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Dr David Guttormsen

Dr David Guttormsen

Lecturer in International Business

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+44 (0) 1392 726264

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Streatham Court, University of Exeter, Rennes Drive, Exeter, EX4 4PU, UK

Dr David S. A. Guttormsen joined the University of Exeter Business School as a Lecturer in International Business in September 2014. He remains an External Associate at Warwick Business School and a Visiting Researcher at the Leeds University Business School (United Kingdom). David previously worked as a Lecturer in International Management at Coventry University Business School (UK), and has also taught and supervised MBA and MSc dissertations at The University of Warwick, Warwick Business School, University of Birmingham Business School and University of Leicester School of Management (UK). David currently serves as a Visiting Researcher at Seoul National University (South Korea) and have previously held visitorships at Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO, Norway), Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong) and Helsinki Business School (Finland). He has also delivered invited research talks at Chinese University of Hong Kong (Hong Kong), BI Norwegian Business School (Norway) and University of Newcastle Business School (UK), in addition to other institutions in Finland, Germany and Norway.

His main research interests lie within the area of Cross-Cultural Management, in particularly cross-cultural issues in international business and expatriate management; social anthropological analysis of expatriates and international assignments (expatriate failure and cross-cultural adjustment); as well as qualitative research methodology. Secondary research expertise encompasses China policy-research experts in U.S. think tanks within the broader context of U.S. Foreign Policy and Politics, and U.S.-Sino relations. David has conducted extensive field-research of corporate and public policy elites in Belgium/Bulgaria, Brazil, Hong Kong, South-Korea, Norway and the U.S., and he has also lived in Australia and Spain. Emerging research interests include the flat tax regime in Bulgaria/Balkan region in respect to enhancing the investment climate for Foreign Direct Investment, attracting expatriates and economic growth (with Dr Stanley Gyoshev, Xfi Centre for Finance and Investment, Exeter).

David is presently a Co-Principal-Investigator on two quantitative research projects with Prof Jakob Lauring (Aarhus University School of Business and Social Sciences, Denmark). First, multiple papers are currently being written based on a survey examining expatriate failure and success factors amongst business expatriates in Asia. Second, a survey on international sojourners in relation to cross-cultural adjustment and cultural intelligence attracted more than 3,000 responses and is currently being analysed. He is currently a Guest Editor (with Prof Lauring) for International Studies of Management & Organization – based on a symposium entitled ‘Silenced and Neglected Voices in Cross-Cultural Management Research?’, which he chaired at the 14th European Academy of Management Annual Conference (2014). David was a researcher on a consultancy project concerning redundancy amongst executive managers for Jobcentre Plus (UK) under the leadership of Prof Richard Thorpe (Leeds), and has previously worked full-time and carried out shorter job-stints in international NGOs, food & beverage, corporate communications and public sector in Australia, Norway and the UK.

Nationality: Norwegian

Qualifications

  • PhD Politics and International Studies (Department of Politics and International Studies, The University of Warwick, UK)
  • MPhil International Business (Centre for International Business, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, UK)
  • MA International Relations (University of New South Wales, Sydney, Australia)
  • GradCert International Relations (Curtin University of Technology, Perth, Australia)
  • BCom Public Relations & Management (Curtin Business School, Perth, Australia)
  • PGCert Higher Education  Professional Practice (Coventry, UK)
  • FHEA
  • AFHEA

Research

Research interests

  • Cross-Cultural Management research in international work-life and multicultural organisations.
  • Intercultural issues in international business and expatriate management.
  • Social anthropological analysis of expatriates and international assignments ('expatriate failure', cross-cultural adjustment).
  • Qualitative research methodology and cultural issues during international fieldwork.
  • Social constructionism, identity-formation, Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice and reflexivity, conceptual boundaries and social categorisation.
  • Flat tax in relation to enhancing the investment climate for Foreign Direct Investment within the context of national policy-debates in Bulgaria/Balkan region.
  • U.S. think tanks and China policy-research experts within the context of U.S. Foreign Policy and Politics, and perceptions of U.S.-China relations.
  • Geographical focus: East-Asia, Indonesia, the US, Scandinavia, Brazil, Bulgaria/Balkan region.

