EURAM 2017: Famous scholars in expatriate studies

After my first EURAM conference in Paris in 2016, I again joined the EURAM crowd in Glasgow. Interestingly enough the weather was largely similar, rainy and only around 15 degrees, although, unlike Paris in 2016, Glasgow at least didn't experience floodings.

This year, two of my former PhD students saw their papers distinguished by being shortlisted for the best paper award for the standing track on Expatriate Management, sponsored by the Journal of Global Mobility. Fortunately, unlike in 2016, this year Shea could make the conference. She is shown on the left of this picture, next to me. In the middle is Jan Selmer, the track organizer, next to him the winner of the award, with on the right Yvonne McNulty, organizer of the symposia below.

  • Fan, S.X.; Harzing, A.W.; Köhler, T. (2017) Ethnic identity verification in interactions between local subsidiary employees and ethnically similar expatriates, paper presented at the 16th European Academy of Management annual meeting, June 21-24, Glasgow, UK. [2nd runner-up of the Journal of Global Mobility (JGM) Best Paper Award, EURAM 2017 Conference]
  • Zhang, L.E.; Harzing, A.W. (2017) Language as a Local Practice: Why English as a Corporate Language Won’t Work in China, paper presented at the 16th European Academy of Management annual meeting, June 21-24, Glasgow, UK. [1st runner-up of the Journal of Global Mobility (JGM) Best Paper Award, EURAM 2017 Conference]

As Ling couldn't be there, I presented our paper. As you can see we had a good audience, the whole room was filled and - unusually - people were even sitting on the first row.

Two symposia on expatriation

With Chris Brewster and Jan Selmer, Yvonne McNulty had also organised two excellent symposia. I participated in one of them as a "famous" scholar in expatriate studies as one of my articles was amongs the most highly cited in the field. Not sure I fully deserve the label, but it was nice to be honoured this way.

I had suggested that both events were recorded and Yvonne had taken this suggestion very seriously, getting a fully qualified person to do this. Even so, I still haven't had the nerve to watch it, there is nothing worse than looking at and listening to yourself on video. But if you can bear watching me and some other academics talking about their work, here are the links.

EURAM 2017 IM SIG Symposium | The Meaning(s) of 'Expatriate'| 22 June (Glasgow)

EURAM 2017 IM/OB SIG Symposium | Famous Scholars in Expatriate Management | 23 June (Glasgow)