10th Ph.D. and Post-Doc Seminar and Conference, Maastricht University 2015

Conferences

Cheryl Marie Cordeiro, Geert Hofstede, Maastricht 2015 Netherlands

Dr. Cheryl Marie Cordeiro with Emeritus Professor Geert Hofstede, showing his University of Gothenburg ring where he has been conferred the title of Doctor Honoris Causa. He has eight honorary doctorates, that include those at Nyenrode, Sofia, Athens, Pécs, Liège and Vilnius.
Text & Photo © CM Cordeiro, Sweden 2015

The 10th Global and Cross Cultural Organizational Research Ph.D. Workshop and Conference was hosted by the Hofstede Chair, Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences (FASoS) at Maastricht University, Netherlands from 14 to 19 June 2015.

The week-long programme that was held in seminar format, provided a platform for doctoral and post-doctoral students interested in organizational culture studies research to meet with some prominent and influential scholars of the field. The noted guest lecturers to the programme included distinguished scholar Geert Hofstede, Professor Emeritus of Organizational Anthropology and International Management at Maastricht University in the Netherlands, and Mikael Minkov, Professor of Cross-Cultural Awareness and Organizational Behavior at International University College, Bulgaria. Minkov has co-authored several publications with Hofstede, and is known for his quantitative cross-cultural analysis across modern nations that led to a development and update of Hofstede’s cultural dimensions theory and model.

The 9th international GEM&L workshop, Helsinki 2015

Conferences

Cheryl Marie Cordeiro, GEM&L 1 2015

The 9th international Groupe d’Études Management & Langage (GEM&L) workshop on the theme Language in Global Management and Business: Theoretical, Methodological and Empirical Advances.
Text & Photo © CM Cordeiro, Sweden 2015

11 to 12 June 2015 saw the 9th international GEM&L workshop take place at Aalto Univeristy, School of Business in collaboration with the Hanken School of Economics in Helsinki, Finland.

Well said, well done! The Richard C. Malmsten Award for Best IBT Master Thesis 2015

EVENTS // INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDIES // LANGUAGE

Maria Strandberg, Cheryl Marie Cordiero, Jasmin Denghani Malmsten Award 2015

Cheryl Marie Cordeiro, standing with Maria Strandberg (L) and Jasmin Dehghani (R), who are winners of the Malmsten Award 2015 for the best Master of Science thesis in International Business and Trade (IBT).
Text & Photo © S Ravi, CM Cordeiro, Sweden 2015

The Richard C. Malmsten Award for Best Thesis is awarded each year to the best thesis within each Graduate School (GS) Master Programme at the School of Business, Economics and Law at the University of Gothenburg, Sweden. These awards have been given since the beginning of the GBS/GS Master programmes in 1997.

This year, I’ve had the pleasure to work with Jasmin and Maria as main supervisor to their International Business and Trade (IBT) master thesis entitled Well said, Well done: Language as a Source of Power in Multinational Teams.

The 17th Annual Conference on European Integration, SNEE, Mölle 2015

Conferences

Cheryl Marie Cordeiro, Molle 8

The 17th Annual Conference on European Integration, Swedish Network for European Studies in Economics and Business (SNEE) 2015. Colleagues from the UK, Sweden and Norway, stand together with Professor Lars Oxelheim (pictured centre) of Lund University, who is founding Chairman of SNEE, and affiliated to the Research Institute of Industrial Economics (IFN), Stockholm.
Text & Photo © JE Nilsson, CM Cordeiro, Sweden 2015

The 17th annual conference on European Integration in Swedish Economic Research, SNEE 2015, took place at the Grand Hotel in Mölle. As with most conferences, this meeting brought together people who shared complementary research fields in academia regarding European integration efforts. The event also provided the opportunity for academics to meet with some of the most brilliant minds and dedicated individuals in the the service of the Swedish government and the European Commission.

Multiple universes – a theory of pixelated reality

PHYSICS

Cheryl Marie Cordeiro Stephen Hawking multiple universes

Stephen Hawking, speaking at the Sydney Opera House in the form of a hologram from Cambridge.
Report by John Carney for Daily Mail Australia, 26 April 2015.