Dr Guttormsen is particularly keen on challenging the mainstream Hofstedeian, reductionist and functionalist paradigm in Cross-Cultural Management research through interdisciplinary application of social anthropological and sociological theoretical perspectives, methods and concepts. Such approaches in particular involve a focus on making sense of ‘intercultural encounters’ at the individual level focusing on identity-formation (Self/Other constellations, Otherness, Othering and conceptual boundary-markers), and the interplay with conceptual space, materiality and physical locations. Theoretically and research philosophically, David draws upon Bourdieu’s Theory of Practice and Social Constructionism in his work.

David obtained an MPhil in International Business where he conducted a five-month ethnographic study of Scandinavian expatriates in regard to cross-cultural and adjustment challenges in Hong Kong – supervised by Dr Malcolm Chapman and Dr Hanna Gajewska-De Mattos (Leeds) and Prof Anne Marie Francesco (Hong Kong Baptist University). Examiners were Prof Fiona Moore (Royal Holloway) and Prof Richard Thorpe (Leeds).

Research projects

Dr Guttormsen is currently involved in the following research projects:

  1. Co-Principal Investigator and leading (with Prof Jakob Lauring Aarhus, Denmark) an international team: quantitative large-scale survey on business expatriates in Asia regarding ‘expatriate failure’/‘success’ and international adjustment. Survey received 424 responses (22.7% response rate).
  2. Co-Principal Investigator in collaboration with Dr Stanley Gyoshev (Department of Finance, Exeter), Prof Lauring (Aarhus), and the Bulgarian National Revenue Agency – on the relationships between flat tax regime, expatriates, Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) and growth of the national economy in Bulgaria, in addition to corporate and public policy debates relating to the above. Qualitative data-collection in Bulgaria completed and quantitative analysis ongoing.
  3. Initiated and Co-Principal Investigator (with Prof Lauring, Aarhus, Denmark; collaborator: Prof.Dr Petra Poljsak-Rosinski, BAU International Berlin, Germany) on a quantitative large scale survey on international sojourners Access to a membership data-base containing approximate 11,000 individuals was secured through a partnership with the Association of Norwegian Students Abroad (ANSA) and Danish Students Abroad (DSA). Survey attracted 3,142 responses (34% response rate), including more than 200 pairs/dyads.

PhD Supervision

  • Currently co-supervising Amal Nazzal (3rd year) who is exploring the social capital of social movements from a Bourdieusian theoretical perspective.

PhD examination

  • External PhD Examiner (March 2015), Department of Politics and Public Policy, Leicester Business School, De Montfort University (DMU), United Kingdom.

External examination/moderation

  • BI Norwegian Business School, Norway.
  • Norwegian University of Life Sciences (UMB), Norway.
  • Harstad University College, Norway.

Key publications | Publications by category | Publications by year

Key publications


Fjellström D, Guttormsen DSA (2016). A critical exploration of “access” in qualitative international business field research. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: an International Journal, 11(2), 110-126. Full text.
Zhang LE, Guttormsen DSA (2016). “Multiculturality” as a key methodological challenge during in-depth interviewing in international business research. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, 23(2), 232-256. Full text.
Guttormsen DSA (2015). 'Looking Forward by Looking Back': a Self/Other Perspective on Intercultural Expatriate Research. In Holden N, Michailova S, Tieze S (Eds.) Routledge Companion to Cross-Cultural Management, Oxford: Routledge, 344-354.  Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Guttormsen DSA (2013). (Self) Reflexivity as Method(ology): Advancing International Business Research. Academy of International Business (AIB) 2013 Annual Meeting. 3rd - 6th Jul 2013.
Lauring J, Guttormsen DSA (2010). Challenges of Ethnicity in Organizational Interaction: the Role of Language Use in Expatriate Management. In Crennan JK (Ed) , New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc. 137-159.

