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Betina Szkudlarek

Betina Szkudlarek

MA, Katowice; PhD (Cum Laude) RSM Erasmus University
Senior Lecturer; Deputy Program Director Master of Management / CEMS

Rm 4139
H70 - Abercrombie Building
The University of Sydney
NSW 2006 Australia

Telephone +61 2 9351 4606
Fax +61 2 9036 5378
betina.szkudlarek@sydney.edu.au
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Bio

Betina Szkudlarek is a Senior Lecturer in Management at The University of Sydney Business School. She obtained her PhD in Management (Cum Laude) from the Rotterdam School of Management, Erasmus University (The Netherlands) where she worked prior to joining the UoS. Betina's core research interests lie at the intersection of cross-cultural management, international HRM, international business ethics, and, management of diversity. Her work has been published in top-tier international journals such as Organization Studies, Human Resource Management, Journal of Business Ethics, and Academy of Management Learning and Education. She currently holds a competitive Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada Grant for a research project titled 'Integrating refugees in the workforce - the role of host country social support'.

Betina is a regular contributor to public debate on topical issues linked to global mobility, management of diversity and cross-cultural management. Her opinion pieces have been featured by the Wall Street Journal, Sydney Morning Herald, and the Australian among others.

Betina has a wide experience in training, coaching and mentoring in various areas linked global leadership development, human resources, intercultural competence and management of diversity. Her innovative approach to teaching has been covered by the Australian Financial Review, and she has received two Dean’s Citations for Outstanding Teaching. Betina has worked with numerous corporate and governmental clients including, among others, United Nations, Shell, T-Mobile, Westpac, Daimler, MAN, Kaspersky, and Q8.

Research Interests

Betina Szkudlarek’s internationally recognised research has been published in top tier international journals as well as covered by major national and international press (e.g. the Wall Street Journal, the Australian, and the Australian Financial Review among others). Her extensive research agenda can be categorised in the following four streams:

  • Cross-cultural management and International Human Resource Management
    Betina has been working with the intercultural community of professional trainers and coaches for over ten years publishing research on cross-cultural training, as well as analysing the professionalization efforts of the community. Within this stream Betina’s focus has been on improving communication within increasingly multicultural work places and facilitating adjustment for employees relocating internationally. She is a lead editor of the upcoming special issue on Intercultural Communication in the Journal Of World Business and a lead editor of the upcoming SAGE Handbook of Contemporary Cross-Cultural Management.

  • Cross-cultural education and training
    Within this stream Betina’s work is focused on cross-cultural training effectiveness and its ethical execution. Betina’s interest in corporate cross-cultural training finds extension in her work on education practices. In particular, Betina’s research interest lies in the application of non-Western methodologies in teaching, as well as the transformative nature of educational practices.

  • Repatriation and Reentry Knowledge Transfer
    Betina is a world renowned expert in the domain of repatriation and re-entry knowledge transfer. Her work in this domains look at the criticality of repatriate readjustment to their home country and home organization, and how employees can be best supported throughout this challenging transition. Of special interest is the optimization of the re-entry knowledge transfer process, which could provide companies with an inimitable competitive advantage in the increasingly global workplace.

  • Refugee Labour Integration
    Betina’s most recent research project is centred around the topical issue of refugee labour integration. Betina is a recipient of the “Integrating refugees in the workforce, the role of host country social support” grant from the Social Science and Humanities Research Council of Canada and has an extensive research agenda around this topic The main aim behind this stream of research is facilitation of refugee labour integration as well as bringing the topic of refugees and non-expatriate migrants to the forefront of business practice.

