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Michael SEGALLA

Professor

Management & Human Resources

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Biography

Michael Segalla is Professor of Management at HEC Paris in Jouy-en-Josas, France.  He is Franco-American, earned a Masters in Political Science and International Relations and a Ph.D. in Organisational Studies and Labour Relations (University of Iowa).  He taught Management, Human Resource, Organisational Behaviour, and Industrial Relations at McGill University in Montreal, City University of New York in New York City, and was a faculty member of the City University of New York - Cornell University Masters of Science in Industrial Relations.  He was a visiting scholar at the ILO in Geneva in 1985 and a visiting professor at the University of Florida in 1998-99.  In 1991 he was awarded a Franco-American Commission for Education Exchange Inter-foundation Grant.  For many years he was the coordinator of the CEMS Organisational Behaviour Inter-Faculty Group.  Some of his key projects and achievements over the past decade include:

  • 2012 - certified by the French Comité du secret statistique, for access to the DADS national database.

  • 2012 - earned the HEC Paris "Top Ten" Award for research productivity during 2009-2011 period.

  • 2012 - interviewed on China Radio International, 10 August 2012, (world-wide transmission) by Zhao Yang, and Robert Costelloe, Broadcast Journalists, China Radio International on the topic of "Brain Drain in the EU".

  • 2012 - Presented with the 2012 Honour Award, Luxembourg Awards Human Resources 2012.  HR ONE, 10th Anniversary GALA.

  • 2012 - CWT 78 Bizdays mobile app released on Apple Store and the 78 Bizdays website.  The app helps find the best day and hour for international conferences and is based on my HBR article "Why Mumbai at 1 PM Is the Center of the Business World".

  • 2013 - Invited to join the Tocqueville Foundation of France to assist in the creation of an International Philanthropy Prize design to encourage university students to make individual and collective contributions to civil society.

He is co-editor of European Cases of Organisational Behaviour and Change (1996, Sage) and has published articles in International Studies Quarterly, The Arbitration Journal, La lettre de l'European Financial Marketing Association, Relations Industrielles - Industrial Relations, Die Bank - Zeitschrift für Bankpolitik und Bankpraxis, Revue Française de Gestion, Journal of Managerial Psychology, The Financial Times, Les Echos, the European Management Journal, Academy of Management Perspectives, and in several editions of the Harvard Business Review.

Scientific articles

La gestion des ressources humaines en Europe : une divergence des pratiques ?

Revue Française de Gestion, January-February 1998, n° 117, pp 18-29

International Perspectives on Employee Engagement: Are American Firms Leading the Way or Walking Alone?

International Studies of Management and Organization, Forthcoming, vol. 49, n° 1,

Retard d’avion, imprévu, bagage égaré… Les principales causes de stress en voyages d’affaires

Harvard Business Review, August 10 2015, vol. on HBRFrance.fr,

How Stressful Is Business Travel?

Harvard Business Review, 2014, vol. on HBR.org,

Is extra legroom worth fighting for ?

Harvard Business Review, November 2014, vol. 92, n° 11, pp 30

Sales-Marketing Interface in Saudi Arabia: A Commentary

Journal of Business Research, September 2012, vol. 65, n° 9, pp 1298-1300

Die Globale Telefonkonferenz

Harvard Business Manager, 2010, n° 11,

Faith in Firms - As Low As You'd Expect

Harvard Business Review, January-February 2010, pp 22-23

Find the Real Power in Your Organization

Harvard Business Review, May-June 2010, pp 800-801

Wer die wahre Macht hat

Harvard Business Manager, 2010, n° 201008014,

Books

Organizational Behaviour and Change in Europe - Case Studies,

Sage Publications

Chapters edited in books

Socialisme capitaliste : la création d'une concurrence sociale efficace in France

Encyclopédie Des Ressources Humaines, J. Allouche (Ed.), Vuibert, 1321-1326

Evaluation commerciale : les défis européens

L'Art Du Management, Leadership, Performance, Développement Durable, B. Ramanantsoa (ed.), Pearson Education France

