studies and Organisational Behaviour, Department of Management, WU Wirtschaftsuniversität Wien, Vienna, Austria. He previously has held research and teaching positions at the University of Paderborn, Germany, and at Dresden University of Technology, Germany, after receiving his diploma and doctoral degree in Business Administration from the Wirtschaftsuniversitaet (WU) Wien.

    He conducts research in the area of comparative international human resource management and leadership, work careers, and systems theory and management and has been awarded the promotion award of Senator Wilhelm Wilfling Foundation, Vienna, for outstanding research. He regularly consults to both private and public sector organisations, with an emphasis on leadership, team and self-development by outdoor training/sailing (see

    Wolfgang Mayrhofer is a member of the editorial/advisory editoral board of the Journal for Managerial Psychology, the Journal for Cross-Cultural Competence and Management, the Journal of the International Society for Research in Healthcare Financial Management, the Journal of Management Spirituality and Religion, Management Revue, Zeitschrift für Personalforschung, The Jordanian Journal of Administrative Sciences, the ESADE-DEUSTO Series 'Managing people in 21st century organsations' and a corresponding member of Journal for East European Management Studies. He also is an associate at the Centre for Research into the Management of Expatriation, Cranfield, UK, member of the academic advisory board of AHRMIO, the Association of Human Resource Management in International Organisations and an appointed visiting professor at Henley Management College, UK. He has taught in various international programs.Wolfgang Mayrhofer has authored and co-authored more than 100 book chapters and peer reviewed articles as well as authored, co-authored and co-edited 23 books.

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    Filip Lievens (

    Filip Lievens is Professor at the Department of Personnel Management and Work and Organizational Psychology at Ghent University, Belgium. In 1999, he earned his Ph.D. from the same university.

    He is the author of over 70 articles in the areas of organizational attractiveness, high-stakes testing, and selection including assessment centers, situational judgment tests, and web-based assessment. He has published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Applied Psychology: An international Review, and International Journal of Selection and Assessment. He was a past book review editor for the International Journal of Selection and Assessment and serves as editorial board member for seven journals.

    He is currently treasurer for the Organizational Psychology Division of the International Association for Applied Psychology. He has received several awards including the Best Paper Award from the International Personnel Management Association (2001), the Distinguished Early Career Award from the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology (2006), and the Douglas W. Bray - Ann Howard Award (2007). In his leisure time, he is an avid swimmer, biker, and runner. He regularly participates in triathlons.

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    Dorothy Mpabanga (

    Dorothy. Mpabanga (PhD) is a Deputy Director in the Center of Specialization in Public Administration and Management (CESPAM) and lecturer of Human Resource Management in the Department of Political and Administrative Studies (PAS), University of Botswana. CESPAM is a centre that offers short term executive training for SADC leaders and managers in public administration and management. Dorothy obtained her undergraduate degree in Public Administration and Sociology from the University of Botswana, an MSC in Development Economics and Project Planning and Appraisal from the University of Bradford in the UK. Mpabanga holds a PhD in Human Resource Management from the University of Strathclyde in Glasgow, Scotland in the UK.

    Dorothy lectures at both undergraduate and graduate levels. Before joining the University of Botswana, Mpabanga brought in with her vast industry experience. She had worked for eleven (11) years at the Ministry of Commerce and Industry as an Industrial and Senior Industrial Officer (Project Analyst) and for three (3) years at the Central Bank of Botswana as a Research Officer and Acting Senior Economist. She has various publications in Human Resource Management, Constraints to industrial Development in Botswana, NGO management, Performance Management Systems, ICT in Botswana, governance, elections and electoral processes in Botswana. She has facilitated in many workshops including:

    • Strategic planning and management,
    • Performance Management Systems, Balance Score Card
    • HRM, diversity management,
    • HRM in the military at the Centre for strategic studies at UB and at WITS University Centre for Defense and Security Management in South Africa,
    • Policy Formulation and Advocacy skills for NGOs in SADC.

    She holds membership to various bodies including The Democracy Research Project at UB; The American Academy of Management, New York; Performance Management Association (PMA); Canfield University, UK; The International Research Society for Public Management (IRSPM) UK; European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM), Brussels.

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    Allan Barbosa (

    Associate Professor at Federal University of Minas Gerais (UFMG) since 1993. Post Doctor by Lisbon Technical University (UTL), Superior Institute of Management and Economics (2005/2006). Specialization studies at ILO (Turin, 1999 and 2000). Doctor (1995) and Master in Business Administration (1989), Economics graduation (1985).

    Coordinator of Interdisciplinary center research about management in organizations and Human Resources Management Observatory in Health (partnership between Minas Gerais State Government, Federal University of Minas Gerais, Pan-American Organization of Health - PAHO - and Federal Government of Brazil).

    Associated Editor, Council member and responsible for evaluation of several reviews in Business Administration field with great impact at academy world in Brazil (Academy of Management, IberoAmerican Academy of Management, CRITEOS, IFBAE and ANPAD, RAE, RAC and others in Brazil).

    Experience on public management as Foundation´s President, Assistant Pro-Rector of Human Resources, Coordinator, Deputy Coordinator of Post-Graduate Studies and Coordinator of Doctorate in Business Administration.

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    Lucia Miree (

    Lucia Miree graduated from Auburn University with an undergraduate degree in foreign languages (Spanish and French), and completed her masters degree in communication research and her doctoral degree in organizational behavior at Florida State University. After teaching at a university for five years, Dr. Miree returned to complete a Masters of Public Health at Boston University, where she specialized in health care management.

    She has been a college professor for over twenty years has lived and worked overseas for the past ten years, including time in Israel and the last six years in Bulgaria. She is currently a Professor of Business at the American University in Bulgaria. She teaches Organizational Behavior, Human Resources Management, and a number of elective seminars in compensation and benefits, training, and performance management.

    Her main research interest is occupational stress and she developed and has been refining a cost model for application to individual business environments. Newer research interests include the development of cultural intelligence and the impact of privacy regulations on business functions. Miree maintains an active international consulting practice, providing training and development services to private companies, government units, and not-for-profit organizations.

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    Danielle van Jaarsveld (

    Andres Raineri (

    Andrés Raineri is a Professor at the Business School at the Pontificia Universidad Católica de Chile. Andrés received his Ph.D. in Psychology and M.S. in Business Management and Policy from the State University of New York at Stony Brook.

    Andrés' current research interests include the impact of leadership, culture, human resource management, and decision making behavior on group and organizational outcomes. He has (co-) authored several articles in these areas published in outlets such as Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, Journal of Business Research, Behavioral Decision Theory and Journal of the Experimental Analysis of Behavior. Andrés' teaching interests include HRM, OB and Organizational Change. He has taught at the undergraduate, MBA and executive levels.

