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Luciana Turchick Hakak

Luciana Turchick Hakak, PhD

Assistant Professor, On Leave, Sabbatical
Curriculum Committee Chair

School of Business

Abbotsford campus, C2444

Phone: 604-504-7441 ext. 4366

email Luciana


Dr. Luciana Turchick Hakak obtained her PhD in Organization Studies at the Schulich School of Business, York University.  Her PhD dissertation explores how immigrants make sense of their career transitions and changes to their identity following their arrival to Canada.  Her main research interests lie in the two distinct but often complementary fields of Diversity in the Workplace and Work-Related Identification.

Dr. Hakak has presented research papers at national and international conferences and published her research in peer-reviewed journals such as IJHRM and JABS.  She has also worked as a manager of Human Resources at several major multinational organizations, in the financial services and technology industries.

Dr. Hakak teaches in the areas of Management, Organizational Studies, and Human Resources.

Teaching Interests

Courses recently taught at UFV:


Phung, K., Toubiana, M., Buchanan, S., Ruebottom, T., & Turchick Hakak, L. (2018, July). Uber'ing away stigma: The impact of technology on the nature of boundaries of stigmatized work. Paper presented at the European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, Tallinn, Estonia.

Guerrero, L., & Turchick Hakak, L. (2017). Toward a relational model of immigrant and host country national beliefs: An application of attribution and terror managment theories. Paper presented at the Administrative Sciences Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference, Montreal, QC.

Turchick Hakak, L. (2017, August). Gendered Identity Work of Underemployed Migrants. Migration and Global Talent Management: The Dynamics Creating Insiders and Outsiders. Symposium conducted at the Academy of Management (AoM) Annual Meeting, Atlanta, GA.

Turchick Hakak, L., & Toubiana, M. (2016, July). Doctors driving taxi cabs: downward occupational transition and persistent identity asymmetries. Paper presented at the Emonet X Conference - Emotions and Organizational Life, Rome, Italy.

Turchick Hakak, L. (2015). Hidden professionals: Immigrant identity work in situations of downward occupational transition. Paper presented at the Administrative Science Association of Canada (ASAC) Conference, Halifax, NS.

Turchick Hakak, L. (2014, August). Professionals in disguise: Identity work in situations of downward occupational transition. Proceedings of the Academy of Management (AoM) Annual Meeting, Philadelphia, PA, 2014(1), 1641-1646. doi: 10.5465/AMBPP.2014.182.


Phung, K., Buchanan, S., Toubiana, M., Ruebottom, T., & Turchick Hakak, L. (2020). When stigma doesn’t transfer: Stigma deflection and occupational stratification in the sharing economy. Journal of Management Studies. doi:10.1111/joms.12574.

Guerrero, L., & Turchick Hakak, L. (2019). Congruence of economic mobility beliefs and immigrants' self-esteem. Journal of Global Mobility: The Home of Expatriate Management Research, 7(2), 181-193. doi:10.1108/JGM-09-2018-0044.

Guo, G. C., Turchick Hakak, L., & Al Ariss, A. (2019). Institutional logics and foreign national origin based inequality: The case of international migrant employees. Human Resource Management Review, 31(1). doi:10.1016/j.hrmr.2019.100706.

Turchick Hakak, L. (2015). Strategies for the resolution of identity ambiguity following situations of subtractive change. The Journal of Applied Behavioral Science, 51(1), 129-144. doi:10.1177/0021886314532831.

Turchick Hakak, L., & Al Ariss, A. (2013). Vulnerable work and international migrants: a relational human resource management perspective. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24(22), 4116-4131. doi:10.1080/09585192.2013.845427.

Turchick Hakak, L., Holzinger, I., & Zikic, J. (2010). Barriers and paths to success: Latin American MBAs' views of employment in Canada. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 25(2), 159-176. doi:10.1108/02683941011019366.

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