Prof. Anne-Wil Harzing
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Professor of International Management
Middlesex University
London, United Kingdom

Anne-Wil Harzing

Academic experience

Anne-Wil is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London and visiting professor of International Management at Tilburg University. She is a Fellow of the Academy of International Business, a select group of distinguished AIB members who are recognized for their outstanding contributions to the scholarly development of the field of international business or have made significant contributions to the AIB.

Before joining Middlesex, she was Professor in International Management and a former Associate Dean Research at the University of Melbourne, Australia. Prior to Melbourne, she worked at the University of Bradford (UK), Maastricht University, the University of Tilburg, and the Open University (all in the Netherlands).

Research interests

Anne-Wil's research interests include international HRM, expatriate management, HQ-subsidiary relationships, cross-cultural management, transfer of HRM practices, the role of language in international business, the international research process, and the quality and impact of academic research.

The volume "Grands Auteurs en Management International" devotes an entire chapter to her contributions to the field of International Business. She is the youngest academic featured in the volume, which also includes prominent IB researchers such as John Dunning, Peter Buckley, Christopher Bartlett, CK Prahalad, Sumantra Ghoshal, Geert Hofstede, and Edward Hall.

In addition to her substantive research areas, Anne-Wil also has a keen interest in issues relating to journal quality and research performance metrics as well as diversity & inclusion in academia. 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, the founder of CYGNA, a network for female academics, and the author of more than 250 blogposts on all things academia. She also maintains a YouTube channel with academic resources.


Anne-Wil has published or presented more than 160 books, book chapters, and academic papers about these topics in journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Management International Review, International Business Review, Journal of World Business, European Journal of International Management, Journal of Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, Organization Studies, Strategic Management Journal, The Academy of Management Learning & Education, European Journal of Information Systems, and Journal of the American Society for Information Science and Technology.

As of August 2021, the books and articles listed here have been cited more than 10,000 times in journals listed in the Web of Science and more than 22,000 times in Google Scholar, with a h-index of 67. I have also been listed on Clarivate's Essential Science Indicators top 1% most cited academics in Economics & Business worldwide since 2007. In addition, I was recently listed in the top 1% most cited academics in the "Social Sciences General" category due to my work in bibliometrics, and as a top-50 most highly-cited in Business & Management world-wide in Scopus.

Reviewing and editorial experience

Anne-Wil is or has been on the editorial board of Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of World Business, Management International Review, European Journal of International Management, International Business Review, Thunderbird International Business Review, Cross Cultural and Strategic Management, International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, Journal of Global Mobility, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Development International, German Journal for Human Resource Management, European Management Review, and European Management Journal. 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. More... a resource site for academics

Since 1999 Anne-Wil maintains an extensive website at The site provides information, online papers and resources about her areas of research. It also presents resources to assist with academic publishing and the assessment of research and journal quality, as well as software to conduct citation analysis.

London CYGNA

Anne-Wil is one of the founding members of CYGNA, a network of female scholars in the London area. The main objective of the group is to promote interaction among female academics based in the London area and to provide a forum for learning, support, and networking. We are organizing events that take place every two months at a London-based university. Every meeting includes a mix of presentations, focusing on specifc research topics, career perspectives, research methods, publishing and research impact.

Want to know more?

Here is my interview in the in the Frontline IB Conversations series, cut up in three sections, for easier reference.


On a personal note

My latest book is Jos Harzing: Vader, Opa, Kunstenaar, a tribute to my father's work as a sculptor over the last 70 years.

Anne-Wil Harzing

Anne-Wil in 2008

Anne-Wil at the University of Melbourne in 2008.

Anne-Wil's portrait: © Newspix/Andrew Henshaw. Used by permission.

Anne-Wil in 2008 

Anne-Wil in 1998

Anne-Wil at the University of Bradford Management Centre in 1998.

(Photographer unknown)