    Prior to his academic career Andrés worked for two years as a human resource executive in New York, and for four years as a senior consultant in a human resources consulting company in Santiago. He has also rendered consulting in human resources for several companies in the electricity, banking and non profit sectors in Chile among others.

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    Yaping Gong (

    Yaping Gong is an Associate Professor of Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior at the Hong Kong University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. from the Ohio State University.

    Dr. Gong's research interests can be classified into four themes. The first theme pertains to the antecedents and impacts of HRM in multinational firms, cross-border alliances, and Chinese context (i.e., strategic HRM research in the international context). The second theme pertains to the relationship between systems of HRM practices and firm performance and associated mechanisms (i.e., strategic HRM research in general). The third theme pertains to goal orientation and cross-cultural adjustment (i.e., goal orientation research in the international context). The fourth theme pertains to goal orientation and employee creativity (goal orientation and creativity research in general). His work has been published or accepted for publication at Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management, Human Resource Management, Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology, etc. He is currently sitting in the editorial board of Journal of Applied Psychology and Management and Organization Review.

    Dr. Gong is an active member of the academic community. He has reviewed for many academic journals including the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Strategic Management Journal, Journal of Management, etc. He is a member of the Academy of Management, American Psychological Association, Academy of International Business, and International Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR).

    Dr. Gong's teaching interests include HRM and OB. He has offered an introductory OB course, a course on group and teamwork, a Ph.D. seminar on HRM/OB. He has taught at the undergraduate, MBA and executive levels.

    Dr. Gong's hobbies include hiking and swimming.

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    Brosh Teuche (

    Brosh M. Teucher is an Assistant Professor of Human Resources and Organization at INCAE Business School, Costa Rica. He received a B.A. in Psychology and Geography from Haifa University (Haifa, Israel), a M.Sc. in Behavioral and Management Sciences - Industrial Psychology from the Technion - Israel institute of Technology (Haifa, Israel) and a Ph.D. in Business Administration - Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior from the University of Washington (Seattle, United States).

    At INCAE he teaches courses in human resources, organizational change, management processes, and negotiations in MBA, executive MBA, and executive education programs in Central and Latin America. His research focuses on the impact of organizational factors on stock prices, cultural elements and determinants of high-performance organizations, and cultural differences in negotiation and conflict resolution. He is currently a visiting scholar at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

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    Eleni Stavrou (

    Eleni is presently an Associate Professor of Management and Organization at the University of Cyprus. She has received her Ph.D. in Management and Organization at the George Washington University, USA where she was co-founder and Director of Programs and Operations of the Center for Family Enterprise. She received also an MBA in Human Resources Management/Human Resource Information Systems and a B.Sc. in Marketing and Management at the State University of New York (SUNY) at Albany, USA.

    Eleni has published widely including articles in various academic journals, such as Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Business Ethics, Entrepreneurship Theory and Practice, Journal of Applied Social Psychology, Journal of Small Business Management, and International Small Business Journal. Her research interests include: work-life issues; strategic comparative human resource management; intergenerational transitions in family firms; and culture. Largely as a result of her initiative, the University of Cyprus is one of the few in Southern Europe and the Middle East to promote and publish research in the emerging field of family enterprise. Finally, she has been developing and executing training workshops and acts as an organizational consultant to various organizations.

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    Martina Königová (

    Martina Königová has received M.Sc. in Economics and Management and Ph.D. in Management at the Czech University of Life Sciences in Prague. She lectures Human Resource Management and Crisis Management as well as leads bachelor and diploma theses.

    She is a member of the Editorial Board of the Faculty of Economics and Management at the Czech University of Life Sciences and a main researcher and a co-researcher of several significant projects e.g.: The Use of Competencies in Knowledge-based Organization (The Czech Science Foundation) or Information and Knowledge Support of Strategic Management (The Ministry of Education, Youth and Sports of the Czech Republic). She is also a reviewer of bachelor and diploma theses, projects and textbooks.

    The main areas of her research cover Competency models, Risk Management and Crisis Management. Martina Königová regularly presents the results of her work at the international conferences and contributes to Scientia Agliculturae Bohemica Journal.

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    Liza Castro Christiansen (

    Dr. Liza Castro Christiansen is a Visiting Academic Fellow at the Henley Business School, University of Reading in the UK. She received her Executive MBA and DBA at Henley Management College in the UK in 1999 and 2006, respectively. Liza has been Senior Lecturer in Marketing at the Aarhus Business College in Denmark since 2001. As Visiting Faculty for Henley, she supervises Doctoral associates researching within the areas of Leadership, Change and Learning and MBA candidates writing their dissertations in Marketing. Liza orginally comes from the Philippines where she obtained her double Bachelor's degree in Business Administration and International Studies.

    Liza's current research interests are in the alignment of HR strategy and business strategy and its relationship to organisational performance, HR competencies and leadership and change.

    Liza has presented her work at the British Academy of Management Conference and she received the Best Paper Award, HR Track at the BAM in September 2009. She also serves as a reviewer and chair for track sessions at the BAM. She has published in the Journal of General Management in the UK and in the Henley Working Paper Series.

    Liza guests as a contributor and speaker in the HR Managers Association of Denkmark's practitioner journal "HR Manager" and seminars as well as in the HR Education of the Leadership Academy in Aarhus. Prior to joining academia in 2001, Liza worked as marketing manager in the education, hotel and IT sectors in Denmark for 14 years. Liza has experience in organisational consultancy and in the management of marketing and sales, key accounts, projects and HR.

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    Ingmar Bjorkman (

    Ingmar Björkman is a professor of management and organization at the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland. He has held visiting positions at Hong Kong University, ESSEC, INSEAD, and SCANCOR (Stanford University).

    Professor Björkman's research interests focus on international human resource management, knowledge creation and transfer in multinational corporations, and integration of international mergers & acquisitions. Much of his work has been on Western companies' operations in the People's Republic of China but he has also published several articles on management issues in Russia. His latest book is Handbook of Research in International Resource Management (Edward Elgar Publishing, 2006), co-edited with Günter Stahl (INSEAD/Vienna School of Economics). Paul Evans (INSEAD), Vlado Pucik (IMD) and Ingmar Björkman will publish the Global Challenge: International Human Resource Management (McGraw-Hill) in 2009. He is a regular contributor to international academic journals and works regularly with multinational corporations.

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    Ariane Ollier-Malaterre (

    Ariane Ollier-Malaterre is Associate Professor of Management and Head of the research group 'Contemporary p@thways of career, life and learning' at Rouen Business School, France. She is also an Associate Member of the LISE-CNRS Research Laboratory, CNAM University, Paris and an Affiliate of the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College.