Publications

2017

5
Conference Paper/s

Osland J, Szkudlarek B, Oddou G, Deller J, Blakeney R and Furuya N 2017 'A Multi-Country Study of Repatriate Characteristics in the Repatriate Knowledge Transfer Process', Academy of International Business: Western USA Chapter 2017 Annual Conference, San Jose, United States, 25th February 2017

2016

4
Journal Article/s

Szkudlarek B and Romani L 2016 'Professionalization through Dispersed Institutional Entrepreneurship: The case of the Intercultural Community', Journal of Organizational Change Management, vol.29:1, pp. 93-107 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Osland JS, Szkudlarek B, Oddou G, Deller J, Blakeney R and Furuya N 2016 'Revisiting the Repatriate Knowledge Transfer Model: A Qualitative Confirmation', 58th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business AIB 2016, New Orleans, United States, 30th June 2016

2015

4
Journal Article/s

Szkudlarek B and McDaniel Sumpter D 2015 'What, When, and with Whom? Investigating Expatriate Reentry Training with a Proximal Approach', Human Resource Management, vol.54:6, pp. 1037–57 Link

Burmeister A, Deller J, Osland J, Szkudlarek B, Oddou G and Blakeney R 2015 'The micro-processes during repatriate knowledge transfer: The repatriates’ perspective', Journal of Knowledge Management, vol.19:4, pp. 735-55 Link

Nguyen L, Szkudlarek B and Seymour RG 2015 'Social Impact Measurement in Social Enterprises: An Interdependence Perspective', Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, vol.32:4, pp. 224-37 Link

Valk R, van der Velde M M, van Engen M M and Szkudlarek B 2015 'Warm welcome or rude awakening? Repatriation experiences of Indian and Dutch international assignees and intention to leave the organisation', Journal of Indian Business Research, vol.7:3, pp. 243-70 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Szkudlarek B 2015 'The Intercultural Communication and Contexting - Edward T. Hall revisited', SIETAR Australasia Inaugural Conference 2015, Cairns, Australia, 18th October 2015

Burmeister A, Deller J, Oddou G, Szkudlarek B and Blakeney RN 2015 'Trust and repatriate knowledge transfer: Whom do you trust, and how does this trust develop?', 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada, 11th August 2015

Szkudlarek B 2015 'Cross-cultural Management Educators (Teaching in the Rough: Opportunities and Challenges of Global Business/Management Education Symposium submission)', 75th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, Vancouver, Canada, 11th August 2015

Burmeister A, Deller J, Osland J, Szkudlarek B, Oddou G and Blakeney RN 2015 'Repatriates‘ perspectives on the repatriate knowledge transfer process', 30th Annual Conference of the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology, Philadelphia, United States, 25th April 2015

2014

2
Book Section/s

Szkudlarek B and van Bakel M 2014 'International Assignments for Global Leadership Development' in Global Leadership Practices: A Cross-Cultural Management Perspective, ed. Bettina Gehrke and Marie-Therese Claes, Palgrave Macmillan, Basingstoke, United Kingdom, pp. 102-17

4
Journal Article/s

Romani L and Szkudlarek B 2014 'The Struggles of the Interculturalists: Professional Ethical Identity and Early Stages of Codes of Ethics Development', Journal of Business Ethics, vol.119:2, pp. 173-91 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Nguyen L, Szkudlarek B and Seymour RG 2014 'Social Impact Evaluation & Resource Allocation in Social Enterprises: An Inter-Organizational & Relational Perspective', 30th European Group for Organizational Studies EGOS Colloquium 2014, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 5th July 2014

Nguyen L, Szkudlarek B and Seymour RG 2014 'Social impact measurement in social enterprise context: Organizational capacity and inter-organizational relations', 4th International Network of Business and Management Journals (INBAM) Conference 2014, Barcelona, Spain, 27th June 2014

Nguyen L, Szkudlarek B and Seymour RG 2014 'Social Impact Measurement: An Embeddedness Perspective on Vietnamese Social Enterprises', 25th Annual Meeting of the International Association for Business and Society (IABS), Sydney, Australia, 22nd June 2014

Nguyen L, Seymour RG and Szkudlarek B 2014 'Embeddedness, Resource Dependence and Social Impact Measurement: An Exploratory Study of Social Enterprises In Vietnam', Australian Centre for Entrepreneurship (ACE) Research Exchange Conference 2014, Sydney, Australia, 7th February 2014

