Mila Lazarova

Associate Professor, International Business

Segal

Room: SGL 3275

Phone: 778.782.7709

Email: mbl@sfu.ca

Curriculum Vitae: View

Credentials

M.S. (Rutgers), Ph.D. (Rutgers), International Business Masters (Univ. Nat'l & World Econ., Bulgaria)

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

Andresen, M., Apospori, E., Gunz, H., Suzanne, P. A., Taniguchi, M., Lysova, E. I., ... Zikic, J. (2020). Careers in context: An international study of career goals as mesostructure between societies' career-related human potential and proactive career behaviour. Human Resource Management Journal, 30(3), 365-391. http://doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12247

Dello Russo, S., Parry, E., Bosak, J., Andresen, M., Apospori, E., Bagdadli, S., ... Reichel, A. (2020). Still feeling employable with growing age? Exploring the moderating effects of developmental HR practices and country-level unemployment rates in the age–employability relationship. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 31(9), 1180-1206. http://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2020.1737833

De Cieri, H., & Lazarova, M. (2020). “Your health and safety is of utmost importance to us”: A review of research on the occupational health and safety of international employees. Human Resource Management Review. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.hrmr.2020.100790

Hajro, A., Stahl, G. K., Clegg, C. C., & Lazarova, M. B. (2019). Acculturation, coping, and integration success of international skilled migrants: An integrative review and multilevel framework. Human Resource Management Journal, 29(3), 328-352. http://doi.org/10.1111/1748-8583.12233

Smale, A., Bagdadli, S., Cotton, R., Dello Russo, S., Dickmann, M., Dysvik, A., ... Unite, J. (2019). Proactive career behaviors and subjective career success: The moderating role of national culture. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 40(1), 105-122. 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., Peretz, H., & Fried, Y. (2017). Locals know best? Subsidiary HR autonomy and subsidiary performance. Journal of World Business, 52(1), 83-96. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2016.09.004

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

Shaffer, M. A., Sebastian Reiche, B., Dimitrova, M., Lazarova, M., 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

Thomas, D. C., Liao, Y., Aycan, Z., Cerdin, J. L., 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., Cerdin, J. L., & Liao, Y. (2014). The internationalism career anchor: A validation study. International Studies of Management and Organization, 44(2), 9-33. http://doi.org/10.2753/IMO0020-8825440201

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

Reichel, A., & Lazarova, M. (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?

Lazarova, M. B. (2012). Aboriginal inclusion: Sharing lessons learned and best practices.

Lazarova, M., 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

Lazarova, M., & 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/10.1287/Orsc.1080.0383

Thomas, D. C., Elron, E., Stahl, G., Ekelund, B. Z., Ravlin, E. C., Cerdin, J. L., ... Lazarova, M. B. (2008). Cultural intelligence: Domain and assessment. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 8(2), 123-143. http://doi.org/10.1177/1470595808091787

Lazarova, M., 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. http://doi.org/10.1080/09585190802404239

Lazarova, M. B., & Cerdin, J. L. (2007). Revisiting repatriation concerns: Organizational support versus career and contextual influences. Journal of International Business Studies, 38(3), 404-429. http://doi.org/10.1057/palgrave.jibs.8400273

Tung, R. L., & Lazarova, M. (2006). Brain drain versus brain gain: An exploratory study of ex-host country nationals in Central and East Europe. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 17(11), 1853-1872. http://doi.org/10.1080/09585190600999992

Thomas, D. C., Lazarova, M. B., & Inkson, K. (2005). Global careers: New phenomenon or new perspectives? Journal of World Business, 40(4), 340-347. http://doi.org/10.1016/j.jwb.2005.08.002

books chapters and monographs

Lazarova, M. B., & Ipek, E. Y. (2020). "Home County" in studies of self-initiated expatriates. Self-Initiated Expatriates in Context Recognizing Space, Time, and Institutions (pp. 19-37). Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States: Taylor & Francis Ltd.

Gunz, H., Lazarova, M. B., & Mayrhofer, W. (2019). Career Studies: A continuing journey. The Routledge Companion to Career Studies (pp. 1-7). London, United Kingdom: Routledge (UK). http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315674704-1

Gunz, H., Mayrhofer, W., & Lazarova, M. B. (2019). The concept of career and the field(s) of career studies. The Routledge Companion to Career Studies (pp. 11-24). London, United Kingdom: Routledge (UK). http://doi.org/10.4324/9781315674704-3

Akkan, E., Lazarova, M., & Reiche, B. S. (2018). The role of repatriation in and for global careers. In Dickman, M., Vesa, S., & Wurtz, O. (Eds.), The Management of Global Careers: Exploring the Rise of International Work (pp. 223-256). Cham, Switzerland: Palgrave Mamillian. http://doi.org/10.1007/978-3-319-76529-7_9

Lazarova, M., Mayrhofer, W., Briscoe, J., Dickmann, M., Hall, D. T., & Parry, E. (2018). Comparative career studies: Conceptual issues and empirical results. In Brewster, C., & Mayrhofer, W. (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management: Second Edition (pp. 257-282). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing (UK).

Lazarova, M., McNulty, Y., & Semeniuk, M. (2015). Expatriate family narratives on international mobility: Key characteristics of the successful moveable family. In Makela, L., & Suutari, V. (Eds.), Work and Family Interface in the International Career Context (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. (2013). Global trends in human resource management. Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd (UK). ISBN:9780230354838, 9781137304438, 9780230354838, 9781137304438, 9780230354838, 9781137304438. http://doi.org/10.1057/9781137304438

Parry, E., Stavrou, E., & Lazarova, M. (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. 1-7). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd (UK). http://doi.org/10.1057/9781137304438_1

Lazarova, M., Mayrhofer, W., & Brewster, C. (2013). ‘Plus ça change, plus c’est la même 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). Basingstoke, United Kingdom: Palgrave Macmillan Ltd (UK). http://doi.org/10.1057/9781137304438_2

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

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

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, Second Edition (pp. 271-292). Cheltenham, United Kingdom: Edward Elgar Publishing (UK). http://doi.org/10.4337/9781849809191.00020

Lazarova, M. B., Morley, M. J., & Tyson, S. (Ed.). (2011). International human resource management: policy and practice. London, United Kingdom: Routledge (UK). ISBN:9780415679367, 9780415679367, 9780415679367.

Jonsen, K., Aycan, Z., Berdrow, I., Boyacigiller, N. A., Brannen, M. Y., Davison, S. C., ... Weber, T. J. (2010). Scientific mindfulness: A foundation for future themes in international business. Bingley, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. http://doi.org/10.1108/S1571-5027(2010)00000230010

Caligiuri, P., & Lazarova, M. (2008). Work–life balance on global assignments. In Poelmans, S. A., & Caligiuri, P. (Eds.), Harmonizing Work, Family, and Personal Life: From Policy to Practice (pp. 94-115). Cambridge, Cambridgeshire, United Kingdom: Cambridge University Press. http://doi.org/10.1017/CBO9780511488498.005