    Ariane graduated from Sciences Po Paris summa cum laude and has a 10-year professional experience as management consultant with Accenture, project leader at Sciences Po Paris, and entrepreneur. She then earned a PhD in Organizational Behavior and Management from ESSEC Business School and CNAM University, France, in 2007, and was a post-doctoral fellow with the Sloan Center on Aging and Work at Boston College, in 2007-2008. She has been on the faculty at Rouen Business School since 2008.

    Ariane researches work-life dynamics and the Individual/Organization relationship in a multi-level and cross- national perspective: she investigates individual boundary work strategies (e.g. on online social networks such as Facebook), organizational and HR practices (e.g. workplace flexibility and its outcomes), and social policy, institutions and culture (e.g. cross-national comparisons).

    Her work has been published in Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Relations, Community, Work and Family, and in French in Revue de gestion des ressources humaines and Politiques sociales et familiales. Her paper entitled 'Contributions of work-life and resilience initiatives to the Individual/Organization relationship' received the Best paper award from the Organizational Behavior division of the Academy of Management in 2008. She recently organized an international conference in Paris, 'Work-Life: Cross-national Conversations. Context theorizing in work-life research' and is co-editing a special issue of the European Management Journal with Monique Valcour, Laura den Dulk and Ellen Kossek.

    Ariane is engaged to change things for the better. She teaches Leadership, Organizational Behavior and Human Resources from the undergraduate level to executive education. She has created a series of courses on 'Career, Work and Life Integration' for undergraduates and MBAs. She occasionally consults with businesses and policy makers-she was heard by French Prime Minister's Strategic Analysis Center and is scheduled to deliver a Master class for the European Union. Her work was cited or she gave interviews for the Financial Times, the Wall Street Journal, Edge Magazine, Le Monde, Entreprise & Carrières and Le Point.

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    Marion Festing (

    Marion Festing (Ph.D, University of Paderborn) is Professor of Human Resource Management and Intercultural Leadership at ESCP Europe School in Berlin, Germany, and European Research Dean at this institution. ESCP is a transnational business school with campuses in Paris, London, Madrid, Turin and Berlin. Previous appointments of Marion Festing include the University of Paderborn, Germany. She has gained educational, research and work experience in France, Australia, Tunisia, Taiwan and the USA.

    Her main field of research is international human resource management. In a three-continental team together with Peter Dowling (New Zealand) and Allen Engle (USA) she has published a textbook on International Human Resource Management, (5th edn, London: 2008). Furthermore, together with Susanne Royer (Germany) she is editing a book series on Research in International Human Resource Management and Strategy. Other publications include a book on Strategic International Human Resource Management (Strategisches Internationales Personalmanagement, 2nd Ed), a co-authored German textbook on International Human Resource Management (Internationales Personalmanagement, 3rd Ed) and guest-edited special issues of Management International Review on IHRM. Marion

    Marion Festing has also written or co-authored over fifty book chapters and journal articles and published in international journals such as Management International Review, Economic and Industrial Demography, European Management Journal, European Journal of International Management, Human Resource Management Review, and International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business. Her current research interests focus on transnational HRM strategies, global performance management, global careers, global compensation, and expatriate leadership adjustment and cultural learning.

    She is the co-editor of ZfP-German Journal of Human Resource Research and serves on the editorial boards of Career Development International, International Journal of Globalisation and Small Business and Zeitschrift für Management. Her teaching experience covers various fields of human resource management, organizational behaviour, and intercultural management and has targeted bachelor and master students as well as executives.

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    David Zoogah (

    Dr. David B. Zoogah is Associate Professor of Business Administration at Morgan State University in Baltimore, USA. He teaches Human Resources Management and Organizational Behavior courses at the graduate and undergraduate level.

    His current research focuses on Human Resources Management, Organizational Behavior, and Green Management in both Western and African contexts. His research has been published in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Asia Pacific Journal of Management, International Journal of Human Resources Management, International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, International Journal of Leadership Studies, Journal of Occupational and Industrial Psychology, ZeitschriftfürPersonalforschung (German Journal of Human Resources Management), and Journal of African Business (JAB).

    He is the international representative committee member of the OB Division of the Academy of Management, Membership Committee Member of the Gender, Diversity and Organization (GDO) Division.

    He has won the Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management, Outstanding Reviewer award of the OB Division, and Strategic Doing Proposal award of the Academy of Management.

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    Olga Epitropaki (

    The Stavros Costopoulos Chair in HRM

    Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, ALBA Graduate Business School, Greece

    Academic Director of the ALBA MSc in Strategic HRM

    Senior Lecturer, Aston University, U.K.

    BSc, School of Social Sciences, University of Crete, MSc, School of Psychology, Cardiff University, Ph.D. School of Psychology, Cardiff University.

    Dr. Epitropaki has teaching and research interests in the areas of leadership, emotions in organisations, psychological contracts and diversity management. Her doctoral research was specifically focused on the role of cognitive processes for understanding managerial leadership, with a special emphasis on transformational and charismatic types of leadership. For her doctoral thesis she won the 2001 Jepson School Award for Outstanding Dissertations in Leadership Studies, and she also was among the six finalists for the 2000 Newman Best Dissertation Award for the Academy of Management. Her research has been published in top refereed journals and conferences, such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, the Leadership Quarterly, the Personality and Social Psychology Bulletin, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology conference and the Academy of Management conference proceedings. She has acted as a referee for journals and conferences such as the Academy of Management Journal, the Journal of Occupational Health Psychology, Work and Stress and the Academy of Management conference. Dr. Epitropaki is a member of the Academy of Management, the Society for Human Resource Management, the American Psychological Association and the British Psychological Society.

    She has also worked for many years as a consultant and executive trainer for numerous companies such as Vodafone, Xerox, Carrefour, Novo Nordisk, Shell, Sanofi-Aventis, National Bank of Greece, Piraeus Bank, EFG-Eurobank Ergasias, Viohalco, Titan and others. She is also the Academic Advisor for the Best Workplaces competition in Greece as well as for the Recruitment Confidence Index (RCI).

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    Christina Sue-Chan (

    Christina Sue-Chan earned her Ph.D. at the Rotman School of Management, University of Toronto. Her published research includes articles on coaching, employee selection, self-regulatory processes, and leadership.

    Her ongoing research includes work on employee coaching, leadership, creativity, and employee engagement. Her research has been published in journals such as Journal of Management, Applied Psychology: An International Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes. She serves on the editorial boards of Journal of Organizational Behavior and Applied Psychology: An International Review.

    She started her academic career as a Lecturer at the University of Western Australia and is currently an Assistant Professor at the City University of Hong Kong.

