Double Honours for International Management Scholar Dr. Mary Yoko Brannen

Award winning and internationally recognized scholar, Dr. Mary Yoko Brannen, has been honoured for her contributions in the field of international business and elected as a Fellow of the Academy of International Business. She is also receiving an honorary doctorate from the Copenhagen Business School for her work in the field of cross-cultural management and international business.

She has made significant scholarly contributions to the field of international management in regards to cross-border knowledge sharing, cross-cultural integration and the role of immigrants and their bicultural children in spanning across cultural and organizational boundaries in today’s global context of business. Her work suggests that contemporary organization still have much to learn about the profound impact that cultural changes — brought about by migration, mobility and shifting boundaries — are having on the everyday life of organizations.

Brannen serves as the Jarislowsky CAPI East Asia (Japan) Chair and Professor of International Business at the UVic Gustavson School of Business.

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Additional Background: Dr. Brannen is internationally recognized as an expert in cross-cultural management, ethnomethodology and qualitative studies of complex cultural organizational phenomena. Her current research projects include a book manuscript entitled “Language Strategies for Global Organizations” forthcoming from Palgrave-Macmillan, and an edited volume in the JIBS Collection Series entitled, "Language in International Business: Developing a Field.” For more background and her record of research visit the Gustavson School of Business faculty directory.

Awards Background: The Academy of International Business (AIB) is the leading association of scholars and specialists in the field of international business. The objectives of the AIB Fellows are to recognize outstanding contributions to the scholarship and practice of international business, to exercise a leadership role in education and scholarship in the field, and to provide a forum for interaction among the Fellows as well as for the dissemination of knowledge in the field of international business. Brannen’s formal induction takes place in June 2016 at the New Orleans annual AIB conference.

The Copenhagen Business School, established in 1917, is situated in Copenhagen, Denmark. Today CBS has more than 20,000 students, 13,000 employees and offers a wide range of undergraduate and graduate programmes within business, typically with an interdisciplinary and international focus. Professor Brannen was nominated by three departments at CBS (Department of International Economics and Management, Department of Intercultural Communication and Management, Department of International Business Communication) as well as the Asia Research Centre at CBS. Brannen will be formally awarded the honorary doctorate at the CBS annual graduation and award ceremony on March 18, 2016. This is an exceptional honour as the award is given to only three individuals a year and has rarely gone to a female scholar or one who is not an economist.

Contact: Krista Boehnert  boehnert@uvic.ca