Jelena Zikic
Associate Professor
School of HRM
York University
(416) 736-2100, extension 22865

Related Research Interests

My work focuses on studying how individuals cope with major career transitions (e.g., unemployment/job search, migration, retirement, self-employment). In that context I am very interested in the role of relationships while coping with diverse types of transitions. As an example, I studied the intricacies of cross-cultural formal mentoring between migrant and local professionals. I am especially curious about the interplay of professional identity and relational dynamics of diverse populations.

Related Publications

  • Hajro, A., Caprar, D. V., Zikic, J., & Stahl, G. K. (2021). Global migrants: Understanding the implications for international business and management. Journal of World Business, 56(2), 101192.
  • 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.
  • Lee, M.D., Zikic, J., Chul, S., Sargent, L. (2015). Human resource approaches to retirement: Gatekeeping, improvising, orchestrating, and partnering. Human Resource Management.
  • Usanova, K., Zikic, J., Vaiman, V. (2023). Being an “outsider in”: Skilled migrants’ career strategies in local organizations. Journal of Global Mobility.
  • 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.
  • Zikic, J. & Sondhi, G. Mentoring Partnerships: Building Successful Exchange Relationships, Practitioner Report, Nov. 2015
  • 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.
  • 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. & Voloshyna, V. (2023). Untangling space and career action: Migrant career recontextualization in the host city. Academy of Management Discoveries. 160-17.2
  • Zikic, J. (2022). Career sacrifice unpacked: From prosocial motivation to regret. Frontiers in Psychology, 13, 874142.
  • Zikic, J. & Klehe, U. (2021). Going against the grain: The role of skilled migrants’ self-regulation in finding quality employment. Journal of Organizational Behavior, 42(8), 1023-1041.