Vlad Vaiman is an Associate Dean and Professor at the School of Management of California Lutheran University and a visiting professor at several premier universities around the world. Previously he held academic and administrative positions at Reykjavik University in Iceland and FH Joanneum University in Austria. He received his PhD from University of St. Gallen in Switzerland and his MBA at the University of Wyoming, USA.
Having published more than 90 academic papers, book chapters, and editorials, Dr. Vaiman is widely regarded as one of the leading international scholars in the field of talent management. Dr. Vaiman has also published five very successful books on managing talent both in organizations and at a country level, as well as a number of academic and practitioner-oriented articles in the areas of talent management and international HRM. His work has appeared in such well-respected academic outlets as Academy of Management Learning & Education, Academy of Management Perspectives, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Review, International Journal of Human Resource Management, and others. He was also a founding editor-in-chief and is currently the Chief Editorial Consultant of the European Journal of International Management (EJIM), an ISI/SSCI indexed publication (.
Dr. Vaiman is a founder, organizer, and a leading co-chair of the EIASM () Workshops on Talent Management, where in 6 short years, he has been able to build a strong global community of scholars and practitioners working in the area. His 20-year consulting practice comprises projects in talent management, expatriate selection, strategic international management, and leadership development in a variety of organizations across the industries and national boundaries. Dr. Vaiman is a highly sought-after speaker – he is often invited to speak on both professional and academic matters to a number of global corporations and highly acclaimed universities around the world.
A native of Russia, Dr. Vaiman has left his home country at the age of 21 and since then live, studied, and worked in the USA, Canada, Switzerland, Austria, and Iceland, before coming back to the US in 2013. His first-hand international experience is helping him in his professional work as well as everyday life.
- 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 seven very successful books on managing talent in organizations – see https://amzn.to/2CMHU0X.
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 was also a founding editor-in-chief and is currently Chief Editorial Consultant of the European Journal of International Management (EJIM), an ISI/SSCI indexed publication (www.ejim-global.org).