Department of International Economics, Government and Business

PhD fellow

Room: POR/24.B-2.85
E-mail: kk.egb@cbs.dk

I conduct research on bicultural talent management. In particular, I am interested in whether and how Japanese and Danish multinational companies perceive of, access and use bicultural talent in their day-to-day activities. The overall aim of my dissertation is to contribute to international business research on bicultural individuals in organizations by refining our understanding of how to better leverage bicultural skillsets of the global talent pool. I do this by teasing out the relationship between biculturalism and bilingualism, and focus on the implication of these two skillsets for the efficiency of knowledge sharing practices within and between multinational companies.

April-September 2019 Keio University, Graduate School of Business Administration (KBS), Visiting Scholar

Primary research areas
  • International Business and Cross-Cultural Management
  • Biculturals as the new workforce demographic
  • Knowledge transfer
  • Culture theory
Administrative tasks

2009- Head of the Japanese language faculty at International Business in Asia

2012, 2016-present Academic director, Japanese Language Proficiency Test (JLPT) hosted annually at CBS

2018- Deputy member of EGB Department Forum (PhD representative)

2014-2017 Member of INT Department Forum (Teaching Associate Professor representative)


Curriculum Vitae
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Other teaching activities

Course Coordination at International Business in Asia, BSc in Asian Language and Culture


  • Japanese Intro 1 (30 ECTS)
  • Japanese Intro 2 (30 ECTS)
  • Japanese 1 (7.5 ECTS)
  • Japanese 2 (7.5 ECTS)
  • Japanese 3 (7.5 ECTS)


  • Japanese 4 (7.5 ECTS)


  • Japanese 5 (7.5 ECTS) – replaced by exchange as of 2011.


  • Japanese 6 (7.5 ECTS)

Teaching at International Business in Asia, BSc in Asian Language and Culture


  • Japanese Intro 1, Japanese Intro 2, Japanese 1
  • Japanese 2
  • Japanese 3

2009-2011, 2016:

  • Japanese 4


  • Japanese 5


  • Japanese 6
Selected publications

February 2020 Poster Presentation ”Differentiating Culture and Language – An ethnographic case study of how biculturals and bilinguals contribute to knowledge sharing in foreign pharmaceutical subsidiaries in Japan”, ION Annual Meeting, February 13-16 at The Burn, Glenesk, Scotland.

February 2018 Presentation of working paper titled “Unfolding bicultural talent in Japanese multinational organizations abroad and at home”, 2018 ION (International Organizations Network) conference, Sandberg Manor, Aarhus University.

June 2017 Presentation of PhD proposal at 12th Ph.D. and Post-Doc Seminar and Conference for Global and Cross-Cultural Organizational Research, Jointly offered by Hofstede Chair, Maastricht University and Department of Management, Aarhus BSS, Aarhus University

Publications sorted by:
Kristina Kazuhara / Åbent brev til rektor om lukningen af japansk
Net publication - Internet publication
Outside activities
Differentiating Culture and Language – An ethnographic case study of how biculturals and
bilinguals contribute to knowledge 
sharing in foreign pharmaceutical subsidiaries in Japan”,
poster presentation, ION Annual Meeting, February 13-16, 2020
at The Burn, Glenesk, Scotland.

Doctoral Consortium, Academy of International Business Annual Meeting, June 24, 2019, 

Bicultural talent in global organizations - a comparative multilevel study of human resource and
talent management within 
Danish and Japanese multinational corporations”, invited speaker,
Scandinavia Japan Sasakawa Foundation Japan section,
Grant Awardees' Meeting and Reception, June 4, 2019, Tokyo.
Invited talk: “The Relation between Bicultural identity and Bilingual Competences and their importance
for Global Organizations –Tracing Bicultural Talent within Multinational Corporations”, 
Tokai University European Center, Vedbæk, 14-15 March 2019