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Fida Afiouni

Fida Afiouni
Associate Professor
Curriculum Vitae

Primary Office
Office Olayan School of Business 306
Extension: 3725
Office Hours: Fall 2015: Monday: 4:30 to 6:00 pm Wednesday: 9:30 to 11:00 am

Short Bio

Fida Afiouni is an Associate Professor of Human Resource Management at the Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut, Lebanon. She obtained her Ph.D. in Human Resource Management and Industrial Relations from Paris 1 Panthéon-Sorbonne University and was the recipient of the Sharjah award for the best doctoral thesis in administrative sciences in the Arab world for the year 2005. Her current research focuses on the interplay of HRM, careers, and gender in the Arab Middle East with a particular interest in identifying best HRM practices in the region, HR policies in support of women’s career development, as well as individuals’ chosen career patterns and conceptualizations of career success. Her research agenda aims to lead to better understanding HRM realities in the Middle East, to contribute to gender mainstreaming, and to shape policy at the national and organizational level to improve the quality of life of people in the region. Her publications have appeared in several outlets, the most recent being in Career Development International, the International Journal of Human Resource Management and Women Studies International Forum. Email:

Research Interests

The interplay of context and Careers, HRM and careers, Gender, HRM and Careers, Institutional theory, qualitative research

Teaching Interests

Human Resource Management (HRM), Contemporary issues in HRM, Professional HRM challenges in the Middle East, HRM and Gender


Human Resource Management, Gender, Careers, Institutional Theory, Qualitative Research


Jan 1999 - Jan 2003 Paris 1-Sorbonne University Doctor of Philosophy (PhD)
Jan 1998 - Jan 1999 Paris 1-Sorbonne University DEA
Jan 1997 - Jan 1998 Saint Joseph University Maîtrise
Jan 1995 - Jan 1998 Lebanese University Bachelor of Arts (BA)
Jan 1994 - Jan 1997 Saint Joseph University Bachelor of Arts (BA)

Work Experience

Sep 2015 - Present Associate Professor (Full Time) American University of Beirut
Sep 2007 - Aug 2015 Assistant Professor (Full Time) American University of Beirut
2004 - 2007 Lecturer (Full Time) American University of Beirut
2003 - 2004 Instructor (part time) Sagesse University
2003 - 2004 Instructor (part time) University of Balamand
2002 - 2004 Instructor (part time) Lebanese University
2000 - 2004 Instructor (part time) Saint-Joseph University
2001 - 2002 Instructor (part time) Holy Spirit University of Kaslik
1999 - 2000 Office Manager UFC services


Arabic Professional working
Spanish Limited working
French Professional working
English Professional working

Honors and Awards

2015 Emerald Best International Symposium Academy of Management
2014 Recipient of the Emerald Best International Symposium Award Academy of Management
2014 Runner up for the CNRS 2014 Research Excellence Award CNRS
2014 Finalist for the Careers Best International Paper Award Academy of Management
2014 Nominated for the AUB Teaching Excellence Award AUB
2013 Recipient of Certificate of appreciation Academy of Management
2012 Finalist for the Emerald Best International Symposium Award Academy of Management
2009 Recipient of a Token of appreciation AUB
2005 Recipient of the Sharjah Award for the best thesis in administrative sciences in the Arab World Arab Administrative Development Organization