A WORKSHOP PROPOSED IN THE CONTEXT OF
THE 2ND IÉSEG INTERCULTURAL ENGAGEMENT WEEK COORDINATED BY ICIE (IÉSEG CENTER FOR INTERCULTURAL ENGAGEMENT)
CROSS-CULTURAL MANAGEMENT STUDIES: STATE OF THE FIELD IN THE FOUR RESEARCH PARADIGMS & AN ICIE CONVERSATION STARTER
By Laurence Romani, Stockholm School of Economics
The workshop, facilitated by Laurence Romani, will take place in two stages.
First, Laurence will present her recent study reviewing the field of cross-cultural management (CCM)
studies in terms of the contributions of four different paradigms (positivist, interpretive, postmodern, and critical). The study considers the distinct perspectives that these paradigms can provide regarding the relationship between culture and management, before discussing how these can potentially meet in order to offer new insights.
Next, the presentation will serve as a context to facilitate a conversation among workshop participants regarding the perspectives they have adopted in their own studies. The intent is to prompt further discussions on the possible cross-fertilisation of this work and the initiation of further ICIE research events and projects.
Laurence Romani, Ph.D., Associate Professor at the Stockholm School of Economics (Sweden).
Laurence’s work focuses on issues of representation and interaction with the cultural other in respectful and enriching ways. Her current research empirically investigates cultural diversity and inclusion in organisational practices. Promoting diversity is also part of her research activities: she endeavours to present alternative theories and approaches to cross-cultural management than the mainstream ones, promoting first interpretive intercultural studies and subsequently critical perspectives in cross-cultural management. She considers contributions from critical management, feminist and postcolonial organization studies to further cross-cultural management research and teaching.
Laurence’s work appears in Organizational Research Method, Academy of Management Learning and Education, Journal of Business Ethics or the International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management. She co- edited Cross-cultural Management in Practice: Culture and Negotiated Meanings (Edward Elgar).