Mila Lazarova

  • Research Centre Director, Centre for Global Workforce Strategy
  • Associate Professor, International Business
  • 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

    Curriculum Vitae: View

    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. 

    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

    Smale, A., Bagdadli, S., Cotton, R., Dello Russo, S., Dickmann, M., Dysvik, A., ... Verbruggen, M. (2019). Proactive career behaviors and subjective career success: The moderating role of national culture. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 40(1), 104-122. http://doi.org/10.1002/job.2316

    Burmeister, A., Lazarova, M. B., & Deller, J. (2018). Repatriate knowledge transfer: Antecedents and boundary conditions of a dyadic process. Journal of World Business, 53(6), 806-816. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2018.06.004

    Lazarova, M. B., Peretz, H., & Fried, Y. (2017). Locals know best? Subsidiary HR autonomy and subsidiary performance. Journal of World Business, 52(1), 1-14. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2016.09.004

    Shaffer, M. A., Reiche, S., Dimitrova, M., Lazarova, M. B., Chen, S., Westman, M., & Wurtz, O. (2016). Work and family role adjustment of different types of global professionals: Scale development and validation. Journal of International Business Studies, 47(2), 113-139. http://doi.org/10.1057/jibs.2015.26

    Caligiuri, P., Baytalskaya, N., & Lazarova, M. B. (2016). Cultural humility and low ethnocentrism as facilitators of expatriate performance. Journal of Global Mobility: The Home of Expatriate Management Research, 4(1), 4-17. http://doi.org/10.1108/JGM-03-2015-0007

    Thomas, D. C., Liao, Y., Aycan, Z., Cerdin, J., Pekerti, A. A., Ravlin, E. C., ... van de Vijver, F. (2015). Cultural intelligence: A theory-based, short form measure. Journal of International Business Studies, 46(9), 1099-1118. http://doi.org/10.1057/jibs.2014.67

    Lazarova, M. B., Cerdin, J., & Liao, Y. (2014). The internationalism career anchor. International Studies of Management and Organization, 44(2), 9-33. http://doi.org/10.2753/IMO0020-8825440201

    Chen, Y., Shaffer, M. A., Westman, M., Chen, S., Lazarova, M. B., & Reiche, S. (2014). Family role performance: Scale development and validation. Applied Psychology: an international review, 63(1), 190-218. http://doi.org/10.1111/apps.12005

    Reichel, A., & Lazarova, M. B. (2013). The effects of outsourcing and devolvement on the strategic position of HR departments. Human Resource Management, 52(6), 923-946. http://doi.org/10.1002/hrm.21577

    Lazarova, M. B. (2013). Diversity: Where Do We Go Next? N/A, Canada: Publisher Unknown.

    Lazarova, M. B. (2012). Aboriginal inclusion: Sharing lessons learned and best practices. Saskatoon, Canada: Aboriginal Human Resource Council.

    Lazarova, M. B., Westman, M., & Shaffer, M. A. (2010). Elucidating the positive side of the work-family interface on international assignments: A model of expatriate work and family performance. Academy of Management Review, 35(1), 93-117. http://doi.org/10.5465/AMR.2010.45577883

    Kroumova, M. K., & Lazarova, M. B. (2009). Broad-based incentive plans, HR practices and company performance. Human Resource Management Journal, 19(4), 355-374. http://doi.org/10.1111/j.1748-8583.2009.00111.x

    Joshi, A., Lazarova, M. B., & Liao, H. (2009). Getting everyone on board: The role of inspirational leadership in geographically dispersed teams. Organization Science, 20(1), 240-252. http://doi.org/10.1287/Orsc.1080.0383

    Lazarova, M. B., & Taylor, S. (2009). Boundaryless careers, social capital and knowledge management: Implications for organizational performance. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 30(1), 119-139. http://doi.org/10.1002/job.545

    Joshi, A., Lazarova, M. B., & Liao, H. (2009). Getting everyone on board: The role of inspirational leadership in geographically dispersed teams. Organization Science, 20(1), 240-252. http://doi.org/No DOI

    Thomas, D. C., Elron, E., Stahl, G., Ekelund, B. Z., Ravlin, E. C., Cerdin, J., ... Lazarova, M. B. (2008). Cultural intelligence: Domain and assessment. International Journal of Cross-cultural Management, 8(2), 123-143.

    Lazarova, M. B., & Cerdin, J. (2007). Revisiting repatriation concerns: Organizational support vs. career and contextual influences. Journal of International Business Studies, 38(3), 404-429.

    Tung, R. L., & Lazarova, M. B. (2006). Brain drain versus brain gain: An exploratory study of ex-host country nationals in Central and Eastern Europe. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 17(11), 1853-1872.

