Ellen Drost is a professor in the Department of Management at California State University, Los Angeles. She is also a visit professor at the Helsinki School of Economics. Prior to her position at CSU Los Angeles, Ellen was a visiting professor at American University, where she taught international business courses, and on the faculty of Thunderbird, The Graduate School of Global Management, and San Diego State University where she taught international strategy and management courses.

Ellen's current research focuses on research methodology, entrepreneurship, managing multinational research teams and strategic decision making. Ellen's research includes cross-cultural leadership and management, international strategic human resource management and strategic leadership. She is the author of over fifty conference papers, presentations, case studies, book chapters, and working papers on international human resource management, cross-cultural leadership, international training and development, management of international academic teams, and cross-cultural research methods.

Ellen is a principal researcher in an international consortium of researchers, which investigates best international human resource management practices. She is affiliated with several professional organizations, among others the Academy of Management, Academy of International Business and the Project Management Institute. She has collaborated as a consultant to a large multinational corporation, benchmarked Mexican manufacturing and service organizations, and has given lecture tours for executive training programs in Mexico. Ellen is a board member for a non-for-profit organization which focuses on environmental and service learning. She is a member of the editorial board of Thunderbird International Business Review and is a reviewer for several academic journals and institutions. Ellen received her doctorate degree in International Business and Management from Florida International University, the Florida State University in Miami.

Ellen received her management experience in Amsterdam and Brussels with the International Gold Corporation, an international marketing organization. Ellen was the business manager and controller for the Benelux Branch office. She was responsible for financial management, which included strategic planning, financial forecasting, corporate taxation and financial management of client-contracted public relations firms, advertising agencies and media services. She was born in the Netherlands and speaks, reads and writes Dutch, English and French, fluently.

Her recent presentations and publications include: Employee's Intent to Remain With An Organization: Empirical Evidence from Israel. Advances in Management, January/February 2010. (to be published) With V.Prabhu and T. Greenberg.

Types and Antecedents of Entrepreneurial Intent: Evidence from Finland. European Journal of International Management, under review. (2010) With S. McGuire.

American Apparel; Vertically-integrated iin Downtown LA. , Contemporary Strategy Analysis, 7th edition by Robert M. Grant. To be published by John Wiley & Sons, Ltd., The Atrium, Southern Gate, Chichester, PO19 8SQ, England ("Wiley"). (2010) With Grant and McGuire

How Capitalism Can Get Its Soul Back: A conversation with John Bogle on Values and Character. Thunderbird International Business Review, Volume 51, No.6 , pp. 539-549. (2009) With D. Calfon.

Research Rigor in Large-Scale Cross-Cultural Research Projects: A Team-based Approach, in Schriesheim & Neider, Eds., Research in International Management. 2007. With Teagarden and Von Glinow. Counterintuitive findings in International Human Resource Management: When is a best practice not best for Practice? The Future of Human Resource Management: 64 Leaders Explore the Critical HR Issues of Today and Tomorrow. John Wiley & Sons. 2005.

The life-cycle of academic international research teams: just when you thought virtual teams were all the rage?here come the AIRTs! Advances in International Comparative Management., 18: 303-337. Elsevier. 2005. With Teagarden and Von Glinow

Benchmarking training and development practices: a multi-country comparison. Human Resource Management, Volume 41 (1), 67-86, and The Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 2002. With Lowe, Frayne and Geringer.

Converging on international human resource management (IHRM) Practices: Lessons learned from a globally distributed consortium on theory and practice. Human Resource Management, Volume 41 (1), 123-140, and The Asia-Pacific Journal of Human Resources, 2002. Von Glinow and Teagarden.

Individualism and Collectivism: Towards a strategy for testing measurement equivalence across culturally diverse groups. Cross-Cultural Management: An International Journal, Volume 9 (1), 19-30. MCB University Press, 2002. With Azevedo and Mullen.