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Guro Refsum Sanden is Assistant Professor at the Department of Culture and Global Studies at Aalborg University. Her research focuses on the role of corporate language strategies in multinational corporations and the relationship between national language policies and corporate law. Before entering academia, she held various industry positions, including management trainee in the Danish insurance company Tryg. Her work has been published in outlets such as Applied Linguistics, Corporate Communications and AIB Insights.

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Research Output 2012 2018

3 Citations (Scopus)

Discretionary power on the front line: A bottom-up perspective on corporate language management

Sanden, G. R. & Lønsmann, D., 2018, In : European Journal of International Management. 12, 1/2, p. 111-137

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

language policy

Language standardization in sociolinguistics and international business: Theory and practice across the table

Linn, A., Sanden, G. R. & Piekkari, R., 2018, English in Business and Commerce : Interactions and Policies; English in Europe. Sherman, T. & Nekvapil, J. (eds.). Mouton de Gruyter, Vol. 5/14. p. 19-45 (Language and Social Life, Vol. 14).

Research output: Contribution to book/anthology/report/conference proceedingBook chapterResearchpeer-review

language policy

Ten reasons why corporate language policies can create more problems than they solve

Sanden, G. R., 3 Dec 2018, In : Current Issues in Language Planning. 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

International business
Multinational corporations
International management
1 Citation (Scopus)

“English is an unwritten rule here”: Non-formalised language policies in multinational corporations

Sanden, G. R. & Kankaanranta, A., 1 Oct 2018, In : Corporate Communications. An International Journal. 23, 4, p. 544-566 23 p.

Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

Multinational corporations
Design methodology
Management styles

Language Policy and Corporate Law in Norway: Regulate or Motivate?

Sanden, G. R., 2017. 32 p.

Research output: Contribution to conference without publisher/journalPaper without publisher/journalResearchpeer-review

corporate law
language policy


Forbundet Kommunikation og Sprogs Ph.d.-pris 2016

Guro Refsum Sanden (Recipient), 30 Nov 2014

Prize: Prizes, scholarships, distinctions

Activities 2018 2018

  • 4 Conference presentations

12th GEM&L International Conference on Management & Language: The impact of language on knowledge creating and sharing

Guro Refsum Sanden (Lecturer)
22 May 201823 May 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Academy of Management

Guro Refsum Sanden (Lecturer)
10 Aug 201814 Aug 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

Language at Work Conference: Research Advances in Social Sciences

Guro Refsum Sanden (Lecturer)
7 Jun 20188 Jun 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations

SCANCOR-Weatherhead Conference at Harvard University

Guro Refsum Sanden (Lecturer)
26 Apr 201827 Apr 2018

Activity: Talks and presentationsConference presentations