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Vlad Vaiman, Part time professor

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Vlad Vaiman is professor of international management at the School of Business of Reykjavik University in Iceland and is a visiting professor at several top universities around the world, including Helsinki School of Economics (Finland), Danube University of Krems and Management Center Innsbruck (both in Austria), California Lutheran University (USA), etc. He holds a Ph.D. in Multicultural Management from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and has received his MBA in Strategic Management and Human Resources at the School of Business of the University of Wyoming, USA, and his Master´s Degree in Mechanical Engineering at the Russian State Academy of Oil & Gas in Moscow. His professional experience included working on various consulting assignments for a number of major organizations throughout the world, including USA, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, Czech Republic, Russia, and some other European countries. His research interests include issues of both organizational behavior and international management, and more specifically, matters of cultural differences and their influences on leadership, motivation, and talent management in multinational companies.  Dr. Vaiman has published in several top academic journals including Academy of Management Perspectives, Journal of International Business Studies, Human Resource Management, and others. He is also a co-founder and an executive editor of the European Journal of International Management (EJIM), an ISI-recognized publication dedicated entirely to fostering an understanding of issues in international management theory and practice in the newly expanded European arena and to providing both conceptual and functional implications useful for the further development of research, teaching practices, and managerial techniques.

Curriculum Vitae

Vlad Vaiman - CV


Education

Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D., Multicultural Management), 2004. University of St. Gallen, Switzerland; AACSB, EQUIS, and CEMS accredited.

Master of Business Administration (MBA, Strategic Management & HRM), 1996. University of Wyoming, USA; AACSB accredited.

Master of Sciences (M.Sc., Engineering), 1992. Russian State Academy of Oil and Gas, Moscow, Russia.

Career

2008-Present
Associate Professor of International Business and Director of Graduate Programs, Reykjavik University School of Business, Iceland. Duties include administration, service, and teaching of various graduate-level courses in the area of international management, strategy, and international HRM.

2003-Present
Guest and Visiting Professor (Cross-cultural Management, IHRM, International Management): Erasmus University, The Netherlands; Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand; University of Graz, Austria; Oslo University College, Norway; Helsinki School of Economics, Finland; California Lutheran University, USA; Danube University of Krems, Austria; ISEG, France; etc.

2004-2008
Senior Lecturer, then Associate Professor, Department of International Management, FH Joanneum University of Applied Sciences. Responsibilities include teaching courses in International Management, International HRM, and Leadership, as well as performing some administrative duties and conducting research in the core area of interest.

1998 - 2004
Lecturer (part-time), Business Studies, International Education Center, Toronto, Canada. Responsibilities involved conducting lectures and seminars in business studies for students and executives; subjects included introduction to management, entrepreneurship, HR management, and marketing.

1997 - Present
Senior Consultant and Principal, HR and Strategic Management, Main Street International, management consulting firm, Toronto, Canada. Duties include developing and overseeing clients’ HR policies and procedures of hiring, training and development of the staff, developing business and competitive plans for client companies, and monitoring and ensuring success of their ventures.

1996 - 1997
Senior Business Development Manager, Passat Ltd., hi-tech research and manufacturing company, Toronto, Canada. Responsibilities included assisting the president with HRM issues (organizational effectiveness, recruiting and training), establishing international connections and market entry policies, and performing other duties including matters of strategic planning and competitive positioning.

1995 - 1996
Business Consultant, Commercial Bank “Sibcontact”, USA. Responsibilities included developing selection interviews and training manuals, establishing policies and procedures for key jobs, and conducting recruiting sessions.

1993-1995
Project Manager, University Affiliation Program funded by the United States Agency for International Development, USA. Duties included participating in the development of necessary infrastructure to establish a network of International Management Training Institutes in Moscow and throughout the European part of Russia.

1990-1993
Area Manager, Investengineering, an international private engineering company, Moscow, Russia. Responsibilities included managing and evaluating company’s financial performance, and supervising its human resources department (hiring and training of the staff).

RU teaching record

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Teaching outside RU

Visiting Professor (International Management studies – undergraduate, graduate, and executive MBA levels, as well as research workshops):

2004 Victoria University of Wellington, New Zealand
2004 Erasmus University, the Netherlands
2005 University of Graz, Austria
2005 Oslo University College, Norway
2007 European School of Management and Technology, Germany
2005-2010 Helsinki School of Economics, Finland
2006, 2007, 2010 California Lutheran University, USA
2006-2009 Danube University of Krems, Austria
2007-2010 MCI Business School, Innsbruck, Austria


Research

Research Interests: Global Talent Management, International HRM, Cross-cultural Management, Organizational Behavior and Leadership in Professional Services Firms, International Business and Management.