E-Mails : le comportement des managers européens

L'Art Du Management 3, Dunod, Paris, 458-462

Le savoir tacite dans un contexte culturel

L'Art Du Management 3, Dunod, Paris, 421-426

Eine vergleichende Studie von Personalentscheidungen im Banksektor

Kulturelle Unterschiede Der Gerechtigkeitswahrnehmung Europäischer Manager, Lit Verlag, Münster, Hamburg, London, 7-16

L'européanisation des forces de vente

L'Art Du Marketing, Village Mondial, Financial Times, Les Echos, 178-180

National Cultures, International Business

Mastering Global Business, The Financial Times - FT Pitman Publishing, 186-191

Crédit Lyonnais : The Internationalisation of a French Bank

European Cases Of Organisational Behaviour And Change, F. Chevalier, M. Segalla (Eds), Sage Publications

Managing Innovative Technologies

The Management Of New Technologies For Global Competitiveness, C. Madu (Ed.), Quorum Books, Westport, 261-27

Agricultural districting New York State

National Agricultural Lands Study, U.S. Government Printing Office, Washington D.C., 23-27

Proceedings

A Cross-National Investigation Of Incentive Sales Compensation

22nd Workshop On Strategic Human Resource Management , 2007 , Bruxelles (D. ROUZIES, D. Rouziès, M. Besson, B. Weitz)

The power of the situation

Methodological considerations for cross-cultural management research. IACCM Conference Rotterdam "Cross cultural Life of Social Values , 2007 , Rotterdam (G. Jacobs, F. Bellschak)

An International Study of Dysfunctional Email Usage Attitudes Among Managers

21st Workshop On Strategic Human Resource Management, Aston School of Business , 2006 , Manchester

Tacit Knowledge in a Cross Cultural Context

19th Workshop On Strategic Human Resource Management, HEC Paris , 2004 , Jouy-en-Josas

Working papers

The Impact of Cultural Dimensions on Sales Force Compensation

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1999

Euro: the Move to a Global Europe

Mimeo , 1997

How Alcatel focused, Delivered, and Succeeded in the Global Telecommunications Market

Mimeo , 1997

Les conditions de vie et de travail des expatriés étrangers en France dans le secteur bancaire

Mimeo , 1993

Rules changes and arbitrator training for complex commercial arbitration: the search for solutions

Working Paper Series, Social Science Research Network , 1991

The linkage between managerial attitudes and human resource management in the Soviet Union

Working Paper Series, Social Science Research Network , 1991

The equal protection clause: a critique and test of Western's premise

Working Paper Series, Social Science Research Network , 1984

Scientific articles

La gestion des ressources humaines en Europe : une divergence des pratiques ?

Revue Française de Gestion, January-February 1998, n° 117, pp 18-29

International Perspectives on Employee Engagement: Are American Firms Leading the Way or Walking Alone?

International Studies of Management and Organization, Forthcoming, vol. 49, n° 1,

Retard d’avion, imprévu, bagage égaré… Les principales causes de stress en voyages d’affaires

Harvard Business Review, August 10 2015, vol. on HBRFrance.fr,

How Stressful Is Business Travel?

Harvard Business Review, 2014, vol. on HBR.org,

Books

Organizational Behaviour and Change in Europe - Case Studies,

Sage Publications

Chapters edited in books

Socialisme capitaliste : la création d'une concurrence sociale efficace in France

Encyclopédie Des Ressources Humaines, J. Allouche (Ed.), Vuibert, 1321-1326

Evaluation commerciale : les défis européens

L'Art Du Management, Leadership, Performance, Développement Durable, B. Ramanantsoa (ed.), Pearson Education France

E-Mails : le comportement des managers européens

L'Art Du Management 3, Dunod, Paris, 458-462

Le savoir tacite dans un contexte culturel

L'Art Du Management 3, Dunod, Paris, 421-426

Proceedings

A Cross-National Investigation Of Incentive Sales Compensation

22nd Workshop On Strategic Human Resource Management , 2007 , Bruxelles (D. ROUZIES, D. Rouziès, M. Besson, B. Weitz)

The power of the situation

Methodological considerations for cross-cultural management research. IACCM Conference Rotterdam "Cross cultural Life of Social Values , 2007 , Rotterdam (G. Jacobs, F. Bellschak)

