Tashlin Lakhani is an Assistant Professor of Management and Human Resources at the Max M. Fisher College of Business at The Ohio State University. She received her Ph.D. in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University. She also holds a Master of Science in Industrial and Labor Relations from Cornell University, a Master of Industrial Relations from Queen's University, and an Honors Bachelor of Business Administration with High Distinction from Wilfrid Laurier University.

Dr. Lakhani’s research explores the relationship between different forms of economic organization and work organization. Her current work focuses on franchise businesses and examines how differences in ownership structures shape human resource systems and outcomes in the hotel and restaurant industries. She has also published research on human resource management in global networks, and on labor-management relations.

Dr. Lakhani has received several awards and grants for her research, including a Social Sciences and Humanities Research Council of Canada Doctoral Fellowship, a Society for Human Resource Management Dissertation Grant, the Seidman Prize at Cornell University, and the Susan C. Eaton Grant from the Labor and Employment Relations Association.

Dr. Lakhani teaches courses on labor relations and collective bargaining, international human resource management, and franchising.

Areas of Expertise

  • Economic Organization
  • Franchising
  • Strategic Human Resource Management
  • Service Sector
  • International Human Resource Management
  • Labor Relations


  • PhD, Cornell University
  • MS, Cornell University
  • MIR, Queens University
  • Honors BBA, Wilfrid Laurier University