Jelena Zikic
Associate Professor
School of HRM
York University
jelenaz@yorku.ca
(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 this context I am very interested in the role of relationships and how these may impact the coping experience. Most recently I embarked on a major qualitative study of formal mentoring partnerships between foreign and local professionals.


Related Publications

  • 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
  • Lee, M.D., Zikic, J., Chul, S., Sargent, L. (2015). Human resource approaches to retirement: Gatekeeping, improvising, orchestrating, and partnering. Human Resource Management.
  • 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.
  • 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.