Department of Strategy and Innovation

Part-time affiliation with CBS


Dana Minbaeva is a Professor of Strategic and Global Human Resource Management at the Department of Strategy and Innovation, and the Vice-President for International Affairs at Copenhagen Business School.

Her research on strategic international HRM, knowledge sharing and transfer in multinational corporations has appeared in such top international journals as Journal of International Business StudiesJournal of Management Studies, Human Resource Management, and many others.

Professor Minbaeva published more than 50 articles in international peer reviewed journals, numerous book chapters and reports. 

She received several national and international awards for research achievements and knowledge dissemination, including the prestigious JIBS Decade Award 2013.

Dana Minbaeva is the founder and the director of the Human Capital Analytics Group:   

Primary research areas
  • Strategic International Human Resource Management
  • Knowledge sharing and transfer in multinational corporations
  • Human Capital Analytics
Administrative tasks

Curriculum Vitae
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  • Human Resource Management, FT MBA
  • Big Data and Analytics, Master in Business Development
  • Managing Strategic Human Capital, Global EMBA

Other teaching activities

 Dana is actively involved in the MBA and executive teaching at CBS (Copenhagen), as well as in ESMT (Berlin), NIT (Hamburg), Stockholm School of Economics Russia (St. Petersburg), and KIMEP (Almaty). Previously, she has taught in Kazakhstan, Russia, Lithuania, Kyrgyzstan, Finland and Germany as well as having held visiting research positions in the UK, Ireland, Australia and Canada. 