Publications by category


Journal articles

Fjellström D, Guttormsen DSA (2016). A critical exploration of “access” in qualitative international business field research. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: an International Journal, 11(2), 110-126. Full text.
Zhang LE, Guttormsen DSA (2016). “Multiculturality” as a key methodological challenge during in-depth interviewing in international business research. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, 23(2), 232-256. Full text.
Guttormsen DSA, van de Wetering C (2013). Non-State Actors in World Politics and International Relations research – an Introduction. Political Perspectives, 7(1). Full text.
Medina-Iborra I, Guttormsen DSA (2013). Visibility and Activity: Foreign Affairs Think Tanks in the United Kingdom. Political Perspectives, 7(1). Full text.

Chapters

Guttormsen DSA (2015). 'Looking Forward by Looking Back': a Self/Other Perspective on Intercultural Expatriate Research. In Holden N, Michailova S, Tieze S (Eds.) Routledge Companion to Cross-Cultural Management, Oxford: Routledge, 344-354.  Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.
Lauring J, Guttormsen DSA (2010). Challenges of Ethnicity in Organizational Interaction: the Role of Language Use in Expatriate Management. In Crennan JK (Ed) , New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc. 137-159.

Conferences

Guttormsen DSA (2013). (Self) Reflexivity as Method(ology): Advancing International Business Research. Academy of International Business (AIB) 2013 Annual Meeting. 3rd - 6th Jul 2013.

Publications by year


2016

Fjellström D, Guttormsen DSA (2016). A critical exploration of “access” in qualitative international business field research. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: an International Journal, 11(2), 110-126. Full text.
Zhang LE, Guttormsen DSA (2016). “Multiculturality” as a key methodological challenge during in-depth interviewing in international business research. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, 23(2), 232-256. Full text.

2015

Guttormsen DSA (2015). 'Looking Forward by Looking Back': a Self/Other Perspective on Intercultural Expatriate Research. In Holden N, Michailova S, Tieze S (Eds.) Routledge Companion to Cross-Cultural Management, Oxford: Routledge, 344-354.  Abstract.  Author URL.  Full text.

2013

Guttormsen DSA (2013). (Self) Reflexivity as Method(ology): Advancing International Business Research. Academy of International Business (AIB) 2013 Annual Meeting. 3rd - 6th Jul 2013.
Guttormsen DSA, van de Wetering C (2013). Non-State Actors in World Politics and International Relations research – an Introduction. Political Perspectives, 7(1). Full text.
Medina-Iborra I, Guttormsen DSA (2013). Visibility and Activity: Foreign Affairs Think Tanks in the United Kingdom. Political Perspectives, 7(1). Full text.

2010

Lauring J, Guttormsen DSA (2010). Challenges of Ethnicity in Organizational Interaction: the Role of Language Use in Expatriate Management. In Crennan JK (Ed) , New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc. 137-159.

2009

Guttormsen DSA (2009). Institutions of Scandinavian expatriatism in Hong Kong: a dynamic perspective on interaction and adjustment.

Awards and Honours

  • Visiting Researcher (Seoul National University, South Korea), June-August 2016.
  • Selected as Best Reviewer in the International Management Stream (27th Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management (ANZAM) 2013 Conference).
  • Secured internal research funding (University of Exeter Business School, £11,942).
  • Former research visitorships at Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong), Helsinki Business School (Finland) and Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO, Norway).
  • Competitive Funding Grant, International Experience and Mobility Service, Coventry University. Value: approx. £5,000 (with Dr Petra Poljsak, Coventry University Business School)
  • BES Faculty Early Career Researcher Pump-Priming research grant. Project title: ‘Expatriate Failure and International Adjustment’ (with Prof Jakob Lauring (Aarhus, Denmark), Ms Brinder Rajpal (Coventry), and Dr Danielle Talbot (Coventry). Value: £4,059.30.
  • 2009-2012: The University of Warwick Postgraduate Research Scholarship (WPRS). Value: £50,500 (three years – 7% acceptance rate university-wide).
  • 2012: Founders Fund Award, British International Studies Association (BISA). Value: £300.
  • 2012: Special research grant, Department of Politics and International Studies (PaIS), The University of Warwick. Value: £750.
  • 2012: Competitive conference grant, Department of Politics and International Studies, The University of Warwick. Value: £450.
  • 2011-2012: Alan Grant Memorial Research Travel Award 2011-2012, American Politics Group, Political Studies Association (PSA). Value: £750.
  • 2011: Competitive field-research grant, American Study and Student Exchange Committee (ASSEC). Value: £400.
  • 2011: Research grant, Department of Politics and International Studies. Value: £700.                                                        
  • 2008-2009: David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI) Resident Graduate Scholarship (RGS), Hong Kong, SAR China. Value: HK$ 25,000 (5 months).
  • 2007-2011: Lise and Arnfinn Hejes Fund – Research. Value: £7,200.

