Roxana Barbulescu earned a BA in Economics with Honors from Stanford University and an MSc and Ph.D. in Management from INSEAD.
Her research focuses on the mechanisms underlying the career trajectories of managerial and professional workers. In a series of papers published in Organization Science and Academy of Management Review she has examined how gender, professional identity, and social networks facilitate or constrain job mobility. Her latest publication, entitled “I used to work at Goldman Sachs! How firms benefit from organizational status in the market for human capital” and forthcoming in Strategic Management Journal, focuses on the role of employer status for mobility outcomes. She is winner or finalist for best paper prizes from the Academy of Management and Strategic Management Society conferences.
At HEC Paris, her teaching responsibilities include the Advanced Management in Global Enterprises specialization course in the MBA program and the Leading Organizations course in the Grande Ecole program.
Prior to joining HEC, she was Assistant Professor in the Desautels Faculty of Management, McGill University, and Visiting Assistant Professor at the Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania. She is currently a Senior Fellow at the Center for Human Resources at the Wharton School and serves as Rep-at-Large in the Careers Division of the Academy of Management.