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Professor Roberta Aguzzoli

Associate Professor in Management

Associate Professor in Management in the Business School


Roberta Aguzzoli is a Professor of International Business at Durham University Business School, Durham University (UK). She obtained her PhD in human resource management at UCD. Prior to joining Durham, she was a lecturer at the Industrial Relations and Human Resources Department of the University College Dublin (Ireland) and ISCTE Business School (Portugal).

Her research interests include international and comparative policies and practices in multinational companies, internationalisation, emerging countries, human resources management, expatriation, postcolonialism and methodology.

She is the VP for Webinars at the Academy of International Business Research Methods–Shared Interest Group (AIB RM-SIG) and an academic fellow of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development.

She has published her research in leading academic journals in international business and management studies, such as Journal of International Business Studies, Human Relations, Tourism Management, British Journal of Management, Management International Review, Journal of International Management, among others.

She serves on the editorial boards of Journal of International Business Studies, International Business Review, Multinational Business Review, and AIB Insights.

Her research has won important prizes, such as the Danny van Den Bulcke Best Conference Paper Award at the EIBA conference 2021; That is interesting! Awards at the AIB conference in 2021 and TOSOK International Tourism Conference Best Paper in 2016.

Her paper 'An Emerging Challenge': Employment Practices of a Brazilian MNC in a Mature Developed Economy, published in Human Relations was awarded the Paper of the Month in March 2014 and was considered one of the five most influential papers of the year.

Research interests

  • International Business
  • International and Comparative Employment Policies and Practices
  • Human Resource Practices in Multinational Companies, mainly from Developing Economies


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