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Intercultural and international perspectives on management

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The Intercultural and International Perspectives on Management Research Group was established in 2012 to provide a supportive environment in which to nurture and promote international and comparative research across the School of Managem ent. The creation of this group reflects long-standing, rich empirically based intellectual strengths in these topic areas within the School.    

The group brings together an interdisciplinary collection of staff and doctoral students. Group members possess interests and expertise in international business, human resource management, organisation studies, strategy, entrepreneurship, accounting, marketing, and technology and information management. In terms of region, our activities have highlighted research conducted in locations as diverse as Germany, India, China, Turkey, Japan, post-Soviet countries, Africa, Malaysia, the United Kingdom, Taiwan and Bulgaria.

Major research strengths and interests

  • Business and management in emerging/transitional economies
  • Analysis and study of multinational corporations, including those operating from developed countries in transitional economies and those from transitional economies operating in other contexts
  • Depth of knowledge and expertise developed and enhanced through extensive and long-term field research and linguistic knowledge
  • Institutional perspectives/broader contextual impacts on the firm
  • Transfer of knowledge and organisational practices
  • Comparative approaches to entrepreneurship in small and medium-sized enterprises 

Full details of the group’s activities in previous years are available here: 2012-132013-142014-15 and 2015-16.

Previous research seminars, workshops and other events 2016-17

Wednesday, 26th October 2016. Speaker: Dr Laurence Romani, Stockholm School of Economics, Sweden. Title: `From an imperialist to a responsible agenda: going beyond the limitations of cross-cutlural training models for global work'.  

Wednesday, 8th February 2017. Speaker: Dr Nikolaus Hammer,  University of Leicester. Title: `'Factory regimes in European apparel manufacturing: divergent reshoring?" 

Wednesday, 1st March 2017. Speaker: Dr. Rutvica Andrijasevic, University of Bristol. Title: `From labour migration to labour mobility?: The return of the multinational worker in Europe'.

Future research seminars, workshops and other evenuts 2016-17

Wednesday, 10th May 2017.  Theme Group Away Day.

While our activities are open to all, we especially welcome new members who participate regularly in group events and help collectively to develop its future strategy. Whether you are a brand new doctoral student or a long-established professor, your enthusiasm and active participation will be equally valued. Do you have any creative ideas for events the group can hold during the coming year?


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3rd Space and Time Sub-Group Workshop

Founders Large Boardroom
Critical and Historical Perspectives on Management Theme Group Workshop. Time: 11:00 to 16:00. Venue: Founders Large Board Room. Registration required.


Subject Groups

Accounting, Finance and Economics


Organisation Studies and Human Resource Management

Strategy, International Business and Entrepreneurship

Technology and Information Management


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