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Monika Hamori’s research focuses on career paths and career success. Her work was published in Organization Science, the Academy of Management Annals, the Academy of Management Perspectives, Human Resource Management and the Industrial and Labor Relations Review, among others.

Her research interests include the educational background and career histories of top executives between 1980 and 2012; the impact of executive search firms on top executive careers; corporate retention strategies for young-high potentials; the impact of various types of CEO career paths on CEOs’ performance. These topics have great relevance to practitioners as well. As a result, her research was published in the Harvard Business Review several times, and also in the MIT Sloan Management Review. It was featured in the Wall Street Journal, the Financial Times, The London Times and the Economist, among others.

Monika is on the Thinkers50 Guru Radar, a portal that presents young, promising talent in management research. She is also on the Best 40 B-School Profs Under the Age of 40 ranking, which lists top young business school professors.

Academic Background

  • PhD in Management, The Wharton School, University of Pennsylvania, Philadelphia, USA
  • BA and MA in Literature and Linguistics, Eötvös Lorànd University, Budapest, Hungary
  • BA in Business Administration, College for Foreign Trade, Budapest, Hungary


Academic Experience

  • Director of Academic Development, IE Business School, 2009 to present
  • Professor of Human Resource Management, IE, Business School, 2009 to present
  • Assistant Professor of Human Resource Management, IE Business School, 2004- 2009
  • Teaching and Research Assistant, The Wharton School of the University of Pennsylvania, USA, 1998 to 2004


Corporate Experience

  • Project manager, Hungarian Productivity Centre, Budapest, Hungary, 1997 to 1998

Latest publications

  • Experience Matters? The Impact of Prior CEO Experience on Firm Performance

    Hamori,M., Koyuncu,B. Human Resource Management,Vol 54(1): 23–44,, 2015
  • Who's Got Those Top Jobs?

    Cappelli,P.,Hamori,M.,Bonet,R. Harvard Business Review, 2014
  • Understanding Executive Job Search

    Cappelli,P.,Hamori,M. Organization Science, Vol 25(5): 1511 - 1529, 2013