Shaista E. Khilji

Shaista E. Khilji
Director, OLL Program
Professor, Human & Organizational Learning
(202) 994-1146

Prof. Shaista E. Khilji is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the South Asian Journal of Business Studies, and Professor of Human and Organizational Learning & International Affairs at the George Washington University, where she teaches graduate level courses on Leadership, Change, and Diversity & Inclusion.

Her research focuses on issues related to Macro Talent Development, Diversity & Inclusion, humanizing organizations/ leadership, and individual experiences with inequality.

She has published several articles in tier-1 scholarly journals, including the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of World Business, Human Resource Management Review, and the Journal of Product Innovation Management, and presented more than 50 research papers at various international conferences. Her book, entitled "Globalization, Change and Learning in South Asia", is a representation of diversity of her research.

Prof. Khilji has taught and trained a diverse audience in Hong Kong, Singapore, Russia, United States, Canada, India, Morocco, and Pakistan. Based upon her expertise, she has contributed to many stories published in daily newspapers and magazines.

Prof. Khilji has received several awards, including "Honorary Lifetime Fellow of Cambridge Commonwealth Society" (UK); "Pride of Profession Award" (India); the "Outstanding Service" and "Best Reviewer" awards by the Academy of Management (USA), "Top 10%" paper award by the Academy of International Business (Italy), and a "Bronze Award" by McGraw Hill Higher Education. She was nominated for the Washingtonian "Rising Star under 40 years" for her all-round academic achievements, "Best International Symposium' and "Newman' awards by Academy of Management. She has also received GW's Service Excellence Award in the Collaborative Group category for hosting the Clinton Global Initiative University at GW, and VALOR award for cross-disciplinary work and program innovation.

Prof. Khilji has consulted with US and Canadian governments, higher educational institutions (in Singapore, Canada, Pakistan, Morocco, India and Cuba) and several organizations in the private and non-profit sector globally, including working on President Obama’s initiative to develop transparent culture in the federal government.

Prof. Khilji has served as a co-principal investigator on a $1 million grant from the US State Department, entitled, "Development in Pakistan through Women's Empowerment". Between 2013-2016, she co-led a partnership between USNA and GW that delivered a Master’s degree in Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) to Navy’s junior officers. She has been leading a partnership with US Coast Guards to educate their leaders since 2014.

Prof. Khilji blogs at medium.com/@shaistakhilji and at blogs.gwu.edu/sekhilji

Publications

Khilji, S.E., & Pierre, R. (Forthcoming). Macro global talent management- an interdisciplinary view. In Tarique, I. (ed.) The Routledge companion to talent management. NY: Taylor & Francis.

Khilji, S.E., & Pumroy, K. (2019). We are strong and we are resilient- career experiences of women engineers. Gender, Work and Organization

Schuler, R., Tarique, I., & Khilji, S.E. (2018). Macro talent management in the US- framework, context, processes and outcomes. In Macro talent management in emerging and emergent economies- a global perspective. In Vaiman, V., Sparrow, P., Schuler, P., & Collings, D. (eds.).
London: Routledge.

Khilji, S. E., & Khan, S. M. (2018). One chance to make a global impact through local development: a review of Pakistan’s national talent development policies. In Global Issues and talent development, Dirani, K., , Nafukho, F.M., & Irby, B. (eds.). IAG Publishing: Texas A&M University.

Khilji, S. E., & Schluer, R. (2017). Global talent management. Oxford Handbook of Talent Management.

Khilji, S. E., Keilson, B., Shakir, F. Y., & Shrestha, B. K. (2015). Self, follower, organization and the context - A cross cultural view of authentic leadership. South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, 4(1), 2-26.

Khilji, S. E., Tarique, I., & Schuler, R. S. (2015). Incorporating the macro view in global talent management. Human Resource Management Review, 25(3), 236-248.

Schuler, R., Khilji, S.E., & Ruel, H. (2014). The role of human resource management in cross border acquisitions. In Horwitz, F., & Budhwar, P. (Eds.). Handbook of human resource management in emerging economies. London: Routledge.

Wong, D., Kessler, E., Khilji, S. E., & Gopalakrishnan, S. (2014). Using cultural mythologies to explore leadership patterns in India, Indonesia, Pakistan and USA. South Asian Journal of Global Business Research.

Khilji, S. E., Murphy, E., Mujtaba, B., Greenwood, R., & Matthews, C. (2014). Plurality within contemporary organizations: Evidence of complexity of value variations and similarities across religions. Cross Cultural Management - An International Journal, 21(2). 219-244.

