Department of Management

Jakob Lauring


Jakob Lauring
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Research Area 
Jakob Lauring does research in the area of cross-cultural management with particular focus on intercultural interaction in organizations - including knowledge sharing and language use. He mainly studies expatriates and multicultural teams (virtual and face-to-face). Areas of special interest are:

  • International management
  • Expatriate management
  • Multicultural team management
  • Global virtual team management
  • Diversity management
  • Language management
  • International organizational behavior
  • International HRM

Academic Experience

  • 2011: Appointed Professor at the Department of Management, Aarhus University.
  • 2008: Appointed Associate Professor at the Department of Management, Aarhus School of Business.
  • 2006: Appointed Assistant Professor at the Department of Management, Aarhus School of Business.
  • 2006: Awarded the PhD degree.
  • 2003: Visit to Department for Management and Employment Relations, Auckland University, New Zealand.
  • 2001: Research degree (master) in Ethnography and Social Anthropology from the University of Aarhus.
  • 1996: Studies at the Department of Cultural Anthropology, Stockholm University, Sweden.



Jakob Lauring has received major external grants from The Danish Strategic Research Council and Foundation of the Danish Industry Association.


  • Tietgen Award for outstanding junior researchers (2010)
  • Statoil Award for outstanding young researchers (2008)
  • UBVA Author Award (2006)


Editorial activities

Jakob Lauring has been the editor of a number of books and international journal special issues. He is currently an associate editor of ‘Journal of Global Mobility’.


Departmental administrative positions

Member of the department advisory board (Institut Forum)

Member of the PhD committee

Member of the advisory committee for staff employment (RIVA)


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