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    Ingi Edvardsson (

    Dr. Ingi Runar Edvardsson is a professor of management at the Faculty of Business and Science, University of Akureyri, Akureyri, Iceland. He has been an acting dean for the Faculty in 2008, and has been the head of the master program in Business Administration. He received his PhD in Sociology at the Department of Sociology, University of Lund, Sweden.

    Ingi's current research focuses on (1) knowledge management and its relations with HRM (2) outsourcing of services activities (2) globalization and labor market development in the Nordic countries, (3) management practices in Icelandic firms, and (4) distance education in management.

    Ingi has presented his work in international conferences, and published books and in international journals (Employee Relations, Knowledge Management Research & Practice, and International Review of Research in Open and Distance Learning). His teaching experience includes management, organizational theory, knowledge management, HRM-related as well as methodological courses, and supervising students.

    Ingi was a visiting scholar at the Department of Human Resource Management at Strathclyde University, Glasgow, in the autumn of 2003, and at the University of Lund in the spring of 2004.

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    Radha Sharma (

    Dr. Radha R. Sharma is a Professor of Organizational Behaviour & Human Resource Development at Management Development Institute, India.  She has been a Visiting Professor to International University Schloss   Reichartshausen, European Business School, Germany and has taught Intercultural Skills courses in ESCP-Europe MBA programs. She has qualified GCPCL from Harvard Business School, Boston, USA; Advanced Professional Certification in MBTI from Association of Personality Type¸ USA; Certification in Emotional Intelligence Testing from FEIL & EI Learning Systems, USA; and internship in sensitivity   training (T lab) from Indian Society for Applied Behavioral Sciences. A recipient of four gold medals for academic excellence and merit scholarships including Goldman Sachs scholarship at Harvard Business School, Dr. Sharma has Masters and Ph. D in Psychology from Banaras Hindu University and has completed certificate courses in Business and Social Responsibility from British Council and New Academy of Business¸ UK., and The World Bank Institute.

    Dr. Sharma has successfully completed research projects supported by World Health Organization (WHO), UNESCO; UNICEF; IDRC, Canada; McClelland Centre for Research and Innovation, USA; University of Otego, New Zealand; Government of India; Polish Academy of Sciences, Poland and Humanistic Management Network, USA. Her paper was awarded by USA’s Academy of Human Resource Development as an Outstanding Cutting Edge Research Paper for 2006. She is recipient of AIMS International ‘Outstanding Management Researcher Award’ (2008) and ‘Best Faculty Award: Excellence in Research’, 2007 and 2006 at Management Development Institute, India and ‘Outstanding Editor Award, 2007’ AIMS International Journal of Management (USA). She is recipient of Best Paper Award 2003, Indian Journal of Training & Development during 33rd IFTDO World Conference and First Runners-Up Research Paper 2008, World SME Conference (co-author). She has presented numerous papers in conferences which include- Academy of Management conferences (2010, 2009, 2005), at Montreal, Canada; Chicago, Hawaii, USA; 17th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference (2011) USA; WHO Regional Workshop¸ Indonesia (2009); Regional Committee of Experts¸ Sri Lanka (2009); Global EI Forums (2009¸ 2010); 14th Annual International Sustainable Development Research Conference (2008); International Conference on Globally Distributed Work (2007); APROS 12th International Colloquium (2007)¸ Academy of HRD, Columbus, USA (2006); Inaugural Indian Academy of Management (2009); 2nd International Conference on Integrating Spirituality & Organizational Leadership (2009); Global Leadership Forum¸ Turkey (2004); 33rd IFTDO World Conference (2003) among others.

    Her research interests are stress and burnout; managerial competencies; emotional intelligence, spiritual and cultural intelligence; transformational leadership; entrepreneurship, cross cultural issues; spirituality in management; gender diversity; International HR management; ethics; 360 degree feedback; standardization and cross cultural validation of psychometric tests; CSR; and has been guiding PhD work in some of these areas. She is an Individual Member of Consortium for Research on Emotional Intelligence in Organizations (USA) and is on International Members’ Committee, OBWeb, Organizational Behaviour Division, and Ambassador for India for HR Division of Academy of Management, USA.

    Her publications include 10 books, popular among them being Organizational Behavior (co-authored with Steven McShane and Mary Ann Von Glinow, McGraw-Hill Co., 2011, 2010/09/08/07/06); Change Management (McGraw-Hill Co., 2010/09/08/07); 360 Degree Feedback, Competency Mapping & Assessment Centers (Tata McGraw-Hill (TMH), 2004/03/02); Enhancing Academic Achievement: Role of Personality Factors( Concept Publishing Co., 1985); Organizational Behavior: An Online book, (2003).  She has published 85 papers/cases in national/international peer reviewed journals/ books and conference proceedings. She has been Guest Editor¸ Vision¸ Special issue on Emotional Intelligence; Co- Editor, Indian Journal of Training and Development; Asstt. Editor, Educational Planning and Administration Bulletin ; and Member, Editorial Board of Survey; Member, Editorial Review Board: AIMS International Journal, Reviewer, Management Research;, Emerald Journal; Case Research Journal; Asia Pacific Business Review; Manpower Journal, IIM Bangalore Review, Indian Journal of Applied Manpower Research; Guest Co-editor with Prof. Richard Boyatzis for Special issue of Vision on Managerial Competencies, 2011.

    She is on the Human Relations & IR Committee of PHD Chamber of Commerce and Industry, India; elected member , National Council of Indian Society for Training and Development (ISTD); and has been on Human Capital Development Committee of Federation of Indian Chapter of Commerce and Industry; Academic Council of Advanced Post Graduate Diploma in Human Resource Development; National Diploma Board of (ISTD); Expert Committee of All India Council for Technical Education and an elected member of the Executive Board of Delhi Management Association. She a Founder Member of Forum for Emotional Intelligence & Learning and Head of its Delhi  Chapter; a Founder Secretary of Indian Society of Hospital Administrators (West Bengal chapter); on Academic Council of Indian Institute of Health Management & Research  and on Governing Board of Haryana Productivity Council. She has been a member of Jury for various awards- National Award for Innovative Training Practices; HRD Emerging Thinkers’ Award; Award for Excellence in HR Practices; Outstanding Woman Researcher  Award, AIMS International Journal; and Best Research Paper Award.   Professor   Sharma has undertaken training and consulting work for Central and State Governments, multinational companies and reputed organizations in public and private sectors.

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    Budi Soetjipto (

    Budi W. Soetjipto has been Managing Director of the Institute of Management, University of Indonesia since 2005. In addition, he is also Associate Professor in Management at the same university. Outside the academic world, Budi was appointed as Member of the Commissioner Board of Pertamina Geothermal Energy, Ltd. in August of 2008 as well as Vice President of Human Resource Indonesia Foundation (since 2004).

