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Segalla Michael

HEC Professor of Management


HEC School of Management
1 rue de la Libération
78350 Jouy en Josas, France

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Michael SEGALLA is Professor of Management at HEC Paris in Jouy-en-Josas, France.  He is Franco-American, earned a Masters in Political Science and International Relations and a Ph.D. in Organisational Studies and Labour Relations (University of Iowa).  He taught Management, Human Resource, Organisational Behaviour, and Industrial Relations at McGill University in Montreal, City University of New York in New York City, and was a faculty member of the City University of New York - Cornell University Masters of Science in Industrial Relations.  In 1991 he was awarded a Franco-American Commission for Education Exchange Inter-foundation Grant.  For many years he was the coordinator of the CEMS Organisational Behaviour Inter-Faculty Group.  Some of his key projects and achievements over the past decade include:

  • 2015-2017 - Started the HEC Connected Care Project with funding from Intel and iHealth Labs.  This project equipped HEC EMBA and MBA students with activity and cardiac trackers to examine the impact of activity, sleep, and stress on academic performance.  Scheduled to collect data from participants until June 2017.
  • 2013 - invited to join the Tocqueville Foundation of France to assist in the creation of an International Philanthropy Prize design to encourage university students to make individual and collective contributions to civil society
  • 2012 - certified by the French Comité du secret statistique, for access to the DADS national database
  • 2012 - earned the HEC Paris "Top Ten" Award for research productivity during 2009-2011 period
  • 2012 - interviewed on China Radio International, 10 August 2012, (world-wide transmission) by Zhao Yang, and Robert Costelloe, Broadcast Journalists, China Radio International on the topic of "Brain Drain in the EU"
  • 2012 - awarded the 2012 Luxembourg Awards Human Resources Honour Award
  • 2011 - joined the French LABEX, ECODEC, FCS Paris - Saclay Campus (French research laboratory)
  • 2010 - joined the Board of Directors of the Fondation Maréchal Foch which owns Hopital Foch, the largest private not-for-profit hospital in France
  • 2009 - created the first philanthropy management course at HEC with funding from the Tocqueville - United Way Association and the HEC Foundation
  • 2006 - invited to have his students working on the Best in France project deliver a preliminary report in the French National Assemble organised by the office of Deputy Sebastien Hyuge (Député du Nord - Conseiller Régional)

Recent Articles or Posts


Invaldi, Guillaume and Michael Segalla.   "Will the Era of the Quantified-Self lead to Sustainable Business Models?"  Working Paper under Development


Segalla, Michael. 2017.  "Five decades of reporting terrorism:  Has there been too little or too much coverage?" The Conversation. March 2, 2017.


Ciobanu, Catalin, Dominique Rouzies, Michael Segalla. 2015. “Retard d’avion, imprévu, bagage égaré… Les principales causes de stress en voyages d’affaires”, Harvard Business Review France, 10 Août 2015.


Segalla, Michael, Catalin Ciobanu, Dominique Rouzies and Vincent Lebunetel. 2014.  Pricing: Is Extra Legroom Worth Fighting For?  Harvard Business Review - Print Edition. November 2014, Vol. 92 Issue 11, p 30-30.


Segalla, Michael, Catalin Ciobanu, Dominique Rouzies and Vincent Lebunetel. 2014. Harvard Business Review Interactive:  Global Business Travel Builds Sales and Stress.  Harvard Business Review Interactive Blogs.  April 30 2014.  (See the interactive graph to compare stress across hierarchical posts and gender at our editor's blog post titled, The 7 Stages of Business Travel Stress.  (This article was the "most read" of its issue.)


Segalla, Michael.  2012.  "Socialisme Capitaliste: La Création d’une Concurrence Sociale Efficace au sein de l’Economie Politique et du Marché de l’Emploi Français" (Capitalistic Socialism: Creating Effective Social Competition in the French Political Economy and Labour Markets)  in Encyclopédie Françaises de Ressources Humaines. J. Allouche (Ed.), Vuibert, 2012, pp. 1321-1326.


Rouzies, Dominque, and Michael Segalla.  2012. Sales-Marketing Interface in Saudi Arabia: A Commentary”, Journal of Business Research.  Volume 32, Number 9.  pp. 1298 - 1300.


