Professor Aida Hajro

Professor Aida Hajro


Aida Hajro is Chair in International Business and Director of the Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds, and a Visiting Professor at Vienna University of Economics and Business. Her general interest lies in sustainable development, with a focus on its social aspects, as embedded in the UN Sustainable Development Goals (SDGs) such as No Poverty, Quality Education, Gender Equality, Decent Work, Reduced Inequalities, and several others. More specifically, her research addresses these topics by zooming in on the global phenomenon of migration.

Her work has been published in journals, such as Academy of Management Journal, Academy of Management Discoveries, Journal of World Business, Academy of Management Learning and Education, and Human Resource Management Journal. It has been also recognized by several awards including the Academy of Management Review Outstanding Reviewer Award, Academy of Management IMD Robert H. Schaffer Award, and the British Academy of Management Award. Aida has served on the editorial review boards of the Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Human Resource Management and Journal of World Business. She is also a co-founder of the “Migration, Business, and Society” global network initiative (


  • Director of the Centre for International Business at the University of Leeds (CIBUL)

Research interests

International business, multinational enterprise, migration, social aspects of sustainability, diversity 


  • PhD in Social and Economic Sciences
  • MSc in Social and Economic Sciences

Professional memberships

  • Academy of Management
  • Academy of International Business

Student education

I presently teach two modules “Debates and Controversies in International Business” (LUBS5233M) and “IB Dissertation” (LUBS5911M).