Department of Management, Society and Communication


Room: DH.V.2.45
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
Link to this homepage

I supervise MSc and PhD students with projects within my primary research areas.

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
Publications sorted by:
Lisbeth Clausen; Verner Worm; Anne-Marie Søderberg; Mette Zølner / Cultural Intelligence as a Strategic Resource in Multicultural Teams
In: Proceeding of the 2009 International Workshop on Intercultural Collaboration : Association for Computing Machinery 2009
Article in proceedings > peer review
Jakob Lauring; Toke Bjerregaard; Anne-Marie Søderberg / Intercultural encounters in an English subsidiary : An ethnographic field study.
Paper presented at Conference in European Academy of Management, 2008
Paper > peer review
Anne-Marie Søderberg / Kommunal fusionsledelse : Strategisk ledelse og kommunikation i spændingsfeltet mellem det private og det offentlige.
Paper presented at Det Danske Ledelsesakademis konference, 2008
Paper > peer review
Anne-Marie Søderberg / Kommunal fusionsledelse : Strategisk ledelse og kommunikation i spændingsfeltet mellem det private og det offentlige.
In: Genopfindelsen af den offentlige sektor: ledelsesudfordringer i reformernes tegn. . ed. /Dorthe Pedersen; Carsten Greve; Holger Højlund. København : Dagbladet Boersen A/S 2008, p. 107-130
Book chapter > peer review
Anne-Marie Søderberg / Styrk den kulturelle intelligens
In:, No. 6, 2008
Journal article
Anne-Marie Søderberg; Merete Wedell-Wedellsborg / The formation of the global soldier : Managing identities in multinational military units.
In: Military Cooperation in Multinational Peace Operations. ed. /Joseph Soeters; Philippe Manigart. London : Routledge 2008, p. 180-197 (Cass Military Studies)
Book chapter > peer review
Annette Risberg; Anne-Marie Søderberg / Translating a management concept : Diversity management in Denmark.
In: Gender in Management: An International Journal, Vol. 23, No. 6, 2008, p. 426-441
Journal article > peer review
Anne-Marie Søderberg; Annette Risberg / Diversity Management in Large Firms in Denmark : Policies and Practices.
Paper presented at The 7th European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM) 2007, 2007
Paper > peer review
Anne-Marie Søderberg / Corporate Communications : in a Complex Merger Process.
In: Makten över kommunikation: Communiqué 2006. . ed. /Catrin Johansson; Lars Nord. 2006, p. 44-59 (Uden navn)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Anne-Marie Søderberg / Managing Multiple Identities in a Cross-border Merger : A Case Study of the Interplay between Corporate Identity Formation and Individual Managers' Identifications.
Paper presented at The international workshop on Managing Identities in Complex Organizations, Lund University, 2006
Paper > peer review
More results... (total 54 results)
Research Projects
Outside activities

Currently no outside activities.