Subject field

Introduction to Management – undergraduate level.
Academic Research and Writing – undergraduate and graduate level.
Leadership - graduate level.
Human Resources Management – undergraduate and graduate level courses.
International Management – undergraduate and graduate level courses.
International HRM – graduate level.
International Business and Strategy – graduate level.

Business relations

Corporate Trainer: IBM (USA and Canada), OMV (Austria), Magna International (Canada and Austria), Marel, Actavis, Medis, CCP (Iceland).


Services

Editor, European Journal of International Management, a bi-monthly ISI-indexed journal.

Director, Graduate Programs, Reykjavik University School of Business.

Association:

 Canadian Association of Management Consultants (CAMC, 1998)
 Academy of Management (AOM, 1999)
 Society of Human Resources Management (SHRM, 2001)
 European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM, 2002)
 Academy of International Business (AIB, 2003)
 European International Business Academy (EIBA, 2003).


Publications

See CV for more up-to-date information

SELECTED PUBLISHED ARTICLES, CONFERENCE PROCEEDINGS (double-blind peer or editorial review only), and BOOK CHAPTERS

Academic Articles and Research Chapters:

Vaiman, V., & Holden, N. 2011. Talent Management in Central and Eastern Europe: Challenges and Trends, in Collings, D., & Scullion, H. (eds.), Global Talent Management, London: Routledge.

Vaiman, V., Sigurjonsson, T.O, & Davidsson, P.A. 2010. Questionable Business Practices as Antecedents of Economic Crisis – The Case of Iceland. Journal of Business Ethics, forthcoming.

Marshall, S., Vaiman, V., Napier, N.K., Taylor, S., Haslberger, A., & Andersen, T. 2010. The End of a “Period”: Sustainability and the Questioning Attitude. Academy of Management Learning & Education, Vol. 9, No. 3.

Vaiman, V. 2010. Managing Talent of Non-traditional Knowledge Workers – Opportunities, Challenges, and Trends, in Vaiman V. (ed.). 2010. Talent Management of Knowledge Employees: Embracing Non-traditional Workforce, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Vaiman, V., Davidsson, P.A., & Sigurjonsson, T.O. 2010. Revising a Definition of Corruption as a Result of the Global Economic Crisis – The Case of Iceland, in Organizational Immunity to Corruption: Building Theoretical and Research Foundations, Warsaw: Polish Academy of Sciences.

Vance, C.M., & Vaiman, V. 2009. The Vital Liaison Role of Host Country National Nationals in MNC Knowledge Management. Human Resource Management, Vol. 48, No. 4.

Vaiman, V. 2008. Retention Management as a Means of Protecting Tacit Knowledge in an Organization: A Conceptual Framework for Professional Services Firms, International Journal of Learning and Intellectual Capital, Vol. 5, No. 3.

Vance, C.M., & Vaiman, V. 2008. Smart Talent Management: On the Powerful Amalgamation of Talent Management and Knowledge Management, in Vaiman, V. & Vance, C. (eds). 2008. Smart Talent Management: Building Knowledge Assets for Competitive Advantage, Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Vaiman, V., Holden, N., & Fink, G. 2007. Towards Identifying the Unity in European Corporate Cultures, European Journal of International Management, Vol.1, No. 3.

Vaiman, V. 2007. Best Retention Practices in International Professional Services Firms, Panorama 2007, VSU Publishing, Russia.

Vaiman, V. 2007. International Management in Europe – New Opportunities for the Academic Community, European Journal of International Management, inaugural issue, Vol. 1, Nos. 1/2.

Vaiman, V. 2007. Leveraging the New Human Capital: Adaptive Strategies, Results Achieved and Stories of Transformation – A Review, Academy of Management Perspectives, Vol. 21, No. 1.

Vaiman, V. 2005. International Perspectives on Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management, Journal of International Business Studies, jibs.net, October 2005.

Vaiman, V. 2004. Retention Management in International Professional Services Firms: An Empirical Study of Best Practices in Management Consultancies, Doctorate Dissertation of the University of St. Gallen, Switzerland. University of Toronto Press.


Work-in-Progress

Vaiman, V., Lemmergaard, J., & Azevedo, A. The influence of needs, personality characteristics, and work motivation on HRM strategies: A comparison between traditional and non-traditional workforce. Submitted to Personnel Review.

Haslberger, A., & Vaiman. V. Investigating Voluntary Turnover among Self-propelled Expatriates. Submitted to Academy of Management Review.

Nayir, D.Z., & Vaiman, V. Emerging Multinationals: Management styles, typologies and outcomes (forthcoming in 2011), UK: Palgrave Macmillan.


