Department of Management, Society and Communication


Room: DAL/2V.045

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 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 we 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 am 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 is 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 (Mergers and Acquisitions)
  • Cross-Cultural Management and Competence Training
  • Global Virtual Teamwork
  • Culture Theory and Culture Analysis
  • International and Cross-Cultural Business Communication
Curriculum Vitae
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 I supervise MSc and PhD students with projects within my primary research areas.

Selected publications
  • Søderberg, Anne-Marie (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. (2011). Intercultural Collaboration Stories. On Narrative Inquiry and Analysis as Tools for Research in International Business  Journal of International Business Studies, 2011, 42 (6), 765–786.
  • Søderberg, A.-M. & Holden, N. . Rethinking Cross-Cultural Management in a Globalizing Business World (reprint from IJCCM 2002,2 (1)). In Andrews, T. G. & Mead, R. (Eds.). (2009). Cross-Cultural Management. Critical Perspectives on Business and Management - Part 3 Critiques and Developments. Oxford & New York: Routledge.
  • Søderberg, A.-M. & Vaara, E. (Eds.) (2003). Merging across Borders. People, Cultures and Politics. Copenhagen Business School Press, Copenhagen.
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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, 5.6.2018
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Michał Wilczewski; Anne-Marie Søderberg; Arkadiusz Gut / Storytelling and Cultural Learning : A Polish Expatriate’s Accounts of Knowledge Sharing with Chinese Subordinates.
Paper presented at 12th GEM & L International Workshop on Management and Language, 2018
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Thomas Tøth; Anne-Marie Søderberg / Trust-building and Boundary-spanning in Global Collaborations
In: Trust Building and Boundary Spanning in Cross-border Management. ed. /Michael Zhang. Abingdon : Routledge 2018, p. 51-67 (Routledge Studies in Trust Research)
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Thomas Tøth; Anne-Marie Søderberg / Trustbuilding and Boundary-spanning in Global Collaborations
In: Trustbuilding and Boundary-spanning in Cross-border Management. ed. /Michael W. Zhang. New York : Routledge 2018, p. 51-67 (Routledge Studies in Trust Research)
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Michał Wilczewski; Anne-Marie Søderberg / Badania nad komunikacją międzykulturową : Dotychczasowe paradygmaty i perspektywy badawcze.
In: Zeszyty Prasoznawcze, Vol. 60, No. 3 (231), 2017, p. 540-566
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Anne-Marie Søderberg; Laurence Romani / Boundary Spanners in Global Partnerships : A Case Study of an Indian Vendor’s Collaboration With Western Clients.
In: Group & Organization Management, Vol. 42, No. 2, 2017, p. 237-278
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Anne-Marie Søderberg / Experience and Cultural Learning in Global Business Contexts
In: Intercultural Communication. ed. /Ling Chen. Boston/Berlin : Mouton de Gruyter 2017, p. 415-435 (Handbooks of Communication Science [HoCS], Vol. 9)
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Michał Wilczewski; Anne-Marie Søderberg; Arkadiusz Gut / Polish Experts’ Communication Encounters with Locals in a Chinese Subsidiary of a Western MNC : The Expatriate Perspective.
Paper presented at 11th GEM&L International Workshop on Management & Language , 2017
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Jacobo Ramirez; Anne-Marie Søderberg / Staffing a Regional Office of a Scandinavian MNC with Mexican Millenials and Bridging National and Generational Divides
Paper presented at 3rd Global Conference of International Human Resource Management, 2017
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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, 13.12.2017, p. 1-30
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