Department of Management, Society and Communication

Associate professor

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Room: DH.V.2.111

My research explores issues of national, cultural, and linguistic diversity, particularly in global teams and organization, as they relate to leadership, as well as learning, creativity, and innovation. I have a significant interest in how diverse groups communicate and enact leadership, and my current research is motivated by multiculturalism and global inequality at work. Prior to joining CBS, I was a postdoctoral researcher at the Technical University of Denmark, and I obtained my PhD in Management (cum laude) from IESE Business School, Barcelona. I am a member of the Global Committee of the Organizational Behavior Division at the Academy of Management, and the editorial review boards of Academy of Management Review and Advances in Global Leadership. At CBS, I sit on the study board of Business, Language and Culture.

Primary research areas
  • Diversity, especially cultural and national diversity
  • Teams and teamwork
  • Leadership
  • Cross-cultural management
  • Migration and integration
  • Healthcare
Administrative tasks

Study board member, Business, Language and Culture.

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I teach cross-cultural management, diversity, and leadership. I also teach survey methods. Among others, courses in which I am involved include:

  • Intercultural Management and Communication (BSc in European Business)
  • Interdisciplinary Research Methods (BSc in Business, Language and Culture)
  • Diversity and CSR beyond Borders (MSc in Business, Language and Culture)

I supervise at all levels on topics related to cross-cultural management, diversity, and leadership.

Selected publications

Butler, C. L., Minbaeva, D., Mäkelä, K., Maloney, M. M., Nardon, L., Paunova, M., & Zimmermann, A. (2018). HRM implications of global teams for international organizations: An expert dialogue. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 29(14): 2209-2229,

Lee, Y-t., & Paunova, M. (2017). How learning goal orientation fosters leadership recognition in self-managed teams: A two-stage mediation model. Applied Psychology, 66(4): 553-576.

Paunova, M. (2017). Who gets to lead the multinational team? An updated status characteristics perspective. Human Relations, 70(7): 883-907.

Paunova, M. (2015). The emergence of individual and collective leadership in task groups: A matter of achievement and ascription. The Leadership Quarterly, 26(6): 935-957.

Paunov, M, Paunova, M., & Paunov, A. (2013). Organizational behavior. Sofia: Ciela Norma AD. (textbook, in Bulgarian). ISBN:978-954-28-1250-0 LINK:

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Minna Paunova / Diversity as Heterogeneity and Inequality : The Case of Nationality.
In: The Routledge Companion to Organizational Diversity Research Methods. ed. /Sine Nørholm Just; Annette Risberg; Florence Villesèche. New York : Routledge 2021, p. 107-121
Book chapter > peer review
Minna Paunova; Maribel Blasco / Social Exchange and Reciprocal Integration between Migrants and Hosts at Work
Paper presented at Organizing Migration and Integration in Contemporary Societies, 2019
Paper > peer review
Kyle Ehrhardt; Minna Paunova; Wayne F. Cascio / Exploring Multilevel Issues in the Integration of Skilled International Migrants
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2018, 2018
Paper > 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
Christina Lea Butler; Dana Minbaeva; Kristiina Mäkelä; Mary M. Maloney; Luciara Nardon; Minna Paunova; Angelika Zimmermann / Towards a Strategic Understanding of Global Teams and Their HR Implications : An Expert Dialogue.
In: International Journal of Human Resource Management, Vol. 29, No. 14, 7.2018, p. 2209-2229
Journal article > peer review
Inmaculada Macias-Alonso; Sophie Alkhaled; Minna Paunova; Florence Villeséche / Women, Gender Stereotypes, & Leadership : Overcoming the Negatives or Accentuating the Positives?.
In: Proceedings of the Seventy-eighth Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briar Cliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2018 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Conference abstract in proceedings > peer review
Yih-Teen Lee; Minna Paunova / How Learning Goal Orientation Fosters Leadership Recognition in Self-managed Teams : A Two-stage Mediation Model.
In: Applied Psychology, Vol. 66, No. 4, 10.2017, p. 553-576
Journal article > peer review
Minna Paunova; Jason Li-Ying / Team Cohesion in Intensive Care Nursing : At the Interface of Nurse Self-concept and Unit Structure.
In: Proceedings of the Seventy-seven Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management. ed. /Guclu Atinc. Briar Cliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2017 (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Article in proceedings > peer review
Minna Paunova; Silviya Svejenova / The Orchestra as a Laboratory : Generative Organizing for Performance and Learning.
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2017, 2017
Paper > peer review
Minna Paunova / Who Gets to Lead the Multinational Team? : An Updated Status Characteristics Perspective.
In: Human Relations, Vol. 70, No. 7, 7.2017, p. 883-907
Journal article > peer review
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