Professional Articles and Editorials:

Vaiman, V. 2010. Cross-cultural Competencies as a Requirement for Future International Success of International Businesses, Tímarit Háskólans í Reykjavík [Reykjavik University Magazine], 1st inaugural issue.

Schuler, R., Vaiman, V., & Cheng, J.L. 2009. The Rapid Rise, European Journal of International Management, Vol. 3, No. 3.

Vaiman, V. 2009. Talent Management in the Current Economic Situation (translated to Icelandic), Vidskiptabladid, largest national business newspaper in Iceland, January 15.

Vaiman, V. 2008. Requirements for Future Success: A Few Thoughts on Internationalization of Icelandic Business (translated to Icelandic), Frettabladid, largest national daily newspaper in Iceland, December 5.

Vaiman, V. 2007. International Management: Exploring the Variety, European Journal of International Management, Vol. 1, No. 4.

Vaiman, V. 2006. Building an Effective Retention Policy, Human Resource Professional, February.

Vaiman, V. 2002. Human Capital Consulting: The Time is Now, Journal of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.


Peer-reviewed Conference Proceedings:

Vaiman, V., & Cheng, J.L. 2010. EJIM Research Forum: National Health Care and International Competitiveness: Economics, Culture, and Strategy. Organizer and presenter at the IMD Symposium. Proceedings of the Academy of Management annual conference (Montreal, Canada).

Haslberger, A., & Vaiman. V. 2010. Investigating Voluntary Turnover among Traditional and Self-initiated Expatriates. Proceedings of the 25-th Annual Conference in Strategic HR Management (Spain).

Vaiman, V. 2009. Making Business Education Sustainable for Future Scholars and Managers – In Search of Answers. Organizer and Presenter at the All-Academy Symposium. Proceedings of the Academy of Management annual conference (Chicago, USA).

Vaiman. V., with Lemmergaard, J., & Azevedo, A. 2009. The influence of needs, personality characteristics, and work motivation on Human Resource Management strategies - A comparison between traditional and non-traditional workforce. Proceedings of the 24-th Annual Conference in Strategic HR Management (Belgium).

Vaiman, V. 2008. The Questions They Ask – The Answers We Give. Presenter at the Symposium sponsored by IM and MC Divisions of the AoM. Proceedings of the Academy of Management annual conference (Anaheim, USA).

Vaiman. V. 2008. Investigating Voluntary Turnover among Self-propelled Expatriates. Proceedings of the 23-rd Annual Conference in Strategic HR Management (Slovenia).

Vaiman, V. 2007. New Directions in International Management Research. Organizer and presenter at the Symposium sponsored by IM, BPS, and OB Divisions of the AoM. Proceedings of the Academy of Management annual conference (Philadelphia, USA).

Vaiman, V., & Lemmergaard, J. 2007. Non-traditional Employees and Retention Management. Proceedings of the 22-nd Annual Conference in Strategic HR Management (Belgium).

Vance, C.M., & Vaiman, V. 2006. Considering the Importance of the Host Country National Liaison Role. Proceedings of the European International Business Academy Conference (Switzerland).

Vaiman, V., & Vance, C.M. 2006. Disconcerting Resistance to the Absorption and Transfer of Management Knowledge across Cultures. Proceedings of the Academy of Management annual conference (Atlanta, USA).

Vaiman, V. 2006. European Small and Medium Enterprises and a Market Potential for Management Consultants. Internationalization Consulting, an international conference organized by the European Commission in the frameworks of the INCO project (Sweden).

Vaiman, V. 2005. A Look at the New Approach to Voluntary Turnover: Practical Solutions for Management Consultancies, Proceedings of the 20-th Annual Conference in Strategic HR Management (UK).

Vaiman, V. 2004. Retention Strategies in International Management Consultancies. Proceedings of the Academy of Management annual conference (New Orleans, USA).

Vaiman, V. 2004. Best Retention Practices in US-based Management Consultancies, Proceedings of the 19-th Annual Conference in Strategic HR Management (France).

Vaiman, V. 2003. Protecting Implicit Knowledge in International Professional Services Firms: A Conceptual Framework. Proceedings of the European International Business Academy Conference (Denmark).

Vaiman, V. 2003. Retention Management as a Means of Protecting Tacit Knowledge in International Professional Services Firms, Proceedings of the 7-th Annual Conference in International HRM (Ireland).

Vaiman, V. 2003. Retention Management in International Professional Services Firms: A Conceptual Framework, Proceedings of the 18-th Annual Conference in International Human Resources Management (Belgium).


Books and Book Chapters:

Vaiman, V. (ed.). 2010. Talent Management of Knowledge Employees: Embracing Non-traditional Workforce, UK: Palgrave Macmillan.

Vaiman, V. 2010. Chapter 10 – Global Management, in Wankel, C. (ed.) Management Through Collaboration: Teaming in a Networked World, New York, NY: Routledge.