    Budi has a long experience in HR world. He was Member of Nomination and Renumeration Committee of the Commissioner Board of Telecommunication Indonesia, Ltd. (2002-2003) and National Electricity Company, Ltd. (2004-2007). Budi has also been involved in numerous HR consulting works, mostly in Indonesia state-owned companies and Indonesia government agencies, some are funded by international agencies such Asian Development Bank, European Union and United Nations Development Program. Among his clients are National Gas Company, Ltd. (Perusahaan Gas Negara/PGN), National Oil and Gas Mining, Ltd. (Pertambangan Minyak dan Gas Bumi Nasional/Pertamina), North Sumatra National Plantation Company, Ltd. (Perkebunan Nusantara III), Gresik Cement, Ltd. (Semen Gresik), National Housing Company, Ltd. (Perumahan Nasional/Perumnas), Indonesia National Police (Kepolisian Negara Republik Indonesia/Polri), Center of Financial Transaction Report and Analysis (Pusat Pelaporan dan Analisis Transaksi Keuangan/PPATK), Department of Transportation (Departemen Perhubungan), and Department of Home Affairs (Departemen Dalam Negeri).

    Budi obtained his Doctoral degree in Business Administration (majoring in organizational behavior) from Cleveland State University, Cleveland, Ohio, USA. He has published almost 200 articles in national and international magazines, newspapers and journals, including his seminal work in the Academy of Management Journal (December 2006). His research interest is in employee change readiness, leader-member exchange, corporate culture, isomorphism impact on individual employees, talent management and employee engagement.

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    Brian Harney (

    Brian Harney is a Lecturer in HRM at Dublin City University Business School and Deputy Director (Knowledge) of the Leadership, Innovation and Knowledge (LInK) research centre ( Brian completed his PhD at the Judge Business School, University of Cambridge. He holds an undergraduate degree from Trinity College, Dublin and an MBS in People Management and Strategy from the National University of Ireland, Galway.

    Brian is a Fellow of the Cambridge European Society, an Academic Fellow of the Centre for International HRM, University of Cambridge ( and a recipient of the Management Institute's Sir Charles Harvey Medal. In 2010 Brian received a DCU President’s award for Excellence in Teaching and Learning while his PhD dissertation received an Honorable Mention in the Labor and Employment Relations Association’s Thomas A. Kochan and Stephen R. Sleigh Best Dissertation Competition.

    Brian has presented his work at national and international conferences receiving a number awards, including: UCIRHRP Best Student Paper LERA Conference, Best PhD Paper Judge Business School Doctoral Conference University of Cambridge, Best Postgraduate Paper Irish Academy of Management Conference, Best Paper Strategy as Practice Track British Academy of Management Conference and IRRA/AILR Best Paper. He has published in journals such as Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management and Advances in Industrial and Labor Relations.

    Brian is currently Principal Investigator on a PRTLI IV funded project examining Knowledge sharing and knowledge transfer in university research centres that forms part of the Irish Social Sciences Platform (ISSP). His key research interests include HRM in Smaller Firms, High Performance Work Systems, Talent Management, and Strategic Management. For more about Brian click here.

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    Michal Biron (

    Dr. Michal Biron is a lecturer at the Graduate School of Management, University of Haifa (Israel), and a visiting researcher in the Department of Human Resource Studies at Tilburg University (the Netherlands). She received her PhD in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from the Faculty of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

    Michal is the Chair of the Academy of Management HR Division’s Ambassadors Program, and a co-chair of the HR Division’s International Committee. Her research focuses on the nature of peer relations in the workplace, HRM in service organizations, employee deviance, knowledge management, and career development. Her articles have appeared in the Journal of Applied Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Human Relations, and International Journal of Human Resource Management, and others.

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    Silvia Bagdadli (

    Silvia Bagdadli, PhD in Management, is Associate Professor of Organization and Human Resource Management at Bocconi University (Milan, Italy) and senior professor of HRM at SDA Bocconi, the Business School of Bocconi University.

    She is the Director of EMSHRM (Executive Master in Strategic Human Resource Management). It is a newly launched international program for executives SDA Bocconi is running in partnership with Cornell University Faculty.

    She is a member of the Research Committee of the Management Department at Bocconi University. She is a member of the AOM (HR and Career Division) and of Egos network (Convenor of the Career track - Egos Bergen 2006). She is reviewer for the AOM Conference and for several International and national reviews.

    Her research and teaching are in the areas of HRM and career management where she is interested in the intersection of the individual and the organizational perspective and in understanding the relation between HRM, career management, and organizational performance.

    Her current research projects are:

    • A contextual analysis of career determinants in Italian Academia;
    • A comparative research on the procedural fairness of selection methods (USA and Italy);
    • An analysis of the link among High Performing Work Systems, organizational climate (being a Great Place to Work) and organizational performance;
    • A test of the HR Architecture in service organizations;
    • A theoretical review of personnel segmentation;
    • An analysis of role of leading organizations in institutional change: the case of Bocconi University.
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    Fida Afiouni (

    Fida Afiouni is an Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management at the American University of Beirut, Lebanon. She Obtained her PhD in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and was the recipient of the Sharjah award for the best doctoral thesis in administrative sciences in the Arab world for the year 2005.

    She conducts research in the Middle East region on HRM practices, gender and HRM policies, as well as work life balance and career patterns in the region. Her research agenda aims to lead to better understanding HRM realities in the Middle East and to shape policy at the national and organizational level to improve the quality of life of people in the region.

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    Li-Yun Sun (

    Li-Yun Sun is an associate professor of Management at Macau University of Science and Technology. He received his Ph.D. from Hong Kong Baptist University.

    Dr. Sun’s research interests include strategic HRM, leadership, employment relationship, mentoring, and abusive supervision. His work has been published or accepted for publication at Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Management and Organization Review, Human Resource Development Quarterly, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies.

    Dr. Sun is actively involved in academic community. He has reviewed for many academic journals including Journal of Management Studies, Human Resource Management, Group and Organization Management, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Journal of Business and Psychology, and Personnel Review, etc. He is a member of the Academy of Management, Association for Chinese Management Research (IACMR), and Asian Academy of Management (AAoM).

    Dr. Sun’s teaching areas cover Research Methods (Ph.D. and DBA programs), OB, HRM and Performance Management (Master programs), HR strategy, and Strategic Management (BBA programs).

    Dr. Sun enjoys jogging, playing table tennis and listening to music.

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    Chew Kok Wai (

    Dr. Chew Kok Wai is an Associate Professor, Faculty of Management, Multimedia University, Malaysia. He is also a Singapore Internet Research Center Associate, Wee Kim Wee School of Communication and Information, Nanyang Technological University, Singapore. He was a Visiting Research Scholar, Indian Institute of Management, Ahmedabad, India. He earned his Bachelor of Agricultural Science (Honours) from Universiti Putra Malaysia, Master of Business Administration from Universiti Kebangsaan Malaysia, and PhD from Multimedia University.

