News

October 2021:

We are pleased to share the latest publication the labour market integration of refugees and the impact of the Covid-19 pandemic by Almina Bešić published in Comparative Migration Studies as part of the thematic series Comparative perspectives on migration, diversities and the pandemic. Read here: https://rdcu.be/czphb

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September 2021:

We would like to draw your attention to following job offer:

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September 2021:

We would like to draw your attention to following job offer:

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August 2021:

We are very pleased to share that Erna Szabo and Almina Bešić presented their study on refugees’ pathways into work at the Academy of Management (AOM) annual meeting 2021. The feedback and discussions were highly stimulating and provided lots of food for thought for the next steps in their research! More about the session is available here: https://2021.aom.org/meetings/virtual/ZvFxqeJZ6Fhmr4sxf 

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August 2021:

We would like to draw your attention to following job offer:

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July 2021:

We would like to draw your attention to following job offer:

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July 2021:

Our department members are very active in online conferences this summer. Almina Bešić and Richard Wan participated at the EGOS conference. Richard presented his research on multicultural teams at the PhD workshop and Almina presented her paper on EU migration policy at the sub theme on nationalism.

Almina also shared her research at the IMISCOE conference. She presented her paper on integration of refugee women in the labour market during the Covid-19 pandemic and she co-organised a workshop on connecting migration scholars across disciplines.

We are looking forward to further developing the feedback received at the conferences!

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July 2021:

We are excited to announce that Almina Bešić published the following book chapter:

Die unsichtbaren Migrant*innen? Die bosnische Diaspora in Österreich

  • June 2021
  • In book: Das ‚andere‘ Österreich
  • Publisher: new academic press
  • Dženeta Karabegović•Almina Bešić

https://www.newacademicpress.at/gesamtverzeichnis/unkategorisiert/das-andere-oesterreich/

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June 2021:

For the second time, Almina Bešić gave a guest lecture for students at the JKU's Master's Degree Program Global Business - ACT about migration and integration in the EU.

The students had the opportunity to learn about EU policies on skilled migration and the challenges faced in policy translation. The students are international students and could relate very well to the topic. They participated in a lively discussion after the lecture. More information about the ACT program can be found here: https://www.jku.at/en/degree-programs/types-of-degree-programs/masters-degree-programs/ma-in-global-business/act

 

almina besic- push and pull

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June 2021:

Erna Szabo has been a member of the University Fellows International Research Consortium (founded by David A. Ralston of the University of Oklahoma) since several years now;  publications in highly ranked academic outlets represent the group’s output.

Today we proudly announce that the article „The Impact of Gender Role Orientations on Subjective Career Success: A Multilevel Study of 36 Societies“ (head-authored by Jane Terpstra Tong of Monash University Malaysia and co-authored by Erna Szabo along with 35 other fellows) is going to receive  the „2021 Women of  the Academy of International Business (AIB) Best Paper Award“.

 

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June 2021:

To kick off the conference summer, Almina Bešić presented two research studies at the EURAM conference from 16-18 June. A first study focusing on the impact of Covid-19 on refugee women and their access to the labour markets with Petra Aigner (Department of Sociology, JKU) and a second study looking at the role of HRM in times of crisis, with a specific focus on companies in Bosnia and Herzegovina, a working paper with Christian Hirt (University of Graz) and Zijada Rahimić (University of Sarajevo). For more info, check out the conference homepage: https://conferences.euram.academy/2021conference/

 

source: EURAM source: EURAM

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June 2021:

Jointly with colleagues from the Department of Marketing and the Department of Strategic Management Almina Bešić received the JKU's Kepler Award for excellent teaching for the course "Interdisciplinary business project". In this highly interactive course, students work on practical projects in cooperation with leading industry partners in Upper Austria. We are proud to be part of this highly innovative course! More info here:

https://www.jku.at/news-events/news/detail/news/erstmals-kepler-awards-fuer-exzellente-lehre-verliehen

 

Kepler Award ©Andreas Röbl Fotografie

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May 2021:

Edit Juhasz and Almina Bešić participated at the International Joint Research Experience Project, organised by the University of Timisoara, Romania on Wednesday, 12 May 2021. Almina presented her research on the impact of Covid-19 on HRM in transition economies and enjoyed the exchange with students and faculty across Europe. We are grateful for the invitation of Assoc. Prof. Denisa Abrudan Ph.D., and for her supportive team for their outstanding organizing competencies! We wish great success for the entire DGPOF community! For more info on the seminar, please visit: https://feaa-ihrm-research.projects.uvt.ro/?page_id=136

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February 2021:

On January 25, the final presentations of the Master Seminar “Interdisciplinary Business Project” of JKU’s Master Program “Management” took place. The seminar is a cooperation of the Institute of Retailing, Sales and Marketing, the Institute of Strategic Management, and the Institute for International Management. For the first time, four cooperation partners participated: voestalpine Steel Division, Fronius International, KAPSCH TrafficCom AG and KEBA AG. The students successfully presented their solutions of practical marketing and strategy problems in B2B markets.

Topics covered in the seminar:

Three student groups dealt with the general topic “The impact of Covid-19 on industrial markets” for all companies. Thereby, the groups analyzed in depth the subtopics of inter-organizational collaboration (social distancing), resilience in the supply chain, and new work and developed scenarios for the companies.

Another student group developed a concept of “Human innovation in a B2B context” for Fronius International. The Kapsch student team presented results on “Corporate-academia collaboration as the sustainable path to cutting-edge innovation.” A third student group dealt with “The effects of Covid-19 on industrial trade fairs and possible alternatives” for voestalpine. And last but not least the Keba student team gave a detailed overview of the emerging market of “Mobile Service Robots”.

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February 2021:

We would like to welcome Maximilian Kuchenbauer who joint our team at the end of last year as a research assistant.

He completed his undergraduate studies at Macromedia University of Applied Sciences in Munich, Germany. There he graduated with a Bachelor of Arts in Media and Communication Management. During his studies, he completed a semester abroad at the University of Greenwich in London, where he attended the Business and Economics program. Following his Bachelor's degree, he started the Master's program 'Leading Innovative Organizations' at Johannes Kepler University Linz in 2019. Maximilian wrote his master's thesis on the phenomenon of mixed embeddedness of entrepreneurs who had to flee their home country. The master thesis is embedded in a large-scale project conducted in collaboration with Lund University (Sweden). It focuses on the development of a scale for mixed embeddedness. During his studies he gained work experience at different consulting companies in the field of AI & Innovation.

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January 2021:

In her first conference of 2021, Almina Bešić presented the first results of her new research project focussing on the impact of COVID-19 on the employment of refugees in Austria.

The conference: “The anxieties of migration and integration in turbulent times”  was hosted by the MIRNET network in Estonia. More information can be found here: https://mirnet.eu/ 

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December 2020:

Almina Bešić shared her research on HRM in Western Balkans as well as her study on refugee labour market integration at this year’s virtual EURAM2020 (4-6 December 2020). More information here: https://conferences.euram.academy/2020conference/

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December 2020:

The company Martin Mulligan Marketing is looking for students who are interested in their (remote and unpaid) interships. More information can be found below:

Digital Marketing Internship

Financial Analyst Internship

HR Internship Internship

International Sales Internship

Market Research Internship

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October 2020:

We would like to draw your attention to following job offer:

KPMG Praktikum im Großprojekt (Vollzeit/Teilzeit)

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September 2020:

We are now on LinkedIn!

For the latest News and Information about our department you can follow us now on LinkedIn

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September 2020:

The New Bachelor in Business Administration (BWL)

Dear students,

welcome to the new Bachelor's Degree Program in Business Administration (BWL) that is starting this upcoming winter semester! During the Introductory and orientation period (STEOP), our Institute offers the subject “Einführung in Strategie und Internationales Management”. Before completing the introductory and orientation period (STEOP), this course can be chosen as one of the advanced course. As part of the elective courses, a major and a minor must be successfully completed. The major and the minor have to be chosen from different subjects. At our Department we offer as minor the following courses:

Module Foundations of International Management: “International Business” and “International Market entry”

Module Specialization in International Management: “Cross Cultural Management” and “Special Topics in International Management”.