Conferences and invited presentations

Invited Lectures

  1. Speaker (research seminar), ‘A Bourdieusian Perspective on how US Think Tanks Perceive China – and Why’, Centre for International Studies, Seoul National University, South-Korea, 7 Jul, 2016.
  2. Speaker, ‘Getting a Job in UK HE: Experiences from Russell Group and Post-1992 Institutions’, Post-Graduate Research discussion group series, University of Exeter Business School, United Kingdom, 11 Apr, 2016.
  3. Panellist/Discussant, Publishing Your Research in Journals session, Researcher Development programme, University of Exeter, United Kingdom, 3 Mar, 2016.
  4. Panellist/Discussant, Publishing Your Research in Journals session, Researcher Development programme, University of Exeter, United Kingdom, 16 Nov, 2015.
  5. Guttormsen, DSA, 27 October 2015, ‘Cross-Cultural Management Research’, Research Seminar, Faculty of Business Administration, BAU International Berlin, Germany.
  6. Guttormsen, DSA, 26 October 2015, ‘Managerial Implications and International Business Research’, Faculty of Business Administration, BAU International Berlin, Germany.
  7. Guttormsen, DSA, 12 June 2015, ‘Obstacles and Opportunities in the Field: the Role of Researchers’ Multiculturality and Identities’, Workshop: Conducting Qualitative Research Internationally, Newcastle University Business School, United Kingdom.
  8. Guttormsen, DSA, 5 March 2015, ‘How Influential U.S. Think Tanks Really Are: A Bourdieusian Analysis of the China-Policy Research Community’, Department of Politics and Public Policy, Leicester Business School, De Montfort University, Leicester, United Kingdom.
  9. Guttormsen, DSA, 15 January 2015, ‘Business Strategy’, MA in Applied Security Strategy programme, Strategy and Security Institute, University of Exeter, United Kingdom.
  10. Guttormsen, DSA 2013, ‘Research Programme on Culture: US Think Tanks, Expatriates & Qualitative Methodology’, Oslo ‘Mini’ Colloquium, BI Norwegian Business School/Henley Business School, University of Reading, 22 Apr 2013, Oslo, Norway.
  11. Guttormsen, DSA 2012, ‘International Human Resource Management & Expatriates and Intercultural Issues’, Executive MBA programme, International Business Academy (IBA), 9 Mar 2012, Kolding, Denmark.
  12. Guttormsen, DSA 2012, ‘Researching Corporate Elites in Hong Kong, the US, and South-Korea: A Methodological Approach to Qualitative Field-Research’, MBA programme, 26 Nov 2012, Coventry University Business School, United Kingdom.
  13.  Guttormsen, DSA 2011, ‘Identities and US Think Tanks: The Positioning of PRIO in an American Socio-Political Context’, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) Research Seminar, 22 Sep 2011, Oslo, Norway.
  14.  Guttormsen, DSA 2009, ‘An Ethnographic Investigation of Scandinavian Expatriates in Hong Kong – Preliminary Findings’, Joint Seminar, David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI), Hong Kong Baptist University, 7 Jan 2009, Hong Kong SAR, China.
  15. Guttormsen, DSA 2008, ‘Scandinavian Expatriates in Hong Kong – An Ethnographic Approach’, International Relations Luncheon Seminar Series, Honourable Speaker, Hong Kong Institute of Asia-Pacific Studies, Chinese University of Hong Kong, 4 Nov 2008, Hong Kong SAR, China.

