Professor of Managing People in Organizations

• PhD in Management, University of Melbourne, Australia
• BA/Master in Economics and Business Administration, University of Hannover, Germany

B. Sebastian Reiche is Professor of the Department of Managing People in Organizations and Associate Director of Faculty at IESE. He earned his Ph.D. from the University of Melbourne, Australia.

Prof. Reiche’s research focuses on international assignments and forms of global work, knowledge transfer, talent retention, culture and language in global organizations, and global leadership. He has received several research awards from the prestigious Academy of Management, including the Barry Richman Best Dissertation Finalist Award and the International HRM Scholarly Research Award in two consecutive years, as well as the Journal of International Business Silver Medal for his contributions to international business research.

His research has appeared in scholarly journals such as Academy of Management Discoveries, Journal of International Business Studies, Organization Science, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management Studies, Human Relations, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Human Resource Management, and Journal of World Business, among many others. He has also guest edited several special issues in academic journals. His research and expertise have been featured in international press, including The Economist, The Financial Times, Forbes, BBC Capital, Handelsblatt (Germany), El País (Spain), and Você RH (Brazil).

Prof. Reiche is Associate Editor of Human Resource Management Journal and co-editor of Advances in Global Leadership. He serves as member of the editorial boards of the Journal of ManagementJournal of International Business StudiesJournal of World BusinessInternational Journal of Human Resource Management and International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, and is an editorial advisory board member of the Journal of Global Mobility. He is also a past co-chair of the annual Workshop on International Management that is sponsored by the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM).

Prof. Reiche is a member of the Academic Committee for Executive Education, which monitors the academic integrity of all IESE Executive Education programs, where he is responsible for International Open Programs. He also serves as Academic Director of the Program for Management Development (PMD). Prof. Reiche has taught at the University of Melbourne (Australia), Nile University (Egypt), and AESE Business School (Portugal). He has consulted with companies such as SAP, Haier, Wacker, Boehringer Ingelheim, and Puig, and has designed, directed and delivered Custom Executive Education programs for a number of companies, including Boehringer Ingelheim, SAP, Deutsche Bank, Deloitte, and Rijk Zwaan. Prof. Reiche advises start-ups in the human capital space and regularly blogs on the topic of global work.

Areas of interest

* Global work and global mobility
* Talent Development and Retention
* Knowledge Transfer
* Global Leadership
* Cross-Cultural Management
* Trust and Social Capital


Journal Articles (refereed)

REICHE, S., FROESE, F. J., STOERMER, S., KLAR, S. (2021). Best of both worlds. How embeddedness fit in the host unit and headquarters improve repatriate knowledge transfer. Journal of International Business Studies, 52 (7), 1331-134. doi:10.1057/s41267-020-00356-4.
CERAR, J., NELL, P., REICHE, S. (2021). The declining share of primary data and the neglect of the individual level in international business research. Journal of International Business Studies, 52 (7), 1365-137. doi:10.1057/s41267-021-00451-0.
REICHE, S., KIM, H., HARZING, A. -W. (2021). How does successive inpatriation contribute to subsidiary capability building and subsidiary evolution?. A longitudinal perspective on inpatriates’ knowledge transfer. Journal of International Business Studies. (Forthcoming)
REICHE, S., DIMITROVA, M., WESTMAN, M., CHEN, S., WURTZ, O., LAZAROVA, M., SHAFFER, M. (2021). Expatriate work role engagement and the work-family interface. A conditional crossover and spillover perspective. Human Relations. (Forthcoming)
REICHE, S., AKKAN, E., LEE, Y. -T. (2021). How and when do prior international experiences lead to global work?. A career motivation perspective. Human Resource Management. (Forthcoming)
NEELEY, T., REICHE, S. (2020). How global leaders gain power through downward deference and reduction of social distance. Academy of Management Journal. doi:10.5465/amj.2019.0531. (Online first)
OUTILA, V., MIHAILOVA, I., REICHE, S., PIEKKARI, R. (2020). A Communicative perspective on the trust-control link In Russia. Journal of World Business, 55 (6), Article 100971. doi:10.1016/j.jwb.2018.11.001.
HOLTSCHLAG, C., MASUDA, A. D., REICHE, S., MORALES, C. (2020). Why do Millennials Stay in Their Jobs? The Roles of Protean Career Orientation, Goal Progress And Organizational Career Management. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 118, Article 103366. doi:10.1016/j.jvb.2019.103366.
REICHE, S., NEELEY, T. (2019). Head, Heart, or Hands: How Do Employees Respond to a Radical Global Language Change over Time? Organization Science, 30 (6), 1252 - 1269. doi:10.1287/orsc.2019.1289.
REICHE, S., LEE, Y.-T., ALLEN, D. (2019). Actors, Structure, And Processes: A Review And Conceptualization Of Global Work Integrating IB And HRM Research. Journal of Management, 45 (2), 359 - 383. doi:10.1177/0149206318808885.