After successfully completing all courses, you can attend our Bachelorseminar to write your bachelor thesis. In the seminar, the supervisor will discuss the whole procedure with you. The writing of the thesis takes place in the course during the semester, so that at the end of the semester the thesis is completed.

We are looking forward seeing you in our courses.

The IIM Team

Studierende auf Wiese im Park, im Hintergrund das Managementzentrum

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September 2020:

Almina Bešić and Erna Szabo participated from 16-18 September at the 6th Biennial Conference on Migration and Integration Research in Austria, with this year's theme on "Crossing Borders - Perspectives in Migration Research" held at the University of Salzburg.

They co-organised a panel on refugee integration at work and presented ongoing research on labour market integration of refugees in Europe.More information about the conference can be found here: https://www.oeaw.ac.at/en/kmi/activities/conference/

We are continuing our work on organisational integration of refugees and will be posting regular updates on new projects!

Photos: © Universität Salzburg (NaWi-AV-Studio)

 

 

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August 2020:

In light of the ongoing COVID-19 pandemic, we have finalised this "Corona-Semester"! As a team, we learned a lot in our day-to-day research and teaching activities and would like to send you in the summer holidays with a few reflections of our experiences:

  • The only constant is change: we have to be ready to change our teaching and research approach ad hoc, be prepared for a mixture of online/offline working in the upcoming winter semester
  • Be flexible: the delivery of virtual courses requires more time compared to a physical setting and what can be delivered in a physical setting doesn't necessarily work in a virtual one. Technology is more reliable now than ever, but still there are hiccups.
  • Embrace new things: although, blended learning is not a new phenomenon, many universities were not forced to take the leap into the virtual world. Hence, the situation pushed many of us out of our comfort zone, where quite often magic happens as well

We are grateful that everyone is healthy and we are happy that we managed to have a successful and inspiring summer semester in the midst of this pandemic. We are looking forward to the upcoming winter semester and the new experiences that await us. In the meantime, we thank our students and colleagues for their hard work and dedication and wish everyone a relaxing summer!

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July 2020:

Almina Bešić was part of the European Migration Network team working on two new publications on migration and integration and had the pleasure to draft the integration sections. A must read for all migration and integration scholars & practitioners!
Check out the reports here:

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July 2020:

Almina Besic participated at two virtual conferences end of June and begining of July.

1. On 30 June, Almina was part of the EGOS "Pre-Colloquium Post-Doctoral & Early Career Scholars Workshop 2020" and spent an inspiring day with young and experienced scholars discussing the potential avenues for academic careers. She also virtually visited the remaining EGOS Colloquium. For more information see here

2. On 1 and 2 July, Almina joined the 17th IMISCOE annual conference and participated in sessions on Migrants in European Labour Markets and Refugee Integration. For more information see here

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June 2020:

On June 25, the final presentations of the Master Seminar “Interdisciplinary Business Project” that is held in cooperation with voestalpine Steel Division and Fronius International took place via Zoom. The students presented their successful solutions of the practical problems in B2B markets. The Department of International Management supported two groups during the seminar.

The first group presented their solution to Global Business & New Challenges of voestalpine Steel Division. The students engaged in what directions and trends can be identified with respect to global business relationships, and what insights and courses of actions arise – based on scientific and theoretical knowledge. Furthermore, the students gave their recommendation to voestalpine Steel Division.

The second group dealt with the topic of Corporate Social Responsibility at Fronius International. First, they did a literature review on effects of possible CSR activities for B2B companies as well on available empirical results. Afterwards they presented sustainability activities that are important in the global marketplace for B2B companies. At the end, the student group explained the implications for the Fronius Business Unit Perfect Welding.