Conference papers (peer-reviewed)

  1. Guttormsen, DSA (submitted), ‘Advancing Otherness and Othering of the cultural Other during ‘Intercultural Encounters’ in Cross-Cultural Management Research: Implications for Theory and Practitioners in International Organisations’,42nd European International Business Academy (EIBA) Conference, 2-4 Dec 2016, Vienna, Austria.
  2. Guttormsen, DSA & Chapman, M (submitted), ‘Context, and the 'Emic/Etic' contrast revisited for International Business research: some reflections from British Social Anthropology’, 42nd European International Business Academy (EIBA) Conference, 2-4 Dec 2016, Vienna, Austria.
  3. Guttormsen, DSA (submitted), When Hofstede’s ‘National Culture’ meets the Concept of 'Exceptionalism' in Political Science and International Relations', 42nd European International Business Academy (EIBA) Conference, 2-4 Dec 2016, Vienna, Austria.
  4.  Guttormsen, DSA 2015, ‘Advancing Bourdieu’s ‘Epistemic Reflexivity’ as a Method in International Business Research’, 41stEuropean International Business Academy (EIBA) Conference, 1-3 Dec 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  5. Guttormsen, DSA 2015, ‘Does the ‘Non-Traditional Expatriate’ Exist? A Critical Exploration of New Expatriation Categories’, 41stEuropean International Business Academy (EIBA) Conference, 1-3 Dec 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  6. Guttormsen, DSA 2015, ‘When Hofstede’s ‘National Culture’ Meets Exceptionalism of Political Science: Towards a Sociological Meso-Level for Developing Intercultural Competencies’, 41stEuropean International Business Academy (EIBA) Conference, 1-3 Dec 2015, Rio de Janeiro, Brazil.
  7. Guttormsen, DSA, Pyper, N & Hollyoak, B 2015, ‘Managing Language Policy in International Work Organisations during Disjuncture with Socio-Linguistic Identities and Stuart Halls’ concept of ‘becoming’, Multilingual perspectives on professional discourse in Europe conference, 10-11 Sep 2015, Ghent University, Belgium.
  8. Guttormsen, DSA, Pyper, N & Hollyoak, B 2015, ‘Strategic Management of Language Choice in International Work Organisations: from ‘Linguistic Landscapes’ to Socio-Linguistic Identity Practices’, British Academy of Management 2015 Conference, 8-10 Sep 2015, Portsmouth, United Kingdom.
  9. Guttormsen, DSA 2015, ‘Critiquing the critics of Hofstede’s ‘national culture’ through Exceptionalism of Political Science: towards a sociological meso-level for developing intercultural competencies’, European Group of Organizational Studies (EGOS) Colloquium, 2-4 Jul 2015, Athens, Greece.
  10.  Guttormsen, DSA, ‘A transdisciplinary critique of the Cross-Cultural Management Research Paradigm – a Self/Other Perspective’, 14th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management (EURAM), 4-7 Jun 2014, Valencia, Spain.
  11. Guttormsen, DSA, ‘Global Mobility and the ‘Expatriate Failure’ Concept – a social Constructionist Critique’, 14th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management (EURAM), 4-7 Jun 2014, Valencia, Spain.
  12.  Guttormsen, DSA, ‘A poststructuralist Self/Other analysis of Norwegian expatriates in Hong Kong, South Korea, and Australia’, 13th International Human Resource Management Conference, 24-27 Jun 2014, Krakow, Poland.
  13. Guttormsen, DSA, Lauring, J & Rajpal, B, ‘Towards a social constructionist understanding of the ‘Expatriate Failure’ concept – a review’, 13th International Human Resource Management Conference, 24-27 Jun 2014, Krakow, Poland.
  14. Zhang, E, Fougere, M, & Guttormsen, DSA, ‘Be the Good Expat – The Moral Discourse in the Mutual Cross-Cultural Adjustment’, 13th International Human Resource Management Conference, 24-27 Jun 2014, Krakow, Poland.
  15. Guttormsen, DSA, Hollyoak, B & Cane, P, ‘Barriers and Opportunities for Intercultural Collaboration with English as Lingua Franca: the Case of a Multilingual Italian Multinational Enterprise in Germany’, British Academy of Management 2014 Conference, 9-11 Sep 2014, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  16.  Hollyoak, B, Talbot, D & Guttormsen, DSA, ‘Overcoming methodological boundaries and innovating in Person Environment (PE) fit research: using netnography to shed light on PE misfit’, British Academy of Management 2014 Conference, 9-11 Sep 2014, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  17. Akakpo, A, Talbot, D, Hollyoak, B, Guttormsen, DSA & Rajpal, B”, ‘Exploring Learning Styles and Career Choice Preferences: the Case of Chinese International Business Undergraduate Students at a UK Post-1992 Business School’, British Academy of Management 2014 Conference, 9-11 Sep 2014, Belfast, Northern Ireland.
