Mila Lazarova

Associate Professor, International Business and Canada Research Chair in Global Workforce Management
M.S. (Rutgers), Ph.D. (Rutgers), International Business Masters (Univ. Nat'l & World Econ., Bulgaria)

Segal Room: SGL 3275
Segal Phone: 778.782.7709

Email Address: mbl@sfu.ca

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Biography

Dr. Mila Lazarova joined the Beedie School of Business in 2002 from Rutgers, the State University of New Jersey, where she received her PhD. Her research interests include expatriate management, with a focus on repatriation and the career impact of international assignments; work/life balance issues related to assignments; global careers and the role of organizational career development and mobility practices in organizations; the changing role of the HR department; and comparative human resource management. Mila holds the Canada Research Chair in Global Workforce Management. 

Specialization and Research Interests

Mila's research interests include expatriate management, with a focus on repatriation and the career impact of international assignments; work/life balance issues related to assignments; global careers and the role of organizational career development and mobility practices in organizations; the changing role of the HR department; and comparative human resource management.

Selected Publications

Articles and Reports

David C. Thomas; Yuan Liao; Zeynep Aycan; Jean-Luc Cerdin; Andre A. Pekerti; Elizabeth C. Ravlin; Guenter K. Stahl; Mila B. Lazarova; Henry Fock; Denni Arli; Miriam Moeller; Tyler Okimoto; Fons van de Vijver

Cultural intelligence: A theory-based, short form measure

2015 | Journal of International Business Studies.

Mila B. Lazarova; Jean-Luc Cerdin; Yuan Liao

The internationalism career anchor

2014 | International Studies of Management and Organization. 44(2): 9-33

Yu-Ping Chen; Margaret A. Shaffer; Mina Westman; Shoshi Chen; Mila B. Lazarova; Sebastian Reiche

Family role performance: Scale development and validation

2014 | Applied Psychology: an international review. 63(1): 190-218

Astrid Reichel; Mila B. Lazarova

The effects of outsourcing and devolvement on the strategic position of HR departments

2013 | Human Resource Management. 52(6): 923-946

Mila B. Lazarova; Mina Westman; Margaret A. Shaffer

Elucidating the positive side of the work-family interface on international assignments: A model of expatriate work and family performance

2010 | Academy of Management Review. 35(1): 93-117

Aparna Joshi; Mila B. Lazarova; Hui Liao

Getting everyone on board: The role of inspirational leadership in geographically dispersed teams

2009 | Organization Science. 20(1): 240-252

Mila B. Lazarova; Sully Taylor

Boundaryless careers, social capital and knowledge management: Implications for organizational performance

2009 | Journal of Organizational Behavior. 30(1): 119-139

Maya K. Kroumova; Mila B. Lazarova

Broad-based incentive plans, HR practices and company performance

2009 | Human Resource Management Journal. 19(4): 355-374

David C. Thomas; Efrat Elron; Günter Stahl; Bjørn Z. Ekelund; Elizabeth C. Ravlin; Jean-Luc Cerdin; Steven Poelmans; Richard Brislin; Andre Pekerti; Zeynep Aycan; Martha Maznevski; Kevin Au; Mila B. Lazarova

Cultural intelligence: Domain and assessment

2008 | International Journal of Cross-cultural Management. 8(2): 123-143

Mila B. Lazarova; Jean-Luc Cerdin

Revisiting repatriation concerns: Organizational support vs. career and contextual influences

2007 | Journal of International Business Studies. 38(3): 404-429

Rosalie L. Tung; Mila B. Lazarova

Brain drain versus brain gain: An exploratory study of ex-host country nationals in Central and Eastern Europe

2006 | International Journal of Human Resource Management. 17(11): 1853-1872

David C. Thomas; Mila B. Lazarova; Kerr Inkson

Global careers: New phenomenon or new perspectives

2005 | Journal of World Business. 40(4): 340-347

Mila B. Lazarova; Michael Morley; Shaun Tyson

International comparative studies in HRM and performance - The Cranet data

2008 | International Journal of Human Resource Management. 19(11): 1995-2003

Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

Mila B. Lazarova; Yvonne McNulty; Monica J. Semeniuk

Expatriate family narratives on international mobility: Key characteristics of the successful moveable family

2015 | Work and Personal Life Interface of International Career Contexts. 29-51

Emma Parry; Eleni Stravour-Costea; Mila B. Lazarova

Global trends in human resource management

2013

Mila B. Lazarova; Emma Parry; Wolfgang Mayerhofer; Eleni Stavrou; Chris Brewster

Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose: A longitudinal analysis of HRM work and the profile of senior HR managers

2013 | Global trends in human resource management. Chapter 1: 11-34

Gunter K. Stahl; Mila B. Lazarova; David C. Thomas; Ingmar Bjorkman; Shad Morris

Expatriate adjustment and performance revisited

2012 | Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management. Chapter 14: 271-292

Mila B. Lazarova; Francoise Dany; Wolfgang Mayrhofer; Chris Brewster

Careers: a country-comparative view

2012 | Handbook of Comparative Human Resource Management. 298-321

David C. C. Thomas; Gunter Stahl; Elizabeth C. Ravlin; Steven Poelmans; Andre Pekerti; Martha Maznevski; Mila B. Lazarova; Efrat Elron; Bjorn Z. Ekelund; Jean-Luc Cerdin; Richard Brislin; Zeynep Aycan; Kevin Au; William H. Mobley; Ying Wang; Ming Li

Development of the cultural intelligence assessment

2012 | Advances in Global Leadership. 155-178

David C. Thomas; Gunter K. Stahl; Elizabeth C. Ravlin; Steven Poelmans; Andre A. Pekerti; Martha L. Maznevski; Mila B. Lazarova; Efrat Elron; Bjorn Z. Ekelund; Jean-Luc Cerdin; Richard Brislin; Zeynep Aycan; Kevin Y. Au; William H. Mobley; Ying Wang; Ming Li

Development of the cultural intelligence assessment

2011 | Advances in Global Leadership. 155-178

Karsten Jonsen; Timothy Devinney; Zeynep Aycan; Torben Pedersen; Iris Berdrow; Laszlo Tihanyi; Nakiye Boyacigiller; Mary Y. Brannen; Sue C. Davison; Joerg Dietz; Julia Gluesing; Catherine T. Kwantes; Mila B. Lazarova; Svjetlana Madzar; Mary M. Maloney; Martha L. Maznevski; Edward McDonough; Sully Taylor; David C. Thomas; Todd J. Weber

Scientific mindfulness: A foundation for future themes in international business

2010 | Advances in International Management. 43-69

Steven A. Poelmans; Paula Caligiuri; Mila B. Lazarova

Work-life balance on global assignments

2008 | Harmonizing work, family and personal life in organizations: From policy to practice. Chapter 4: 94-115

Peter B. Smith; Mila B. Lazarova; Mark F. Peterson; Michelle D. Lowe; David C. Thomas

Work and family: Research in cross national and international contexts

2008 | Handbook of Cross-Cultural Management Research. Chapter 11: 185-200

Teaching Related Material

David C. Thomas; Mila B. Lazarova

Essentials of international human resource management: managaing people globally

2014 | Book, Textbook - New

Mila B. Lazarova; David G. Collings; Geoffrey T. Wood; Paula M. Caligiuri

Taking stock of repatriation research

2014 | Book Chapter, Textbook - New | The Routledge Companion to International Human Resource Management. 378-398

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