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Luciana Turchick Hakak

Luciana Turchick Hakak, PhD

Assistant Professor

School of Business

Abbotsford campus, C2444

Phone: 604-504-7441

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Dr. Luciana Turchick Hakak joined UFV in August of 2014.  She 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:


Turchick Hakak, L. (2014a). Professionals in disguise: identity work in situations of downward occupational transition. Paper presented at the Academy of Management Conference, Philadelphia, PA.

Turchick Hakak, L. (2014b). 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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