2013

2
Book Section/s

Szkudlarek B 2013 'Is there a universal ethics? HQ-Subsidiary relations' in Organizational Behavior (15th Edition), ed. Stephen P Robbins & Timothy A Judge, Prentice Hall, Upper Saddle River, United States

4
Journal Article/s

Szkudlarek B 2013 'Book Review: Cross-Cultural Management in Practice: Culture and Negotiated Meanings, by Henriett Primecz, Laurence Romani, and Sonja Sackmann. Cheltenham, UK: Edward Elgar, 2012, 165 pp', Academy of Management Learning and Education, vol.12:3, pp. 532-3 Link

Valk R, van der Velde M, van Engen M and Szkudlarek B 2013 'International assignment and repatriation experiences of Indian international assignees in The Netherlands', International Journal of Organizational Analysis, vol.21:3, pp. 335-56 Link

Szkudlarek B, McNett J, Romani L and Lane H 2013 'The Past, Present and Future of Cross-Cultural Management Education: The Educators' Perspective', Academy of Management Learning and Education, vol.12:3, pp. 477-93 Link

Oddou G, Szkudlarek B, Osland JS, Deller J, Blakeney R and Furuya N 2013 'Repatriates as a Source of Competitive Advantage: How to manage knowledge transfer', Organizational Dynamics, vol.42:4, pp. 257-66 Link

5
Conference Paper/s

Szkudlarek B and Lane HW 2013 'The Past, Present and Future of Cross-Cultural Management Education', 73rd Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management - "Capitalism in Question", Orlando, United States, 13th August 2013

Szkudlarek B, Greven M and Wu SX 2013 'The Culturally Contingent Meaning of Entrepreneurship. A phenomenographic approach', 3rd International Network of Business and Management Journals INBAM 2013, Lisbon, Portugal, 19th June 2013

2012

2
Book Section/s

Gibson CB, Szkudlarek B and McDaniel D 2012 'Tales From the (Multinational) Field: Toward Developing Research Conducive to Proximal Theory Building' in Conducting Multinational Research: Applying Organizational Psychology in the Workplace, ed. Ann Marie Ryan, Frederick T. L. Leong & Frederick L. Oswald, American Psychological Association, Washington, DC, United States, pp. 9-27

5
Conference Paper/s

Osland J, Oddou G, Blakeney RN, Deller J, Furuya N and Szkudlarek B 2012 'Repatriate Knowledge Transfer: A Qualitative Study', Academy of Management Annual Meeting AOM 2012 - “The Informal Economy”, Boston, United States, 7th August 2012

Szkudlarek B and Wu SX 2012 'The Culturally Contingent Meaning of Entrepreneurship: A Phenomenographic Approach', 12th European Academy of Management Conference EURAM 2012 - "Social Innovation for Competitiveness, Organisational Performance and Human Excellence", Rotterdam, Netherlands, 8th June 2012

2011

5
Conference Paper/s

Szkudlarek B 2011 'Beyond Dispersed Institutional Entrepreneurship - interplay between change and professionalization', 71st Academy of Management Annual Meeting AOM 2011, San Antonio , United States, 16th August 2011

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Blakeney R, Galarza L, Szkudlarek B and McKnight W 2011 'A Longitudinal Study of Cross-Cultural Coping During International Assignments', Southwest Academy of Management, Houston, TX, United States, 11th March 2011

2010

4
Journal Article/s

Szkudlarek B 2010 'Reentry – A review of the literature', International Journal of Intercultural Relations, vol.34:1, pp. 1-21

5
Conference Paper/s

Szkudlarek B and McDaniel D 2010 'Reopening the boxes - proximal theorizing in organizational research', 70th Academy of Management Annual Meeting AOM 2010, Montreal, Canada, 10th August 2010

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Verboven L and Szkudlarek B 2010 'Too Short to Care About – Revisiting Intercultural Support for Short-Term Assignments.', Academy of International Business Annual Meeting AIB 2010, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, 29th June 2010

