Prof. Bhagat is Invited Speaker Internationally
Professor Rabi Bhagat (Professor of International Management and Organizational Behavior) was invited as
one of the three keynote speakers for an international scientific congress held in
Nizhny Novgorod, Russia from September 16th to September 19th. His trip was funded
by the Karl-Vossloh-Stiftung Werdohl Foundation of Germany. The conference was held
on the campus of Nizhny Novgorod State University of Architecture and Civil Engineering.
The venue was the Institute of Economics and Business. This conference was co-organized
by Professor Igor Arzhenovskiy of the Nizhny Novgorod State University and two well-known
German scholars from the Cologne University of Applied Sciences and Chemnitz University
Professor Bhagat presented his keynote address in English which was simultaneously
translated into Russian by an English professor from the same University. His topic
dealt with the role of "Cultural Differences in the Perception and Management of Time
and Temporal Orientation between German (and Western) Managers and Russian Managers."
The two other keynote speakers were Professor Geert Hofstede of the University of
Maastricht of the Netherlands and Mr. Roeland Van Gestel, the general manager of Lear
Corporation Ltd. (Nizhny Novgorod, Russia).
Professor Bhagat was also invited as a distinguished speaker at the University of
Vienna from September 12th to September 16th. He presented a research seminar to the
entire international business faculty and their PhD students on the topic of "Culture
Clashes Around the Globe and their Implications for the Progress of Economic Globalization"
on September 15th. The International Institute of Marketing and Management also requested
Professor Bhagat to advise three PhD students in improving their doctoral research
designs in the area of international and cross-cultural management.
Professor Bhagat was also invited by the faculty of management to present his research
on the topic of international and cultural variations on work stress and coping at
the York University Business School in Canada in Spring 2009.
In addition, Professor Bhagat has been invited to present a seminar for the Aerospace
Executives of Air Bus Industries on the significance of developing global mindsets
at the Toulouse Business School (one of the leading business schools in France and
in Europe) in December 2009.
Finally, Professor Bhagat has been invited to present a research seminar on the topic
of Culture Clash and Globalization at the University of Reading in the United Kingdom
in December 2009.