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Fida Afiouni

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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:

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


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

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