Interculturalists in Academia with Marian van Bakel and Betina Szkudlarek
28 July 2022, 9-10 CEST
This time it's all about academia! We have invited Marian van Bakel from the University of Southern Denmark and Betina Szkudlarek from the University of Sydney, Australia for an online session on careers in academia. In this session you can hear all about their profession, stories and bring lots of questions and curiosity to explore this professional field.
Marian is Associate Professor with the Department of Business and Management of the University of Southern Denmark, where she conducts research in international human resource management, particularly expatriation. Her main research interests are the social context of expatriation, expatriate-local interactions both in and outside the organization, (intercultural) mentoring, and intercultural competence. She received her PhD in international business communication at Radboud University Nijmegen, the Netherlands, while also working as in-house communication consultant at Radboud University Nijmegen Medical Centre. Her passion is to bridge the gap between theory and practice and make sure practitioners benefit from her research.
Betina is an Associate Professor at the University of Sydney Business School. Betina’s core research interests lie at the intersection of cross-cultural management, international HRM, and management of diversity. Her work has been published in top-tier international journals and featured in multiple national and international media outlets. She is the lead editor of the SAGE Handbook of Contemporary Cross-Cultural Management. Betina has worked with numerous multinational corporations and not-for-profits on fostering global leadership excellence. Beyond her academic commitments, Betina holds the post of Strategic Sustainability and Growth Consultant with the United Nations Alliance of Civilizations (UNAOC).