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Prof. Bhagat is Invited Speaker Internationally

Prof. Bhagat is Invited Speaker Internationally

Rabi BhagatProfessor 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 of Technology.

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.

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