Elaine Farndale, PhD, FCIPD, AHEA


International HRM Research, Teaching & Consultancy


Dr. Elaine Farndale is Assistant Professor at the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the Pennsylvania State University (USA) (http://lser.la.psu.edu/people/facultyprofiles/e_farndale.html), and part-time Assistant Professor in the Department of Human Resource Studies at Tilburg University in the Netherlands (http://www.tilburguniversity.edu/webwijs/show/?uid=farndale).




Elaine is a graduate of the University of Hull (BA Hons in French and Modern Dutch Studies), Kingston University (MA in Personnel Management) and Cranfield School of Management (PhD in HRM) in the UK. Elaine’s PhD explored the status and strategic role of the HR function in the context of UK universities. She has worked previously as an HR specialist for several years.


In 1998, Elaine joined Cranfield School of Management as a Research Officer in the Research Centre for European Human Resource Management, headed by Professor Chris Brewster. Her main role was as researcher in the CRANET international comparative HRM research project (www.cranet.org).


In 2004, after completing her PhD she joined Erasmus University Rotterdam in the Netherlands where she was the lead researcher on an international HR Excellence project: The Global HR Research Alliance. This project was aimed at establishing the practices and mechanisms which generate/improve HRM effectiveness in multinational companies. The research project was sponsored by the Sanyo Corporation, and involved in-depth case-studies among selected multinationals in Asia, USA, UK and mainland Europe, along with a global web-based survey.


In 2006, Elaine took up her position as Assistant Professor in Tilburg University, working with Professor Jaap Paauwe. Elaine was responsible for an International HRM module on the Masters in Human Resource Studies. She was also involved in numerous research projects, publications and executive development activities. Elaine was the organizer of the 2007 5th International Conference Dutch HRM Network held at Tilburg University (www.hrm-network.nl).


From 2004-2009, Elaine also worked in a research capacity with Professor Veronica Hope-Hailey and colleagues in the Change Management Consortium (http://www.cass.city.ac.uk/research-and-faculty/centres/centre-for-leadership,-learning-and-change/change-management-consortium).


In 2009, Elaine started her current position with the School of Labor and Employment Relations at the Pennsylvania State University, headed by Professor Paul Clark, responsible for running IHRM modules on undergraduate, graduate, and professional Masters programs. She is also involved in conducting research (such as a SHRM Foundation funded project looking at employee engagement: (http://www.shrm.org/about/foundation/research/Pages/SHRMFoundationFarndale.aspx), and writing for academic and practitioner publications. In May 2013, Elaine organized the Global Conference on International Human Resource Management, hosted at Penn State (http://lser.la.psu.edu/ihrmconference/index.shtml).


Elaine’s specialist areas of interest and research include:

-        international and comparative HRM, including global talent management;

-        the power, professionalism and roles of the HR department;

-        HRM and firm performance;

-        change management and HRM;

-        HRM and organizational justice, trust, commitment and employee engagement.

Elaine has presented numerous papers at international conferences and has published articles and chapters in both the practitioner and academic press. Elaine has also been an instructor on various Bachelors, Masters, MBA and executive training courses focusing primarily on International HRM, including the Advanced HR Program at Tilburg University (http://www.tiasnimbas.edu/Advanced_Human_Resource_Programme/Faculty/pgeId=1088/S11?programmId=72).


In addition to various ad hoc reviewing activities, Elaine is Associate Editor of Human Resource Management, published by Wiley (http://onlinelibrary.wiley.com/journal/10.1002/(ISSN)1099-050X), and is an Editorial Board member for Human Resource Management Journal and International Journal of Human Resource Management. She was also elected as a member of the Executive Committee of the HR Division of the Academy of Management in 2012 for three years (http://www.hrdiv.org/), and is an Academic Fellow of the Centre for International Human Resource Management at Judge Business School, Cambridge University, UK (http://www.cihrm.jbs.cam.ac.uk/). Elaine is also a Fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development, and a member of the American Psychological Association.





