Msvanbakel

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Date registered: 5th December 2015

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  1. Willing to go the extra mile: Understanding work engagement among expats — 15th March 2019
  2. The performance management revolution in Denmark — 5th December 2018
  3. Going abroad to play: Motivations, challenges, and support of sports expatriates — 14th August 2018
  4. Highlights of the European Academy of Management 2018 — 29th June 2018
  5. It takes two to tango: a review of the empirical research on expatriate-local interactions — 17th May 2018

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Willing to go the extra mile: Understanding work engagement among expats

In recent years, many companies have been focusing on work engagement as a more positive way of working with employees towards business success. Work engagement has proven to be very valuable for organisations, but it has hardly been investigated in an international setting[i]. With a new study I’m conducting together with Mette Strange Noesgaard of …

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The performance management revolution in Denmark

In 2016 Harvard Business Review published an article entitled ‘The Performance Management Revolution’ that showed how more and more companies are moving away from the traditional annual review towards a system which favours giving people instant feedback. Companies in Denmark are also rethinking their performance management – as the NOCA meeting on the 28th of …

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Going abroad to play: Motivations, challenges, and support of sports expatriates

With the world becoming more and more interconnected, many professional athletes also spend a part of their career abroad. As they move abroad, they encounter many of the challenges that business expatriates face, as well as some that are unique to the sport industry. A paper written by myself and Susan Salzbrenner from Implement Consulting …

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Highlights of the European Academy of Management 2018

Last week I attended the European Academy of Management conference in ‘cold but beautiful’ Reykjavik. This year was the 10th year that the Expatriate Management Track was part of EURAM, and it was again filled with many interesting presentations. Here are three highlights. Breaking out of the expat bubble David Guttormsen from BI Norwegian Business …

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It takes two to tango: a review of the empirical research on expatriate-local interactions

Recently, my literature review on expatriate-local (E-L) interactions was published in The International Journal of Human Resource Management. In this blog post I give a short summary of this article. Why a literature review on E-L interactions? Much of the research on expatriates has had the expat as sole focal point. While this seems quite …

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E-HRM in recruitment

Guest blog by Vanessa Geissler, Anna Szabolcs, Alina Vahldieck, and Arttu Ylinikkilä* Times when companies only had to “post and pray“ to get fitting applicants for open vacancies is over. Nowadays organizations have to be more creative and proactive to attract the right employees (5). With the help of the Internet, e-HRM (electronic Human Resource …

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Træfpunkt HR: trends and developments in HR

Last week I went to Træfpunkt HR, the largest HR fair in Denmark. There are about 140 stands – many of them presenting some kind of HR tool – and several presentations. Here is a blog about what I picked up. The employee as adult, customer, and human The first presentation of the day by Lucy Adams talked about …

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Expatriate contact with a local host: an intervention to increase social support

One of the ways in which a local host can contribute to successful expatriate assignments is through offering social support. Does a local host offer social support? And what types of support do they offer? This is the final blog post about the academic articles that have been published about my PhD research In Touch …

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Global leadership recruitment and development: A Danish case

This spring one of my students in Change Management, Ioannis Zisopoulos, wrote a very interesting Master thesis about global leader selection and development in five Danish MNCs (1). Here are some of his findings. What is a global leader? One of the interesting findings is that the Danish MNCs do not label global leaders as …

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Learning Danish: Finding out what works for you

There are many resources for learning a language, but I think everyone needs to figure out what works for them. There was someone in my language class who swore by this app which helped him learn words by repeating them every day. That worked well for him, but it wouldn’t for me. I think everyone …

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