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Vlad Vaiman, Ph.D.

Associate Dean, MBA Program Director, Professor

Email: vvaiman@callutheran.edu
Phone: (805) 493-3892
Office: Hanson House 111
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Dr. Vlad Vaiman is professor of international management at California Lutheran University in the USA and is a visiting professor at several top universities around the world, including Aalto University School of Business and Hanken School of Economics (both in Finland), Danube University of Krems and Management Center Innsbruck (both in Austria), Reykjavik University (Iceland), ISEG (France), etc. 

He holds a PhD degree in International Management from the University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and has received his MBA in Strategic Management and Human Resources at the School of Business of the University of Wyoming, USA.  His professional experience included working on various consulting assignments for a number of major organizations throughout the world, including USA, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, Russia, and some other European countries.  Dr. Vaiman is a long-time member of the Canadian Association of Management Consultants.



  • Doctor of Philosophy (Ph.D., International Management), 2004.  University of St. Gallen, Switzerland; AACSB, EQUIS, and CEMS accredited. 
  • Master of Business Administration (MBA, Strategic Management & HRM), 1996.  University of Wyoming, USA; AACSB accredited. 
  • Master of Sciences (M.Sc., Mechanical Engineering), 1993.  Russian State Academy of Oil and Gas, Moscow, Russia. 


Dr. Vaiman's research interests include issues of both organizational behavior and international management, and more specifically, matters of cultural differences and their influences on leadership, motivation, and talent management in multinational companies. 

Dr. Vaiman has published three very successful books on managing talent in organizations – Smart Talent Management: Building Knowledge Assets for Competitive Advantage (with C. Vance), Talent Management of Knowledge Workers: Embracing the Non-Traditional Workforce, and Managing Talent of Self-initiated Expatriates (with A. Haslberger). 

Dr. Vaiman’s academic work has appeared in several top academic journals including Academy of Management Learning & Education, Academy of Management Perspectives, Human Resource Management, Thunderbird International Business Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and others.  He is also a co-founder and editor-in-chief of the European Journal of International Management (EJIM), an ISI/SSCI indexed publication (www.ejim-global.org).


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