Selected publications
  1. Minbaeva, D., Pedersen, T., Bjorkman, I., Fey, C., and Park, H. (2003). MNC Knowledge Transfer, Subsidiary Absorptive Capacity and HRM, Journal of International Business Studies, 34(6), pp. 586-599. Reprinted in Journal of International Business Studies, 45(1), pp. 38-51
  2. Gooderham, P., Minbaeva, D. and Pedersen, T. (2011) Governance Mechanisms for the Promotion of Social Capital for Knowledge Transfer in Multinational Corporations. Journal of Management Studies, 48(1), pp. 123-150
  3. Minbaeva, D., Mäkelä, K. and Rabbiosi, L. (2012) Linking HRM and Knowledge Transfer via Individual-level Mechanisms. Human Resource Management, 51(3), pp. 387-405
  4. Andersen, T. and Minbaeva, D. (2013) Human Resources in Strategy Making. Human Resource Management, 52(5), pp. 809-827
  5. Minbaeva, D. (2013) Strategic HRM in Building Micro-Foundations of Organizational Knowledge-Based Performance. Human Resource Management Review, 23(4), pp. 378-390
  6. Minbaeva, D., Pedersen, T., Bjorkman, I., & Fey, C. (2014). A retrospective on: MNC Knowledge Transfer, subsidiary absorptive capacity and HRM. Journal of International Business Studies, 45(1), pp. 52-62
  7. Andreeva, T., Festing, M., Minbaeva, D. and Muratbekova-Touron, M. (2014) The Janus Faces of IHRM in Russian MNEs – and Institutional Perspective. Human Resource Management, 53(6), 967-868
  8. Edwards, T., Sanchez-Mangas, R., Jalette, P, Lavelle, J., and Minbaeva, D. (2016) Comparing the HR Practices of US-owned and Indigenous MNCs: Evidence from Five Countries. Journal of International Business Studies, 47(8): 997–1021
  9. Minbaeva, D. (2018) Building a Credible Human Capital Analytics for Organizational Competitive Advantage. Human Resource Management, 57(3): 701-713
  10. Minbaeva, D., & Santangelo, G. (2018). Boundary spanners and knowledge sharing in MNE: The individual perspective. Global Strategy Journal, 8(2): 220-241.
  11. Minbaeva, D., Park, C., Vertinsky, I. and Cho, Y. (2018). Disseminative capacity and knowledge acquisition from foreign partners in international joint ventures. Journal of World Business, 53(5): 712-724
  12. Inkpen, A., Minbaeva, D. and Tsang, E. (2018) Point-Counterpoint on Knowledge Leakage. Journal of International Business Studies,
  13. Minbaeva, D., Rabbiosi, L. and Stahl, G. (2018). Not Walking the Talk? How Host Country Cultural Orientations May Buffer the Damage of Corporate Values’ Misalignment. Journal of World Business, Awarded “Highly Commended Paper” by the 2018 GLOBE Robert J. House Best Research Paper Award committee.
  14. Hotho, J., Minbaeva, D., Muratbekova-Touron, M. and Rabbiosi, L. (2018). Coping with Favoritism in Recruitment and Selection: A Communal Perspective. Journal of Business Ethics, Won ”That’s interesting!” award at the Academy of International Business, 2013
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Dana B. Minbaeva; Alena Ledeneva; Maral Muratbekova-Touron; Sven Horak / Explaining the Persistence of Informal Institutions : The Role of Informal Networks.
In: Academy of Management Review, Vol. 48, No. 3, 7.2023, p. 556-574
Journal article > peer review
Dana Minbaeva; Steen Erik Navrbjerg / Strategic Human Resource Management in the Context of Environmental Crises : A COVID‐19 Test.
In: Human Resource Management, Vol. 62, No. 6, 11.2023, p. 811-832
Journal article > peer review
Dana Minbaeva; Alena Ledeneva; Maral Muratbekova-Touron; Sven Horak / Explaining the Persistence of Informal Institutions : The Role of Informal Networks.
In: Proceedings of the Eighty-second Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Sonja Taneja. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2022, 6 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Paula Caligiuri; Helen De Cieri; Dana Minbaeva; Alain Verbeke; Angelika Zimmermann / International HRM Insights for Navigating the COVID-19 Pandemic : Implications for Future Research and Practice.
In: Crises and Disruptions in International Business: How Multinational Enterprises Respond to Crises. . ed. /Murad A. Mithani; Rajneesh Narula; Irina Surdu; Alain Verbeke. Cham : Palgrave Macmillan 2022, p. 417-454 (JIBS Special Collections)
Book chapter > peer review
Gary Knight; Agnieszka Chidlow; Dana Minbaeva / Methodological Fit for Empirical Research in International Business : A Contingency Framework.
In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 53, No. 1, 2.2022, p. 39-52
Journal article > peer review
Hae-Jung Hong; Dana Minbaeva / Multiculturals as Strategic Human Capital Resources in Multinational Enterprises
In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 53, No. 1, 2.2022, p. 95-125
Journal article > peer review
Victor Cui; Rajneesh Narula; Dana Minbaeva; Ilan Vertinsky / Towards Integrating Country- and Firm-level Perspectives on Intellectual Property Rights
In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 53, No. 9, 12.2022, p. 1880-1894
Journal article > peer review
Dana Minbaeva; Stacey R. Fitzsimmons; Chris J. Brewster / Beyond the Double-edged Sword of Cultural Diversity in Teams : Progress, Critique, and Next Steps.
In: Journal of International Business Studies, Vol. 52, No. 1, 2.2021, p. 45-55
Journal article > peer review
David G. Collings; Dana B. Minbaeva / Building Micro-foundations for Talent Management
In: The Routledge Companion to Talent Management. ed. /Ibraiz Tarique. New York : Routledge 2021, p. 32-43 (Routledge Companions in Business, Management and Marketing)
Book chapter > peer review
Frederikke Amalie la Cour Nygaard; Dana Minbaeva / Capitalizing on Human Capital Analytics in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises
In: Big Data in Small Business: Data-driven Growth in Small and Medium-sized Enterprises. . ed. /Carsten Lund Pedersen; Adam Lindgreen; Thomas Ritter; Torsten Ringberg. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2021, p. 145-162
Book chapter > peer review
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Academic Interests

Research Projects
Outside activities


Year Name of contractual partner Type of activity
2012 - ongoing Leadership Development, Dansk Industri Executive education
2013 - 2020 Human Capital Analytics, Copenhagen Business School Executive education and consulting
2014 - 2018 Leadership Development, Stockholm School of Economics Russia Executive education
2015 - 2019 Human Resource Management, Management Development Program, Tesa Executive education
2019 Strategic HRM, Russian Executive Leadership Program, ESMT Berlin Executive education
2019 CHRO Roundtables, KTH Executive School AB Executive education
2021 - 2023 Nordic Human Capital Advisory Consulting

Primary occupation at King's College London.