PELTOKORPI, V., FROESE, F. J., REICHE, S. (2021). How and when do reintegration facilitate repatriate knowledge transfer? Academy of Management Proceedings.
REICHE, S., NEELEY, T., OVERMEYER, N. (2017). Affective, cognitive and behavioral trajectories of change recipients in global organizations. Academy of Management Proceedings.

PELTOKORPI, V., FROESE, F. J., REICHE, S. (2021). How and when do reintegration facilitate repatriate knowledge transfer?. 81st Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
NEELEY, T., REICHE, S. (2020). Downward deference. Yielding to subordinates in global work. 20th Annual Meeting of the European Academy of Management.
SACKMANN, S., ADLER, N., REICHE, S. (2020). Dealing with the pandemic. Learnings across nations from culturally informed leadership. 46th Annual Conference of the European International Business Academy. European International Business Academy.
REICHE, S. (2020). Panelist at the HR New Faculty Consortium. 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.
REICHE, S. (2020). Teaching global leadership. Exercises, curriculum development, and best practices. 80th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management.

Articles in other publications

REICHE, S., NEELEY, T. (2021). El poder de ceder. IESE Business School Insight (158), pp. 68-75.
REICHE, S., NEELEY, T. (2021). The upsides of downward deference. IESE Business School Insight (158), pp. 68-75.
REICHE, S. (2018). El liderazgo global, a tu alcance. Gestión de la diversidad. Revista de Antiguos Alumnos (149), pp. 14 - 17.
REICHE, S. (2018). Nurturing Global Leadership Talent. Diversity Management. Alumni Magazine (149), pp. 16 - 19.
REICHE, S. (2017). Tips for Nurturing Global Leadership Talent. Diversity Management. IESE Insight (35), pp. 31 - 38.

Edited books

REICHE, S., HARZING, A.-W., TENZER, H. (2018). International Human Resource Management. Chicago: Sage Publications.
REICHE, S., STAHL, G. K., MENDENHALL, M. E., ODDOU, G. (2017). Readings and Cases in International Human Resource Management. Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.

Book Chapters

HARZING, A. -W., REICHE, S., PUDELKO, M. (2021). Intercultural survey research. Challenges and suggested solutions. In Guttormsen, David S. A.; Lauring, Jakob and Chapman, Malcolm (Eds.), Field guide to intercultural research (pp. 29-40). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.
REICHE, S., MENDENHALL, M. E., SZKUDLAREK, B., OSLAND, J. S. (2020). At the heart and beyond. What can global leadership researchers learn from perspectives on the COVID-19 pandemic?. In Osland, J.S.; Szkudlarek, B.; Mendenhall, M.E. and Reiche, B.S. (Eds.), Advances in global Leadership (pp. 261-282). Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.
OSLAND, J. S., MENDENHALL, M. E., REICHE, S., SZKUDLAREK, B., BOLDEN, R., COURTICE, P., ... MAZNEVSKI, M. (2020). Perspectives on global leadership and the COVID-19 crisis. In Osland, J.S.; Szkudlarek, B.; Mendenhall, M.E. and Reiche, B.S. (Eds.), Advances in Global Leadership (pp. 3-56). Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.
MCKOUEN, K. L., SHAFFER, M., REICHE, S. (2019). From Global Work Experiences to Global Careers: A Review and Future Research Agenda. In Hugh Gunz, Mila B. Lazarova & Wolfgang Mayrhofer (Eds.), The Routledge Companion to Career Studies (pp. 310 - 327). Abingdon, Oxon ; New York: Routledge.
REICHE, S. (2019). The Role of business schools in embedding global leadership. An interview with Franz Heukamp. In Osland, Joyce S.; Reiche, B. Sebastian; Szkudlarek, Betina; and Mendenhall, Mark E. (Eds.), Advances in Global Leadership. Bingley: Emerald Publishing Limited.


SÁNCHEZ-RUNDE, C., LEE, Y.-T., REICHE, S. (2020). Haier In Japan: An Ongoing Transformational Journey. IESE, DPO-464-E.
LEE, Y.-T., REICHE, S., SÁNCHEZ-RUNDE, C. (2020). Haier India: Aiming for Market Leadership. IESE, DPO-465-E.
REICHE, S., LIAO, Y. (2019). Nestlé's Alliance for YOUth (B). IESE, DPO-439-E.
REICHE, S., LIAO, Y. (2019). Nestlé's Alliance for YOUth (A). IESE, DPO-438-E.
REICHE, S. (2017). Enabling Telework Away From Home: IESE, DPO-422-E.

Technical Notes

GARCÍA, C., REICHE, S., HARZING, A.-W. (2009). Management of International Staff. IESE, DPON-79-E.