8
Magazine Article/s

Szkudlarek B 2010 'Coming home-understanding the corporate re-entry of international employees', RSM insight, vol.2:1, pp. 8-9

2009

4
Journal Article/s

Szkudlarek B 2009 'Through Western Eyes: Insights into the intercultural training field', Organization Studies, vol.30:9, pp. 975-86

5
Conference Paper/s

Szkudlarek B 2009 'Understanding intercultural training - an Actor - Network Perspective', 69th Academy of Management Annual Meeting AOM 2009, Chicago, United States, 11th August 2009

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Szkudlarek B 2009 'Intercultural Learning in Business Context', Academy of international Business Annual Meeting AIB 2009, San Diego, United States, 30th June 2009

Szkudlarek B 2009 'Understanding Corporate Reentry', Academy of international Business Annual Meeting AIB 2009, San Diego, United States, 30th June 2009

2008

5
Conference Paper/s

Szkudlarek B 2008 'Reentry Training - a Forgotten Component of International HRM', 68th Academy of Management Annual Meeting AOM 2008, Anaheim, United States, 13th August 2008

Szkudlarek B and Magala S 2008 'The West, the Rest, and Ethics - Essay on Intercultural Training', 68th Academy of Management Annual Meeting AOM 2008, Anaheim, United States, 13th August 2008

6
Conference Proceeding/s

Szkudlarek B 2008 'Reentry Training – State- of-the-art and Tentative Directions', Academy of International Business Annual Meeting AIB 2008, Milan , Italy, 3rd July 2008

2007

5
Conference Paper/s

Szkudlarek B 2007 'Actor- Network Theory – Ontologizing realities', New Network Theory Conference, Amsterdam, Netherlands, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007

Szkudlarek B 2007 'Enter the Reentry – a Critical Account of the Intercultural Training Industry', International Association of Cross Cultural Competence and Management Conference: Cross-cultural life of Social Values, Rotterdam, Netherlands, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007

Szkudlarek B 2007 'Reentry training', 5th EIASM Workshop on International Strategy and Cross-Cultural Management, Instanbul, Turkey, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007

Szkudlarek B 2007 'Reentry training – Beyond State-of-the-art', 8th Annual Congress of the Society for Intercultural Education Training and Research, Kansas City, United States, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007

Szkudlarek B and Kraaikamp O 2007 'Reproducing Caretakers – Gender Equality at Work', Standing Conference for Management and Organization Inquiry 2007, Las Vegas, United States, 1st January 2007-31st December 2007

2006

5
Conference Paper/s

Szkudlarek B 2006 'On Cross-Cultural Re-entry Training – critical account', Standing Conference for Management and Organization Inquiry 2006, Washington D.C., United States, 1st January 2006-31st December 2006

2005

4
Journal Article/s

Szkudlarek B 2005 'Book review: “Building Cross-cultural Competence: How to Create Wealth from Conflicting Values” by Charles Hampden-Turner and Fons Trompenaars', Management Learning, vol.36:4, pp. 518-23

5
Conference Paper/s

Szkudlarek B 2005 'Cross-Cultural Re-entry Training: The State-of-the-art', International Association of Cross Cultural Competence and Management Conference 2005, Vienna , Austria, 1st January 2005-31st December 2005

Szkudlarek B 2005 'Culture Consequences or Economy Corollaries', Standing Conference for Management and Organization Inquiry 2005, Philadelphia, United States, 1st January 2005-31st December 2005

Selected grants

2016-2018

2016- 2017

Recent Units Taught

  • BUSS4502 International Business Honours A

    2017: S1,

  • BUSS4503 International Business Honours B

    2017: S1,

  • IBUS6002 Cross-Cultural Management

    2016: SS,

  • MIBS6002 Global Management and Culture

    2017: S1,
    2015: S2,

  • MMGT6004 Managing People and Organisations

    2015: S2,

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