Dr. Stacey Fitzsimmons

Dr. Stacey Fitzsimmons
Associate Professor


Bachelor of Business Administration (BBA) and BA in Philosophy, Wilfrid Laurier University; PhD in International Business, Simon Fraser University

Office: BEC 448


  • Bicultural and multicultural individuals in the global workplace
  • International management

Stacey Fitzsimmons joined the Gustavson School of Business in 2014. She brings a passion for helping individuals and organizations understand the strengths of a diverse workforce and encourages organizations to consider bicultural and multicultural individuals as a resource and an opportunity. Stacey’s' research objective is to improve the way people work with others across cultures.

Her current research examines how bicultural and multicultural employees contribute to global teams and organizations. She is also interested in how organizational contexts, such as workforce demographics and organizational culture, influence bicultural employees. This research can help organizations design policies and practices that leverage the often unrecognized resources available among multicultural employees. Stacey's research has been published in Academy of Management Review, Journal of International Business Studies, Human Resource Management Review, Organization Studies, and Organizational Dynamics. She won the 2016 Emerging Scholar award from the Women in the Academy of International Business, and the International Human Resources Scholarly Research award from the Academy of Management, for most significant contribution to international human resources management in 2013.

Stacey teaches in the areas of international management, organizational behaviour and human resources, at undergraduate and graduate levels. Prior to joining the University of Victoria, she was an assistant professor at Western Michigan University.

Fitzsimmons, S. R., Liao, Y., & Thomas, D. C. (2017). From crossing cultures to straddling them: An empirical examination of outcomes for multicultural employees. Journal of International Business Studies. 48: 63-89.

Dietz, J.*, Fitzsimmons, S.*, Aycan, Z., Francesco, A., Jonsen, K., Osland, J., Sackmann, S., Lee, H., & Boyacigiller, N. (2017). Cross-cultural management education rebooted: Creating positive value through scientific mindfulness. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management. 24: 125-151. *co-first authorship.

Fitzsimmons, S.R. (2014). Us, them and others in management research. Academy of Management Review, 39(3), 384-386.

Fitzsimmons, S.R. (2013). Multicultural employees: A framework for understanding how they contribute to organizations. Academy of Management Review, 38, 525-549.

Fitzsimmons, S.R. & Stamper, C. (2013). How societal culture influences friction in the employee-organization relationship. Human Resource Management Review, 24, 80-94.

Fitzsimmons, S.R., Yih-teen Lee, & Brannen, M-Y. (2013). Demystifying the myth about marginals: Implications for global leadership. European Journal of International Management, 7, 587-603.

Fitzsimmons, S.R., Miska, C., & Stahl, G.K. (2011). Multicultural employees: Global business’ untapped resource. Organizational Dynamics, 40, 199-206.

Thomas, D.C., Fitzsimmons, S.R., Ravlin, E., Au, K., Ekelund, B., & Barzantny, C., (2010). Psychological contracts across cultures. Organization Studies, 31, 1437-1458.


  • Member, Editorial Review Board, Journal of International Business Studies
  • 2016-2018. SSHRC Insight Development Grant for project: Organizing with the New Demographic: The bidirectional influence of immigrant and bicultural employees on their organizations. With Zikic, J and Brannen, M-Y. $52,000
  • 2016-2021. SSHRC Insight Grant for project: Societal Cultures, Leadership and the Human Side of Organizations: A multi-country study with a focus on women leaders and HR practices.  Principal Applicant is Ali Dastmalchian. $270,000.
  • Emerging Scholar Award from the Women in the Academy of International Business. 2016.
  • International Human Resources Scholarly Research Award, Academy of Management. 2014.
  • Government of British Columbia Student-led Research Grant. 2010.
  • Paul Tai Yip Ng Memorial Award. 2009.
  • Social Sciences Research Council of Canada PhD Fellowship. 2007-2009.
  • Promising Dissertation Proposal Award, Academy of Management, International Management division. 2008.
  • Simons Student Citizenship Award. 2007-2008.
  • North American Business Context (MGB)
  • Leading People and Organizations (BCom)

Dr. Stacey Fitzsimmons is a professor with the Gustavson School of Business at the University of Victoria. In this video, Stacey discusses her research on how to improve the way people work with others across cultures.