Department of Management, Society and Communication

Associate professor

Room: DAL/2V.033
Primary research areas
  • Japanese management, business and society
  • Cross cultural management
  • Team collaboration multicultural and diverse
  • Corporate Communication and Organisation
  • Competence and talent management - creativity and flexibility


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My research interests are corporate communication and cultural globalization - with a focus on Japan. Through in-depth interviews (more than 250), I have studied how managers perceive the challenges of managing in culturally diverse settings from headqarters to subsidiaries. The outcome is corporate cases and methods for intercultural communication that will enhance managers' and business school students’ ability to interact effectively across cultural, professional and national borders. Recent globalization projects include Leadership, Organization and Competence LOK (2004-6) and Cultural Intelligence as a strategic resource in multicultural teams (2008-11) both funded by the Danish National Strategic Research Council. My recent project on Team Organization, Communication and Competence (2014-15) includes a year of field work in Tokyo - as a Japan Foundation Research Fellow at Hitotsubashi University - doing research in successful sustainable transnational corporations.

  • Intercultural Organization - Asian Studies Programme - Coordinator
  • Business Research Method - Asian Studies Programme
  • Asian societies from a Comparative Perspective - Asian Studies Programme
  • Management and Organization in a Regional context (in Japanese) Master's BLC
  • Corporate Communication and Organisation - BLC 
  • Global-local  - Cand Merc. Comm
  • Master's Thesis in relation to management in Japan, Korea and China
  • Ph.D. Supervision: Martin Glisby. Knowledge Sharing (2010)
  • Supervisor on Assistant Professor Programme (APP) - CBS Academic Development
  • Ambassador - CBS Academic Development
Other teaching activities
  • Learning to Teach. Two-day seminars in pedagogics - CBS Academic Development


Selected publications

Clausen , L (2015) 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.


Publications & dissemination
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
Lisbeth Clausen / Trust in Diverse Teams : A Cross-cultural Perspective.
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017, 2017
Lisbeth Clausen; Maria H. Keita / Bicultural Resourcefulness in Global Management : From Education to Corporate Collaboration.
In: Copenhagen Journal of Asian Studies, Vol. 34, No. 1, 2016, p. 58-80
Journal article
Lisbeth Clausen / Diversity Management in Global Teams : A Multi-contextual Approach.
In: Closing the Gender Gap: Advancing Leadership and Organizations, Vol. 1, Leadership Excellence and Gender Symposium, 2016, 33 p.
Conference article in journal
Lisbeth Clausen; Verner Worm / Transpatriate Learning in Multinational Corporations : Cultural Intelligence in Context.
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2016, 2016
Lisbeth Clausen / Building Trust in Diverse Teams During Times of Change
Paper presented at The 31st EGOS Colloquium 2015, 2015
Lisbeth Clausen / Team Dynamics and Diversity : Japanese Corporate Experiences.
Frederiksberg : Copenhagen Business School Press 2015, 253 p.
Lisbeth Clausen / Team Diversity in Context
Paper presented at Workshop on Leadership, Diversity and Inclusion, 2014
Lisbeth Clausen / The Global-Local in News Production Tales from Field in the "Shoes" of Journalists
In: The Handbook of Global Media Research. ed. /Ingrid Volkmer. Oxford : Wiley 2012, p. 485-503 (Handbooks in Communication and Media)
Book chapter
Lisbeth Clausen; Verner Worm / Transpatriate Learning in Multinational Companies : Context, Complexity and Competence.
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2012, 2012
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Administrative tasks
  • Vice Director Asian Studies Programme
  • Director of Japanese Research at Asian Research Centre
  • Director of Japan Proficiency Test in Denmark in Collaboration with the Japanese Embassy in Denmark
  • Chair of the Board NORDICOM