Quotes about the Seminar:

Mr. Mag. Wolfgang Mitterdorfer, Member of the management board of voestalpine Steel Division: “…it was a very valuable day for me, excellent presentations and really useful results for voestalpine. Thanks to all the voestalpine and Fronius student groups…”

Mr. Ing. Georg Binder, Supervisor of Fronius Business Unit Perfect Welding: "Die enge Zusammenarbeit mit dem Marketinginstitut der JKU ist immer wieder eine Bereicherung. Im Rahmen einer Seminararbeit wurde des Thema "CSR" für Fronius recherchiert. Die umfangreiche Analyse, gute strategische Inputs sowie konkrete Ideen zu Umsetzung können bei Fronius sehr gut in die Projektarbeit einfließen. Vielen Dank an die Studenten und Dr. Almina Besic vom Institut für Internationales Management für die konstruktive Zusammenarbeit!"

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April 2020:

We are excited to announce that we will have Mr Helmut Riepl (Lecturer at FH Wels for the master's degree program Plant Construction and former Senior Vice President Special Projects at Siemens VAI Metals Technologies GmbH, Linz) as a guest lecturer! We are particularly happy that due to the current restrictions, Mr Riepl agreed to hold a virtual lecture. Mr Riepl will speak about his experience with international projects especially in terms of challenges with cross-cultural communication and how to manage those successfully.

Class: 247.013 CCM for Engineers Date: Wed., 29 April 2020 Time: 16.15-17.45 Place: Virtual Meeting on Zoom. If you would like to attend, please register via https://forms.gle/ccDiSbCAna1eEH1j8

Deadline for the registration: 24 April 2020. You will receive the log-in information via e-mail a few days prior to the meeting. All are welcome and we would be happy to see you there!

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March 2020:

We are excited to announce our guest lecture by Christopher A. Williams, M.A., M.B.A.

Class: 247.010 CCM Date and time: Thu, 23 April 2020, 13:45-15:00 Place: Virtual meeting on Zoom. Topic of the presentation: Leadership in the global context - focusing on the personal experience of the presenter as a leader

  • Co-founder at Boardman & Williams GbR
  • Professional and research interests: testing of methods and tools for digital transformation for small and medium-sized enterprises (SMEs).
  • Particular focus: the development of industry-specific maturity models and innovative methods (e.g. design thinking to improve the digital capabilities of SMEs.
  • Besides: groups learning environments, in particular, computer-assisted collaborative learning (CSCL), business consulting and executive training & coaching.

Registration link: https://forms.gle/fgixRzYhjRKkHmMK8. Deadline for the registration: 20 April 2020.

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March 2020:

We are excited to announce that we will have Ms Susan Brunner (Senior Sustainability Positioning Manager at Mondi Group, Vienna) as a guest lecturer! We are particularly happy that due to the current travel restrictions, Ms Brunner agreed to hold a virtual lecture. Ms Brunner will speak about Mondi's sustainability policy and how the company deals with issues connected to scarce resources and climate change.

Date: Monday, 30 March 2020 Time: 15.30 - 17.00 Place: Virtual Meeting on Zoom

If you would like to attend, please register via https://forms.gle/331E738dMGyn8k2S8. We will send out the log-in information. All are welcome and we would be happy to see you there!

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March 2020:

Almina Bešić at the EURAM Early Career Colloquium - Charting A Course For A Successful Research Career.
Almina Bešić discussed her research on MNCs in the Western Balkans and participated in inspiring talks at the 11th edition of the EECC (EURAM early career community) colloquium at the Huddersfield Business School, United Kingdom. Almina has very much enjoyed meeting distinguished scholars in the fields of management and international business as well as new early career researchers who work on exciting and relevant topics for business and society at large. Further information about the EECC can be found at: http://www.euramonline.org/community/eecc.html

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March 2020:

On March 6, the Master Seminar “Interdisciplinary Business Project” held together with the Institute of Strategic Management and the Institute of Marketing is held in cooperation with voestalpine Steel Division and Fronius International started with a kick-off event at voestalpine headquarters in Linz.

