Shaista E. Khilji

Shaista E. Khilji
Professor
Human & Organizational Learning
(202) 994-1146

Background

Prof. Shaista E. Khilji is the Founding Editor-in-Chief of the South Asian Journal of Global Business Research (SAJGBR), and Professor of Human and Organizational Learning & International Affairs at the George Washington University, where she teaches graduate level courses on Leadership, Change, Consulting and Strategic HR.

Her research focuses on issues related to Global Leadership, Talent Development, Innovation, and Cross-Cultural Management with a particular emphasis on emerging economies.

She has published several articles in tier-1 scholarly journals, including the International Journal of Human Resource Management, Journal of World Business, and the Journal of Product Innovation Management, and presented more than 50 research papers at various international conferences. Her most recent book, published in Oct. 2013, is entitled "Globalization, Change and Learning in South Asia."

Prof. Khilji has taught and trained a diverse audience in Hong Kong, Singapore, Russia, United States, Canada, India, 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. Her most recent work focuses upon the increasing levels of social and economic disempowerment at base of the pyramid; and making USA more competitive for the global economy.

Prof. Khilji is currently one of the principal investigators on a $1 million grant from the US State Department, entitled, "Development in Pakistan through Women's Empowerment". She is also co-leading the education of USNA junior officers for a Master’s degree in Leadership Education and Development (LEAD) at GW.

Education

Ph.D., Cambridge University, UK
M.Phil., Cambridge University, UK

Publications

Khilji, S.E & Khan, S. M (Forthcoming). One chance to make a global impact through local development: a review of Pakistan’s national talent development policies. Dirani, K. (Ed.). In Global issues and talent development.

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.

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

Khilji, S.E. (2017). Humanizing leadership through leadership education: A case study of George Washington University’s Organizational Leadership & Learning Program. 2017 International Conference on Leadership, Management and Strategic Management, University of the Virgin Islands, St. Thomas Campus, US Virgin Islands, May 23-25, 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., Tarique, I., & Schuler, R. S. (2015). Incorporating the macro view in global talent management. Human Resource Management Review, 25 (3), 236-248.

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. (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.

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 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.

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.

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.

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.

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.

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 WorldLondon: Routledge.

In the News

Dr. Shaista Khilji was asked to write an opinion piece on making sense of the U.S. presidential election for the University of Cambridge- Queens College (her alma mater) Bridge magazine. Her piece was published in the spring 2017 issue of Bridge.

Dr. Shaista E. Khilji organized the International Conference on Global Gender Perspective in Lahore, Pakistan. This was part of the GW-LCWU academic partnership that she has been co-leading for the past 3 years. This 3-day conference was funded by the State Department and attended by 300 plus local and international participants from Europe, North America and Asia.

Dr. Shaista E. Khilji attended the Academy of Management in Anaheim, CA with her doctoral students. She participated in several sessions as a presenter, panelist and organizer of professional development workshops (PDW). She co-presented with Dr. Candice Matthews findings from a study of women social entrepreneurs and their identity. With Dr. Kelly Pumroy, she presented findings of a qualitative study focused on how women engineers make sense of their organizations and their careers.