Associate Professor
2017, PhD in Human Resource Management, King's College London

Taiba Hussain is an Associate Professor at Zayed University’s College of Business. She holds degrees from the University of Western Ontario (B.M.S.) in Canada, Abu Dhabi University (MBA) in the UAE, and King’s College London (PhD) in the UK. Taiba’s research appears in leading journals in the field including International Business Review. Her work has also been presented at a variety of conferences such as the International Conference on Organization and Management (ICOM) (2016) in Abu Dhabi, UAE, and the International Conference on Economics, Society and Management (ICESM) (2017) in Toronto, Canada, where she won best presentation award in management and innovation track.

Her research is focused broadly on individual innovative behavior, employee turnover, and employee burnout. She is also involved in student research and has won with her students multiple research awards including first place in the HRM category at the 4th UAE Undergraduate Student Research Competition (2016), second place in the HRM at the 5th UAE Undergraduate Student Research Competition (2017), and the second place in the HRM at the 6th UAE Undergraduate Student Research Competition (2018) in addition to winning at the Federal Authority for Government Human Resources (FAHR) research competition (2018).


Abu Dhabi - Khalifa City, FF1-2-45

Teaching Areas

Management; Human Resource Management

Research and Professional Activities

Hussain, T. and Zhang, Y., 2023. The influences of cross-cultural adjustment and motivation on self-initiated expatriates' innovative work behavior. Personnel Review, 52(4), pp.1255-1272.

Hussain, T., & Deery, S. (2023). Psychological contract breach and emotional exhaustion among self-initiated expatriates: The role of social support and cultural orientation. Journal of General Management, 03063070231159580.

Zhang, Y., & Hussain, T. (2021). SIEs’ interaction and adaptation to their task performance. Journal of Business Research, 128, 370-380.

Hussain, T., Iren, P., & Rice, J. (2020). Determinants of innovative behaviors among self-initiated expatriates. Personnel Review, 49(2), 349-369.

Hussain, T., & Deery, S. (2018). Why do self-initiated expatriates quit their jobs: The role of job embeddedness and shocks in explaining turnover intentions. International Business Review, 27(1), 281-288.