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Roxana BARBULESCU

Associate Professor

Management & Human Resource

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Biography

Roxana Barbulescu earned a BA in Economics with Honors from Stanford University and an MSc and Ph.D. in Management from INSEAD.

 Her research focuses on the mechanisms underlying the career trajectories of managerial and professional workers. In a series of papers published in Organization Science and Academy of Management Review she has examined how gender, professional identity, and social networks facilitate or constrain job mobility. Her latest publication, entitled “I used to work at Goldman Sachs! How firms benefit from organizational status in the market for human capital” and forthcoming in Strategic Management Journal, focuses on the role of employer status for mobility outcomes. She is winner or finalist for best paper prizes from the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society conferences.

 At HEC Paris, her teaching responsibilities include the Advanced Management in Global Enterprises specialization course in the MBA program and the Leading Organizations course in the Grande Ecole program.

Prior to joining HEC, she was Assistant Professor in the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, and Visiting Assistant Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Human Resources at the Wharton School and serves as Rep-at-Large in the Careers Division of the Academy of Management.

Scientific articles

The Strength of Many Kinds of Ties: Unpacking the Role of Social Contacts Across Stages of the Job Search Process

Organization Science, July-August 2015, vol. 26, n° 4, pp 1040-1058

Do Women Choose Different Jobs from Men? Mechanisms of Application Segregation in the Market for Managerial Workers

Organization Science, May-June 2013, vol. 24, n° 3, pp 737-756

Identity As Narrative: Prevalence, Effectiveness, and Consequences of Narrative Identity Work in Macro Work Role Transitions

Academy of Management Review, January 2010, vol. 35, n° 1, pp 135-154

Chapters edited in books

Why do managers talk about identity?

Organizational Identity In Practice, L. Lerpold, D. Ravasi, J. Van Rekom, G. Soenen (eds.), Routledge, New York, 35-49

Proceedings

Supporting the Management of Learning Resources for the French Local Government Training Network

Electronic Government Proceedings of the Second International Conference EGOV 2003 , 2003 (J. Dang, D. Roux)

L'école de gestion de l'An 2000

Actes du Colloque International "Entreprises et sociétés - enracinement, mutations et mondialisation" , 1997 , Montréal

Nouveau mode d'organisation et conduite du changement organisationnel - une expérience pilote dans le service public

Actes du Colloque International "Entreprises et sociétés - enracinement, mutations et mondialisation" , 1997 , Montréal

Control Strategies for the Internationalisation Process at a Regional Level: Cultural Integration Through Rules or Through Relationships

CEMS Academic Conference , 1995 , Vienne (M. SEGALLA)

La gestion des ressources humaines dans une organisation internationale : de la théorie à la pratique

Actes du 4e congrès de l'AGRH , 1993 , Jouy-en-Josas (M. SEGALLA)

Ambition Aside, Meaning is Important: Understanding Meaning in Career Transitions

Serving Two Masters: Role Expectation Enactment and Anticipated Careers of Service Professionals

Moral Identity Work: Persevering in the Wake of Negative Work Events

Transparency in Transnational Governance - Exploring the genealogy of a powerful norm

The Influence of Country and Firm Networks on International Alliance Formation

Scientific articles

The Strength of Many Kinds of Ties: Unpacking the Role of Social Contacts Across Stages of the Job Search Process

Organization Science, July-August 2015, vol. 26, n° 4, pp 1040-1058

Do Women Choose Different Jobs from Men? Mechanisms of Application Segregation in the Market for Managerial Workers

Organization Science, May-June 2013, vol. 24, n° 3, pp 737-756

Identity As Narrative: Prevalence, Effectiveness, and Consequences of Narrative Identity Work in Macro Work Role Transitions

Academy of Management Review, January 2010, vol. 35, n° 1, pp 135-154

Chapters edited in books

Why do managers talk about identity?

Organizational Identity In Practice, L. Lerpold, D. Ravasi, J. Van Rekom, G. Soenen (eds.), Routledge, New York, 35-49

Proceedings

Supporting the Management of Learning Resources for the French Local Government Training Network

Electronic Government Proceedings of the Second International Conference EGOV 2003 , 2003 (J. Dang, D. Roux)

L'école de gestion de l'An 2000

Actes du Colloque International "Entreprises et sociétés - enracinement, mutations et mondialisation" , 1997 , Montréal

Nouveau mode d'organisation et conduite du changement organisationnel - une expérience pilote dans le service public

Actes du Colloque International "Entreprises et sociétés - enracinement, mutations et mondialisation" , 1997 , Montréal

Control Strategies for the Internationalisation Process at a Regional Level: Cultural Integration Through Rules or Through Relationships

CEMS Academic Conference , 1995 , Vienne (M. SEGALLA)

La gestion des ressources humaines dans une organisation internationale : de la théorie à la pratique

Actes du 4e congrès de l'AGRH , 1993 , Jouy-en-Josas (M. SEGALLA)

Ambition Aside, Meaning is Important: Understanding Meaning in Career Transitions

Serving Two Masters: Role Expectation Enactment and Anticipated Careers of Service Professionals

Moral Identity Work: Persevering in the Wake of Negative Work Events

Transparency in Transnational Governance - Exploring the genealogy of a powerful norm

The Influence of Country and Firm Networks on International Alliance Formation

Education

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

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2016 Department Head, Management and Human Resources HEC Paris
  • 2015 Advanced Management Track Coordinator, Programme MBA HEC Paris
  • 2014 Member of GREGHEC (CNRS) HEC Paris
  • 2014 Associate Professor, Management and Human Resources HEC Paris

External Academic Responsabilities

  • 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

    Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

    • 2017 Pierre Vernimmen Teaching Award, BNP Paribas and HEC Paris, research faculty category