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Elaine Farndale

Elaine Farndale

Director, School of Labor and Employment Relations
Professor, Human Resource Management
Center Director, Center for International Human Resource Studies
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(814) 867-3320

Curriculum Vitae

Elaine Farndale


Ph.D.: Cranfield School of Management, UK, Human Resource Management

Research Interests

International/cross-cultural human resource management, Global talent management, Strategic human resource management (HRM) and firm performance, High performance work systems, HRM and employee well-being/engagement, HR as a department and as a profession

Professional Bio

Dr. Elaine Farndale is a professor of human resource management in the School of Labor and Employment Relations and is affiliated with the HR Studies Department at Tilburg University in the Netherlands. She holds a Ph.D. in Human Resource Management from Cranfield School of Management in the UK. Dr. Farndale’s specialist areas of interest and research include: international and comparative HRM; the credibility, professionalism, and roles of the HR department; and HRM and organizational and employee outcomes. Elaine has presented papers at many international conferences and has published articles and chapters in both the practitioner and academic press, such as Journal of International Business Studies, Journal of Management StudiesJournal of World Business, Sloan Management Review, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, and International Journal of Human Resource Management. Dr. Farndale has also worked previously as an HR specialist for several years.

Strategy, HRM, and Performance: A Contextual Approach