    He has published more than 40 papers in international refereed journals and conference proceedings. His research interests are multi-disciplinary. As Principal Investigator, he has completed two e-commerce research projects funded by the Ministry of Science, Technology and Innovation, Malaysia. He is currently a Co-Principal Investigator for a project entitled "Human Resource Management Framework for Innovative Capability Development" funded by the Ministry of Higher Education, Malaysia. His research interests include Behavior and Internet, Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management. Prior to joining Multimedia University, he has worked for a Unilever plantation company as Estate Manager and Research Manager.

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    Deanne Den Hartog (

    Deanne N. Den Hartog is Full Professor at the Department of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior of the Amsterdam Business School at the University of Amsterdam in the Netherlands. She was previously full professor of Organizational Psychology at the Faculty of Economics of Erasmus University Rotterdam, the Netherlands and worked as post-doc and assistant professor at the Free University Amsterdam after receiving her PhD there.

    Deanne's current research interests include leadership, culture, human resource management, employees' proactive behaviour, and organizational trust. She has (co-) authored many articles in these areas published in high quality outlets such as the Journal of Applied Psychology, the Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Human Resource Management Journal, the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Applied Psychology: An International Review, Journal of Organizational Behavior, and the European Journal of Work and Organizational Psychology. She serves as editorial board member for six journals.

    Deanne is co-country investigator for the Netherlands in the 62-nation GLOBE research project focused on leadership across cultures. She was elected member of the Royal Holland Society of Sciences and Humanities in 2002; of the Board of Directors of the International Association of Applied Psychology (IAAP) in 2006, and the board of the Dutch HRM network in 2007.

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    Jarrod Haar (

    Dr Jarrod Haar (PhD), of Ngati Maniapoto and Ngati Mahuta descent, is an Associate Professor in the Department of Strategy & Human Resource Management. Jarrod received his PhD in Organisational Behaviour/Human Resource Management from the University of Waikato on work-family issues.

    His research is primarily on work and family issues, including the influence of work-family practices on employee attitudes and the antecedents and consequences of the work-family interface including conflict and enrichment. He has researched these aspects in a number of cultural settings including New Zealand, Australia and more recently, Tanzania.

    Associate Professor Haar is the principal investigator of a Marsden Grant starting in 2009 entitled 'The Role of Maori Cultural Support for Employees and Employers' which explores the role of Maori culture (the indigenous people of New Zealand) in the workplace. This research includes the role that traditional Maori customs plays for indigenous employees and conversely, how employers respond to their needs. The study will also include the roles that cultural demands may have on employed Maori, and the effect whanau (which includes a wide inter-generational family focus) may play as a support mechanism.

    Associate Professor Haar teaches an undergraduate paper in business research methods and one postgraduate paper on entrepreneurship and another entitled competitive advantage from work-family issues. In addition to his work-family and indigenous research, Associate Professor Haar also researches on the strategic intent of New Zealand firms and the role of technology in firms, and is particularly interested in corporate entrepreneurship and entrepreneurial traits, including amongst indigenous peoples. He is widely published in local and international journals with over 85 refereed publications including 25 refereed journal articles, most recently in the International Journal of Human Resource Management and he recently co-edited a special issue on work-family issues in Australasia in the Asia Pacific Journal of Human Resources.

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    Bård Kuvaas (

    Bård Kuvaas is a professor of Organizational Psychology at BI Norwegian School of Management in Oslo. He received his PhD from the Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. His research interests include behavioral decision making (e.g. mood and framing, cognitive styles and decision making), organizational behavior (e.g. intrinsic motivation, social exchange theory, intragroup conflict), and micro HRM (e.g. the relationship between HR-practices/HR-systems and HR-outcomes, e.g. performance appraisal, training, pay and compensation, supportive HR-practices, and perceived investment in employee development). He has published in journals such as Organizational Behavior and Human Decision Processes, Journal of Behavioral Decision Making, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management Studies, International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Journal of Conflict Management, and Personnel Review and Employee Relations.

    He is currently an Associate Dean for the Doctoral Program at BI Norwegian School of Management and is responsible for the program in Leadership and Organization. He teaches doctoral programs, executive programs in Norway and in Shanghai/China, and master of science programs. He is involved in several research collaboration projects with Norwegian organizations and is frequently hired to hold invited talks for practitioners on HRM issues.

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    Samina Qurat-Ul-Ain (

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    Victoria Caparas (

    Peter Odrakiewicz ( or (

    Peter Odrakiewicz -Vice Rector of Poznan University College of Business, Director of Global Management Institute and Journal Editor, Scientific Director of Global Partnership Management Institute, visiting Professor Partium Christian University, Oradea, Romania; University of Debrecen Hungary, cooperating researcher, Tampere University of Technology, Rotterdam School of Management, Academy of Management, member of International Management, HR, Social Issues in Management AOM-USA, national of Canada and Poland, research team member Evolute program in cooperation with Tampere University of Technology Finland jointly with Korean and American intensive research centers 2006-present program, author of “Languoid “communication competence testing system. Author, co-author and editor of more than 6 management books and conference proceedings with new chapters in monographies scheduled for 2011/12 /Routledge/. Chair, co-chair and a head organizer of more than 5 international innovation in management and cooperating globally conferences also jointly with Dr Charles Wankel Professor of St John’s University.

    Dr. Peter Odrakiewicz-assistant professor in Department of Economics and Management in PWSB (Poznan University College of Business ), since 2006 head of International Relations, Department of Communication in Organization and Foreign Languages in a University College, Dr Odrakiewicz has been educated in Canada(University of Western Ontario-Soc. Science Degree), Business post diploma and management sciences education from London Ontario and USA where he completed his doctoral degree in Business Administration-International Management specialization, since 2007 Vice-Provost of University College of Business in Poland and CEO of Canadian-Polish Club/PWSB/.

    Post graduate studies in Canada, USA and France included: (Marketing, Business Finance and Communication, Business Management Program-Ontario Management Development Program- London, Ontario); 1996 Certificate in Management - Ontario, Effective Supervision- Human Relations, Administration, Team Building and Leadership courses), during his work as an accounts executive manager for DaimlerChrysler Canada in Mississauga, Ontario Dr Odrakiewicz was awarded Western Union Chrysler Credit Canada best employee award in 2002 and completed additional College training certification in credit granting and collection procedures (Toronto, Canada 2002), in addition to his academic duties Dr. Odrakiewicz was appointed on the board of AMEX PPHU-company dealing with advertising, marketing and business consultancy services in Poland and EU. He is an author of the cycle of "English for Economics and Business" series of lectures and of "Management in Business" lectures presently taught in Poznan University College of Business, in June 2006 he has presented a speech during an international 'Innovation in Management conference' in Poznan on " Extrapolation on management methods of 'Business English' education of global citizens in interconnected multicultural intertwined world". In 2010 he visited St John’s University-Tobin School of Business and participated in Academy of Management conference in Montreal, Canada as a presenter during session ‘Developing Multinational and multilingual Learning Resources’ chaired by Prof. Charles Wankel from St. John’s University.

