Anne-Wil Harzing


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

Academic experience

Anne-Wil is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London. 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, her country of origin).

Anne-Wil has a PhD in International Management from the University of Bradford, an MA in Business Administration & International Management from Maastricht University, and a BA in Business & Languages from the Hogeschool Enschede.

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 "Grandes 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. In this context she is the editor of the Journal Quality List and the provider of Publish or Perish, a software program that retrieves and analyses academic citations.


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 October 2015, the books and articles listed here have been cited more than 3200 times in journals listed in the Social Science Citation Index and more than 9400 times in Google Scholar. Anne-Wil has also been listed on Thomson Reuter's Essential Science Indicators top 1% most cited academics in Economics & Business worldwide since 2007.

Reviewing and editorial experience

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. More...

Other activities

Since 1999 Anne-Wil maintains an extensive website ( This website 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.

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 in 2008

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)