Marian van Bakel

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Date registered: 5th December 2015

Latest posts

  1. Expat research highlights from the European Academy of Management — 26th June 2015
  2. The future of International Human Resource Management — 29th May 2015
  3. Postcrossing – a vintage ad from Russia — 29th April 2015
  4. Developing a high quality intercultural relationship: expatriates and their local host — 4th March 2015
  5. Active learning: how to engage students in your lectures — 25th February 2015

Most commented posts

  1. Interaction with locals: helpful but not easy to achieve — 7 comments
  2. Networking abroad — 6 comments
  3. TEDxNijmegen: “The race from 0-110” — 5 comments
  4. Becoming a self-initiated expatriate — 4 comments
  5. The importance of awareness of “cultural” differences: the case of my remote control — 4 comments

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Expat research highlights from the European Academy of Management

Last week I attended the European Academy of Management, where a lot of interesting research on expats was presented. I would like to share some of my highlights. Supporting expats One of the findings that struck me in the presentation of Mila Lazarova and her colleagues (1) was that they found that 66% of the …

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The future of International Human Resource Management

Recently I had the pleasure to attend the 2nd Global Conference on International Human Resource Management at Penn State University in State College. In this post I would like to talk about some of the opportunities and challenges for the IHRM field that were highlighted during the closing session of the conference*. What is the …

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Postcrossing – a vintage ad from Russia

Time for another Postcrossing blog post – this time the theme is traditional Russian footwear! This is one of the things I like about my little Postcrossing project of learning more about cultures through the postcards I get from random users in the world – it is always a surprise where the next postcard is coming …

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Developing a high quality intercultural relationship: expatriates and their local host

In my Ph.D. thesis In Touch with the Dutch I looked at the impact of a local host on the success of the expatriate assignment. My first research question focused on the impact of a local host on adjustment, performance, intercultural competence and social support. Secondly, I examined the impact of the quality of the …

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Active learning: how to engage students in your lectures

Last week I attended a course on ‘Interactive Lecturing’ at the University of Southern Denmark. I am preparing an elective course for our two MA-programs in Change Management and Global Marketing and Innovation here at SDU campus Slagelse, and I thought this course might be good input for how to make my classes as attractive …

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Learning Danish: ’No cow on the ice?’

Some say that Danish is one of the most difficult languages to learn. While I think that also depends on what your native language is (it is a lot more difficult for my Chinese friend than for me), research shows that Danish was the most difficult native language to learn out of the following seven …

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Mr Seefeld of Lapland

In this wintry season with snow already under our belts (well, it disappeared again rather quickly here in Denmark), I thought this Postcrossing postcard is a good fit. It is from a Finnish 14 year old who lives in Lapland, who sent me a card with the Finnish part of Lapland that shows that he lives …

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One year in Denmark

It has now been more than a year since I moved to Denmark, and I have been enjoying it thoroughly. I haven’t been posting as much as I would have liked about my own experiences living abroad, but I guess that is part of the busy times you face when moving to a new country. …

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Are you a tourist or a traveler?

I came across this great quote about the distinction between a tourist and a traveler: A traveler and a tourist can visit the same city, but experience it very differently. A tourist’s goals are typically to see all the sights, learn their names, make and collect stunning pictures, eat the foods and observe the rituals …

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Working in Malaysia: some first impressions

Last week I had the privilege to interview eleven expats from different nationalities in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia. These interviews were part of a study I am conducting together with three colleagues about the Host Country National Liaison Model. Our aim is to shift the focus from being solely on the expat to a more comprehensive …

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