麦克  -  喜加乐 (Michael Segalla).  2010.  "Why Mumbai at 1 PM Is the Center of the Business World.  Harvard Business Review Taiwan.  October 2010.


Segalla, Michael and Karl Sandner.  2010.  "Die Globale Telefonkonferenz."  Harvard Business Manager (German Edition of HBR). Nr. 11 vom 26.10.2010 ‐ Seite 20/21.


麦克  -  喜加乐 (Michael Segalla).  2010.  "Faith in Firms - As Low As You'd Expect."  Harvard Business Review Taiwan.  February, 2010.


Segalla, Michael.  2010.  "Por que Mumbai à 1 da tarde é o centro do mundo empresial."  Harvard Business Review Brasil. Outubro, 2010.


Segalla, Michael.  2010.  "Why Mumbai at 1 PM Is the Center of the Business World."  Harvard Business Review - Print Edition.  October 2010. 
(Download the original papers with more countries and data)


Segalla, Michael.  2010  "Onde está o poder em sua organização?"  Harvard Business Review Brazil.


麦克  -  喜加乐 (Michael Segalla).  2010.  "Find the Real Power in Your Organization."  Harvard Business Review Taiwan.  May 2010.


Segalla, Michael.  2010.  "Wer die wahre Macht hat.Harvard Business Manager (German Edition of HBR)  Produktnummer 201008014, siehe Seite 10.


Segalla, Michael.  2010.  "Find the Real Power in Your Organization".  Harvard Business Review - Print Edition.  May-June 2010.  pp. 800-801.


Segalla, Michael.  2010.  'One More Look at Layoffs During the Great Recession'.  Harvard Business Review. HBR Research on Feb 9, 2010.


Segalla, Michael.  2010.  'Faith in Firms'.  Harvard Business Review - Print Edition.  January-February 2010.  pp. 22-23.   (Download Original Paper:  'Threatened Leadership - The Loss of Subordinate Trust'.)



Segalla, M. and G. Jacobs.  2009.  'Wie in Europa Führungskräfte entlassen werden'. (translation: Executive Layoffs in Europe)  Harvard Business Manager (German Edition of HBR) Produktnummer 200911006, siehe Seite 6-9.

Hilb, Martin, Daniel Ondrack, and Michael Segalla. (editors).  2009.  'Strategic Human Resource Management with European Perspectives'. European Journal of International Management.  Vol. 3, No. 4.

Segalla, Michael.  2009.  ‘Will you cite me? The emerging strategy of academic publishing'  European Journal of International Management, Vol. 3, No. 4, pp.411–418.

Segalla, Michael.  2009.  'Do You Trust your Boss?'  Harvard Business Review - The Daily Stat.  September 25, 2009.

Segalla, Michael.  2009.  "HBR - HEC Trust and Firing Survey".   Harvard Business Review - Facebook.  September 11, 2009.

Segalla, Michael and Gabriele Jacobs.  2009.  'European Layoffs: Choosing Between the Young, the Weak and the Old".  HBR NOW on  August 10, 2009.

Segalla, Michael.  2009.  'How Europeans Do Layoffs'.  US AIRWAYS InFlight Magazine - Section The Gist.  August 2009. pp.16-18.

Segalla, Michael.  2009.  'How Europeans Do Layoffs'.  HBR NOW on  June 9, 2009.

Rouziès, Dominique et Michael Segalla.  2008.  "Evaluation commerciale : les défis européens"  in L'art du management, Leadership, Performance, Développement durable, B. Ramanantsoa (ed.), Pearson Education France, 2008.

Segalla, Michael, Marc Miles, and Jack Anderson.  2008.  Prospecting for Talent.  Quantum – Finance in Perspective.  Issue 4.  May 2008.  Pages 55 - 61.

Rouzies, Dominique, Michael Segalla.  2008.  Evaluation commerciale : les defis européens.  L’Art du Management – Les Echos.  22 Mai 2008.  Page 5.

Miles, Marc, Jack Anderson, and Michael Segalla.  2008.  Judging Destinations.  Quantum – Finance in Perspective.  Issue 3.  March 2008.  Pages 45 - 51.

