Find out more about the event organizers and the reading committee.  

Commitees - EM Strasbourg

Organizers: GEM&L members


"I am Associate Professor at EM Strasbourg – University of Strasbourg, France and member of the Research Lab Humanis. I teach and conduct research in the field of intercultural management, linguistic diversity and expatriates’ adjustment. I started my career in human resources in an international audit and advisory firm in Luxembourg and Berlin where I recruited and managed international mobility. I experienced the crucial role of language for business encounters in this Multinational Company.

This sensitivity to language issues naturally leads me to join the board of the GEM&L (Groupe d’Etudes en Management et Langage). With the GEM&L we advocate for the importance of language within international business contexts, we encourage interdisciplinary exchanges between international business and language to understand multilingual practices in business contexts. I am member of the GRETI (Groupement de Recherches Transfrontalières et Interdisciplinaires), a stimulating interdisciplinary research team focusing on multilingualism in cross-border contexts.

This year we have the pleasure to welcome the annual GEM&L colloquium at EM Strasbourg from 10 to 12 May 2021 on 
“Global working and language: towards an understanding between global-local interplay”. Strasbourg is the ideal place to discuss global working, language and global local interplay, located in France at the German border and hosting European institutions. The University of Strasbourg as well is a laboratory for the development of European programmes between France, Germany and Switzerland like with the program EUCOR."



"My name is Philippe Lecomte, president and founder of the GEM&L (Groupe d’Etudes en Management et Langage). GEM&L is a scientific association of professors, scholars and professionals focused on issues of language and communication in the world of business and organizations. As an interdisciplinary endeavor, GEM&L brings together academics from various fields including linguistics, communications, and management sciences as well as consultants, trainers, and managers working in multilingual contexts. GEM&L is member of the EFMD (European Fondation for Management Development and of the FNEGE (French Foundation for Management Education). GEM&L aims to strengthen the connections between research, education and the professional world in a way that informs management education in today’s academic institutions.

I have been Associate Professor at Toulouse Business School (TBS), France, for over 30 years. I was head of the Language Department of TBS and co-director of the Major in International Management at TBS. I have co-edited two special issues on language and management in leading international management journals and more recently a book on "Understanding multilingual workplaces: empirical, methodological and pedagogic persepectives". My current research interest is on language in international business and management education." 


Le comité de lecture 

John Andrew, Melbourne University Business school, Australia
Anita Auer, University of Lausanne, Switzerland
Jo Angouri, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Christophe Barmeyer, University of Passau, Germany
Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen, Åbo Akademi University, Finland
Betty Beeler, ESC-Saint Etienne, France
Bjørge Anni Kari, NHH, Norway
Mary-Yoko Brannen, Gustavson School of Business, University of Victoria, Canada
Jean-François Chanlat, Université Dauphine, Paris, France
Agnieszka Chidlow, University of Birmingham, United Kingdom
Amy Church-Morel, Université Savoie Mont-Blanc
Linda Cohen, ESCP-Europe, France
Eric Davoine, FSES - University of Freiburg, Switzerland
Peter Daly, EDHEC, France
Dardo de Vecchi, Kedge Business School, France
Maureen Ehrensberger, ZHAW School of Applied Linguistics, Switzerland
Sabine Ehrhart, University of Luxembourg, Luxembourg
Fan Shea Xuejiao, RMIT, Australia
Claudine Gaibrois, Universität St. Gallen, Switzerland
Anne-Wil Harzing, Middlesex University, London, United Kingdom
Pamela J. Hinds, Stanford University, USA
David Holford, UQAM, Canada
Sierk Horn, Fachhochschule Bregenz, Austria
Anna Kristina Hultgren, Open University, United Kingdom
John Humbley, University Paris Diderot, France
Marjana Johansson, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Komal Kalra, UVIC, Canada
Anne Kankaanranta, Aalto University School of Business, Finland
Helena Karjalainen, Ecole de management de Normandie, France
Jane Kassis-Henderson, ESCP-Europe, France
Alex Klinge, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Anders Klitmoller, Royal Danish Defence College, Denmark
Kaisa Koskinen, University of Tampere, Finland
Edyta Kostanek, Hanken School of economics, Finland
Alexei Koveshnikov, Aalto University Business school, Finland
Hélène Langinier, EM-Strasbourg, France
Jakob Lauring, Aarhus School of Business, Denmark
Philippe Lecomte, Toulouse Business School, France
Bill Lee, Sheffield University Management School, United Kingdom
Myriam Leibbrand, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Leigh Anne Liu, Georgia State University, USA
Dorte Lønsmann, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
Anja Louis, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Ludovica Maggi, ISIT, Paris, France
Annelise Ly, NHH, Norway
Jasmin Mahadevan, Hochschule Pforzheim, Germany
Sarah Maitland, Goldsmiths University of London, United Kingdom
Tatyana Martynova, Saint Petersburg University, Russia
Gerlinde Mautner, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria
Ulrike Mayrhofer, IAE Nice, Université Côte d'Azur, France
Terry Mughan, Royal Roads University, Victoria BC, Canada
Katrin Muehlfeld, University of Trier, Germany
Florence Oloff, University of Basel, Switzerland
Elena Orlova, Saint Petersburg University, Russia
Markus Pudelko, University of Tübingen, Germany
Rebecca Piekkari, Aalto University School of Business, Finland
Tiina Räisänen, University of Oulu, Finland
Pamela Rogerson-Revell, University of Leicester, United Kingdom
Sebastian Reiche, IESE, Spain
Guro Refsum Sanden, University of Göteborg, Sweden
Diana Sharpe, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Doris Schedlitzki, University of the West of England, United Kingdom
Martyna Sliwa, University of Essex, United Kingdom
Helen Spencer-Oatey, University of Warwick, United Kingdom
Mike Szymanski, Moscow School of Management SKOLKOVO, Russia
Carol Tansley, Nottingham University, United Kingdom
Helene Tenzer, University of Tübingen, Germany
Siri Terjesen, American University, USA
Susanne Tietze, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
Geneviève Tréguer-Felten, CNRS, France
Mary Vigier, ESC Clermont Business School, France
Denice Welch, University of Melbourne, Australia
Sachiko Yamao, University of Melbourne, Australia
Lena Zander, Uppsala University, Sweden
Ling Eleanor Zhang, Royal Holloway University of London, United Kingdom
Mette Zølner, Copenhagen Business School, Denmark


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