Shaista E. Khilji is currently based at the George Washington University as an Assistant Professor of Human and Organizational Studies. Here she teaches courses in Consulting Skills, Leadership, Strategic Human Performance, International and Multicultural Human Resource Management, Leadership at Masters and doctoral level.
Dr. Khilji received her PhD in International Management from the Judge Business School at University of Cambridge in 2000. She has since taught at the undergraduate and MBA levels at McGill University (Montreal, Canada), Carleton University (Ottawa, Canada) and American University (Washington, DC, USA). Dr. Khilji has also conducted several workshops, and focused training sessions for executives from Iran, Hong Kong, Pakistan, Singapore, Russia, India, USA, UK, Germany, France and China.
Dr. Khilji’s research primarily focuses upon ‘cross-cultural’ and gender and generational issues in international management. Over the years she has selected varied topics in her analyses. For example, she has successfully completed projects on the development and implementation of global HR strategies (Pakistan, India, China, Canada, UK, USA), management of technology and innovation in the biotechnology industry (Australia and USA), knowledge management (Turkey and Western Europe), gender and generational issues at workplace (Canada and USA), and the use of impression management strategies (Pakistan, India, Canada and Israel). She has presented findings of her research at various scholalry conferences, including International Society for the Study of Work Values, Asia Academy of Management, Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, and Global HR. She has published her work in the form of book chapters, encyclopedia chapter, and articles in peer-reviewed scholarly journals, such as International Journal of Human Resource Management, International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, and the Journal of Product Innovation Management. She has also been invited to develop workshops for the Russian Women Executive Leadership Program, sponsored by the US Congress, Sprott Executive Forum (Canada), and for the Intercultural Management Institute in Washington DC. Her gender-related research has been featured in Globe and the Mail (2004, Canada) and Washington Times (2006, USA).
Dr. Khilji is an active member of the Academy of Management, Academy of International Business, Asia Academy of Management and the Academy of Global Business Advancement. She has been elected as the executive board member of the Women in Academy of International Business (WAIB), and selected as the Program Chair for the 2007 Conference of the Academy of Global Business Advancement (AGBA) in Malaysia. She is also an executive member of Women Leadership Institute at the George Washington University, Washington, DC. She continues to stay interested in international management, innovation and diversity issues, and is currently developing two research project aimed at investigating the role of learning between multinationals and domestic firms in emerging economies; and exploring women entrepreneurship issues in Eastern Europe and Asia.
Dr. Khilji has been involved in a variety of strategy and HR consulting projects in Pakistan, UK, Canada and the US. She has helped several organizations in these organizations restructure, develop strategically aligned recruitment, performance management and development programs, as well as conduct employee attitude and marketing research for effective implementation of corporate strategies.