<strong>Talking culture - </strong>a study of discursive constructions of culture and their effect on interaction in professional settings

    Project Details


    The aim of this research project is to consider the ways in which management and staff in public and private organisations construct and enact culture in their daily work practices; and to investigate the effect which these constructions and enactments have on behaviours, actions, and attitudes in intercultural encounters in the workplace. The project is case-based, and takes its point of departure in five different companies and organisations, which are characterised by a culturally-diverse staff and/or a staff that faces the challenges of doing business in the global market place on a daily basis. Using ethnographic research methods to collect the documentation necessary for further analysis, this research project uses both written and oral data to uncover how companies and organisations ‘do culture’ on a daily basis, while at the same time exploits the synergies involved in combining theory and practice to create a new platform for ‘talking about’ and, consequently ‘doing culture' to the benefit of practitioners, research communities and the general public. The project makes use of a wide range of dissemination methods which cater for the broad target group of the project; including ‘end-of project’-seminar with practitioners, publications in peer-review journals and a project website with information about the project to the general public.

    Effective start/end date01/04/200831/03/2011


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    • Discourse
    • Intercultural Business Communication
    • Diversity Management
    • Ethnographic research

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  • Activities

    • 1 Conference organisation or participation
    • 1 Organisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars
    • 1 Editor of unfinished research anthology/collection
    • 1 Talks and presentations in private or public companies

    Globalisering og kulturmøder: Hvordan forbereder vi os?

    Lise-Lotte Holmgreen (Lecturer)
    9 Mar 2012

    Activity: Talks and presentationsTalks and presentations in private or public companies

    End-of-project seminar

    Pablo Rolando Cristoffanini (Participant)
    30 May 2011

    Activity: Attending an eventOrganisation or participation in workshops, courses, or seminars

    Aalborg Universitetsforlag (Publisher)

    Lise-Lotte Holmgreen (Editor)
    1 Sep 201031 Dec 2012

    Activity: Editorial work and peer reviewEditor of unfinished research anthology/collectionResearch

    Research Output

    • 5 Journal article
    • 4 Book chapter
    • 1 Anthology
    • 1 Paper without publisher/journal

    Thematising Intercultural Collaboration: Discursive Constructions of Challenges and Opportunities

    Holmgreen, L-L. & Askehave, I., 13 Dec 2013, In : International Journal of Cross Cultural Management. 13, 3, p. 339-356 17 p.

    Research output: Contribution to journalJournal articleResearchpeer-review

    Culture and Identity in Organisations: A Discourse Perspective

    Holmgreen, L-L. (ed.), 17 Dec 2012, 1 ed. Aalborg: Aalborg Universitetsforlag. 225 p.

    Research output: Book/ReportAnthologyResearchpeer-review

    Methodological challenges in intercultural inquiry

    Lassen, I. & Strunck, J., 20 Dec 2012, Culture and Identity in Organisations: A Discourse Perspective. Holmgreen, L-L. (ed.). Aalborg Universitetsforlag, p. 93-109 18 p.

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