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Romani, Laurence

My work focuses on issues of representation and interaction, in mutually respectful and enriching ways, with those perceived as the cultural Other. I consider contributions from critical management, feminist and postcolonial organization studies to further cross-cultural management and diversity management research and teaching.

Research Areas:

Critical Cross-Cultural and diversity Management

Critical management studies

Multiple-paradigm studies


Current Projects:

Leading cultural diversity (see "My Links" in the right menu)

The employable migrant: construction of employability by organizational actors

Selected Publications:

Holgersson, C. and Romani, L. (2020) Tokenism revisited: when organizational culture challenges masculine norms, the experience of token is transformedEuropean Management Review.

Szkudlarek, B.; Romani, L.; Osland, J. and Caprar, D. (2020) The Sage Handbook of Contemporary Cross-Cultural Management. London: Sage.

Romani, L. Holck, L. and Risberg, A. (2019) Benevolent discrimination: explaining how Human Resources professionals can be blind to the harm of diversity initiatives. Organization. Online first & Open Access. See link in 'My documents'

Søderberg, A-M. & Romani, L. (2017) Boundary Spanners in global Partnerships: A Case Study of an Indian Vendor´s Collaboration with Western Clients, Group & Organization Management, 42(2) 237–278.

Primecz, H., Mahadevan, J., Romani, L. (2016), Why is Cross-Cultural Management blind to power relations? Investigating ethnicity, language, gender and religion, International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, 16(2), 127-136. 


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