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    Rita Cunha (

    Rita Campos e Cunha is Associate Professor of Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior at the School of Economics and Business of Universidade Nova de Lisboa (NOVA), Portugal.

    She has an undergraduate degree in Applied Psychology, from ISPA (Lisbon, Portugal), an M.A. in Human Resource Management, from New York University (NY, USA) and a PhD in Management from the University of Manchester Institute of Science and Technology - UMIST (U.K.).

    She is a member of the AoM and Vice President of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management (an affiliate of the AoM). She is the author of several books and book chapters and published in several academic journals: Leadership, Thunderbird International Business Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Business Review, International Studies of Management and Organization, Management Research, Journal of Applied Management Studies, Journal of Managerial Psychology and Stress Medicine. She is a member of the Editorial Boards of Cross Cultural Management, Management Research, Comportamento Organizacional e Gestão, Tekhne, and Portuguese Journal of Management Studies. As of January 2009, she will be the Editor of Management Research, the official journal of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management.

    Rita's research interests focus mainly on the impact of HRM to organizational performance, as well as change management, namely in the sequence of privatization processes. She is also doing some research on positive organizations, and time.

    At NOVA, Rita is currently the Academic Director of the CEMS Master in International Management.

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    Anna Gryaznova (

    Anna Gryaznova is the Director of Academic Programs at the Graduate School of Business Administration Moscow State University. Anna joined GSBA MSU as a Director of International Programs, and was responsible for the development of the network of international partnerships and creation of students and faculty exchanges opportunities. Since 2007 she serves as the Director of Academic Programs (undergraduate and Master of Science programs), being in charge of the development of new innovative curriculums and the development of the internal quality assurance and improvement system.

    Anna represents GSBA MSU at ABEST21 - an international association of Pacific Rim business schools, based in Tokyo, Japan. She is a member of the ABEST21accreditation committee

    Anna received her specialist degree with distinction in psychology at Saint-Petersburg University, and a Master in Political Science degree from a joint master program at Moscow State University of International Relations and Sciences Po Paris. She got a Ph.D. in Economics from the Moscow State University.

    Anna's primary research interests are within areas of human resources management and organizational behavior, specifically psychological contract and emotional competence. She has been involved recently in a cross-country study of business education in Pacific Rim countries.

    Prior to joining Moscow State University, she served for one year as a program assistant at United Nations Development Program in Russia and for six years as a researcher at ICSS, a Moscow-based think-tank.

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    Audrey Chia (

    Dr Audrey Chia is Associate Professor of Management and Organisation at the NUS Business School, National University of Singapore. She received her PhD from the University of Texas at Austin. Her first degree was in Philosophy and English, from the National University of Singapore.

    Her research and teaching interests are multi-disciplinary. She is particularly interested in Leadership and Change Management, especially stakeholder management and leading in times of crisis. She also enjoys learning international aspects of Management. Her latest work is a chapter in the Handbook of Cultural Intelligence (ME Sharpe, 2008), on the antecedents and consequences of cultural intelligence among business travellers. She teaches in the senior executive UCLA-NUS MBA and the regular NUS MBA programmes. She is also a Steering Committee member of the Msc. (Environmental Management), programme at NUS. Her undergraduate courses include Change Management, Social and Ethical challenges in Management and Organizational Power and Culture. She has published in journals as diverse as the Academy of Management Executive, Science Communication, Jurimetrics: a journal of Law, Science and Technology and the Journal of Business Ethics. She has also co-authored two books, The Three Paradoxes: Working Women in Singapore and Culture and Management: A casebook. Her research has been presented at international conferences on Management, Applied Psychology and Socio-Economics.

    Audrey has done consultancy work and training for companies across Asia, the US and Europe, including Bridgestone, Catalyst (, Elf Aquitane (now Total), Exel (now DHL-Exel), Maersk, McDonald's, Panasonic, Samsung, Schenker-Bax Global, Telenor, Royal Brunei Airlines, and UBS. She is also the Director of NUS's executive programme in Leadership. She has received three University awards, two Faculty awards and numerous commendations for excellence in teaching.

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    Robert Kaše (

    Dr. Robert Kaše is assistant professor of management at the Department for Management and Organization, University of Ljubljana, where he teaches HRM at the undergraduate and graduate level.

    His major research interests lie in strategic HRM, international HRM, social networks and knowledge transfer. His work has appeared in International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Journal of Manpower and Economic & Business Review.

    Supporting interaction between research and practice he is in involved in Slovenian association of HR professionals and regularly works on applied projects, where he disseminates knowledge and learns from interesting firms.

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    Karel Stanz (
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    Steven Poelmans (

    Dr. Steven Poelmans holds a Master in Organizational Psychology, a Master in Marketing Management and a Ph.D. in Management / Organizational Behavior (IESE Business School). He is currently Professor and Director of the Coaching Competency Center at EADA Business School in Barcelona, partner / director of WorkItOut, a firm dedicated to the development of social competencies, and scientific collaborator of the Leadership Development Research Center at ESADE Business School. For 10 years dr. Steven Poelmans was professor at the Managing People in Organizations Department of IESE Business School where he taught leadership, self-leadership and coaching to MBA students and executives.

    His research, teaching and consulting mainly focuses on employee wellbeing and flexible work arrangements, cultural intelligence and coaching, mostly with a cross-cultural perspective. This has resulted in publications in journals like the Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, Human Resource Management Review, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, the International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, and Personnel Psychology. His research was nominated twice (2005; 2008) for the prestigious Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for the best paper in the multi-disciplinary field of work and family. He is co-author and editor of the academic volumes "Work and Family. An International Research Perspective" (Lawrence Erlbaum Associates), "Harmonizing Work, Family, and Personal Life: From Policy to Practice" (Cambridge University Press) and "Workplace Psychological Health: Current Research and Practice" (Edward Elgar). He is co-editor of the NeuroLeadership Journal.

    He has trained executives in multinationals such as Alcatel Telecom, DSM, Westinghouse Energy Systems, SWIFT, Nestlé, Henkel, Randstad, Nike, Novartis, Group ENEL, Japan Tobacco International, Roche Diagnostics, and BAT. He has coached over 300 MBA-students and executives of Sun Microsystems, Abbott, and participants in the Advanced Management Program of the IESE Business School. He has worked as external coach / consultant for Roche Diagnostics and Nike Iberia.