An International Study of Dysfunctional Email Usage Attitudes Among Managers

21st Workshop On Strategic Human Resource Management, Aston School of Business , 2006 , Manchester

Tacit Knowledge in a Cross Cultural Context

19th Workshop On Strategic Human Resource Management, HEC Paris , 2004 , Jouy-en-Josas

Working papers

The Impact of Cultural Dimensions on Sales Force Compensation

Cahier de Recherche du Groupe HEC , 1999

Euro: the Move to a Global Europe

Mimeo , 1997

How Alcatel focused, Delivered, and Succeeded in the Global Telecommunications Market

Mimeo , 1997

Les conditions de vie et de travail des expatriés étrangers en France dans le secteur bancaire

Mimeo , 1993

Education

  • Ph.D. in Business Administration, University of Iowa - USA

Academic appointments

Academic responsabilities at HEC

  • 2004-2017 Member of GREGHEC (CNRS) HEC Paris
  • 2016-2016 Department Head, Management and Human Resources HEC Paris
  • 2012 Member, HEC Center for Research on Individuals and Organizations HEC Paris
  • 2009 Professor HEC Paris
  • 1992-2009 Associate Professor HEC Paris
  • 2005-2008 Head, Management and Human Resources HEC Paris

External Academic Responsabilities

  • 2017-2020 Chair Professor in Automation Hangzhou Dianzi University
  • 1998-1999 Visiting Professor University of Florida
  • 1989-1993 Assistant Professor City University of New York
  • 1986-1988 Visiting Professor McGill University, Faculty of Management
  • 1985-1985 Visiting Scholar International labour Office, United Nations

Scientific Activities

Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

  • Member, EGOS
  • Past co-ordinator of the CEMS Organisational Behaviour Inter-Faculty Group (1994-1997)
  • Member, International Industrial Relations Association
  • Elected to the Board of Directors of the Fondation Marechal Foch

Editorial activities

  • Editorial Board Member, Journal of Management and Governance
  • Editorial Board Member, European Journal of International Management
  • Guest Editor, Journal of Managerial Psychology (papers from a Special Symposium at the 1997 Academy of Management Meetings), vol. 13, n 3/4, 1998
  • June 2011- Scientific Committee Member: Human Resources Global Management Conference, Barcelone
  • 2009- Hilb, Martin, Daniel Ondrack, and Michael Segalla (editors) 'Strategic Human Resource Management with European Perspectives'. European Journal of International Management. Vol. 3, n. 4
  • September 2008 Scientific Advisor - 2008 European Attractiveness Scoreboard, Paris - Berlin
  • March 2007 Scientific Advisor - 2007 European Attractiveness Scoreboard, Paris - Berlin
  • 2007- Reviewer, National Science Foundation, innovation Organizational Change Program
  • 2003- Editorial Review Board Member, Journal of International Business Studies (JIBS)
  • 2001-2004 Editorial Advisor Board Member, European Management Journal
  • 2001 Guest editor : "Management Focus: Cultures and Employee Policies", European Management Journal, vol. 19, n 1

  • Conference organisation

  • Co-organiser, Workshop on Strategic Human Resource Management, EIASM - 2003, 2004, 2005, 2006, 2007, 2008, 2009, 2010, 2011, 2012, 2013, 2014
  • 2014-2014 Workshop LABEX ECODEC
  • 2005-2005 Member of the Organising Committee for the 8th Conference on International Human Resource Management, Monash University, Cairns, Australia
  • 1998-1998 Symposium organiser, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, San Diego
  • 1998-1998 Co-organiser, European Group and Organizational Studies Colloquium, Maastricht University
  • 1997-1997 Organiser, Symposium and Workshop, Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Boston
  • Awards & honors

    Membership in Academic or Professional Organisation

    • 2012 2012 HR Honour Award, Luxembourg. HR ONE
    • 2012 HEC Paris "Top Ten" Award for research productivity
    • 2001 2001 AESC Europe Annual Award for the best 2000 European published research on leadership and corporate governance - "Making cross-cultural research relevant to European corporate integration", European Management Journal