Prof. Dr. Almasa Sarabi

Prof. Dr. Almasa Sarabi

School of Business, Economics and Society
Juniorprofessur für Internationales Personalmanagement

Room: Room 5.252b
Lange Gasse 20
90403 Nürnberg

Academic Positions

  • Since August 2017   Friedrich-Alexander-University of Erlangen-Nuremberg
    • Assistant Professor of International HRM
  • 2012 – 2017 University of Goettingen
    • PhD candidate and research assistant
  • Research stays/ field study: University of Toronto (Canada), Yonsei University (South Korea), Pune University (India), Uppsala University (Sweden)

Research Interests

My research examines new patterns in work and employment. I conduct detailed research focusing on hiring practices in organizations with current projects examining how changing hiring criteria can change an organization’s gender composition. A second focus of my research explores gender-based communication differences in how (middle) managers talk about their work in situations of uncertainty.

International (Human Resource) Management

  • Hiring
  • Talent acquisition & Recruiting
  • Comparative gender inequality in the workplace
  • Career management

Selected Awards and Honors

  • 2018 Finalist Douglas Nigh Award, 78th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Chicago (USA)
  • 2015 The Palgrave MacMillan and Euro-Asia Management Studies Association Best Paper Award, Annual Meeting of the Euro-Asia Management Studies Association, London (UK)
  • 2014 Finalist Haynes Prize for the Most Promising Scholar, Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business, Vancouver (Canada)
  • since 2012: Scholarships and travel grants from the German Academic Exchange Service (DAAD) & Academy of International Business (AIB)

Media Coverage

AllAboutAlpha (US finance blog) “Evidence that sovereign wealth funds mitigate the agency problem” (May 21, 2017)

Seeking Alpha (US finance blog) “Evidence that sovereign wealth funds mitigate the agency problem” (May 23, 2017)

Research Output

Sarabi, A. (2020): What subsidiary managers remain silent about vis-a-vis their headquarters. Journal of World Business, 55(6), DOI: 10.1016/j.jwb.2020.101147.

Sarabi, A., Froese, F. J., Chng, D. H. M., Meyer, K. (2020). Entrepreneurial leadership and MNE subsidiary performance: The moderating role of subsidiary context. International Business Review, DOI: 10.1016/j.ibusrev.2020.101672.

Sarabi. A., Hamori, M., & Froese, F. (2019). Managing global talent flows. In Collings, D. G., Scullion, H., & Caligiuri, P. (Eds.), Global Talent Management, 61-75.

Sarabi, A., Froese, F.J., Hamori, M. (2017). Is international assignment experience a ticket to the top of a foreign subsidiary? The moderating effect of subsidiary context. Journal of World Business, 52(5): 680-690.