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International and Cross-cultural Management group

Research in this area is focused on critical perspectives of working and managing internationally and across cultural and institutional contexts; on international and cross-cultural team working; on the relationship between global dynamics, management and organizational knowledge; and on the transfer of knowledge cross-culturally. There is a particular interest in developing and emerging countries, with a special expertise in sub-Saharan Africa.

Ongoing projects and interests include:

Professor Terence Jackson

  • Cross-cultural management in Africa
  • China in Africa and its organizational, management and development implications
  • The informal economy and indigenous knowledge
  • Cross-cultural management in international development
  • Changing geopolitical dynamics, the emergence of Southern Theory and contributions to cross-cultural management theory and the wider social sciences

Dr Nathalie van Meurs

  • The predictive validity of cultural values in relation to management at governmental, organizational and individual level
  • Organisational justice
  • Cultural Intelligence
  • Power relations in aid & development
  • Cross-cultural negotiations
  • Intercultural interaction and identity

Dr Ellis Osabutey

  • Technology and knowledge transfer between foreign and local firms
  • Human resource development and management, particularly in relation to Africa
  • International and cross-cultural management and its relation to capacity building in Africa
  • Research contributions to evidence-based policy making in Africa

There are strong collaborative links with colleagues across the Business School particularly in Economics and International Development and in Leadership Work and Organizations. A particular strength is our international collaborative work, with strong links with US, European, Chinese and African scholars and universities.

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