Department of Management, Society and Communication

Associate professor

Room: DH.V.2.33

My research interests are work life balance, organizational behavior, corporate communication and cultural globalization - with a focus on Japan. Through in-depth interviews (more than 250), I have studied how managers and teams cope in culturally diverse settings from headquarters to subsidiaries. The outcome is corporate cases and methods for organizing and communicating to enhance managers' and business school students’ ability to interact effectively across cultural, professional and national borders. Previous globalization projects both funded by the Danish National Strategic Research Council include ‘leadership, organization and competence’ and ‘cultural intelligence as a strategic resource in multicultural teams’. Presently, I am revisiting multinational corporations in Tokyo to update my casebook on team dynamics. The Japan Foundation supported the original research with a one-year research fellowship at Hitotsubashi University in Tokyo. I have also enjoyed visiting professorships at Keio and Rikkyo Universities. My upcoming collaborative project concerns team dynamics in entrepreneurial companies with focus on sustainability and work life balance.

Primary research areas
  • Japanese management, business and society
  • Asian human resource
  • Work life balance
  • Team collaboration in multicultural and diverse settings
  • Corporate Communication and Organization
  • Competence and talent management - creativity and flexibility
Administrative tasks
  • Vice Director International Business in Asia Studies Programme
  • Study Board member International Business in Asia Studies Programme
  • Ambassador - CBS Teaching and Learning
  • Ambassador - PRME
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Course coordinator and teacher

  • Intercultural Organization – International Business in Asian Studies Program (IBA)
  • Corporate Communication and Organization – Business Language and Culture (BLC)
  • Organization: Team dynamics in Multinational Corporations – International Summer Program (ISUP) 
  • Master's Thesis  (max 5 projects in each spring semester) – focus on management (in Japan, Korea and China)
  • Supervisor in the Assistant Professor Program (APP) - CBS Teaching and Learning
  • Mentor in the cross departmental mentor programme – CBS Human Resources
Other teaching activities
  • Learning to Teach. Two-day seminar in pedagogics – CBS Teaching and Learning
Selected publications

Clausen, L (2020). Second Edition. Team Dynamics and Diversity - Corporate Experiences in Japan. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press

Clausen, L. (2010) Moving beyond stereotypes in managing cultural difference: Communication in Danish-Japanese corporate relationships. Scandinavian Journal of Management. vol. 26, Issue 1, March, Pages 57-66

Clausen, L. (2006). Intercultural Organizational Communication. Five Corporate Cases in Japan. Copenhagen: Copenhagen Business School Press.

Clausen, L. (2007) Corporate Communication Challenges. A 'negotiated' culture perspective. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management. London: Sage. December. 7(3)

Clausen, L. (2004). "Localising the Global. ‘Domestication’ Processes in International News Production Media, Culture and Society. Volume 26. No. 1 pp. 25-44 (20). London: Sage Publications.


Price winning most downloaded free CASE at the Case Centre 2021: Securing the Workforce: Diversity Management in X-tech, a Japanese Organisation (ref no 415-174-1). Case centre link:

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Lisbeth Clausen / Against all Odds : A Study of Women Entrepreneurship, Sustainability, and Cultural Practices.
Poster session presented at The 38th (2023) Annual Conference of SIETAR Japan, 2023, 1 p.
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Lisbeth Clausen / How to Study Women Entrepreneurs, Leadership, and Cultural Practices
Abstract from The 21st International Studying Leadership Conference, 2023
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Lisbeth Clausen / Nordic Values of Work-life Balance in Diverse Teams in Multinational Corporations in Tokyo
Paper presented at The 26th Nordic Academy of Management Conference , 2022
Paper > peer review
Lisbeth Clausen / The Drivers of Engagement in Multicultural Teams
Paper presented at European Academy of Management 2022 Annual Conference (EURAM) 2022, 2022
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Lisbeth Clausen / Team Dynamics and Diversity : Japanese Corporate Experiences.
2.ed.Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School Press 2021, 253 p.
Book > peer review
Lisbeth Clausen / Work-life Balance in Diverse Corporate Teams – A Danish-Japanese Comparison
Abstract from 5th Workshop on Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, 2019
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Lisbeth Clausen / Work-life Balance in Diverse Team in Multinational Corporations in Tokyo – Privilege and Progress
Paper presented at Annual Conference of SIETAR Japan.
, 2019
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Lisbeth Clausen / Work-life Balance in High Performing Diverse Teams in Corporate Japan : Learnings from International Encounters .
Abstract from 32nd AJBS Annual Meeting 2019, 2019
Conference abstract for conference > peer review
Lisbeth Clausen / The Drivers of Engagement in High Performing Teams : Culture, Capacity and Task Completion.
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018, 2018
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Lisbeth Clausen / Double Swing : Intercultural Communication Core: Theories, Issues, and Concepts.
In: The International Encyclopedia of Intercultural Communication. ed. /Young Yun Kim. Hoboken, NJ : Wiley 2017 (The Wiley Blackwell-ICA international Encyclopedias of Communication)
Encyclopedia chapter > peer review
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Outside activities

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