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    Magnus Hansson (

    Magnus Hansson, Ph.D has in his primary research been focusing on closedown and downsizing, and in particular productivity effects during processes of closedown. In this research attention has been given to the development of a pattern of explanations to the Closedown effect - a productivity increase effect that occurs during the closedown process.

    In short, my research has been focusing on productivity effects during the process of closedown. The Closedown effect - a productivity increase effect that occurs during the process of closedown has been identified. Explanations as well as understanding to the reasons why this effect has been sought through the application of a broad set of methodologies including interviews, observations, Grounded Theory and surveys. A key theoretical contribution of my previous research is the identification of a range of concepts that form antecedent explanations to the Closedown effect's occurrence. These antecedents are aggregated in themes: managerial actions, counter-institutional actions, conflict context, worker autonomy, perceived threat of job loss, collective action, economic and institutional reordering, and institutional restrictions. The following describes the influence of these aggregates and their temporal dynamics, in relationship to the Closedown effect.

    Magnus Hansson has also get research interest in management accounting and the use of IT/ICT in various types of business processes. Magnus is a member of Centre of Empirical Research on Organizational Control (CEROC). Magnus Hansson teaches various topics including Strategy, Marketing, Organizational Theory and Research methodology at Örebro University, Sweden. As a lecturer, Magnus has received and been nominated to multiple pedagogical awards, for outstanding teaching. Magnus Hansson has professional experience from working within a range of industries, both nationally and internationally, including telecommunications, human resource management as well as oil and gas.

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    Aichia Chuang (

    Aichia Chuang is an Associate Professor of Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management in the Department of Business Administration at the National Taiwan University in Taiwan. She earned her doctorate in Human Resources and Industrial Relations from the University of Minnesota and her B.A. in Sociology from the National Taiwan University. Dr. Chuang’s research interests include person-environment fit, service climate and service performance, multilevel theory and methods, and diversity. Her research has been conducted in several countries such as the US, Taiwan, China, Japan, and Korea, and she has been invited to join a couple of large-scaled multinational projects. Professor Chuang has won the Herbie Award of Teaching Excellence from the Center for Human Resources and Labor Studies at the University of Minnesota and a few research awards including the 2007 Ta-You Wu Memorial Research Award from the National Science Council in Taiwan, the 2005 Weizhao Chen Management Research Scholar Award from the College of Management at the National Taiwan University, and the 2006 Academy of Management's Dorothy Harlow Distinguished Paper Award. Her research has appeared in such journals as the Academy of Management Journal, Journal of Applied Psychology, Personnel Psychology, Organizational Behavior & Human Decision Processes, and Journal of Organizational Behavior. She served as the Chair of the Best Student Conference Paper for the HR Division of the Academy of Management in 2008 and 2009. She is on the editorial board of Human Relations and that of Taiwanese journals such as the Management Review, NTU Management Review, Journal of Management & Systems, and Journal of Human Resource Management.

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    Canan Ceylan (

    Canan Ceylan is an assistant professor of management and organization in the School of Social Sciences, Department of Business Administration at Uludag University, Bursa, Turkey. She received her PhD in management and organization at the same university. She worked as a visiting scholar in Erasmus University Rotterdam School of Management, Department of Management of Technology and Innovation where she gave lectures on organizational creativity in master courses.

    Canan’s current research focuses on (1) linking high commitment HR systems to innovation and firm performance; (2) HRM and organizational culture and its relationship with innovation; (3) organizational climate for supporting creativity and innovation; and (4) the design of the work environments in enhancing creativity. Her research has been appeared or is forthcoming in several peer-reviewed journals, most recently in Human Resource Management. She is a member of the Academy of Management (AOM) and the European Academy of Management (EURAM). She currently teaches various topics including HRM, management and organization, organizational behavior, and organizational creativity.

    Canan has presented her works at the several national and international conferences. She also serves as a reviewer, track organizer and track session chair at the European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Conferences. She has been in organizing committee and the editorial board of several conferences, and is peer reviewer for academic journals, including Human Resource Management.

    In Turkey, Canan has served as an active member of the several professional organizations, such as Industrialists and Businessmen Association of Bursa (BUSIAD), and Personnel Management Association (PERYON) South Marmara Branch. She has been a leader of an expertise group of creativity and innovation in BUSIAD, and organized several professional conferences (i.e. Innovation and Creativity Annual Conferences). She presented her works at practitioner conferences, and published articles for practitioners in professional journals.

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    Scott Martin (

    Dr. Scott Martin joined the College of Business Sciences at Zayed University in January 2008. He teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the area of human resource management. His research focuses on leadership and customer service.

    Prior to joining Zayed University, Scott worked in various business organizations in the United States for twenty years. He started his career in 1987 as an independent consultant providing services in the areas of performance management and training. He worked for a variety of large organizations including IBM and General Electric.

    In 1990 he joined McGraw-Hill and developed selection systems to improve productivity and customer service. Scott then worked for a large consulting firm, Development Dimensions International, and developed selection systems for Pfizer and General Motors.

    In 2000 he joined Payless ShoeSource, a shoe retailer with 5,000 stores. He initially served as Director, Organization Development and led human resource initiatives to improve teamwork and customer service. He then served as Director, Human Resources and managed all human resource issues for the Marketing, Buying and Store Development departments.

    Scott’s work has been published in leading management and psychology journals such as the Academy of Management Journal and the Journal of Applied Psychology. He has also published in a variety of human resource magazines including Personnel Journal and HR Magazine.

    Scott received his Ph.D. in organizational psychology at The Ohio State University in the United States.

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    John Munene (

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    Graham Dietz (

    Dr Graham Dietz is Senior Lecturer in Organisational Behaviour and Human Resource Management, at Durham Business School, Durham University. He was previously at Erasmus Universiteit Rotterdam, and completed his PhD in Industrial Relations at the London School of Economics and Political Science in 2002. His research specialism is trust: how people trust each other inside organisations; what enhances trust; what damages trust and how it can be repaired, and the effect of trust on working relationships, and employee and workplace-level performance. He has published articles in Academy of Management Review, Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management and International Small Business Journal. He sits on the Editorial Board of Journal of Management, Journal of Management Studies, and Journal of Trust Research. His most recent report is ‘Building and restoring organisational trust’ for the Institute of Business Ethics ( His most recent book is ‘Organizational Trust: a cultural perspective’ (Cambridge University Press). Dr Dietz is a regular speaker at academic and practitioner conferences on trust, and has delivered training programmes and consultancy work for a number of companies, including UBS and Holcim.

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