Jelena Zikic

Associate Professor at the School of Human Resource Management at York University

Dr. Jelena Zikic received her PhD from Joseph L. Rotman School of Management at University of Toronto and previous to that she studied at the London School of Economics where she earned her MSc in Social and Organizational Psychology. Her study focuses on career management issues, combining the individual as well as organizational perspective.

In particular, Dr.Zikic developed her research program and expertise in career transitions, stress and coping and career development theory. She has also developed part of her career internationally and is currently involved in several cross-cultural projects. At present, Dr. Zikic is working on three major projects and all three are founded by SSHRC. Her main focus is on studying career transitions of immigrant professionals, and examining both personal as well as structural barriers to their career success as well as their coping strategies in the new labour market. In her teaching she promotes critical thinking and reflection and focuses on teaching Career Management, Strategic Human Resource Management, and Organizational Communication. Her international background and experience allow her to relate to diverse and increasingly globally-minded students at York University.

Dr. Zikic has presented at numerous national and international conferences and her work appeared in journals such as Journal of Organizational Behavior, Journal of Vocational Behavior, Journal of Managerial Psychology, and Journal of Occupational and Organizational Psychology among others. Most recently, her work has been featured in the Globe and Mail newspaper, in CBC radio interviews and the HR Reporter. She is the recipient of the Verity International prize for the best paper and the Literati Award from the Emerald publishing for the Highly Commented Paper. In April 2008, she received Dean's Award for Excellence in Research in 2008.

Contact

Phone: 416-736-2100 Ext: 22865
Email: Jelenaz@yorku.ca

Management, Unemployment and coping processes (e.g., job search and career exploration/planning), Career Adaptability processes and Career development theory building, Study of career Transitions of diverse populations (e.g., Immigrant Professionals, Expatriates, Entrepreneurs, Baby Boomers), Cross cultural studies, Field research and combination of Quantitative and Qualitative research methods, Human Resources Management

  • Exploring individual level resilience
    1. Exploring individual level resilience: Unpacking individual, institutional, and social forces in building migrant resilience
    2. Exploring individual level resilience: unpacking labour market success among successful immigrants, the role of the individual, institutional, and social forces in building resilience -2018

