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Eren Akkan is an Associate Professor at Kedge Business School. He received his PhD from IESE Business School, Spain. His research interests span international mobility, global work, management of a diverse workforce, and the changing nature of work arrangements. Within these domains, he studies questions such as how people respond to major transitions, the evolution of social relationships, and the impact of mobility on societal and cultural transformations. His works have appeared in journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Human Resource Management, and Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology. He teaches courses on cross-cultural management, organizational behavior, human resource management, and research methods. Prior to academia, he was involved in engineering, project management and account management roles in large scale multinational organizations in the telecommunications and IT industries. 

    Recent publications
    Publication Year of publication Type of publication
    STAHL, G. K., E. AKKAN, B. S. REICHE, A. HAJRO, M. ZELLMER-BRUHN, M. LAZAROVA, N. F. RICHTER, D. V. CAPRAR, J. ZIKIC, I. BJÖRKMAN, C. BREWSTER, J.-L. CERDIN, C. C. CLEGG, E. DAVOINE, A. KOVESHNIKOV, W. MAYRHOFER, L. ZANDER, "Linking institutional context to the community and career embeddedness of skilled migrants: The role of destination- and origin-country identifications.", Journal of International Business Studies, 2024 2024 Journal article
    CERDIN, J.-L., E. AKKAN, "Cultural intelligence and the pursuit of a global career" in Handbook of Cultural Intelligence Research., David C. Thomas., Yuan Liao Eds, Edward Elgar Publishing, vol. 1, chap. 18, pp. 290-309, 2023 2023 Book chapter
    AKKAN, E., S. K. CANHILAL, M. A. ORHAN, "Fostering assigned expatriates’ innovativeness via culturally intelligent supervisors: a resource gain perspective", International Journal of Human Resource Management, 2023, vol. 34, no. 11, pp. 2173-2201 2023 Journal article
    AKKAN, E., F. A. GUZMAN, "When discordant work selves yield workplace creativity: The roles of creative process engagement and relational identification with the supervisor", Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology, 2022, vol. 95, no. 1, pp. 184-208 2022 Journal article
    AKKAN, E., Y.-T. LEE, S. REICHE, "How and when do prior international experiences lead to global work? A career motivation perspective", Human Resource Management (Wiley), 2022, vol. 61, no. 1, pp. 117-132 2022 Journal article
    AKKAN, E., S. REICHE, M. LAZAROVA, "A ‘Change’ Perspective of Repatriation: Review and Research Recommendations" in The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary Cross-Cultural Management., Betina Szkudlarek, Laurence Romani, Dan Caprar, Joyce Osland Eds, Sage, chap. 29, pp. 439-451, 2020 2020 Book chapter
    AKKAN, E., M. LAZAROVA, S. REICHE, "The role of repatriation in and for global careers" in The Management of Global Careers., Michael Dickmann, Vesa Suutari, Olivier Wurtz Eds, Palgrave Macmillan, chap. 9, pp. 223-256, 2018 2018 Book chapter
    Teaching domains

    Human Resources Management


    Research domains

    Organizational Behavior

    Human Resource Management

    Cross-Cultural Management

    International Business