Mila Lazarova

Associate Professor, International Business

Director, Centre for Global Workforce Strategy

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: 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, Saskatchewan, 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, 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, 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, West Yorkshire, 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). ISBN:9780415679367.

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, West Yorkshire, 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, West Yorkshire, United Kingdom: Emerald Group Publishing Ltd. ISBN:978-0-85724-085-9.

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, Cambridgeshire, 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, California, 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, Oxfordshire, United Kingdom: Routledge.

Thomas, D. C., & Lazarova, M. B. (2014). Essentials of international human resource management: managaing people globally. Thousand Oaks, California, United States: Sage Publications, Inc (US). ISBN:9781412995917.