Durmusoglu, S., Jacobs, M., Nayir, D. Z., Khilji, S. E., & Wang. X. (2014). The quasi-moderating role of organizational culture in the relationship between rewards and knowledge shared and gained. Journal of Knowledge Management, 18(1).

Khilji, S. E., & Keilson, B. (2014). In search of global talent - is south Asia ready? South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, 3(2).

Khilji, S. E. (2014). Human aspect of interdisciplinary research. South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, 3(1).

Khilji, S. E., & Ruel, H. (2014). The role of human resource management in cross border acquisitions. In F. Horwitz, & P. Budhwar (Eds.), Handbook of human resource management in emerging economies. London: Routledge.

Khilji, S. E. (2013). SAJGBR on the move: contribution, context and quality. South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, 2(2).

Khilji, S. E., & Rowley, C. (2013). Globalization, Change and Learning in South Asia. Oxford: Elsevier Publishing (HEAD Foundation).

Cseh, M., Davis, E., & Khilji, S. E. (2013). Developing a global mindset: Learning of global leaders. European Journal of Training and Development, 37(5).

Gupta, V., & Khilji, S. E. (2013). Revisiting fortune at base of the pyramid revisited. South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, 2(1), 8-26.

Khilji, S. E. (2013). High and low context culture. In Kessler, E. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Management Theory. Sage Publications.

Khilji, S. E. (2013). Transnational management. In Kessler, E. (Ed.), Encyclopedia of Management Theory. Sage Publications.

DeMartis, W., Matthews, C., & Khilji, S. E. (2012). National HRD and HRD: the road ahead for Afghanistan. South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, 1(1).

Khilji, S. E., Mroczkowski, T., & Assudani, R. (2012). Balancing innovation and growth in Indian biotech firms.South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, 1(2).

Khilji, S. E., Egri, C., Ralston, D., Palmer, I., Girson, I., Milton, L., Richards, M., & Mockaitis. (2012). Do Anglo cluster countries still form a values cluster? Evidence of the complexity of changing cultural values. Journal of World Business. 47(2), 267-276.

Khilji, S. E. (2012). An ambicultural Asian model: Management and culture in Pakistan. In Warner, M. (Ed.), Managing Across Diverse Cultures in East Asia: Issues and Challenges in a Changing World. London: Routledge.

Khilji, S. E. (2012). Does south Asia matter? Rethinking south Asia as relevant in international business research. South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, 1(1), 8-21.

Khilji, S. E., & Matthews, C. (2012). Current standing and future directions: published south Asian research. South Asian Journal of Global Business Research, 1(2), 154-176.

Huff, R., & Khilji, S. E. (2011). Delegation of authority. Prepared for the US Office of Personnel Management for implementing President Obama's Open Culture.

Khilji, S. E. (2011). Cultural change and barriers. Transparency Guide for the US Office of Personnel Management, Open Government Foundation, Washington, DC. Available at http://openforumfoundation.org/2011/10/03/owning-transparency/

Khilji, S. E., Oh, C. H., & Manikoth, N. (2011). Teaching note: People lead to stronger performance: the secret to Samsung' success. Ivey Publishing.

Khilji, S. E., Popov-Nowak, I., Huff, R., & Cseh, M. (2011). Roadmap to transparency, transparency guide for the US Office of Personnel Management. Open Government Foundation, Washington, DC. Available at http://openforumfoundation.org/2011/10/03/owning-transparency/

Khilji, S. E., & Davis, E. (2010). Building competitive advantage in a global environment: leadership and mindset. In Devinney, T. M., Pedersen, T. & L Tihanyi (Eds.), Advances in International Management: The Past, Present and Future of International Business and Management, Volume 23, New York, NY: Emerald.

Khilji, S. E., Qiao, K., & Wang, X. (2010). Does convergence occur in regional clusters? Evidence of HR satisfaction, turnover intentions and demographic variables from Pakistan and China. Journal of Global Business Advancement, 5 (3).

Khilji, S. E., Zaidman, N., Dorit, A., Tirmizi, A., & Srinivas, E. S. (2010). Crossvergence of values: an analysis of the use of IM at workplace in Israel, India and Pakistan. International Business Review, 19, 419-431 (ISSN: 069-5931).

