Anne-Wil is Professor of International Management. Originally from the Netherlands, Anne-Wil has more than 25 years experience in academia and has worked in three countries at six different universities before joining Middlesex. Most recently, she was Associate Dean Research at the University of Melbourne, Australia.
Her own research focuses on expatriate management, cross-cultural management, and multinational corporations, as well as the quality and impact of academic research. She has published and presented over 160 papers in international journals and conferences and is one of the world's top 1% most cited academics in Economics & Business.
Anne-Wil also has a keen interest in issues relating to journal quality and research performance metrics. In this context she is the editor of the Journal Quality List, the provider of Publish or Perish, a software program that retrieves and analyses academic citations, and the author of "The Publish or Perish Book: Your guide to effective and responsible citation analysis".
Dutch: native language
Anne-Wil has taught courses at every level in the broad field of international management. She has a best-selling textbook on International Human Resource Management, which is currently in its 5th edition.
Below is a selection of my recent publications. For a full list (more than 160 books, book chapters and academic papers), see Full list of publications.
Fan, Shea X. and Harzing, Anne-Wil and Köhler, Tine (2018) How you see me, how you don't: ethnic identity self-verification in interactions between local subsidiary employees and ethnically similar expatriates. The International Journal of Human Resource Management . ISSN 0958-5192 (Published online first)
Zhang, Ling Eleanor and Harzing, Anne-Wil and Fan, Shea (2018) Managing Expatriates in China: A Language and Identity Perspective. Palgrave Studies in Chinese Management . Palgrave MacMillan, London. ISBN 978-1137489074
Harzing, Anne-Wil and Alakangas, Satu (2017) Microsoft Academic is one year old: the Phoenix is ready to leave the nest. Scientometrics, 112 (3). pp. 1887-1894. ISSN 0138-9130
Tenzer, Helene and Terjesen, Siri and Harzing, Anne-Wil (2017) Language in international business: a review and agenda for future research. Management International Review, 57 (6). pp. 815-854. ISSN 0938-8249
Fan, Shea and Harzing, Anne-Wil (2017) Host country employees’ ethnic identity confirmation: evidence from interactions with ethnically similar expatriates. Journal of World Business, 52 (5). pp. 640-652. ISSN 1090-9516
2012 - A competitive Faculty grant of A$10,000 for a project on the role and measurement of cultural distance in entry mode choice.
2008 - A competitive Faculty grant of A$19,495 for a project on language differences and the Headquarter-Subsidiary relationship.
2004 - An ARC Discovery Grant of A$191,000 for a 3-year research project entitled "Babel in Business: how language differences influence management in multinationals". This was the largest individual grant awarded for a project in Management since 2002 (no data available before that time).
2004 - (with Isabel Metz) A competitive Faculty grant of A$8,000 for a project on diversity in editorial boards of academic journals in management.
2002 - A competitive Faculty grant of A$10,000 to finalise a research project on language and culture in questionnaire research.
2001 - A competitive University of Melbourne grant of A$24,000 for a research project on headquarters-subsidiary relationships, as one of only four proposals (out of fourteen applications) to be funded by the University.
1999 - An application for a 4-year ESRC Research Fellowship for a total amount of nearly £170,000 was alpha-rated (highest rating) as one of only eleven proposals to achieve this rating (out of over forty original applications). However, only two out of the eleven alpha-rated proposals were funded; sadly, not mine.
1993-1996 - In order to secure funds for the empirical part of my doctoral research I have displayed various entrepreneurial activities related to my research results. First, professional articles were written about parts of my research and sold to a Dutch journal in the area of Personnel Management. Second, I offered specialised company reports to all companies who participated in my survey and sold reports to several companies for a total of app. £1000. A subject-coded database comprising of some 1500 references in the area of international business and management that I had accumulated during my studies was offered to colleagues in the field by means of leaflets distributed at conferences and messages to mailing lists. Nearly 200 requests for information were received and a few dozen copies were sold for app. £25 each.
Anne-Wil is on the editorial board of Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, International Business Review, Thunderbird International Business Review, Journal of Global Mobility, European Journal of International Management, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development International, European Management Review, European Management Journal, and The International Journal of Management Reviews. In the past, she has also acted as Associate or Departmental Editor for Journal of International Business Studies, the International Journal of Cross Cultural Management and the Australian Journal of Management.