Prof. Dr. Ihar Sahakiants

Professor of International Human Resource Management

Campus: Cologne

Phone: +49 (0) 221 93 18 09-535

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Employee Incentive Schemes

Change Management
Corporate Development and Organisational Design
Employee Incentive Schemes
Future Development of HRM and Leadership
Human Resource Management
International Human Resource Management
International Organisational Planning and Development
Leadership Competences
Organisational Behaviour
Talent Management

International rewards
Executive pay
Institutional analysis of organisational practices
Human resource management in multinational corporations
Human resource management in Central and Eastern Europe
Corporate governance
Socially responsible human resource management

PhD degree (Dr. rer. pol.) at the ESCP Europe Berlin. Doctoral thesis: “Compensation Systems in European Transition States: An Analysis of Path Dependence, Isomorphic Effects, and Agency-Based Determinants”

Master studies at the University of Trier

Study of business economics at the Belarussian State Economic University

Study of linguistics at the Minsk State Linguistic University

Lecturer at the ESCP Europe Business School Berlin

Research Assistant at the Chair of Human Resources and Intercultural Leadership at the ESCP Europe Berlin

Assistant of the European Dean of Research at the ESCP Europe

Assistant of the technical director, marketing and project manager, department head in printing and automotive companies

Journal Articles

Sahakiants, I. and Festing, M. (im Druck). The Use of Executive Share-Based Compensation in Poland: Investigating Institutional and Agency-Based Determinants in an Emerging Market. The International Journal of Human Resource Management. DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2016.1172652

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2013). Path-dependent Evolution of Compensation Systems in Central and Eastern Europe: A Case Study of Multinational Corporation Subsidiaries in the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. European Management Journal, 31(4), 373–389.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2011). Determinants of Share-based Compensation Plans in Central and Eastern European Public Companies: An Institutional Analysis. Journal for East European Management Studies, 16(4), 338-357.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2011). Auf dem Weg zur Transparenz. Personal, 6, 18-19.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2010). Compensation Practices in Central and Eastern European EU Member States – An Analytical Framework Based on Institutional Perspectives, Path Dependencies and Efficiency Considerations. Thunderbird International Business Review, 52(3), 203–216.

Book Chapters

Sahakiants, I., Festing, M., Engle, A. D. and Dowling, P. J. (forthcoming). Comparative Total Rewards Policies and Practices. In E. Farndale, W. Mayrhofer and C. Brewster (Eds), Handbook of Research on Comparative Human Resource Management (2nd ed.) Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Sahakiants, I. (2017). Investigating the Concept of Socially Responsible Executive Pay. In M. Aluchna and S. Idowu (Eds), Responsible Corporate Governance: Towards Sustainable and Effective Governance Structures. New York, NY et al.: Springer.

Sahakiants, I., Festing, M. und Perkins, S. (2016). Pay-for-Performance in Europe. In M. Dickmann, C. Brewster und P. Sparrow (Hrsg.), International Human Resource Management: A European Perspective (3. Aufl., S. 354-374). London: Routledge.

Sahakiants, I. (2015). Corporate Governance Failures: An International Perspective. In: M. Aluchna und G. Aras (Hrsg.), Transforming Governance: New Values, New Systems in the New Business Environment (S. 41–58). Farnham: Gower.

Festing, M., Engle, A. D., Dowling, P. J. und Sahakiants, I. (2012). Pay and Rewards. In C. Brewster und W. Mayrhofer (Hrsg.), Handbook of Research in Comparative Human Resource Management (S. 139–164). Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing.

Working Papers and Book Reviews

Sahakiants, I. (2015). DeSimone, R. L., Werner, J. M., Human Resource Development (6th International Edition), South-Western, Cengage Learning, 2012. Management International Review (MIR), 55, 453–456.

Sahakiants, I. und Festing, M. (2014). The Minder Initiative and Executive Pay Narratives in Germany and Russia: Cases of Path Dependence? (ESCP Europe Working Paper Nr. 64). Berlin: ESCP Europe.

Case Studies

Sahakiants, I., Festing, M. und Fröhlecke, M. (2013). Expatriate Compensation at Robert Bosch GmbH: Coping with Modern Mobility Challenges. In P. Dowling, M. Festing und A. Engle (Hrsg.), International Human Resource Management (6. Aufl., S. 312–318). London: Cengage Learning.

Festing, M., Fröhlecke, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2011). Expatriate-Vergütung bei Robert Bosch GmbH. In M. Festing, P. Dowling, W. Weber und A. Engle (Hrsg.), Internationales Personalmanagement (3. Aufl., S. 406–410). Wiesbaden: Gabler.