  • Lee, D.M., Zikic, J., Sung-Chul, N., & Leisa, S. (2017) . Human Resource Approaches to Retirement: Gatekeeping, Improvising, Orchestrating, and Partnering. Human Resource Management, 56 (3), 455-477.
  • Zikic, J. & Richardson, J. (2016) . What happens when you can’t be who you are: Professional identity at the institutional periphery. Human Relations, vol. 69 (1), pp.139-168.
  • Koen, J., van Vianen, A.E.M., Klehe, U.C. & Zikic, J. (2016) . “A Whole New Future”: Identity Construction among Disadvantaged Young Adults. Career Development International, vol.21 (7), 1-25.
  • Y. Shen, B. Demel, J. Unite, J.P. Briscoe, D.T. Hall, K. Chudzikowski, W. Mayrhofer, R. Abdul-Ghani, B. Bogicevic Milikic, O. Colorado, Z. Fei, M. Las Heras, E. Ogliastri, A. Pazy, J.M.L. Poon, D. Shefer, M. Taniguchi, J. Zikic. (2015) Career success across 11 countries: implications for international human resource management. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 26-13, pages 1753-1778.
  • Ezzedeen, S. & Zikic, J. (2015) . Finding balance amidst boundarylessness: An interpretive study of entrepreneurial work-life balance and boundary management. Journal of Family Issues. Vol.36, (14), 1883-1894.
  • Zikic, J., & Ezzedeen, S. (2015) . Towards a more integrated view of entrepreneurial careers: Qualitative investigation of the three forms of career capital and their relationships among high tech entrepreneurs.International Journal of Entrepreneurial Behavior & Research, vol. 21 (6) pp. 756-777.
  • Saks, A., Zikic, J., Koen, J. (2015) . A Reconceptualization of the Measurement of Job Search Self-Efficacy, Journal of Vocational Behavior, vol, 86, pp.104-114.
  • Zikic, J. (2015) . Skilled Migrants Career Capital as a Source of Competitive Advantage: Implications for Strategic HRM, The International Journal of Human Resource Management, vol. 26(10), 1360-1381.
  • Malik, A.R, Cooper-Thomas, H.D., & Zikic, J. (2014) . The neglected role of cultural intelligence in recent immigrant newcomers’ socialization.International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 14 (2), 195-213.
  • Lee, M.D., Sargent, L.D., Martin, B., & Zikic, J. (2013) . Reinventing retirement: New pathways, new arrangements, new meanings. Human Relations, 66 (1), 3-21.
  • Novicevic, M.M., Zikic, J., Martin, J., Humpreys, J.H., & Foster, R. (2013) . Responsible executive leadership: A moral-identity analysis based on Barnard’s conceptualization. Journal of Management History, 19 (4), 474-491.
  • Ezzedeen, S., & Zikic, J. (2012) . Entrepreneurial experiences of women in Canadian high technology. International Journal of Gender and Entrepreneurship. 4 (1), 44-64.
  • Klehe, U.C., Van Vianen, A.E.M., & Zikic, J. (2012) . Coping with economic stress: Introduction to the Special Issue. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 33, 745-75.
  • Klehe, U.C., Zikic, J., VanVianen, A. E. M., & DePater, I. E. (2011) . Career adaptability, turnover, and loyalty during organizational downsizing.Journal of Vocational Behavior, 79, 217-229.
  • Koen, J., Klehe, U.-C., Zikic, J., & vanVianen, A. E., M. (2010) . Well prepared is half done: Career adaptability and job search strategy among unemployed. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 77, 126-139.
  • Zikic, J. & Franklin, M. (2010) Enriching careers & lives: Introducing a positive, holistic, and narrative career counselling method that bridges theory and practice Journal of Employment Counseling, 74, 180-189.
  • Zikic, J., Bonache, J., & Cerdin J-L. (2010) . Crossing national boundaries: A typology of qualified immigrants’ career orientations.Journal of Organizational Behavior, 31, 667-686.
  • Koen, J., Klehe, U.-C., Vianen, A. E. M. v., Zikic, J., & Nauta, A. (2010) . Job-search strategies and reemployment quality - the impact of career adaptability. Journal of Vocational Behavior,77, 126-139.
  • Turchick-Hakak, L., Holzinger, I., & Zikic, J. (2010) . Barriers and paths to success: Latin American MBAs’ views of employment in Canada.Journal of Managerial Psychology, 25, 159-176.
  • Fang, T., Zikic, J., & Novicevic, M. N. (2009) . Career Success of Immigrant Professionals: Stock and Flow of their Career Capital, International Journal of Manpower, 30 (5), 472-488.
  • Chudzikowski, K., Demel, B., Mayrhofer, W., Unite, J., Bogicevic, B., Briscoe, J., Hall, T, Las Heras, M., Yan, S., & Zikic. J. (2009) . Career Transitions in Europe: A country comparative analysis of causes and triggers in three occupational groups. Journal of Organizational and Occupational Psychology, 82, 825-849.
  • Zikic J., & Saks, A. (2009) . Job search and social cognitive theory: The role of career-relevant activities. Journal of Vocational Behavior 74, 117–127.
  • Zikic. J., & Hall, D.T. (2009) . Toward a more complex view of career exploration. Career Development Quarterly, 58, 181- 191, 2009
  • Zikic, J., Burke, R., & Fiksenbaum, L. (2008) . Gender differences in involuntary job loss and the reemployment experience: Less there than meets the eye. Gender in Management: An International Journal, 23 (4), 247-261.
  • Harvey, M., Novicevic, M. M., Zikic, J., & Ready, K. (2007) . How to manage multiple faculty identifications during change. Multicultural Education & Technology Journal, 1, (4), 259-270
  • Zikic, J. 2007. The darker side of an international academic career.Career Development International, 12(2), 164-186.
  • Zikic, J. 2007. Unlocking the careers of business professionals following job loss: Sensemaking and career exploration of older workers. Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, 24(1), 58-73.
  • Zikic, J. 2006. Job loss as a blessing in disguise: The role of career exploration and career planning in predicting reemployment quality.Journal of Vocational Behavior, 69(3), 391-401.
  • Zikic, J. 2006. Trait affect and job search outcomes. Journal of Vocational Behavior, 68, 233-252.
