Department of Management, Society and Communication

Associate professor

Room: DAL/2V.056
E-mail: mbl.msc@cbs.dk

My research focuses on cross-cultural inquiry and learning in higher education, notably business schools. I am interested in learning not only as the transfer of know-how and technical skills but also more broadly as a process of identity formation, acculturation and development of tacit abilities such as intercultural competence, ethical awareness and creativity and innovation; and in exploring how students apprehend and negotiate the messages receive in higher education in different cultural contexts. My recent research explores i) the unique features of Danish/Scandinavian higher education curriculum,which seem to foment innovation, symbolic analyst capacities, and collaborative skills; ii) international student academic adaptation – how to conceptualize students’ perceptions of their encounter with the Danish education system, and how to turn the findings into operationalizable results for organizations. This research has fed into teacher training courses and outreach initiatives for international students designed to make tacit aspects of local learning culture explicit both to local and international staff and

Primary research areas
  • Intercultural studies
  • Intercultural pedagogy
  • Higher education
  • Development Studies
  • Tacit skills
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  • Culture & Cultural Economy, BA European Business, 1st semester
  • Culture & Organisation, BSc Business, Language & Culture, 5th semester
  • BLC 1st year & 3rd year projects
  • Master thesis
  • PhD (Elizabeth Benedict Christensen, Lotte Jelsbech Knudsen, Nina Bellak)
Other teaching activities
  • Supervisor on Assistant Professor Pedagogic programme (APP) and coordinator / teacher on teaching training courses (Responsible Management Education, Multicultural Classroom)
  • Departmental Pedagogic Advisor (IBC)
Selected publications

Maribel Blasco (forthcoming) Making the tacit explicit:  Rethinking culturally inclusive pedagogy in international student academic adaptation. Pedagogy, Culture, Society.

Maribel Blasco; Charles Tackney (2013) "If It Ain't Broke, Don't Fix It" : Internationalisation and the Erosion of the Positive Hidden Curriculum in Danish Higher Education. International Journal of Management in Education, Vol. 7, Nr. 4, pp. 341-359

Maribel Blasco (2012) Aligning the Hidden Curriculum of Management Education With PRME : An Inquiry-Based Framework. Journal of Management Education, Vol. 36, Nr. 3, pp. 364-388

Maribel Blasco (2012) On Reflection : Is Reflexivity Necessarily Beneficial in Intercultural Education, Intercultural Education, Vol. 23, Nr. 6, pp. 1-15

Maribel Blasco (2009) Cultural Pragmatists? : Student Perspectives in Learning Culture at a Business School. Academy of Management Learning and Education, Vol. 8, Nr. 2, pp. 174-187

Publications sorted by:
Maribel Blasco / 'Schema-washing' : A Concept to Capture a Particular Form of Social Responsibility Negligence.
In: Proceedings of the 2018 Research in Management Learning and Education (RMLE) UnconferenceRobina : RMLE 2018, 2 p., p. 53-54
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
José Víctor Orón Semper; Maribel Blasco / Revealing the Hidden Curriculum in Higher Education
In: Studies in Philosophy and Education, Vol. 37, No. 5, 9.2018, p. 481-498
Journal article > peer review
Maribel Blasco; Minna Paunova / Social Exchange and Reciprocal Integration between Migrants and Hosts at Work
Paper presented at 19th Nordic Migration Research Conference. NMR 2018 , 2018
Paper > peer review
Maribel Blasco; Bjarne Ørsnes / “On Thin Ice” : Discomfort Using Sie Among Danish Students and Teachers of German, and Implications for Content and Language Integrated Learning (CLIL).
In: Fleks - Scandinavian Journal of Intercultural Theory and Practice, Vol. 5, No. 2, 2018
Journal article > peer review
Minna Paunova; Maribel Blasco / Who Should Adapt ‘At Home’? : Microdynamics of Social Exchange for Reciprocal Integration Among Migrants and Hosts.
Paper presented at The 33rd EGOS Colloquium 2017, 2017
Paper > peer review
Maribel Blasco / Conceptualising Curricular Space in Busyness Education : An Aesthetic Approximation.
In: Management Learning, Vol. 47, No. 2, 4.2016, p. 117-136
Journal article > peer review
Maribel Blasco / The (Potentially) Dark Side of Relational Responsibility : Insights from PRME.
In: 2016 Research in Management Learning and Education (RMLE): Unconference Proceedings. . ed. /Maribel Blasco; Charles Fornaciari; George Hrivnak; Vijay Kannan; Amy L. Kenworthy; Martyna Sliwa; Chris Quinn Trank. Fontainebleau : INSEAD 2016, p. 50-51
Article in proceedings > peer review
Maribel Blasco / Making the Tacit Explicit : Rethinking Culturally Inclusive Pedagogy in International Student Academic Adaptation.
In: Pedagogy, Culture and Society, Vol. 23, No. 1, 2015, p. 85-106
Journal article > peer review
Maribel Blasco / Socially Responsive Organizations and the Challenge of Poverty
In: Academy of Management Learning and Education, Vol. 14, No. 2, 2015, p. 301-303
Book review > peer review
Maribel Blasco; Jacobo Ramirez / From Pedagogical Polyphony and Self-learning to Curricular Crowding and Cognitive Overload?
In: Proceedings of the 2nd Research in Management Learning and Education (RMLE) Unconference. ed. /Amy Kenworthy. Rubina : Bond University 2014, 2 p.
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
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Research Projects
Outside activities
Name of contractual partner Duration of activity Type of activity
Roskilde University 1 January 2018 - 1 June 2019 Academic language consultancy