After the presentations of the two partner companies, students had the unique chance to participate in a plant tour and to look behind the scenes of voestalpine. Afterwards the project advisors of voestalpine and Fronius gave each student group an individual introduction to their business project.In their projects, students are supposed to successfully solve practical marketing and strategy problems in B2B markets and to present their solutions to the management boards of voestalpine and Fronius at the end of the semester. We are looking forward to an exciting semester!

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March 2020:

Almina Bešić gave a guest lecture for students at the JKU's Master's Degree Program Global Business - ACT about migration and integration in the EU. 'The title was: push and pull: the EU‘s migration and integration policies - skilled migration and refugee integration'. The students enjoyed the topic very much and participated in a lively discussion after the lecture. More information about the ACT program can be found here: https://www.jku.at/en/degree-programs/types-of-degree-programs/masters-degree-programs/masters-degree-in-global-business/act/

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December 2019:

Happy holidays!

Enjoy the time with your beloved ones. We are looking forward to seeing you next year.

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December 2019:

New publication: Das Boot. Eine Fluchtgeschichte

"Das Boot. Eine Fluchtgeschichte" describes the current topic of migration and, with its understandable narrative, provides vivid illustrations to engage with children and young people in a dialogue on the subject of flight and migration. You'll find more about it here.

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November 2019:

Almina Bešić at the OMICS conference in Gothenburg

Almina Bešić presented her ongoing research on integration of highly skilled migrants and refugees at the EU’s labour markets and participated in inspiring talks at the OMICS (Organizing Migration and Integration in Contemporary Societies) conference at the University of Gothenburg, School of Business, Economics and Law, Sweden. The working titles of her studies are: "Integrating refugees in Europe - Challenges and lessons learnt from five European Union Member States" and "How can the European Union attract and integrate highly skilled migrants? The challenge of the EU's legal migration framework"

Further information about the conference can be found at: https://gri.gu.se/english/conference/omics2019

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November 2019:

Almina Bešić at the Vienna Migration Conference 2019

Almina Bešić participated at ICMPD’s Vienna Migration Conference 2019 and gained valuable insights about the EU’s future policy plans regarding migration and integration of migrants at the labour market and in companies across the EU. Interesting new plans include the EU’s effort to better cooperate with the private sector and especially employers on labour market integration issues. We are happy to see that IIM’s research focus is reflected by policy initiatives of the EU. Further information about the conference can be found at: https://www.icmpd.org/about-us/vienna-migration-conference/vienna-migration-conference-2019/

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November 2019:

Guest Lecture on Careers of Highly Skilled Migrants

A great thanks to Dr. Christian Hirt, Senior Lecturer at the University of Graz for giving a guest lecture about the career adjustment of highly skilled migrants from Southeastern Europe to JKU Business Students at the Department of International Management as part of the Special Topics in International Management course . We very much enjoyed the insights about international careers!

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October 2019:

A great thanks to Ms Arnavaz Schatten, Group Sustainability Manager at Mondi Group for giving a guest lecture on sustainability to JKU Business Students at the Department of International Management as part of their International Business Course. Topic: Business as Usual is Dead. What should follow it? We had an inspiring afternoon!

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October 2019:

We are excited to announce that we will have Ms Arnavaz Schatten (Group Social Sustainability Manager at Mondi Group, Vienna) as a guest lecturer! Ms Schatten will speak about Mondi's sustainability policy and how the company deals with issues connected to scarce resources and climate change.Lecture Title: ‘Business as usual’ is dead. What should follow it?

Date: Monday, 28.10.2019 Time: 15.30 - 17.00 Place: K 003C. All are welcome and we would be happy to see you there!

