Babel in Business: The Role of Language in International Busines
Like most countries, the UK has the tradition that newly appointed professors have to give an inaugural lecture to inform the outside world what they are "professing". Inaugural lectures in the UK are not as formal as in the Netherlands, where you write up and officially publish your inaugural. In the Netherlands, the lecture is also surrounded with much ceremony, often attended by hundreds of people, and held in the University's official auditorium.
Middlesex inaugural Wednesday 13 April 2016
My inaugural at Middlesex was held in a normal lecture theatre and the only people who dressed up in robes were me, the Vice-chancelor, and the Dean.
However, even though it was a fairly low-key event, it was still quite a special occasion and I was happy to share my research with my new colleagues.
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Anne-Wil Harzing is Professor of International Management at Middlesex University, London. In addition to her academic duties, she also maintains the Journal Quality List and is the driving force behind the popular Publish or Perish software program.