    Thomas, D. C., Lazarova, M. B., & Inkson, K. (2005). Global careers: New phenomenon or new perspectives. Journal of World Business, 40(4), 340-347.

    Lazarova, M. B., Morley, M., & Tyson, S. (2008). International comparative studies in HRM and performance - The Cranet data. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 19(11), 1995-2003.

    Books, Book Chapters and Monographs

    Lazarova, M. B., Mayrhofer, W., Jon, B., Dickmann, M., Hall, D. (., & Parry, E. (2018). Comparative career studies: conceptual issues and empirical results. Handbook of Research on Comparative HRM (2nd ed.) (pp. 257-282). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar.

    Akkan, E., Lazarova, M. B., & Reiche, S. (2018). The Role of Repatriation in and for Global Careers. The Management of Global Careers (pp. 223-256). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Mamillian.

    Lazarova, M. B., McNulty, Y., & Semeniuk, M. J. (2015). Expatriate family narratives on international mobility: Key characteristics of the successful moveable family. In Makela, L., & Suutari, V. (Eds.), Work and Personal Life Interface of International Career Contexts (pp. 29-51). Singapore, Singapore, Republic of: Springer. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-17647-5_3

    Parry, E., Stavrou, E., & Lazarova, M. B. (2013). Introduction: Human resource management across time and context: Comparative research and global trends in HRM. In Parry, E., Parry, E., Stavrou, E., & Lazarova, M. B. (Eds.), Global trends in human resource management (pp. 1-8). New York, United States: Palgrave Macmillan. http://doi.org/10.1057/9781137304438

    Lazarova, M. B., Mayerhofer, W., & Brewster, C. (2013). Plus ca change, plus c'est la meme chose: A longitudinal analysis of HRM work and the profile of senior HR managers. In Parry, E., Parry, E., Stavrou, E., & Lazarova, M. B. (Eds.), Global trends in human resource management (pp. 11-34). New York, United States: Palgrave Macmillan. http://doi.org/10.1057/9781137304438

    Lazarova, M. B., & Thomas, D. C. (2012). Expatriate adjustment and performance revisited. In Stahl, G. K., Bjorkman, I., & Morris, S. (Eds.), Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management (pp. 271-292). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar. http://doi.org/10.4337/9781845428235.00020

    Lazarova, M. B., Dany, F., & Mayrhofer, W. (2012). Careers: a country-comparative view. In Brewster, C., & Mayrhofer, W. (Eds.), Handbook of Comparative Human Resource Management (pp. 298-321). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar. http://doi.org/10.4337/9780857938718.00019

    Thomas, D. C. C., Stahl, G., Ravlin, E. C., Poelmans, S., Pekerti, A., Maznevski, M., ... Aycan, Z. (2012). Development of the cultural intelligence assessment. In Mobley, W. H., Wang, Y., & Li, M. (Eds.), Advances in Global Leadership (pp. 155-178). Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. http://doi.org/10.1108/S1535-1203%282012%290000007011

    Lazarova, M. B., Morley, M. J., & Tyson, S. (Ed.). (2011). International human resource management: policy and practice. London, United Kingdom: Routledge (UK).

    Thomas, D. C., Stahl, G. K., Ravlin, E. C., Poelmans, S., Pekerti, A. A., Maznevski, M. L., ... Au, K. Y. (2011). Development of the cultural intelligence assessment. In Mobley, W. H., Wang, Y., & Li, M. (Eds.), Advances in Global Leadership (pp. 155-178). Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. http://doi.org/10.1108/S1535-1203(2012)0000007011

    Jonsen, K., Aycan, Z., Berdrow, I., Boyacigiller, N., Brannen, M. Y., Davison, S. C., ... Weber, T. J. (2010). Scientific mindfulness: A foundation for future themes in international business. Bingley, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd.

    Caligiuri, P., & Lazarova, M. B. (2008). Work-life balance on global assignments. In Poelmans, S. A., & Caligiuri, P. (Eds.), Harmonizing work, family and personal life in organizations: From policy to practice (pp. 94-115). Cambridge, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press.

    Lazarova, M. B., & Lowe, M. D. (2008). Work and family: Research in cross national and international contexts. In Smith, P. B., Peterson, M. F., & Thomas, D. C. (Eds.), Handbook of Cross-Cultural Management Research (pp. 185-200). Thousand Oaks, United States: Sage Publications, Inc (US).

    Teaching Related Material

    Lazarova, M. B. (2015). Taking stock of repatriation research. In Collings, D. G., Wood, G. T., & Caligiuri, P. M. (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to International Human Resource Management (pp. 378-398). Abingdon, United Kingdom: Routledge.

    Thomas, D. C., & Lazarova, M. B. (2014). Essentials of international human resource management: managaing people globally. Thousand Oaks, United States: Sage Publications, Inc (US).

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