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Aren't we all international?

Danish-Chinese leadership teams: intercultural challenges and solutions. Based on my most recent research on intercultural cooperation between Danes and Chinese in Danish companies in China, I will outline different types of challenges emerging in intercultural teams. I will show how important the cultural perception of the team leader is for intercultural team work in general, but in particular for reaping the benefits of cultural diversity. Solutions will also be proposed for further discussions with the audience.


Mette Thunø is Associate Professor in China Studies at the Department of Global Studies at Aarhus University and Honorary Professor at Jinan University, Guangzhou. She is also former vice-dean of the Faculty of Humanities at University of Copenhagen and dean of the Faculty of Arts at Aarhus University. Mette Thunø has researched extensively on Chinese migration to Europe and diaspora policies in the People’s Republic of China as well as on intercultural competence in Danish companies operating in Asia. Email: mettethunoe@au.dk. Webpage: http://au.dk/mettethunoe@au.dk