Director of Managing People in Organizations Department

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 and head of the Managing People in Organizations Department 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, cross-cultural management and global leadership. For his work on inpatriation, knowledge transfer and retention he has received several 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.

His research has appeared in the Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management and Academy of International Business and is published in scholarly journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, Personnel Psychology, Journal of Management Studies, Human Resource Management, and Journal of World Business, among others. He has also guest edited several special issues in academic journals. His research and expertise have been featured in international press, including The Financial Times, Forbes, BBC Capital, Handelsblatt (Germany), El País (Spain), Você RH (Brazil), and South China Morning Post (Hong Kong).

Prof. Reiche is Associate Editor of Human Resource Management Journal and serves as member of the editorial boards of the Journal of International Business Studies, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management. He is also a permanent chair of the annual Workshop on International Management that is sponsored by the European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM).

Prof. Reiche is Academic Director of the Program for Leadership Development at IESE – Barcelona. Previously, he has held teaching appointments at the University of Melbourne, Australia and Nile University, Egypt, and has worked with companies such as SAP, Haier, Dow and Puig.

Prof. Reiche regularly blogs on the topic of expatriation.

Areas of interest

* International Assignments
* Talent Development and Retention
* Knowledge Transfer
* Trust
* Cross-Cultural Management
* Social Capital
* Innovation