Julia's research and consultancy work revolves around outsourcing and offshoring of services, globally distributed teams, knowledge and innovation. Before joining Aston Business School in 2012 she was Associate Professor at Warwick Business School and held a visiting position with Vrije University (Amsterdam) between 2008 and 2011.
Julia is a regular presenter in international conferences and conventions. She published her work in numerous journals including MIS Quarterly, The Wall Street Journal, European Journal of Information Systems, Journal of Information Technology, Journal of Strategic Information Systems, Journal of Information Systems, Communication Research and others. She published 8 books, among them "The Handbook of Global Outsourcing and Offshoring" and "Knowledge Processes in Globally Distributed Contexts". Julia serves as an Associate Editor for MIS Quarterly, Senior Editor for Journal of Information Technology, and is co-founder of the annual Global Sourcing Workshop.
She was a guest editor for several special issues on Global Sourcing: for Journal of IT (in 2008), IT and People (in 2009), IEEE Transaction of Engineering Management (in 2011) and Journal of IT Teaching Cases (in 2012). Currently she is acting as a guest editor for Special Issue on Understanding Strategic Innovation in IT and Business Process Outsourcing in the Journal of Strategic Information Systems (see Call for Papers).
Julia has extensive experience teaching modules related to outsourcing and offshoring on MBA and Master levels and on various executive courses.