Journal articles


Sparrow, P., Farndale, E., & Scullion, H. (2013). "An empirical study of the role of the corporate HR function in global talent management in professional and financial service firms in the global financial crisis." International Journal of Human Resource Management. 24(9), 1777-1798.


Stahl, G. K., Björkman, I., Farndale, E., Morris, S. S., Paauwe, J., Stiles, P., Trevor, J., & Wright, P. M. (2012). Six principles of effective global talent management. Sloan Management Review. 53(2), 25-42.


Paauwe, J., Farndale, E., & Biron, M. (2011). De effectiviteit van performance management: Lessen vanuit de praktijk. [Performance management effectiveness: lessons from practice.]. Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie.


Scullion, H., Sparrow, P., & Farndale, E. (2011). Global talent management: New challenges for the corporate HR role in the global recession. Zarządzanie Zasobami Ludzkimi [Polish Journal of Human Resource Management].


Kelliher, C., Clarke, C., Hope Hailey, V., & Farndale, E. (2011). Going global, feeling small: an examination of managers’ reactions to global re-structuring in a multi-national organization. International Journal of Human Resource Management.


Farndale, E., Hope Hailey, V., & Kelliher, C. (2011). High commitment performance management: the roles of justice and trust. Personnel Review. 40(1), 5-23.


Biron, M., Farndale, E., & Paauwe, J. (2011). Performance management: Lessons from world-leading firms. International Journal of Human Resource Management. 22(6), 1294-1311.


Farndale, E., Van Ruiten, J., Kelliher, C., & Hope Hailey, V. (2011). The influence of employee voice on organizational commitment in times of organizational change: an exchange perspective. Human Resource Management. 50(1), 1-17.


Farndale, E., Paauwe, J., & Boselie, P. (2010). An exploratory study of governance in the intra-firm Human Resources supply chain. Human Resource Management. 49(5), 849-868.


Farndale, E., Paauwe, J., Morris, S. S., Stahl, G. K., Stiles, P., Trevor, J., & Wright, P. M. (2010). Context-bound configurations of corporate HR functions in multinational corporations around the globe. Human Resource Management. 49(1), 45-66.


Farndale, E., Scullion, H., & Sparrow, P. (2010). The role of the corporate HR function in Global Talent Management. Journal of World Business. 45(2), 161-168.


Farndale, E. (2010). What is really driving differences and similarities in HRM across national boundaries in Europe. European Journal of International Management. 4(4), 362-381.


Morris, S. S., Wright, P. M., Trevor, J., Stiles, P., Stahl, G. K., Snell, S. A., Paauwe, J., & Farndale, E. (2009). Global challenges to replicating HR: The role of people, processes, and systems. Human Resource Management. 48(6), 973– 995.


Farndale, E., Paauwe, J., & Hoeksma, L. (2009). In-sourcing HR: shared service centers in the Netherlands. International Journal of Human Resource Management. 20(3), 544-561.


Farndale, E., & Hope Hailey, V. (2009). Personnel departmental power: realities from the UK higher education sector. Management Revue. 20(4), 392-412.


Farndale, E., Brewster, C. J., & Poutsma, E. (2008). Coordinated vs. liberal market HRM: the impact of institutionalization on multinational firms. International Journal of Human Resource Management. 19(11), 2004-2023.


Paauwe, J., & Farndale, E. (2008). De HR-functie in internationale ondernemingen: de bijdrage aan een high performance theorie. [The HR function in international firms: contribution to a high performance theory.]. Tijdschrift voor HRM. 11(3), 5-23.


Paauwe, J., & Farndale, E. (2008). De Nederlandse HR-Functie voor het voetlicht. Een vergelijking tussen Nederlandse en Amerikaanse/Britse HR-rollen. [The Dutch HR function under the spotlight. A comparison of Dutch and American/British HR roles.]. Maandblad voor Accountancy en Bedrijfseconomie. 82(7-8), 345-356.


