Elaine Farndale

Elaine Farndale

Associate Professor, Human Resource Management

Graduate Program Director, School of Labor & Employment Relations

Center Director, Center for International Human Resource Studies

501C Keller
University Park , PA 16802
Office Phone: (814) 867-3320

Curriculum Vitae

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  1. PhD: 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


Dr. Elaine Farndale is an Associate 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 PhD 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 status, professionalism and roles of the HR department; HRM and firm performance; and HRM and employee engagement. Elaine has presented numerous papers at international conferences and has published articles and chapters in both the practitioner and academic press, such as Journal of International Business 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.