Dr Washika Haak-Saheem holds a PhD in International Business Management from Leuphana University in Lüneburg, Germany. Prior to joining Henley Business School, she was an Associate Professor in Management and Human Resource Management at the University of Dubai in United Arab Emirates. At the University of Dubai, she was also the Programme Director of the undergraduate studies until July 2018. Before joining the academia in 2009, Washika worked in the airline industry in diverse roles and geographic locations for more than 12 years.
Her recent research encompasses international human resource management, expatriation, global talent management, strategic human resource management, organizational behaviour in an international context, institutionalism and knowledge management.
Her research on international HRM, expatriation, knowledge sharing appeared in journals such as Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Journal of Cross Cultural Management or European Academy of Management.
She is a member of AIB, AOM, EGOS, EURAM, IFSAM, & SHRM.
With reference to her pedagogical qualifications, Washika is an enthusiastic and dedicated instructor and teacher. She has extensive experiences in all as aspects of course teaching (initiating and creating new courses, developing new pedagogical formats, lecturing in simulation-based delivery). Here, she has a broad knowledge base in management, organizational behaviour and human resource management. Washika has delivered courses at the undergraduate and post graduate level.
Washika is also an adjunct professor at the Hamburg School of Business Administration, where she delivers MBA and executive MBA in their global governance module.
In her research, she mainly focuses on:
- Expatriation and Migration
- International Human Resource Management
- Organizational Behaviour in an international Context
- Arabian Gulf States
- Strategic Human Resource Management
- Knowledge Management