mzmsc

Department of Management, Society and Communication

Mette
Zølner
Associate professor
,
PhD


Room: DH.V.2.53
Tel:
+4538153141
E-mail: mz.msc@cbs.dk
Presentation

My research interests lay within the broad field of culture and organization with a particular interest in exploring how organizations and their social actors are shaped by the cultural and institutional contexts in which they operate. I am particularly interested in how practitioners operate at the interface between global and local practices and the implications it may have for leadership, management, communication and organizational identifications. I’ve explored these questions empirically in MNCs and SMEs in different regional contexts and adopting a multi-level and interpretive/critical approach to cultures and identities.

Currently, I am particularly interested in exploring processes of identifications among and around international/mobile employees. I am part of the European research project “Global mobility of employees (GLOMO), funded by the Marie Skłodowska-Curie Action, Innovative Training Networks (Horizon 2020). In this framework, I also supervise two Ph.D. students.

Primary research areas
  • Cultures and identities
  • Global mobility
  • Interculturality and interpretive cross-cultural management
  • Organizational studies
  • Qualtitative methods
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Courses

Managing in global workplaces (MSc in Business, Language and Culture)
Business and Social responsability in Francophone countries (MSc in Business, Language and Culture)
Co-planning and teaching seminars in qualitative methods in the Doctoral School at CBS (1) Using semi-structures interviews in international and cross-cultural contexts; and 2) Hands-on qualitative methods).

Supervision

Master thesis within the broad field of culture, organization and management
Bachelor projects in general and Business projects (BSc in Business, Language and Culture)

Other teaching activities

Coordinator for the Master concentration Diversity and Change Management (MSc. Business, language and culture).
Coordinating the two courses: Managing in global workplace  - Business and Social responsability in Francophone countries (MSc in Business, Language and Culture)

Selected publications

Gertsen, M.C. & Zølner, M. (forthcoming). •    (in press, 2019) (with M. Gertsen) ‘Interpretivist approaches to culture’, in D. Caprar, L. Romani B. Szkudlarek & J. Osland (Eds). The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary Cross Cultural Management.

Zølner, M. (2019). Local intermediaries and their organizational identification in a French subsidiary, European Journal •PiekkariWelch) Case methodology, in D. Caprar, L. Romani B. Szkudlarek and J. Osland (2018).The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary Cross Cultural Management.

Gertsen, M.C, & Zølner, M. (2012). Recontextualization of the corporate values of a Danish MNC in a subsidiary in Bangalore”, Group & Organization Management, 37(1): 101-132.

Gertsen, M. C. ; Søderberg, A.-M.  & Zølner, M. (2012) (Eds.). Global collaboration: Intercultural experiences and learning.

Zølner, M. 2009. Young Business Leaders: Between Utility and Utopia. Brussels: Peter Lang, 2009 (237 pp)

Publications sorted by:
2020
Martine Cardel Gertsen; Mette Zølner / Interpretive Approaches to Culture
In: The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary Cross-cultural Management. ed. /Betina Szkudlarek; Laurence Romani ; Dan V. Caprar; Joyce S. Osland. London : SAGE Publications 2020, p. 34-50
Book chapter > peer review
Rebecca Piekkari; Catherine Welch; Mette Zølner / The Uneasy Relationship Between the Case Study and Cross-cultural Management
In: The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary Cross-cultural Management. ed. /Betina Szkudlarek; Laurence Romani; Dan V. Caprar; Joyce S. Osland. London : SAGE Publications 2020, p. 156-170
Book chapter > peer review
2019
Mette Zølner / Local Intermediaries and their Organisational Identification in a French Subsidiary
In: European Journal of International Management, Vol. 13, No. 1, 2019, p. 88-110
Journal article > peer review
2018
Mette Zølner / Organizational Identification Processes across Societal Contexts : The Case of a Non-governmental Organization for Socially Responsible Entrepreneurs.
Paper presented at The 18th European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM) 2018, 2018
Paper > peer review
2017
Charles T. Tackney (Editor) ; Mette Zølner (Editor) / Curriculum at the Interface : The European Higher Education Area and Copenhagen Business School.
Briar Cliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2017, 53 p. (Academy of Management Proceedings)
Anthology > peer review
Mette Zølner / Teaching in Foreign Languages at the Interface of Business Disciplines
In: Curriculum at the Interface: The European Higher Education Area and Copenhagen Business School. . ed. /Charles Thomas Tackney; Mette Zølner. Briarcliff Manor, NY : Academy of Management 2017
Article in proceedings > peer review
2014
Martine Cardel Gertsen; Mette Zølner / Being a 'Modern Indian' in an Offshore Centre in Bangalore : Cross–Cultural Contextualisation of Organisational Identification.
In: European Journal of International Management, Vol. 8, No. 2, 2014, p. 179-204
Journal article > peer review
Mette Zølner / Boundary Spanning : When Locals Articulate Locally Embedded Tacit Knowledge.
Paper presented at The Academy of Management Annual Meeting 2014, 2014
Paper > peer review
Mette Zølner / Knowledge Sharing Across Global-Local Boundaries : Tacit Knowledge or/and Cultural Categorization.
Paper presented at The 14th European Academy of Management Conference (EURAM) 2014, 2014
Paper > peer review
2013
Mette Zølner; Martine Cardel Gertsen / Balancing Values : An Indian Perspective on Corporate Values from Scandinavia.
In: International Human Resource Management. ed. /Peter J. Dowling; Marion Festing; Allen D. Engle. Andover : Gale 2013, p. 319-326
Book chapter > peer review
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