Department of Management, Society and Communication

Professor emerita

Anne-Marie Søderberg

With a research focus on cultures, identity constructions, communication and learning processes, I have created a bridge between my educational background in the humanities and my present position as an international business scholar. I have been involved in longitudinal case studies of socio-cultural integration processes following international mergers and acquisitions, and I have written extensively about how managers and employees make sense of and give sense to complex organizational changes.

I was director of the strategic research programme “Cultural Intelligence as a Strategic Resource” (2008-2011), where a major research team studied intercultural learning processes among managers and employees in globalizing Danish companies, as well as the organizational conditions for developing cultural awareness and sensitivity.

I was principal investigator in the ethnographic studies of global development teams conducted within the strategic research programme ‘Next Generation Technologies for Global Software Development’ (2011-2016). This project was a collaborative effort between CBS, the IT University of Copenhagen and Indian Institute of Management Bangalore, and some global IT companies.

Primary research areas
  • International Business Studies
  • Cross-Cultural Management and Cultural Learning
  • Private and Public Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Global Virtual Teamwork
  • Culture Theory and Culture Analysis
  • International and Cross-Cultural Business Communication
Curriculum Vitae
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Selected publications
  • Søderberg, Anne-Marie (2017): Experience and Cultural Learning in Global Business Contexts. In Chen, L. (Ed.): Intercultural Communication. Handbooks of Communication Science. Berlin and New York: De Gruyter Mouton, pp. 415-435.
  • Søderberg, A.-M. & Romani, L. (2017): Boundary-Spanners in Global Partnerships: A Case Study of an Indian Vendor´s Collaboration with Western Clients. Group & Organization Management  42, 237-278.
  • Søderberg, A.-M. (2014): Narrative Interviewing and Narrative Analysis in a Study of a Cross-border Merger. In Bell, E. &Willmott, H. (Eds.) Qualitative Research in Business and Management. Volume 1: Classical and Contemporary Studies. Sage, pp. 401-420.
  • Gertsen, M.C.; Søderberg, A.M. & Zølner, M. (2012): Global Collaboration: Intercultural Experiences and Learning. PalgraveMacmillan, New York.
  • Gertsen, M.C. & Søderberg, A.-M. (2011). Intercultural Collaboration Stories. On Narrative Inquiry and Analysis as Tools for Research in International Business.  Journal of International Business Studies, 42 (6), 765–786.
Publications List
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Jacobo Ramirez; Anne-Marie Søderberg / Talent Management in the Interface between Cultural Heritage and Modernity : A Case Study of Younger Mexican Middle Managers in a Regional Office.
In: Talent Management in Latin America: Pressing Issues and Best Practices. . ed. /Jordi Trullen; Jaime Bonache. New York : Routledge 2021, p. 45-62 (Routledge Focus on Issues in Global Talent Management)
Book chapter > peer review
Anna K. J. Gosovic; Anne-Marie Søderberg / Developing Reponsible Global Leaders in a Multinational High Reliability Organization
In: Responsible Global Leadership: Dilemmas, Paradoxes and Opportunities. . ed. /Mark E. Mendenhall; Milda Žilinskaitė; Günter K. Stahl; Rachel Clapp-Smith. New York : Routledge 2020, p. 158-182
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Michał Wilczewski; Anne-Marie Søderberg; Arkadiusz Gut / Learning in a Multilingual and Multicultural Business Setting : Polish Expatriates’ Stories of Critical Incidents in China.
In: Managing Multilingual Workplaces: Methodological, Empirical and Pedagogic Perspectives. . ed. /Sierk Horn; Philippe Lecomte; Susanne Tietze. New York : Routledge 2020, p. 139-156 (Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy)
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Jacobo Ramirez; Anne-Marie Søderberg / Recontextualizing Scandinavian Practices in a Latin American Regional Office
In: Management Research: the journal of the Iberoamerican Academy of Management, Vol. 18, No. 1, 2020, p. 99-119
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Anne-Marie Søderberg / Reflexive Chapter : Towards Greater Methodological Awareness and Researcher Reflexivity.
In: The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary Cross-cultural Management. ed. /Betina Szkudlarek; Laurence Romani ; Dan V. Caprar; Joyce S. Osland. London : SAGE Publications 2020, p. 171-178
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Anna Kirkebæk Johansson Gosovic; Anne-Marie Søderberg / Developing Responsible Leaders and Employees in a Multinational BioPharmaceutical Company
Paper presented at AIB 2019 Annual Meeting, 2019
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Jacobo Ramirez; Anne-Marie Søderberg / Recontextualizating Communication and Management Practices in a Regional Office of an MNC
Paper presented at 9th Annual AIB-LAT Annual Conference 2019, 2019
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Michał Wilczewski; Anne-Marie Søderberg; Arkadiusz Gut / Storytelling and Cultural Learning : An Expatriate Manager's Narratives of Collaboration Challenges in a Multicultural Business Setting.
In: Learning, Culture and Social Interaction, Vol. 21, 6.2019, p. 362-377
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Pernille Bjørn; Anne-Marie Søderberg; S. Krishna / Translocality in Global Software Development : The Dark Side of Global Agile.
In: Human-Computer Interaction, Vol. 34, No. 2, 4.3.2019, p. 174-203
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Michał Wilczewski; Anne-Marie Søderberg; Arkadiusz Gut / Intercultural Communication Within a Chinese Subsidiary of a Western MNC : Expatriate Perspectives on Language and Communication Issues.
In: Multilingua - Journal of Cross-Cultural and Interlanguage Communication, Vol. 37, No. 6, 11.2018, p. 587-611
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