Muto, Y., & Khilji, S. E. (2010). Organizational culture of global organizations. In J. Westover (Ed.), Globalization, Labor and the Transformation of Work: Readings for Seeking a Competitive Advantage in An Increasingly Global Economy. Commanding Heights Publications.

Qiao, K., Khilji, S. E., & Wang, X. (2009). HPWS, organizational commitment and the role of demographic features in China. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 20 (11), 2311-2330. (ISSN: 0958-5192).

Muto, Y., & Khilji, S. E. (2007). Organization culture of global organizations: convergence or divergence? The International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change in Organizations, 7 (2), 49-58.

Khilji, S. E. & Wang, X. (2007). Old debate, new evidence in strategic human resource management: investigating the relationship between employee satisfaction with HRM and turnover. International Business Review, 16, 277-295 (ISSN: 069-5931).

Presentations

Khilji, S. E. (2017). Macro talent management as an interdisciplinary construct: a conceptual framework. Presented as a PDW paper in Emerging field of macro talent management at the Academy of Management Conference, Atlanta, GA. Aug 2-6, 2017.

Matthews, C., & Khilji, S. E. (2016). Complex, dynamic and unique. A study of women social entrepreneurs and their identity. Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, CA. Aug 5-9, 216.

Harper-Pumroy, K, & Khilji, S. E. (2016). Women “sensemaking” their organizations and careers: a qualitative study of women engineers. Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, CA. Aug 5-9, 216.

Khilji, S. E., Syed, J. & De Luque, M. (2016). Gender, generations and leadership: Insights from South Asia. PDW. Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, CA. Aug 5-9, 216.

Assudani, R., & Khilji, S. E. (2016). Intentional Inclusiveness and Meaningful Organizations: Canons of Integration. Caucus, Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, CA. Aug 5-9, 216.

Khilji, S. E., Keilson, B., Shakir, F. Y., & Shrestha, B. (2015). The “other” cultural view of authentic leadership. Presented at the International Leadership Association (ILA), Oct 14-17, 2015, Barcelona, Spain.

Khilji, S. E. (Chair). (2014). Conducting research in South Asia- thinking ahead and being different, PDW, Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA. Aug 1-5, 2014.

Mroczkowski, T., Assudani, R., Munoz Fernandez, A., Khilji, S. E., & Kadlac, J. (2014). From nascent to mature innovation ecosystem- a case study of Czech Republic and Accelerator. Global Business and Technology Association (GBATA), Baku (Azerbaijan), July 8-12, 2014.

Khilji, S. E., & Gupta, V. (2013). Enabling fortune for base of the pyramid (BoP) communities globally. Human Development and Capability Association Conference, Nicaragua. Sept 2013.

Khilji, S. E., & Chand, M. (2013). Globalization, change and learning in South Asia. Academy of Management, FL, Aug 2013.

Mujtaba, B., & Khilji, S. E. (2012). Corruption in the informal economy: Unethical business practices in Afghanistan, India, Iran and Pakistan. A caucus at the Academy of Management, Boston, MA, Aug 2012.

Khilji, S. E., Mike, J., & Kumar, S. (2012). Designing sustainable organizations: adopting a complex adaptive systems approach, European Group of Organization Studies (EGOS), July 2012, Helsinki, July 2012.

In the News

Dr. Shaista E. Khilji delivered a keynote at PWiC's (Pakistani Women in Computing) GetHired 2020 virtual event. Her talk was entitled, "Who do I want to be? Learning to lead humanistically."

Dr. Shaista Khilji shared her hopes to keep the spotlight on organizational diversity management and to train the next generation of leaders to adopt a humanistic approach in the GW Today article, "GW All Access - Shaista Khilji of GSEHD."

Dr. Shaista Khilji presented two papers entitled, "Seizing the Moment of a 'Seismic Shift': Moving the DEI Needle Forward" at the Academy of Management's Rapid OB Plenary- Racial Inequality and "Building a learning community and stakeholder engagement: a method for humanizing leadership education" at Management Education & Development Workshop.

Dr. Shaista Khilji presented a research paper entitled, "Reinforcing gender, racial and class inequalities within organizations: A study of individual experiences in the US," at the European Group of Organizational Studies Annual Conference.

Dr. Shaista E. Khilji has been awarded a grant from the GW University Seminar Fund for 2020-2021. She, along with Dr. Anne Marie O-Brien and Dr. Sandra Davis from GW's School of Nursing, will be focusing on "Addressing Income Inequality and Its Growing Threat to Our Nation and The World."