Paauwe, J., & Farndale, E. (2007). HR shared service centers in Nederland. Ervaringen, verwachtingen en lessen voor de toekomst. [HR shared service centres in the Netherlands. Experiences, expectations, and lessons for the future.]. Tijdschrift voor HRM. 10(3), 7-31.


Farndale, E., & Paauwe, J. (2007). Uncovering competitive and institutional drivers of HRM practices in multinational corporations. Human Resource Management Journal. 17(4), 355-375.


Paauwe, J., & Farndale, E. (2006). Vakbonden en ondernemingsraden staan innovatie in de weg. [Trade unions and works councils hinder innovation.]. Zeggenschap. Tijdschrift over Arbeidsverhoudingen. 17(1), 6-7.


Farndale, E. (2005). HR department professionalism: a comparison between the UK and other European countries. International Journal of Human Resource Management. 16(5), 660-675.


Farndale, E., & Brewster, C. J. (2005). In search of legitimacy: personnel management associations worldwide. Human Resource Management Journal. 15(3), 33-48.


Hope Hailey, V., Farndale, E., & Truss, K. (2005). The HR department’s role in organizational performance. Human Resource Management Journal. 15(3), 49-66.


Jackson, S., Farndale, E., & Kakabadse, A. (2003). Executive development: meeting the needs of top teams and boards. Journal of Management Development. 22(3), 185-265.


Book Chapters


Boselie, P., Paauwe, J., & Farndale, E. (In Press). "The contribution of HRM to fairness, social legitimacy and public value: Human resource governance and risk management in seven leading multinational companies." In P. Leisink, P. Boselie, M. van Bottenburg, & D. M. Hosking (Eds.), Managing social issues: a public values perspective (pp. 40). Edward Elgar Publishing.


Kelliher, C., Hope Hailey, V., & Farndale, E. (In Press). "Employee engagement in multinational organisations." In Truss, K., Alfes, K., Delbridge, R., Shantz, A., & Soane, E. (Eds.), Employee Engagement in Theory and Practice (pp. 40). Routledge.


Boselie, P., Farndale, E., & Paauwe, J. (2012). Comparative performance management. In C. J. Brewster and W. Mayrhofer (Eds.), Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management Practice (pp. Chp 16). Edward Elgar Publishing. Peer-reviewed/refereed.


Farndale, E., Brewster, C. J., & Poutsma, E. (2012). Coordinated vs. liberal market HRM: the impact of institutionalization on multinational firms. In M. B. Lazarova, M. J. Morley, and S. Tyson (Eds.), International Human Resource Management. Policy and Practice (pp. 10-29). Routledge. Peer-reviewed/refereed.


Sparrow, P., Scullion, H., & Farndale, E. (2010). Global talent management: new roles for the corporate HR function?. In D. G. Collings and H. Scullion (Eds.), Global Talent Management (pp. 39-55). Routledge. Peer-reviewed/refereed.


Hope Hailey, V., Farndale, E., & Kelliher, C. (2010). Trust in turbulent times: the human cost of transformation and the consequences for intra-organizational trust. In M. N. K. Saunders, D. Skinner, N. Gillespie, G. Dietz, and R. J. Lewicki (Eds.), Organizational Trust: A Cultural Perspective (pp. 336-357). Cambridge University Press. Peer-reviewed/refereed.


Farndale, E., & Paauwe, J. (2008). Restructuring the HR function: HR shared service centers in the Netherlands. In G. Martin, M. Reddington and H. Alexander (Eds.), Technology, Outsourcing and HR Transformation (pp. 105-135). Butterworth Heinemann. Peer-reviewed/refereed.


Paauwe, J., & Farndale, E. (2006). International HRM and performance. In G. K. Stahl and I. Björkman (Eds.), Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management (2nd ed.) (pp. 91-112). Edward Elgar Publishing. Peer-reviewed/refereed.


Paauwe, J., Farndale, E., & Williams, R. (2005). Web-based organizing in traditional brick-and-mortar companies: the impact on HR. E-Human Resources Management. In T. Torres-Coronas and M. Arias-Oliva (Eds.), E-Human Resources Management: Managing the Knowledge People (pp. 1-30). Hershey, PA: Idea Group, Inc.. Peer-reviewed/refereed.