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October 2019:

As part of the "Nach.gedacht 2019" conference organised by Club Alpbach Styria in Graz on 5 October 2019, Almina Besic co-hosted a seminar on Brexit and its impact on businesses and politics in the EU and UK. For more information see:

http://iggraz.alpbach.network/2019/10/11/nach-gedacht-2019-diskurs-zwischen-unterschiedlichen-alpbach-generationen/

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October 2019:

Our department is supporting the Fridays for Future movement. The photo shows us among the 9000 Linz participants at the Earth Strike on Friday, Sept 27 2019!

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September 2019:

In June 2019, Almina Besic was interviewed by the HRtimes newspaper from the "Netzwerk Humanressourcen / Business Upper Austria" on the topic: Global race for talents! Check out the full interview here (in German):

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August 2019:

IIM’s Almina Besic and Edit Juhasz were part of the „Science week“ at the JKU end of August 2019. Together with 9 kids they explored what international business means for our everyday lives, including important issues such as where does our chocolate come from and what is a fair trade t-shirt. They also learned what it means to live and work together in a multicultural environment and how there is no one size fits it all when it comes to different cultures. For more information about the science week see here:

https://www.jku.at/news-events/news/detail/news/grosse-begeisterung-beim-kidsversity-sommerprogramm/

source: © Kidsversity JKU

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August 2019:

Our very own Almina Besic participated at this year's European Forum Alpbach as a member of the advisory board of the Political Symposium. In the sessions she visited she got new insights into the sustainability issues international companies are facing as well as the impact of Brexit on Europe and we are looking forward to include some of the insights into our own curriculum!

 

 

EFA/ © Bogdan Baraghin

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May 2019:

We would like to thank Dr. Svitlana Buko from EPOS Consultancy Slovenia for sharing her work experiences and providing us practical tools in her guest lecture "Communication Across Cultures: Developing Key Intercultural Competences." She imparted not only theoretical knowledge but also useful skills necessary for working in our international business environment.

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April 2019:

We are excited to announce that we will have Dr. Svitlana Buko, Research and Development Director (EPOS Consultancy Slovenia) as a guest lecturer!

Date: 21.05.2019 Time: 12.00 - 15.00 Place: BA 9908. All are welcome and we would be happy to see you there!

Lecture Title: Communication Across Cultures: developing key competencies. Description: Intercultural professions are reshaping and developing due to the increasing needs of cross-cultural competencies for businesses, government and NGOs. Businesses around the world apply innovative approaches to organizational set up in order to improve productivity, tap in new resources and get the best diverse talent on their teams. Each professional comes to the team with a set of attitudes, norms, values and expectations closely aligned with the culture of their upbringing and further life experiences. Consequently, cultural background enriches through a person’s meaningful and long-term exposure to other cultures, which is often reflected in a blend of cultural norms in professional setting. Theoretical frameworks of intercultural communication and three case studies will be shared with the group where students define intercultural experience communication, reflect on the biases, cultural prejudice, similarities and differences. Each group would draw general patterns of cross-cultural experiences and would link practical daily encounters to the concepts of intercultural competency development.

 

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April 2019:

Together with four other JKU researchers, our colleague Edit Juhász participated in this year’s "Linzer Science Slam" taking place in Posthof on April 2nd.
We found all five performances highly professional and entertaining and enjoyed this great event!

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March 2019:

A warm welcome to our new department member Almina Bešić!

Starting March 1st, Almina has taken the newly established tenure track position for International Management. She will focus on research; especially on the attainment of her habilitation and will also support our team in teaching. One of the courses she will teach this semester is International Business with Grégory Bartel.

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January 2019:

We are very excited and grateful to have Jennie Sumelius, visiting from the University of Vaasa, teaching at our department again this semester! She is holding the course Strategic International Human Resource Management. Welcome back!

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May 2018:

Congratulations to Prof. Elangovan on his 20th anniversary of yearly visits to our department as a guest professor!

Over the course of these 20 years, hundreds of students have successfully participated in Elango’s negotiation courses. The department members (in changing composition) have very much appreciated his wisdom and insights into all sorts of academic questions, and all of us have tremendously enjoyed his wonderful sense of humor!

To the next 20 years…