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Dear colleagues,


Please join us for our next virtual International Human Resource Management Webinar that will take place on Monday, September 14th (15:30-16:30 UCT) and will focus on IHRM teaching. Information on our speaker, Dr. Marion Festing, topic, time and registration appears below.


Come one, come all! We look forward to seeing you there!


The cultural context in IHRM – Recent developments and experiences from digital teaching innovations


Context is often what characterizes particularities of IHRM. For a long time, cultural context was equated with national cultural values investigated in prominent intercultural studies conducted by Hofstede or GLOBE. This led to an intense research program and an oversimplification of the topic in teaching. More recent intercultural research addressing cultural value archetypes, norms, schemata, the situated dynamic framework, cultural mosaic or polyculturalism provides a more differentiated view on culture. This webinar will discuss teaching innovations that integrate latest thinking on understanding and teaching about culture and diversity.

One illustrative example is Moving Tomorrow, a serious game developed at ESCP Business School based on insights from experiential learning theory. It includes key concepts relevant to the cultural context in IHRM in a story telling design, where students have to take decisions that impact on how the story pans out. The overall goal of the game is that the learners value diversity, understand the implications for human interactions and IHRM, and act in a more inclusive way. The experiential game has been included in a blended design using roleplays, case studies, group discussions etc. in various countries.


Monday, September 14, 2020


8:30 – 9:30 AM PDT (Vancouver)

11:30 AM -12:30 PM EDT (New York)

15:30 -16:30 UCT

17:30 -18:30 CEST (Berlin, Paris)

23:30 - 0:30 CST (Beijing)


Your own computer (via Zoom)


Please register online


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Marion Festing (Ph.D.) is a Professor of Human Resource Management and Intercultural Leadership at ESCP Business School, Berlin, Germany. Her current research activities combine her interests in international HRM and talent management in various institutional and cultural contexts with diversity and inclusion. Marion’s publications include articles in journals such as Human Resource Management, Journal of World Business, and Academy of Management Perspectives.

Dr. Festing will be interviewed by Dr. Maral Muratbekova, Professor of Human Resource Management at ESCP Business School, Paris, France.

The session will be moderated by Dr. Mila Lazarova, Associate Professor, International Business at SFU Beedie School of Business and Director of the Centre for Global Workforce Strategy.


Best wishes,



Mila Lazarova, PhD

Canada Research Chair in Global Workforce Management

Associate Professor, International Business

Beedie School of Business

Simon Fraser University

500 Granville Street

Vancouver, BC, V6C 1W6



Phone: + 778.782.7709


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