PRESENTATIONS (academic, since 2010)


Farndale, E., Academy of Management Africa Conference, Academy of Management, Johannesburg, South Africa, "A cross-cultural comparison of supervisor support roles in performance appraisal and employee engagement," Paper and Presentation. (January 10, 2013).


Farndale, E., Ligthart, P., Annual Meeting, Academy of Management, Boston, MA, "Liberal versus Coordinated Market Economies: Exploring HRM practices over time," Paper and Presentation. (August 7, 2012).


Martin, G., Farndale, E., Paauwe, J., Stiles, P., Annual Meeting, Academy of Management, Boston, MA, "A Corporate Governance Lens on Strategic Human Resources Management," Paper and Presentation. (August 6, 2012).


Farndale, E., Annual Meeting, Academy of Management, Boston, MA, "HRM: the importance of (national) context," Symposium. (August 6, 2012).


Farndale, E., Van Veldhoven, M., Hope Hailey, V., Kelliher, C., Leiter, M., Budhwar, P., Beijer, S., Annual Meeting, Academy of Management, Boston, MA, "HRM and employee engagement across countries – a research incubator," Professional Development Workshop. (August 4, 2012).


Farndale, E., 16th World Congress, ILERA, Philadelphia, PA, "Line management’s cross-cultural role in performance appraisal and employee engagement," Paper and Presentation. (July 2012).


Farndale, E, Sparrow, P., Scullion, H, Talent Management Workshop, EIASM, Brussels, Belgium, "Global talent management: the role of the corporate human resources function?," Paper and Presentation. (April 2012).


Farndale, E., Ligthart, P., Brewster, C. J., Poutsma, E., 1st Israeli GHRM Conference, ORT Braude College, Israel, "Institutional frameworks and HRM practices in Europe: The Market Economy effect over time," Paper, peer-reviewed/refereed. (November 25, 2011).


Farndale, E., Paauwe, J. (Author Only, Tilburg University, The Netherlands), Boselie, P. (Author Only, Utrecht University, The Netherlands), Academy of Management, San Antonio TX, "Corporate Crisis: Professional Identity (R)evolution?," Paper, peer-reviewed/refereed. (August 16, 2011).


Farndale, E., Kelliher, C. (Presenter & Author, Cranfield School of Management, UK), Academy of Management, San Antonio TX, "Employee experiences of performance appraisal: A multilevel investigation," Paper, peer-reviewed/refereed. (August 15, 2011).


Farndale, E., Suijkerbuijk, S. (Author Only, Tilburg University), Kelliher, C. (Author Only, Cranfield School of Management), Hope Hailey, V. (Author Only, Cass Business School), Workshop on Research Advances in Organizational Behavior and Human Resources Management, University of Paris Dauphine, Paris, France, "Organizational justice in the new public sector: mediating the LMX and organizational commitment relationship," Paper, peer-reviewed/refereed. (May 18, 2011).


Farndale, E., Murrer, I. (Author Only, Tilburg University), VIIIth International Workshop on Human Resource Management, Seville, Spain, "Employee engagement: a cross-national investigation of the impact of job resources," Paper, peer-reviewed/refereed. (May 12, 2011).


Farndale, E., Kelliher, C., Hope Hailey, V., Van Veldhoven, M., ESRC-Funded Seminar Series RES-451-26-0807, Kent, UK, "Employee Engagement in Multi-National Companies: a comparison of antecedents and definitions," Invited Paper or Presentation, 80 in attendance. (February 8, 2011).


Farndale, E., 11th International Human Resource Management Conference, Birmingham, UK, "Performance appraisal and employee engagement: Evidence from the UK, India and China." (June 9, 2010).


Farndale, E., Beijer, S., Van Veldhoven, M., Eastern Academy of Management, Portland, ME, "The meaning of employee engagement: Towards an integrative typology for HR research." (May 12, 2010).