Research Approach.

The Department of International Management follows a behavioral-oriented approach in research and teaching that covers the macro (market, business environment), organizational, and micro (group and individual) levels relevant to understanding how internationally active organizations operate.

In recent years, the IM Department’s research activities have focused on cross-cultural management, international human resource management, comparative management, participative and ethical leadership, as well as erosion of trust. Qualitative methodology (in particular Ethnography and Grounded Theory) has been combined with hypothesis-testing, quantitative research.