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Roxana BARBULESCU

Associate Professor

Management & Human Resources

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Biography

Roxana Barbulescu holds a BA in Economics with honors from Stanford University and an MSc and PhD in Management from INSEAD.

Her research focuses on the careers of managerial and professional workers, in particular the ways in which prior work experiences and individual characteristics facilitate or constrain job mobility. Her work has appeared in premier international research journals, including Organization Science, Strategic Management Journal, and Academy of Management Review. She is winner or finalist for best paper prizes from the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society conferences.

At HEC Paris Prof. Barbulescu teaches courses in leadership and management and serves as the academic director of the Advanced Management Specialization in the MBA Program. Her teaching was recognized with the BNP Paribas-Vernimmen Teaching Award for Best Professor Across Programs (Tenure Track) in 2017 and she was finalist for the same prize in 2021.

Prior to joining HEC Paris, Roxana Barbulescu was assistant professor at McGill University and visiting professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. Her pre-academia work background was in the investment banking sector in the US. 

Scientific articles

Chapters in edited books

Proceedings

Working papers

Scientific articles

Chapters in edited books

Proceedings

Working papers

Education

  • Ph.D. in Management, INSEAD - France
  • M.S. in Management, INSEAD - France
  • B.A in Economics, Stanford University - USA

Academic appointments

Academic Responsibilities at HEC

  • 2016-2018 Department Head, Management and Human Resources HEC Paris
  • 2015- Advanced Management Track Coordinator, Programme MBA HEC Paris
  • 2014- Member of GREGHEC, the joint research laboratory CNRS-HEC Paris HEC Paris
  • 2014- Associate Professor, Management and Human Resources HEC Paris

External Academic Responsibilities

  • 2012-2014 Visiting professor The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania
  • 2008-2014 Assistant Professor McGill University, Faculty of Management

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Member, Academy of Management (OMT, CAR, OB and RM divisions)
  • Member, European Group on Organization Studies

Editorial activities

  • Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Administrative Science Quarterly, Academy of Management Review, Career Development International, Organization Science, Organization Studies, Human Relations, Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Management Studies
  • Ad-Hoc Reviewer, Academy of Management Annual Meetings (OB, OMT and Careers divisions)

  • Awards & honors

    • 2021 Finalist, HEC Paris Vernimmen BNP Paribas Teaching Award, Research Faculty Category
    • 2020 Finalist, Best Interdisciplinary Paper Award, Strategic Human Capital Interest Group, SMS
    • 2017 Winner, Pierre Vernimmen BNP Paribas Teaching Award, Research Faculty Category
    • 2012 Finalist, Best Conference Paper Award, SMS
    • 2008 Best Doctoral Student Paper Award, AOM (Careers Division)
    • 2005 Best Reviewer Award, AOM (Careers Division)