Dec. 9

You say avocado, I understand guacamole. Are you certain you can communicate and inspire colleagues from other business cultures, than your own?

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Today's technological advances has made the world smaller, enabling businesss to expand beyond their home borders into other regions. Reaching such markets and maintaining the business presence there brings along its own challenges. One of them is to ensure that the business activities performed in those new regions are done as well as they are done in the home markets, despite this mix of cultures. Whether you are the foreigner or you are receiving the foreigner, it is of paramount importance to ensure that the communication, performance and expectations are not "lost in translation" across cultures.

Considering the breath of the international business transactions today, chances are that you have worked with people from another (business) culture, or if not you soon will. But are there reasonable grounds to worry about how to communicate and interact with other people that has a different background/business culture than yours? After all, a job is a job isn't it, and we all are professionals, so, why worry, or should I? Come and find out!

In this event we will discuss the topic of multicultural leadership, theory and practice.


  • 4:30 pm: Light refreshments. Please let us know if you have any food allergies.
  • 5:00 pm: Welcome and presentation of the agenda and the Key Note speaker
  • 5:10 pm: Key Note speaker, Professor Sut I Wong on Multicultural Leadership, what the academy has to say?
  • 6:20 pm: Pause
  • 6:30 pm: Panel discussion - What does the experience has to say?
  • 7:15 pm: Round-up, final comments and take-aways

There is a limited number of participants. (40 people)


Klubben, Ingeniørenes Hus, Kronprinsens gate 17, 9. etg., 0251 Oslo
  • Sut Wong

    Sut I Wong is Head of Department and Professor of communication and management at BI Norwegian Business School. She is also a Professor II at the Department of Psychology at University of Oslo and an adjunct faculty at University of Ljubljana. She is the co-founder and has been the co-director of Nordic Center for Internet and Society at BI. Beside academic work, Sut I is highly involved in the industry and she currently is an advisory board member of two tech start-ups.

    Her research focuses on both macro and micro foundations of labor-relations. She participates in several research projects, among others, she conducts research that involves management issues with a focus on cross-cultural determinants.

    Beside invited talks and seminars by the industry, her work is published in esteemed scientific journals such as The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Management, Human Resource Management, Human Resource Management Journal, Human Relations, California Management Review, Harvard Business Review, etc. Sut I has been and is involved in numerous funded research projects, such as Fair Labor in the Digitized Economy funded by Norwegian Research Council, and Organizational Design in the Digital Era funded by Slovenian Research Agency.

    In terms of teaching, she teaches leading in digitized workplace, multicultural leadership, digital change management, leadership communication, negotiation, etc.

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