Vaiman, V. 2009. Chevron, in Wankel, C. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Business in Today´s World, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Vaiman, V. 2009. Motorola, in Wankel, C. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Business in Today´s World, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Vaiman, V. 2009. Roche Group, in Wankel, C. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Business in Today´s World, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Vaiman, V. 2009. Time Warner, in Wankel, C. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Business in Today´s World, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Vaiman, V. 2009. UBS, in Wankel, C. (ed.) Encyclopedia of Business in Today´s World, Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications.

Vaiman, V. & Vance, C. (eds). 2008. Smart Talent Management: Building Knowledge Assets for Competitive Advantage, Northampton, MA: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Vaiman, V., & Smolarski, J. 2006. Internationalization Consulting: A Market for Future Growth? In Internationalization of Small and Medium Enterprises, Prague: Aldebaran Publishing.

Vaiman, V. 2006. The Pilot Project. In Internationalization of Small and Medium Enterprises, Prague: Aldebaran Publishing.


MAJOR PRESENTATIONS

EJIM Research Forum: National Health Care and International Competitiveness: Economics, Culture, and Strategy. Organizer and presenter at the IMD Symposium. Proceedings of the Academy of Management annual conference (Montreal, Canada), 2010.

Investigating Voluntary Turnover among Traditional and Self-initiated Expatriates. 25-th Annual Conference in Strategic HR Management (Barcelona, Spain), 2010.

Sustainable Business Education: Meeting demands of Future Scholars and Managers. Keynote speech at the All-Academy Symposium on SBE. Academy of Management annual conference (Chicago, USA), 2009.

The influence of needs, personality characteristics, and work motivation on Human Resource Management strategies - A comparison between traditional and non-traditional workforce. 24-th Annual Conference in Strategic HR Management (Brussels, Belgium), 2009.

The Questions They Ask – The Answers We Give. Academy of Management annual conference (Anaheim, USA), 2008.

Investigating Voluntary Turnover among Self-propelled Expatriates. 22-nd Annual Conference in Strategic HR Management (Bled, Slovenia), 2007.

New Directions in International Management Research. Academy of Management annual conference (Philadelphia, USA), 2007.

Considering the Importance of the Host Country National Liaison Role. Reykjavik University Research Seminar (Reykjavik, Iceland), 2007.

An Examination of the Liaison Role of the Host Country National First-Line Manager in Facilitating Effective Host Operation Knowledge Transfer. European School of Management and Technology Research Seminar (Berlin, Germany), 2007.

Disconcerting Resistance to the Absorption and Transfer of Management Knowledge across Cultures. Academy of Management annual conference (Atlanta, USA), 2006.

European Small and Medium Enterprises: A High Growth Market Potential for Management Consultants. Internationalization Consulting, an international conference organized by the European Commission (Stockholm, Sweden), 2006.

Global Leadership Issues, Series of lectures in Global Studies, University of Graz (Austria), 2006.

Global Leadership: Myth or Reality? ERIM Research Seminar, Erasmus School of Management (The Netherlands), 2005.

A Look at the New Approach to Voluntary Turnover, 20-th Annual Conference in Strategic HR Management (Belgium), 2005.

Retention Management in International Management Consultancies. Academy of Management annual conference (New Orleans, USA), 2004.

Best Retention Practices in US-based Management Consultancies, 19-th Annual Conference in Strategic HR Management (France), 2004.

Protecting Implicit Knowledge in International Professional Services Firms: A Conceptual Framework. European International Business Academy Conference (Denmark), 2003.

Retention Management as a Means of Protecting Tacit Knowledge in Management Consulting Firms. 7-th Annual Conference in International HRM (Ireland), 2003.

Ethnocentrism as an Impediment to Attaining Dynamic Capabilities in Multinational Corporations. International Seminar in Knowledge Management (U. of St. Gallen - Harvard U.), 2002.

Appraisal Process in Global/Local Mobile Companies. Forum in International HRM (Switzerland), 2001.

Cross-cultural Motivation Audit Aimed at Decreasing Voluntary Turnover in Multinational Enterprises. Forum in Research Methods in International Management (Switzerland), 2001.


MEDIA APPEARANCES

June 5, 2010. Seeing Gold in Icelandic Life (in Icelandic), personal and professional profile, Frettabladid, largest national daily newspaper in Iceland.

April 29, 2009. Loss of Face in Intercultural Relations, TV interview for Kastljos (Spotlight), a daily national in-depth news program, Reykjavik, Iceland.


Other

Executive Editor and co-founder, European Journal of International Management, a bi-monthly academic publication devoted entirely to fostering an understanding of issues in international management in the newly expanded European arena.