Department of Strategy and Innovation

Vice-President for International Affairs

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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
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. 38-512.   

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. 123-1503.    

3. Minbaeva, D., Mäkelä, K. and Rabbiosi, L. (2012) HRM System Outcomes and Knowledge Sharing: The Mediating Effect of Individual Motivation and Behavior. Human Resource Management, 51(3), pp. 387-4054.    

4. Minbaeva, D. and Muratbekova-Touron, M. (2013) Brain Drain. Harvard Business Review Russia, August5.    

5. Andersen, T. and Minbaeva, D. (2013) Human Resources in Strategy Making. Human Resource Management, 52(5), pp. 809-8276.    

6. Minbaeva, D. (2013) Strategic HRM in Building Micro-Foundations of Organizational Knowledge-Based Performance. Human Resource Management Review, 23(4), pp. 378-3907.    

7. 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. 52-628.    

8. 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), 967-8689.    

9. 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): 997–102110.    

10. Minbaeva, D. (2017) Building a Credible Human Capital Analytics for Organizational Competitive Advantage. Forthcoming in Human Resource Management

Publications sorted by:
Dana Minbaeva; Grazia D. Santangelo / Boundary Spanners and Intra-MNC Knowledge Sharing : The Roles of Controlled Motivation and Immediate Organizational Context.
In: Global Strategy Journal, Vol. 8, No. 2, 5.2018, p. 220-241
Journal article > peer review
Dana Minbaeva / Building Credible Human Capital Analytics for Organizational Competitive Advantage
In: Human Resource Management, Vol. 57, No. 3, 5.2018, p. 701-713
Journal article > peer review
Dana Minbaeva; Chansoo Park; Ilan Vertinsky; Yeon Sung Cho / Disseminative Capacity and Knowledge Acquisition from Foreign Partners in International Joint Ventures
In: Journal of World Business, Vol. 53, No. 5, 11.2018, p. 712-724
Journal article > peer review
Michael J. Morley; Dana Minbaeva; Snejina Michailova / HRM in the Transition States of Central and Eastern Europe and the Former Soviet Union
In: Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management. ed. /Chris Brewster; Wolfgang Mayrhofer; Elaine Farndale. Cheltenham : Edward Elgar Publishing 2018, p. 469–486
Book chapter > peer review
Dana Minbaeva; Larissa Rabbiosi; Günter K. Stahl / Not Walking the Talk? : How Host Country Cultural Orientations May Buffer the Damage of Corporate Values’ Misalignment in Multinational Corporations.
In: Journal of World Business, Vol. 53, No. 6, 2018, p. 880-895
Journal article > peer review
Sara Vardi; Dana Minbaeva; Larissa Rabbiosi / The Effect of Talent Management on Individual Performance
Paper presented at 7th Workshop on Talent Management, 2018
Christina Lea Butler; Dana Minbaeva; Kristiina Mäkelä; Mary M. Maloney; Luciara Nardon; Minna Paunova; Angelika Zimmermann / Towards a Strategic Understanding of Global Teams and Their HR Implications : An Expert Dialogue.
In: International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 29, No. 14, 7.2018, p. 2209-2229
Journal article > peer review
Dana Minbaeva / Human Capital Analytics : Why Aren't We There? Introduction to the Special Issue.
In: Journal of Organizational Effectiveness, Vol. 4, No. 2, 2017, p. 110-118
Editorial > peer review
Dana Minbaeva / Contextualising the Individual in International Management Research : Black Boxes, Comfort Zones and a Future Research Agenda .
In: European Journal of International Management, Vol. 10, No. 1, 2016, p. 95-104
Journal article > peer review
Dana Minbaeva; Andrea Straub-Bauer / Global Leadership as a Driver of Corporate Coherence
In: Danish Journal of Management & Business, Vol. 80, No. 1, 2016, p. 113-130
Journal article > peer review
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