SIETAR UK – LCBER joint online Seminar: Intercultural Skills that University Graduates and Businesses in Europe Need Today


November 17, 2022    
6:00 pm - 7:00 pm

Speakers: Prof Karin S. Moser, Prof Rea Prouska and Dr May Tungtakanpoung.

London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research (LCBER), LSBU Business School, UK

Learning several languages, being open-minded, expressing an understanding for other cultures while demonstrating a willingness to network and collaborate, are essential intercultural skills for graduates seeking employment with European businesses and employers, says new research by academics at London South Bank University (LSBU), conducted jointly with three European and one other UK university.

In this seminar, we report on the results from our two graduate and employer surveys and interviews in the first part and in the second part we outline the teaching and training resources that we have developed as part of this project to support educators, trainers, and businesses in developing these core intercultural skills for university graduates and employees. The research was part of our Erasmus+ grant funded by the European Commission on ‘Developing the cross-cultural skills of graduates in response to the needs of European enterprise’ (2019 – 2022, Grant ID: 2019-1-UK01-KA203-061672). The comparative research was conducted in Belgium, Sweden, Turkey, and the UK and is a collaboration between the University of Worcester (Project lead, UK), London South Bank University (UK), UC Leuven-Limburg (Belgium), Halmstad University (Sweden) and Bursa Uludağ University (Turkey).

Further information about the project can be found here and the Erasmus+ grant report is freely available here and the training materials & case studies can be accessed for free here


Prof Karin S. Moser, PhD, SFHEA, FCMI

Prof Moser is a highly published and internationally recognised academic in the fields of human cooperation, communication, and decision-making research.  She has held appointments internationally and worked with many high-level businesses and public sector organisations in different countries. An overview of her research and its impact, including publications, collaborations and media appearances can be found at The Moser Lab. Karin Moser holds degrees in Social Psychology (PhD, MSc), Computer Science (MSc) and Social Anthropology (MSc) and applies her research broadly to the workplace and work behaviours, so the fields of organisational behaviour and organisational/business psychology. She often works in interdisciplinary settings and employs a wide range of research methods, including experimental studies, surveys, interviews, workplace interventions, and simulations. She is Professor of Organisational Behaviour at LSBU Business School in London (UK), where she is Director of the London Centre for Business and Entrepreneurship Research and leads the Digital Economy Research Group, as well as Honorary Professor of Social and Organisational Psychology at the University of Queensland (Australia). She is also an international member of the Centre on AI Technology for Humankind (AiTH) at NUS Business School, National University of Singapore, and affiliated with the Centre for Career Development and University Continuing Education, University of Bern (Switzerland). Contact / more information at The Moser Lab:


Prof Rea Prouska

Rea is Professor of Human Resource Management at LSBU Business School, UK. She specialises on developing theoretical and practical approaches to improving work relationships and working life. Her work focuses on studying these topics in a variety of economic contexts, organisational settings and across different types of workers. She has widely published her work in academic journals such as in Human Resource Management Journal and British Journal of Management, and co-authored/co-edited books. She is an Editorial Board Member of the journal Work, Employment and Society, an Editorial Advisory Board Member of the journal Employee Relations, and a Guest Editor of a Special Issue in Human Resource Management Journal on the nexus between macro-level turbulence and the worker experience in HRM. Rea is a member of the British Academy of Management Peer Review College (PRC), an academic member of the Chartered Institute of Personnel and Development (CIPD), a member of the British Sociological Association (BSA), the British Academy of Management (BAM) and the Academy of Management (AoM), and an affiliate member of the Chartered Management Institute (CMI).


Dr May Tungtakanpoung

May is a lecturer in Human Resource Management at LSBU Business School. Her research interest is related to Cross-Cultural Management. May is a Chartered Fellow CIPD. Her FCIPD role is to hold a strategic position and to demonstrate expertise in the key areas of HR to promote and achieve organisation success. She has completed the Cross-Cultural Management program, Tokyo and completed the Master Class for Global Cross-Cultural Management provided by Prof. Hofstede and the team. She is an accredited lecturer and trainer in Intercultural Management by Hofstede Insights, Helsinki, Finland. She is also a board member of SIETR UK, responsible for Academic Relations.

Her main research interests are related to Intercultural Management, Global teamwork, Cross-Cultural Communication, Global Leadership, Cultural Competencies. She is currently also a Director of Research & Academic Relations, Society for intercultural educators, trainers, and researchers (SIETAR UK). May is a member of the British Academy of Management and she is a committee member for Equality, Diversity and Inclusion for LSBU, Business School. Recently, the Governing Council of the Venus International Foundation has accepted the recommendations of the Expert Committee and has selected her for an award under the category Outstanding Woman Researcher in Intercultural Management in September 2022.

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