  18. Fjellström, D~ & Guttormsen, DSA, ‘The Silent Concept in Qualitative Research’, Qualitative Research in Management and Organization Conference (QRM), 15-17 Apr 2014, Albuquerque, New Mexico, USA.
  19. Guttormsen, DSA & Chapman, M 2013, ‘The ‘Expatriate Failure’ concept revisited: A social anthropological perspective on Scandinavian expatriates in Hong Kong’, BES Conference, 11 Jul (Coventry University).
  20. Guttormsen, DSA 2013, ‘(Self) Reflexivity as Method(ology): Advancing International Business Research’, Academy of International Business (AIB) 2013 Annual Meeting, 3-6 Jul, Istanbul, Turkey.
  21. Guttormsen, DSA & Zhang, LE*^ 2013, ‘In-depth interviews in international business research: multiculturality, power & language’, Academy of International Business (AIB) 2013 Annual Meeting, 3-6 Jul, Istanbul, Turkey.
  22. Guttormsen, DSA & Zhang, LE 2013, ‘The multicultural interviewer in qualitative international business research: Four cases of international field-studies’, 13th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management (EURAM), 26-29 Jun, Istanbul, Turkey.
  23. Guttormsen, DSA & Chapman, M (2012), ‘The ‘Expatriate Failure’ concept revisited: A social anthropological perspective on Scandinavian expatriates in Hong Kong’, Workshop on New Analyses of Expatriates, 13-14 Dec 2012, European Institute for Advanced Studies in Management (EIASM). [50% acceptance rate]
  24. Guttormsen, DSA & van de Wetering, C, ‘Constructing American identities through China and India as multiple Others’, International Political Science Association (IPSA) World Congress of Political Science, 8-12 Jul 2012.
  25. van de Wetering, C & Guttormsen, DSA, ‘The ‘Good’, the ‘Bad’ and the ‘Ugly’?: American Identities and Rising Powers of China and India – a U.S. Think Tank Perspective’, BISA-ISA Joint International Conference, 20-22 Jun, 2012.
  26. Guttormsen, DSA 2012, ‘Global Mobility and Expatriate ‘Entry-Modes’, European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Conference, Rotterdam, the Netherlands, 6-8 Jun, 2012.
  27. Guttormsen, DSA & Jacoby, BM 2011, ‘Bridging a ‘Gap’?: Academia and the Realist – Constructivism Debate, LSE Millennium Annual Conference, 22-23 Oct.
  28. Guttormsen, DSA 2010, ‘Think Tanks: Taking Stock of What We Know, and How We Know It? A Thematic, Methodological and Research Philosophical Exploratory Review’, Political Studies Association (PSA) Graduate Conference, Oxford, 6-7 Dec 2010.
  29. Iborra Medina, I & Guttormsen, DSA 2010, ‘‘Who Thinks for Me?’ Think Tanks’ Visibility in Contemporary Britain’, Political Studies Association (PSA) Graduate Conference, Oxford, 6-7 Dec 2010.
  30. Guttormsen, DSA 2010, ‘Applicability: Pierre Bourdieu’s social theory and American elites’ social construction of ‘China’, European Consortium for Political Research (ECPR), Dublin, 30 Aug – 1 Sep 2010.
  31. Guttormsen, DSA 2010, ‘Unlocking Complexity with Simplicity: A Social Constructionist take on the ‘Ethnographic Interview’ in Multilingual and Intercultural ‘Multi-site’ field research’, 9th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies, IE Business School, Madrid, 24-25 Jun 2010.
  32. Guttormsen, DSA 2009, ‘Methodological and ethical issues in ethnographic research: A self-reflexivity discourse’, 5th Annual Doctoral Colloquium, Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative, Lancaster University Management School, University of Lancaster, United Kingdom, 8-9 Jul 2009.
  33. Guttormsen, DSA 2008, ‘Planning not to plan: Issues in ethnographic field-work in Hong Kong’, 4th Annual Doctoral Colloquium, Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative, Durham Business School, University of Durham, United Kingdom, 16-17 Jul 2008.
  34. Guttormsen, DSA 2008, ‘When East meets West in Hong Kong: An ethnography of the institutions of intercultural encounters – How to organise the field-work, and potential contributions’, Doctoral Conference, Leeds University Business School, University of Leeds, 3-4 Jun 2008.
  35. Guttormsen, DSA 2008, ‘When East meets West in Hong Kong: An Ethnography of the Institutions of Intercultural Encounters’, 4th Scottish Doctoral Management Conference, School of Management, University of St. Andrews, Scotland, 8-9 May 2008.
  36. Guttormsen, DSA 2007, ‘Explaining Managerial Experiences and Management Performance of Scandinavian Managers during Intercultural Encounters within International Strategic Alliances - a China and India Focus’, Academy of International Business – UK & Ireland Chapter - Doctoral Colloquium Stream B, University of Portsmouth, UK, 28-29 Mar 2007.

