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Aissaoui, Rachida

Assistant Professor

Management
Copeland 322
901-649-6325
aissaoui@ohio.edu

Education

  • PhD, Management, University of Memphis, 2013
  • MBA, Southeastern Louisiana University, 1999
  • Master in International Negotiation, ESCI Fontainebleau France, 1999

Research Interests

  • Organizational and institutional change
  • Strategies in controversial industries
  • Cultural change and globalization

Peer Reviewed Publications

  • Pittaway, L., Aïssaoui, R., & Fox, J. (Forthcoming) Social constructionism and entrepreneurial opportunity. In Philosophical reflexivity in entrepreneurship.
  • Aïssaoui, R. & Geringer, M.J. (In press) International business research output and rankings of Asia-Pacific universities: A 40-year time-series analysis. Asia-Pacific Journal of Management.
  • Aïssaoui, R. & Amis, J. (2017) Institutional logics, power, and school district consolidation. In The dynamics of school district consolidation: Race, economics, and the politics of educational change. University of Tennessee Press.
  • Aïssaoui, R., & Fabian, F. (2015). The French paradox: Implications for variations in global convergence. Journal of International Management, 21(1): 31-48. DOI:  10.1016/j.intman.2014.12.004
  • Aïssaoui, R. (2014). The homogeneity and heterogeneity of fields. Best Doctoral Student Paper in Track – Organization Theory and International Management, Southern Management Association 2014 Conference.
  • Aïssaoui, R., Amis, J.M., & Lawrence, T.B. (2013). When resources facilitate change: An institutional empowerment perspective. Best Doctoral Student Paper in Track – Organization Theory and International Management, Southern Management Association 2013 Conference.
  • Aïssaoui, R., & Amis, J.M. (2013). Episodic and systemic power in field restructuration: The role of institutional logics. Finalist Best Doctoral Student Paper, European Group of Organizational Studies 2013 Conference.
  • Amis, J.M., & Aïssaoui, R. (2013). Readiness for change: An institutional perspective. Journal of Change Management, Special Issue on Change Readiness, 13(1): 69-95. DOI: 10.1080/14697017.2013.768435
  • Aïssaoui, R., & Amis, J.M. (2012). Quantum and radical change. In Kessler, E.H. (Ed.), The Sage Encyclopedia of Management Theory. Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications, pp. 650-653.
  • Aïssaoui, R. (2012). Institutional struggles over (de)segregation in Shelby County, TN. Finalist Best Paper The Annual Civil Rights and Human Rights Conferences by The Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change.

Awards

Teaching Awards

  • University Professor Award, Ohio University, 2018 

Service Awards

  • Above and Beyond Award, Ohio University , 2018 
  • Nominated, Best Reviewer at the Academy of International Business Southeast, 2016
  • Best Reviewer at the Academy of International Business Southeast, 2015 
  • Best Reviewer in Track: Organization Theory and International Management Southern Management Association, 2015 

Research Awards

  • Aïssaoui, R. (2018) Privatization through hijacking: How entrepreneurs overcame institutional constraints to privatize public schools. Southern Management Association 2018 Best Paper in Track: Entrepreneurship, Family Business, Technology and Innovation.
  • Aïssaoui, R. (2017) Globalization, economic development, and corruption: A cross-lagged contingency perspective. Honorable Mention (2nd Best Paper) at the Interdisciplinary Insights on Corruption and Fraud 2017 Conference.
  • Aïssaoui, R., & Fabian, F. (2017) The GLOBE debate: Power structures interdependency and gaps between individual values and national practices. Nominated Best Conference Paper at the Academy of International Business Southeast 2016.
  • Aïssaoui, R., & Fabian, F. (2016) Going global: A longitudinal assessment of cultural change at the individual and national levels. Academy of International Business Southeast 2016 Best Conference Paper.
  • Aïssaoui, R., & Fabian, F. (2016) The global convergence controversy: A longitudinal multilevel assessment of cultural change. Southern Management Association 2016 Best Paper in Track: Organization Theory, International Management, and Management History.
  • Aïssaoui, R., & Geringer J.M. (2015) International business research productivity in Asia-Pacific, 1970-2009. Finalist Best Conference Paper Academy of International Business Southeast 2015.
  • Aïssaoui, R. (2014) The homogeneity and heterogeneity of fields. Southern Management Association 2014 Best Doctoral Student Paper in Track: Organization Theory and International Management.
  • Aïssaoui, R., & Amis, J. (2014) From episodic to systemic power: The role of institutional logics. Finalist European Group of Organizations Studies 2013 Best Doctoral Student Paper.
  • Aïssaoui, R., Amis, J., & Lawrence, T. (2013) When resources facilitate change: An institutional empowerment perspective. Southern Management Association 2013 Best Doctoral Student Paper in Track: Organization Theory and International Management.
  • Aïssaoui, R. (2012) Institutional struggles over (de)segregation in Shelby County, TN. Finalist at the Benjamin L. Hooks Paper Competition, Annual Civil Rights & Human Rights Conference organized by the Benjamin L. Hooks Institute for Social Change, Memphis, TN, April 2012. 

Professional Experience

  • Instructor, University of Memphis
  • Business Controller, Leroy Merlin, Castorama, MediaSaturn
  • Business Consultant, Perez Cubero Travel Agencies
  • Assistant, A.T. Kearney, McKinsey, Deloitte et Touche
  • Owner and Manager, Restaurant