My research projects include:
- Career choices and outcomes of skilled expatriates/migrants and local citizens
- Global Talent Management in Western and emerging markets
- Managing the diversity of expatriates and local citizens
My research has been published in top and specialist business and management outlets, including the Journal of World Business, British Journal of Management, Journal of Business Ethics, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and Arab Journal of Sociology, among others. I have a Habilitation à Diriger des Recherches from Université Paris-Dauphine, the highest academic qualification an academic can achieve in France. I am frequently invited to examine PhD students internationally as well as promotion applications of peer colleagues.
I am Associate Editor of Career Development International. Well appreciated for my editorial work, I have been appointed as guest Editor for top and specialized journals. This includes Journal of World Business with a topic on Talent Management (2014); Journal of Managerial Psychology on diversity(2014); International Journal of Human Resource Management with a topic on HRM and international mobility (2015); Human Resource Management Review with a topic on convergence/divergence of International HRM (2016).
I also serve on the boards of top general management and specialized journals like Thunderbird International Business Review, Journal of World Business, British Journal of Management, Human Resource Management Review, Revue de Gestion des Ressources Humaines, The Journal of Leadership and Organizational Studies, Personnel Review, and Equality, Diversity, and Inclusion.
In recognition of my editorial work, I received ‘The Emerald Literary Network Award for Excellence’ at the Academy of Management conference (Boston, USA) in 2012. I was Syntec finalist in 2013, and in 2014, I received the Best International Paper Award, Career Division, at the Academy of Management Conference.
Pearson (Financial Times Group) nominated me to co-author a new edition of the book Human Resource Management, Arab World Edition (2012). Routledge also commissioned me to work on one of the first books that tackle comprehensively the topic of self-initiated expatriation. This book is entitled Self-Initiated Expatriation: Individual, Organizational, and National Perspectives (2012, Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy). I have edited a book on Global Talent Management (Springer, 2014).
I have also organized workshops and chaired tracks for academic scholars and practitioners in conferences such as the European Academy of Management (EURAM). In 2015, I am co-organising the 1st conference on Self-Initiated Expatriation, in Toulouse, France.
I have been invited as a visiting professor in institutions like Vaasa University (2014), London School of Economics (2012) and Brunel Business School (2011). Since 2010, I have an affiliation with Pennsylvania State University.