PhD defence: Ivan Olav Vulchanov

In order to obtain the PhD degree, Ivan Olav Vulchanov has submitted his thesis entitled: The role of English as an organisational language in international workplaces

Tirsdag, 29 marts, 2022 - 10:00 to 12:00

Ivan Olav Vulchanov
English functions frequently as an organisational language in international workplaces, both officially and unofficially. Research has demonstrated that the organisational status of languages may rest on employee ideas about language rather than formal guidelines. In order to study the underlying mechanisms of this process, this dissertation investigates the ideological foundations and legitimation of English as an organisational language in a corporate setting. Furthermore, to map the implications of English as an organisational language for employees, the empirical work also assesses the role of English proficiency in inter-employee evaluations in an international academic workplace. A critical realist framework inspires the theorisation of the results of the two empirical approaches.
 

Primary Supervisor:
Professor Mette Zølner

School of Communication and Culture - Department of German and Romance Languages

Aarhus University/

Department of Management, Society and Communication

Copenhagen Business School
 

Secondary Supervisors:

Associate Professor Dorte Lønsmann

Department of English, Germanic and Romance Studies

Copenhagen Univeristy
 

Assessment Committee:

Associate Professor Alex Klinge (Chair)

Department of Management, Society and Communication

Copenhagen Business School
 

Professor Martyna Sliwa

Management and Marketing Subject Group

Essex Business School, University of Essex
 

Professor Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen

Faculty of Social Sciences, Business and Economics

Åbo Akademi
 

Thesis:
The thesis will be available from research.cbs.dk
 

Reception:
The CBS PhD School will host a reception, which will take place immediately after the defence in 'Sidevognen' (Common Room DH.V.0.01, ground floor) next to the canteen.

Organised by CBS PhD School
Date 29 March 2022
Time 10:00 - 12:00
Location

Copenhagen Business School
Dalgas Have, 1st floor, West
2000 Frederiksberg
Room: DH.V.1.01 (first floor)

Microsoft Teams-link

*Please note in connection with the online defence that the microphone and camera of all spectators must be turned off!

 

Sidst opdateret: Sekretariat for Ledelse og Kommunikation // 21/03/2022