Jordi Trullén
Associate Professor, Department of People Management and Organisation in ESADE
URL Associate Professor


  • Ph.D. in Organization Studies. Boston College
  • Master of Science in Organization Studies. Boston College
  • Llicenciat en Administració i Direcció d'Empreses. ESADE - Universitat Ramon Llull

Areas of interest

  • Implementation of HR practices
  • Employees' attitudes towards HR practices
  • Comparative and international HRM
  • Management of older workers
  • Workplace authenticity


Jordi Trullen is an Associate Professor in the Department of People Management and Organization at ESADE Business School, where he teaches courses in organizational behavior and human resource management. Before joining ESADE, Jordi pursued a PhD in Organization Studies at Boston College.
Jordi's current research focuses on the effective implementation of new HR practices within organizations, with a special focus on the role played by HR and line managers within that process. His research in this area has also examined predictors of employees' attitudes towards the introduction of new HR practices. Beyond HR implementation, Jordi's research interests also include topics on comparative and international HRM, management of older employees, as well as the antecedents and consequences of employees' more authentic expression and behaviors in the workplace.

His research has appeared in a variety of journal outlets, such as Human Resource Management Journal, International Journal of Manpower, International Journal of Human Resource Management, Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, Journal of Applied Behavioral Science and Journal of Business Research. Jordi's research has been carried out in a variety of organizations from different industries including 3M, Banc de Sang, DKV, Gas Natural, Microsoft, Nestle, MRW, or Pepsico, among others.

Selected publications

Mirfakhar, A. S., Trullen, J. & Valverde Aparicio, M. (2018). Easier said than done: a review of antecedents influencing effective HR implementation. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, pp. 1-25. DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2018.1443960.

Reis, G. G., Braga, B. M. & Trullen, J. (2017). Workplace authenticity as an attribute of employer attractiveness. Personnel Review, 46 (8), pp. 1962-1976. DOI: 10.1108/PR-07-2016-0156.

Trullen, J. & Valverde Aparicio, M. (2017). HR professionals use of influence in the effective implementation of HR practices. European Journal of International Management, 11 (5), pp. 537-556.

Trullen, J., Stirpe, L., Bonache, J. A. & Valverde, M. (2016). The HR department's contribution to line managers' effective implementation of HR practices. Human Resource Management Journal, 26 (4), pp. 449-470. DOI: 10.1111/1748-8583.12116.

Reis, G. G., Trullen, J. & Story, J (2016). Perceived organizational culture and engagement: The mediating role of authenticity. Journal of Managerial Psychology, 31 (6), pp. 1091-1105. DOI: 10.1108/JMP-05-2015-0178.

Bondarouk, T., Trullen, J. & Valverde Aparicio, M. (2016). Special issue of international journal of human resource management: Conceptual and empirical discoveries in successful HRM implementation. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 27 (8), pp. 906-908. DOI: 10.1080/09585192.2016.1154378.

Trullen, J., Bonache, J. A., Stirpe, L. & Valverde, M. (2015). Implementing HR practices effectively: Exploring the role of the HR department. In Valle Cabrera, R. & López Cabrales , Á., New clues for analysing the HRM black box (pp. 37-65). Newcastle upon Tyne: Cambridge Scholars Publishing .

Stirpe, L., Bonache , J. & Trullen, J. (2015). The acceptance of newly introduced HR practices: Some evidence from Spain on the role of management behavior and organizational climate. International Journal of Manpower, 36 (3), pp. 334-353. DOI: 10.1108/IJM-10-2012-0155.

Stirpe, L., Trullen, J. & Bonache, J. A. (2013). Factors helping the HR function gain greater acceptance for its proposals and innovations: Evidence from Spain . The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24 (20), pp. 3794-3811.

Trullen, J. & Rodríguez Espinar , S. (2013). Faculty perceptions of instrumental and improvement reasons behind quality assessments in higher education: The roles of participation and identification. Studies in Higher Education, 38 (5), pp. 678-692.

Bonache, J. A., Trullen, J. & Sánchez , J. I. (2012). Managing cross-cultural differences: Testing human resource models in Latin America. Journal of Business Research, 65 (12), pp. 1773-1781.

Bartunek , J., Trullen, J., Immediato , S. & Schneider , F. (2008). Front and backstages of the diminished routinization of innovations: What innovation research makes public and organizational research finds behind the scenes. Strategic Entrepreneurship Journal, 1 (3-4), pp. 295-314.

Trullen, J., Bartunek , J. & Harmon , M. (2007). The usefulness of design research in elementary and high schools for management education. In Piderit, S., Fry, R. & Cooperrider, D. (Eds.), Handbook of transformative cooperation: New designs and dynamics (pp. 262-290). Broadview; Chicago: Stanford University Press.

Bartunek , J. & Trullen, J. (2007). The virtue of prudence. In Kessler , E. H. & Bailey , J. R. (Eds.), Handbook of organizational and managerial wisdom (pp. 91-109). London; Madrid; Thousand Oaks: Sage.

Trullen, J. & Bartunek , J. (2007). What a design approach offers to organization development. Journal of Applied Behavioral Sciences, 43 (1), pp. 23-40.

Trullen, J. & Stevenson , W. B. (2006). Strategy and legitimacy: Pharmaceutical companies' reaction to the HIV crisis. Business & Society, 45 (2), pp. 178-210.

Bartunek , J., Trullen, J., Bonet Guinó, E. & Sauquet Rovira, A. (2003). Sharing and expanding academic and practitioner knowledge in health care. Journal of Health Services Research & Policy, 8 (Supplement 2), pp. 62-68.

Folguera Bellmunt, C. & Trullen, J. (2000). Some preliminary results of the project 'Small business training and competitiveness: Building case studies in different European cultural contexts'. Human Resource Development International, 3 (3), pp. 385-395.