Text & Photo © JE Nilsson, CM Cordeiro, Sweden 2015

In response to the theory of multiple universes as separate parallel existences of realities, is my own theoretical interpretation of multiple universes simultaneously webbed to create a [seemingly] singular, but pixelated reality. The foundation of this theory lies in the many points of individual perspectives that being in proximity with other points of perspectives, and being in the same spacetime fabric, have little choice but to influence each other, as waves / frequencies would influence or reverberate against each other as seen in the double-slit experiments.

Joint workshop between CIBS and SWUFE in China

Conferences

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Faculty members of the Centre for International Business Studies (CIBS) at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, together with faculty members of the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), in Chengdu, China, participating in a joint workshop entitled, “China’s Inward and Outward Foreign Direct Investments”.
Text & Photo © CM Cordeiro, Sweden 2015

10 April 2015 was a full day programme of a joint workshop held between CIBS and SWUFE on SWUFE campus grounds in Chengdu, China. The day had two sessions. The theme to the morning session was to exchange ideas on the macro picture and experiences of Chinese outward FDI, and foreign FDI in China. The theme of the afternoon session was to focus on Volvo Car Corporation (VCC) in the five years after its acquisition by the Zhejiang Geely Group (Geely).

A visit to Volvo Car Corporation, Chengdu Plant

Study visits

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Faculty members of the Centre for International Business Studies (CIBS) at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, together with faculty members of the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE), visit the Volvo Car Corporation Chengdu Plant (VCCD), China.
Text & Photo © CM Cordeiro, Sweden 2015

On 9 April 2015, faculty members of the Centre for International Business Studies (CIBS), at the School of Business, Economics and Law, University of Gothenburg, together with faculty members of the Southwestern University of Finance and Economics (SWUFE) had the opportunity to visit the Volvo Car Corporation Chengdu Plant (VCCD).

Employer Branding: Strategy & Perennial Business Philosophy

INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS STUDIES

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Text © CM Cordeiro, Sweden 2015

The professional sphere increasingly views talent as a primary competitive enabler of a business. As more companies expand globally and shift their focus to high-growth regions, they face a growing skills and talent gaps for a variety of reasons [1]. People, are increasingly seen as a source of competitive advantage, where without the appropriate talent pool, the business might just not be a success [2,3].

Many employers therefore adopt various strategies to maintain a healthy talent pool. One such strategy, employer branding or EB, is a critical tool for talent acquisition, development and retention [4-7] in which companies begin first to focus on building an employer brand.

Systemic functional linguistics (SFL) in All Quadrants All Levels (AQAL) model

LANGUAGE

Cheryl Marie Cordeiro SFL AQAL 2015

Figure 1. A representation of Halliday’s (1994) systemic functional linguistics as a language system in Wilber’s (2006) All Quadrant All Levels (AQAL) model. This SFL AQAL model places the metafunctions of SFL into the eight primordial perspectives of the eight methodologies, rendering a sixteen dialogic perspective of language theory and structure situated in a four-quadrant model.
Text & Photo © JE Nilsson, CM Cordeiro, Sweden 2015

I love modeling. That is, fitting pieces of concepts that build a collage of sorts with neat corners. I have been contemplating if I could fit Halliday’s systemic functional linguistics (SFL) as a language system into Wilber’s All Quadrant All Levels (AQAL) model. Models derived from general theories are not always practical, but as Hjemslev (1970:105) argues of creating a general theory of linguistic structure:

“we must start with some definition of language of the kind we have been considering, because the establishment of such a theory is not simply, or even principally, a matter of experience, but rather of calculation. Experience is no adequate basis for a theory of linguistic structure: it would be impossible to go through all existing linguistic texts, and, moreover, it would be futile, since the theory must be valid not only for the texts that have been written or spoken up to now, but also for those that will be written or spoken in the future.

Reconnaissant Renaissance

Study visits

Cheryl Marie Cordeiro, Stockholms stadsbibliotek

At the rotunda of the Stockholm Public Library, Sweden
Text & Photo © JE Nilsson, CM Cordeiro, Sweden 2015

The advancements made in the field of information communication technologies (ICTs) in the past few decades that has redefined our relationship towards information, has in the same process redefined the status and role of the city library in our midst. With all things quick and digital, why even bother visiting a concrete building that houses dusty shelves of well worn books?

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