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Margaret Shaffer

Michael F. Price Chair in International Business Professor of Management

Peter Johnson

Department: Division of Management & International Business
Program Areas:
Expatriation, Global Careers, Work-Family Interface, Cross-Cultural Management
Office: Price Hall Room 1065B
Phone: (405) 325-2651
Address: 1003 Asp Avenue, Price Hall Room 1065B
Norman, OK 73019

Dr. Margaret Shaffer is the Michael F. Price Chair of International Business at the University of Oklahoma, where she teaches undergraduate and graduate courses in the areas of international business and international human resource management.   Previous positions include the Richard C. Notebaert Distinguished Chair of International Business and Global Studies at the University of Wisconsin Milwaukee and a professor of management at Hong Kong Baptist University and the Hong Kong Polytechnic University. She is an associate editor for the Journal of Global Mobility and serves on several editorial boards. Dr. Shaffer has organized and led numerous study abroad trips to China, Hong Kong, Vietnam, Thailand, Malaysia, Indonesia, Cambodia, and Taiwan.

Degrees Earned:

Ph.D.   University of Texas Arlington

            Major: Human Resource Management and Organizational Behavior

MS       University of Texas Arlington

            Major: Human Resource Management

BA       Indiana University

            Majors:  Psychology and Sociology

Accomplishments / Awards :

Academy of Management, Carolyn Dexter Best International Paper Award (1995)

Rosabeth Moss Kanter Award for Excellence in Work-Family Research (Top 20) (2002)

International Human Resource Scholarly Research Award, Human Resources Division, Academy of Management (2011).

Gold Star Teaching Award , Lubar School of Business, University of Wisconsin Milwaukee (2010, 2011, 2013, 2014, 2015)


Shaffer, M. A., Reiche, B. S., Dimitrova, M., Lazarova, M., Westman, M., Chen, S., & Wurtz, O.  (2016).  Work and family role adjustment of different types of global professionals: Scale development and validation.  Journal of International Business Studies, 47, 113-139.

Ren, H., Yunlu, D., Shaffer, M.A., Fodchuk, K. M.  (2015).  Expatriate success and thriving:  The influence of job deprivation and emotional stability.  Journal of World Business, 50, 69-78.

Ren, H., Shaffer, M. A., Harrison, D. A., Fu, C., & Fodchuk, K.  (2014).  Reactive adjustment or proactive embedding? Multi-study, multi-wave evidence for dual pathways to expatriate retention.  Personnel Psychology, 67, 203-239.

Ren, H.  Bolino, M. C., Shaffer, M. A., & Kraimer, M. L.  (2013).  The influence of job demands and resources on repatriate career satisfaction: A relative deprivation perspective.  Journal of World Business, 48, 149-159.

Shaffer, M. A., Kraimer, M. L., Chen, Y-P., & Bolino, M. C.  (2012).  Choices, challenges and career consequences of global employment experiences: A review and future agenda.  Journal of Management, 38, 1282-1327.

Kraimer, M. L., Shaffer, M. A., Harrison, D. A., & Ren, H.  (2012).  No place like home?  An identity distress perspective on repatriate turnover.  Academy of Management Journal, 55, 399-420.

Lau, V., Dimitrova, M., Shaffer, M. A., Davidkov, T., & Yordanova, D. I. (2012).  Entrepreneurial readiness and firm growth:  An integrated etic and emic approach.  Journal of International Management, 18, 147-159.

Shaffer, M. A., Joplin, J. R. W., Hsu, Y. S.  (2011).  Expanding the boundaries of work-family research:  A review and agenda for future research.  International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, 11, 221-268.  

Lazarova, M., Westman, M., & Shaffer, M. A. (2010).  Elucidating the positive side of the work-family interface on international assignments:  A model of expatriate work and family performance.  Academy of Management Review, 35, 93-117.

Kraimer, M. L., Shaffer, M. A., & Bolino, M. C.  (2009).  The influence of expatriate and repatriate experiences on career advancement and repatriate retention.  Human Resources Management, 48, 27-48.

Lau, V. P., & Shaffer, M. A.  (2007). Entrepreneurial career success from a Chinese perspective: conceptualization, operationalization, and validation.  Journal of International Business Studies, 38, 126-147.

Shaffer, M. A., Harrison, D. A., Gregersen, H. B., Black, J. S., & Ferzandi, L. A.  (2006).  You can take it with you: Individual differences and expatriate effectiveness.  Journal of Applied Psychology, 91, 109-125.

Harrison, D. A., & Shaffer, M. A.  (2005). Mapping the criterion space for expatriate success:  Task- and relationship-based performance, effort and adaptation.  International Journal of Human Resource Management, 16, 1454-1474.

Bhaskar-Shrinivas, P., Harrison, D. A., Shaffer, M. A., & Luk, D. M. (2005). Adjusting to international assignments:  Theory-based extensions and accumulations of evidence.  Academy of Management Journal, 48: 257-280.

Shaffer, M. A., & Harrison, D. A.  (2001).  The forgotten partners of international assignments: Development and test of a model of spouse adjustment.  Journal of Applied Psychology, 86:  238-254.  


Shaffer, M. A., Harrison, D. A., Gilley, K. M., & Luk, D.  (2001).  Struggling for balance amid turbulence: Work, family, and commitment on international assignments.  Journal of Management, 27:  100-121.