Dr. Michel Majdalani

Dr. Michel G. Majdalani is currently an Assistant Professor at the Adnan Kassar School of Business. With an acquired multi-disciplinary orientation, Dr. Majdalani holds a Doctorate in Business Administration from the Grenoble School de Management (AACSB, EQUIS, AMBA).  His thesis entitled Inter-Organizational Collaborations, Highly Skilled Diasporic Actors, and Home Country Dynamics:  A Case Study of the American University of Beirut’s Medical Center is at the intersection of Inter-Organizational Collaborations, Diaspora-induced Organizing, and Strategic and Policy Management. Dr Majdalani is an Editorial Manager at International Business Review (2022), and an Academic Reviewer for the Academy of Management (2021).

Dr. Majdalani had previously earned three master’s degrees from Columbia University in the City of New York, two in Engineering and one in Business Administration. He is the Former Director of Continuing Education at the Lebanese American University (2007-2017) and carries over twenty years of academic teaching, professional experience, and training practice.

Teaching Interests

  • Strategic Management
  • Innovation and Entrepreneurship
  • Change Management
  • International Business Management
  • International Human Resources

Research Interests       

Current research interest at the intersection of Organizational Change, International Human Resources and Strategy with a focus on Brain Gains, Diasporic Migration Networks and Organizations

Paper Awards

The paper titled “Recasting Sustainable Collaborations through Postcolonial Perspectives” won two Awards in the Critical Management Studies Division at the Academy of Management conference to be held from July 29 until August 4, 2021.

  • Best Paper Award
  • Best Doctoral Student Paper Award


“From twinning to winning greater autonomy: Conflict-induced self-empowerment in IOC interdependence”, Accepted short-paper to present at the EGOS conference, Vienna, 2022

“Diaspora and Sustainably Organizing Brain Drain”, Presented in Organizing Sustainably: Actors, Institutions, and Practices, 15th Organization Studies Summer Workshop 2020 , 20 - 23 May 2020, Chania, Greece

“Decentralized wastewater treatment in Lebanon: Strategic choices and managerial challenges”, 5thInternational Conference on Small and Decentralized Water and Wastewater Treatment Plants in Thessaloniki, Greece (August 2018) 

“Euro-Mediterranean Integration through Lifelong Learning (EU-MILL)”: Series of conferences in Spain, Portugal, Finland and MENA (2013-2016)

Selected Publications 

Majdalani, M., Janaa, M., Saade, R., and Tamim, H. (2018). Perceived Healthcare Workforce Needs in Lebanon: a Step toward Informed HR Planning and Professional Development. Eastern Mediterranean Health Journal. 

Majdalani, M. (2017). Euro-Mediterranean Integration through Lifelong Learning (EU-MILL): A memory of cooperation and dialogue on Education in the Mediterranean basin. University of Sevilla Ed., (contribution to three chapters). 

Majdalani, M. (2016). Competitive Human Resources and Global Management Strategies at Multi-National Corporations. Innovations and Global Human Resource Management Practices by 2050, by Balanchandar, Panchanatham and Urboniene, Bonfring Publisher (chapter in book).