Anderson, Jack, Marc Miles, and Michael Segalla.  2008.  Moving Targets.  Quantum – Finance in Perspective.  Issue 2.  January 2008.  Pages 47 - 54.

Segalla, Michael.  2008.  "Publishing in the right place or publishing the right thing: journal targeting and citation's strategies for promotion and the tenure committees".  European Journal of International Management, Special issue on Global Performance Management, 2008. vol. 2, n° 2, pp.122-127.

Arnaud, Constance, Ulrike Handke, Fabrice Hatem, Xiangu Li, Anne Neumann, Christopher Schmiere, and Michael Segalla (eds.)  2008.  European Attractiveness Scoreboard 2008.  Paris and Berlin:  Invest in France Agency and Invest in Germany.  November 2008. 117 pages.

Mathieu, Edouard, T. Mandry, M. Segalla, H. Haase, C. Schmierer (eds.)  2007.  "The European Attractiveness Scoreboard2007".  Paris and Berlin:  Invest in France Agency and Invest in Germany .  March 2007.  71 pages.

Segalla, Michael, D. Rouziès, M. Besson, and B. A. Weitz. 2006.  "A Cross-National Investigation of Incentive Sales Compensation".  International Journal of Research in Marketing, 2006, vol. 23, n° 1.

Segalla, Michael.  2005.  'An international study of dysfunctional e-mail usage and attitudes among managers'.  International Journal of Human Resources Development and Management, 2005. vol. 5, n° 4, pp. 425-436.

Rouziès, Dominique, M. Segalla, M. Besson, and B. A. Weitz. 2003.  "Cultural Impact on European Staffing Policies in Sales Management", International Journal of Research in Marketing, vol. 20, n° 1, March 2003, pp. 67-85.

Deneire, Marc and Michael Segalla.  2002.  "French Perspectives on Organisational Leadership and Management: An Interview with Mr. Christian Pierret, French Minister of Industry".  Academy of Management Perspectives (formerly Academy of Management Executive), Special Issue - Services: Enhancing Effectiveness, November 2002, vol. 16, n° 4, pp. 25-30.

Segalla, Michael.  2002.  "How France can attract more foreign direct investment :  An interview with Mr. Jean Lavigne, President of Motorola France", Academy of Management Perspectives (formerly Academy of Management Executive) Special Issue - Services: Enhancing Effectiveness, November 2002, vol. 16, n° 4, pp. 31-36.

Segalla, Michael.  2001. "Understanding Values and Expectations of Foreign Employees Creates a Better Company", European Management Journal, February 2001, vol. 19, n° 1, pp. 27-31.

Segalla, Michael, A. Sauquet, and C. Turati.  2001. "Symbolic vs. Functional Recruitment: Cultural Influences on Employee Recruitment Policy?", European Management Journal, February 2001, vol. 19, n° 1, pp. 32-43.

Segalla, Michael, D. Rouziès, and M. Flory.  2001. "Culture and Career Advancement in Europe: Promoting Team Players vs. Fast Trackers", European Management Journal, February 2001, vol. 19, n° 1, pp. 44-57.

Segalla, Michael, G. Jacobs-Belschak, and C. Müller.  2001. "Cultural Influences on Employee Termination Decisions: Firing the Good, Average, or the Old", European Management Journal, February 2001, vol. 19, n° 1, pp. 58-72.

Müller, C., K. Sandner, and M. Segalla.  2000.  "Kritische IIRM-Entscheidungen in östereichischen Banken - Ergebnisse einer internationalen Studie", Journal für Betriebswirtschaft, 2000, n° 50.

Segalla, Michael, L. Fischer, and K. Sandner.  2000. "Making Cross-cultural Research Relevant to European Corporate Integration: Old Problem - New Approach", European Management Journal, February 2000, vol. 18, n° 1, pp. 38-51.

Segalla, Michael.  1998. "Factors for the Success or Failure of International Teams: The Special Case of International Research Projects", Journal of Managerial Psychology, 1998, vol. 13, n° 3/4, pp. 133-136.

Segalla, Michael.  1995.  "Industrial Conflict in Developed and Developing Countries: Extending a Western Strike Model", Relations Industrielles - Industrial Relations, 1995, vol. 50, n° 2, pp. 393-419.