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Roxana BARBULESCU

Associate Professor

Management & Human Resources

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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

I used to work at Goldman Sachs! How firms benefit from organizational status in the market for human capital

Strategic Management Journal, aout 2015, vol. 36, n° 8, pp 1164-1173, (in coll. with M. BIDWELL, S. WON, E. MOLLICK)

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, (in coll. with M. BIDWELL)

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, (in coll. with H. IBARRA)

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

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

Scientific articles

I used to work at Goldman Sachs! How firms benefit from organizational status in the market for human capital

Strategic Management Journal, aout 2015, vol. 36, n° 8, pp 1164-1173, (in coll. with M. BIDWELL, S. WON, E. MOLLICK)

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, (in coll. with M. BIDWELL)

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, (in coll. with H. IBARRA)

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

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

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

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