External positions

  • Co-Plenary Organiser (2015-2016), Co-Track Chair (2016-2017), and Co-SIG Chair (2017-2018), Research Methods & Research Practice Track, European Academy of Management (EURAM) annual conferences.
  • PhD External Examiner, Leicester Business School, De Montfort University
  • Member of Steering Committee, seminar series funding bid proposal to the Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC) (led by Prof Catherine Cassel (Manchester), Prof Bill Lee (Sheffield), Prof Mark Saunders (Surrey), Dr Gail Clarkson (Leeds), and Prof Stefanie Reissner (Newcastle)
  • Appointed member, Review Panel (books, electronic resources), International Journal of Social Research Methodology (Impact factor: 0.952)
  • Teaching Associate (Warwick Business School)
  • Visiting Researcher (Leeds University Business School)
  • Guest Editor, International Studies of Management & Organization
  • External Examiner, BI Norwegian Business School, Norwegian University of Life Sciences, and Harstad University College.
  • Special Issue editor for Political Perspectives (with Dr Carina van de Wetering, Leiden University, the Netherlands) (2011-2012).
  • Visiting Researcher, Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO) (2012).
  • Visiting Researcher David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (Hong Kong Baptist University) (2008-2009).
  • Chair, Vice Chair, and President, British International Studies Association’s (BISA) Postgraduate Network Executive Committee – including serving one year on BISA’s Board of Trustees (2010-2013).

Dr Guttormsen’s teaching areas are centred on international and intercultural aspects of international business and management as well as expatriate management and international assignments.

Administrative Responsibilities

  • Programme Director, BA Business Studies
  • PhD mentor
  • Module Convenor (BEMM116, BEMM059)
  • Personal Tutor for undergraduate students
  • Programme Boards (postgraduate and undergraduate).
  • Student-Staff Liaison Committee (undergraduate).

Modules

2016/17