Labour Market and HR Reports

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2014). Skilled Workforce in Central and Eastern Europe and Turkey—Availability and Trends: In Search of Optimal Staffing, Training, and Development Strategies within National Contexts. Gummersbach: Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2014). Arbeitsmarktreport: Serbien. Personalwirtschaftliche Indikatoren. Gummersbach: Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2014). Arbeitsmarktreport: Rumänien. Personalwirtschaftliche Indikatoren. Gummersbach: Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2014). Arbeitsmarktreport: Türkei. Personalwirtschaftliche Indikatoren. Gummersbach: Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2014). Arbeitsmarktreport: Kroatien. Personalwirtschaftliche Indikatoren. Gummersbach: Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2014). Arbeitsmarktreport: Polen. Personalwirtschaftliche Indikatoren. Gummersbach: Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2014). Arbeitsmarktreport: Russland. Personalwirtschaftliche Indikatoren. Gummersbach: Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2014). Arbeitsmarktreport: Slowakei. Personalwirtschaftliche Indikatoren. Gummersbach: Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2014). Arbeitsmarktreport: Slowenien. Personalwirtschaftliche Indikatoren. Gummersbach: Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2014). Arbeitsmarktreport: Tschechien. Personalwirtschaftliche Indikatoren. Gummersbach: Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2013). Human Resource Management in Multinational Corporations: Standardization of HR Practices, Market Entry Modes, Organizational and Contextual Factors. Gummersbach: Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2011). Beschäftigung in Zentral- und Osteuropa (CEE): Sozialversicherung, Arbeitsbedingungen und Besteuerung. Gummersbach: Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH.

Festing, M., Sahakiants, I., von Preen, A. und Smid, M. (2011). Directors‘ Remuneration in the Czech Republic, Hungary, Poland, Romania, Russia and Slovakia. Companies Composing Major Stock Exchange Indices. Gummersbach: Kienbaum Management Consultants GmbH.

Conference Papers

Sahakiants, I., Festing, M. and Steger T. (2016). Organizational continuity and founder narrative: The role of primary stakeholders in sustaining a socially responsible corporate culture. Paper presented at the 32nd EGOS Colloquium, Naples, Italy, July 2016.

Sahakiants, I. (2016). Investigating the Concept of Socially Responsible Executive Pay. Paper presented at the 3rd International Conference on CSR, Sustainability, Ethics and Governance, Cologne, Germany, August 2016.Sahakiants, I., Festing, M. und Steger T. (2015). Paying Your Employees Right: Exploring the Concept of Socially Responsible Rewards. Beitrag präsentiert bei der 15th EURAM Annual Conference, Warschau, Polen, Juni 2015.

Sahakiants, I., Festing, M. und Steger T. (2014). Why Do Companies Implement Socially Responsible Human Resource Practices? A Conceptual Analysis. Beitrag präsentiert bei der 13th International Human Resource Management Conference, Kraków, Polen, Juni 2014.

Sahakiants, I. und Festing, M. (2014). Executive Pay Narratives in Germany and Russia: Cases of Path Dependence? Beitrag präsentiert bei der 3rd International Conference on Path Dependence, Berlin, Februar 2014.

Sahakiants, I. und Festing, M. (2013). Public Opinion and Executive Pay: Media Content Analysis Of Corporate Governance Narratives in Germany and Russia. Beitrag präsentiert bei der 4th European Reward Management Conference, Brüssel, Belgien, Dezember 2013.

Sahakiants, I. und Festing, M. (2013). Public Opinion and Executive Pay: Media Content Analysis Of Corporate Governance Discourse in Germany and Russia. Beitrag präsentiert bei dem IX Chemnitz East Forum, Chemnitz, September 2013.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2012). The Use of Executive Share-Based Compensation: Empirical Evidence from Poland. Beitrag präsentiert bei der IFSAM Conference, Limerick/Irland, Juni 2012.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2011). Determinants of Share-based Compensation Plans in Central and Eastern European Public Companies: An Institutional Analysis. Beitrag präsentiert bei der 3rd European Reward Management Conference, Brüssel, Dezember 2011.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2011). Compensation Practices in Central and Eastern Europe: A Case Study of Multinational Corporation Subsidiaries in the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. Beitrag präsentiert bei der 2nd International Conference on Path Dependence, Berlin, März 2011.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2010). Compensation Practices in Central and Eastern Europe: A Case Study of Multinational Corporation Subsidiaries in the Czech Republic, Poland and Hungary. Beitrag präsentiert bei der 11th International Human Resource Management Conference, Birmingham, UK, Juni 2010.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2010). Compensation in CEE Countries – a Framework and a Case Study of an MNC Subsidiary in the Czech Republic. Beitrag präsentiert bei der Jahrestagung der Wissenschaftlichen Kommission Internationales Management im Verband der Hochschullehrer für Betriebswirtschaft (VHB e. V.), Berlin, Februar 2010.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2009). Compensation in CEE Countries – a Framework and a Case Study of an MNC Subsidiary in the Czech Republic. Beitrag präsentiert bei der 2nd European Reward Management Conference, Brüssel, Belgien, November 2009.

Festing, M. und Sahakiants, I. (2009). Compensation Practices in Central and Eastern European EU Member States – An Institutional Perspective. Beitrag präsentiert bei der 10th International Human Resource Management Conference, Santa Fe, USA, Juni 2009.

Engle, A. D., Festing, M., Dowling, P. J. und Sahakiants, I. (2009). Renaissance in Rewards: a Historical Preface and Comparative Analysis of Contemporary Pay Practices. Beitrag präsentiert bei der 9th EURAM Conference in Liverpool, UK, Mai 2009.

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