  • Zikic, J., Novicevic, M. N, Harvey, M., & Breland, J. (2006) . Repatriate career exploration: A path to career growth and success. Career Development International, 11, (7), 633-649.
  • Zikic, J., & Richardson, J. (2005) . Unlocking careers following job loss: The interplay between individual and outplacement influence on career exploration processes. Paper presented at European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Berlin, Germany.
  • Chuang, Y., Church, R., & Zikic, J. (2004) . Organizational culture, group diversity, and intra-group conflict. Team Performance Management, 10, (2)L 26-34.
  • Klehe, U.-C., Zikic, J., VanVianan, A. E. M., & DePater, I. E. (in press) . Career adaptability, turnover, and loyalty during organizational downsizing. In press at Journal of Vocational Behavior.
  • Zikic, J. & Franklin, M. (in press) Enriching careers & lives: Introducing a positive, holistic, and narrative career counselling method that bridges theory and practice Journal of Employment Counseling.
  • Zikic, J. Job Search and unemployment: Integrating Theories, Invited Discussant to the Symposium at the Academy of Management Conference, Montreal, August 2010.
  • Zikic, J. Positive organizational scholarship: Perspective from Canada. Paper to be presented at that Academy of Management Conference, Chicago, August 2009.
  • Zikic, J., Bonache, J., & Cerdin, J-L. (2008) . Boundary Translation’: Typology of Immigrant Career Adaptation & Boundarylessness. Evidence from Canada, France and Spain. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, August 2008.
  • Fang, T., Zikic, J., & Novicevic, M. N. Career Success of Immigrant Professionals: Stock and Flow of their Career Capital. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, August 2008
  • 5C team including Zikic J. (multiple authors) . Career Transitions in Shifting Economic, Political and Social Contexts: The Case of Four Countries. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, August 2008.
  • 5C team including Zikic, J. (multiple authors) . Cracking the fortune cookies: Influencing factors in career success across 11 countries", Paper presented at the meeting of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) in Amsterdam July 2008.
  • Zikic, J. (2008) . How boundaryless are immigrant professionals? Evidence from Canada, Spain and France. Presented at the Expatriation Meeting organized by EIASM in October 2008 in Gran Canarias.
  • Zikic, J., (2008). Questions we ask about careers of the immigrant workforce. Symposium organized and presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Anaheim, August 2008.
  • Zikic, J. (as part of the 5C team) . (2007) Career Success Across Cultures: Dancing to the Beat of Their Own Drummers. Paper presented at the meeting of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Vienna, Austria.
  • Zikic, J., (2007). To feel successful in one’s career by doing good: Career success in Spain. Symposium presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, August 2007
  • Zikic, J. & Hall, D. T. (2007) . Toward a more complex view of career exploration: Triggers and barriers to dancing alone. Paper presented at the meeting of the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Vienna, Austria.
  • Zikic, J. (2006) . Cross-Cultural study of Contemporary Careers (Spanish perspective) Symposium presented at International Congress of International Association of Cross Cultural Psychology, Spetses, Greece.
  • Zikic, J. (2006) . Here, There, and Everywhere? Conceptualizations of Career and Career Success in Different Cultures. Paper presented by the 5C team at European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Bergen, Norway.
  • Zikic, J. (2005) . Exploring for better jobs: Career activities and job search during job loss. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Honolulu, August 2005
  • Zikic, J., & Hall, D. T. (2004) . Career exploration as a lifelong process. Paper presented at European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Ljubljana, Slovenia.
  • Zikic, J., & Vora, D. (2003) . A continuity model of organizational identification in multinational corporations. Paper presented at European Academy of Management (EURAM )Annual Meeting, Milan, Italy.
  • Zikic, J. (2003) . Rediscovering career exploration as a life-long process. Paper presented and Symposium organizer at the Academy of Management Conference, Seattle, WA.
  • Zikic, J. (2002) . Applicant attraction: From signals to outcomes. Paper presented at Canadian Psychological Association (CPA), Vancouver, Canada.
  • Zikic, J. (2002) . From dual to multiple career orientations of technical professionals. Paper presented at European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS), Barcelona, Spain.
  • Chuang, Y., Church, R., & Zikic, J. (2001) . How does organizational culture matter? The role of organizational culture in group diversity processes and performance. Paper presented at Academy of Management Confernece, Washington, D.C, August, 2001
  • Zikic, J. (2001) . The image cycle: Bridging the gap between customers and employees. Paper presented at Conference on Corporate Identity, Reputation, & Competitiveness, Paris, France.
  • Zikic, J., & Ondrack, D. (2000) . Development of professional competencies for management consulting. Workshop on the Management Advice Industry, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management, Brussels, Belgium.
  • Zikic, J. (2001) . The image cycle: Bridging the gap between customers and employees. Proceedings of the 5th International Conference on Corporate Reputation, Identity, and Competitiveness. Paris, France: Reputation Institute.
  • Winn, C., & Zikic, J. Best Practices: Employers and IEPs Speak about Strategies for integrating International Educated Professionals into the Canadian Labour Force. Published by the Progress Career Planning Institute and sponsored by the Citizenship and Immigration Canada.