Associate Professor of HRM, Olayan School of Business, American University of Beirut
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 granted by ARADO (The Arab Administrative Development Organization).
Her current research focuses on the interplay of HRM, careers, and gender in the Arab Middle East.
Her research agenda aims to lead to better understanding HRM realities in the Middle East, to contribute to bridging the gender gap in terms of economic empowerment and opportunity, and to shape policy at the national and organizational level to improve the equal opportunities for women in the region.
Dr. Afiouni has presented her work in leading academic and professional conferences such as the Academy of Management in North America, the International Human Resource Management conference in Europe, the HR summit and Expo in Dubai, the HR Summit in Beirut and her publications have appeared in several academic and professional outlets, the most recent being in Career Development International, the International Journal of Human Resource Management and Women Studies International Forum.
She is currently an Associate editor in Business Ethics: A European Review, a member of the editorial board of the international of Human Resource Management, an advisory board member of the KIP Gender Project, and ad- hoc consultant with the International Labor Organization.