Daniel Dauber

Daniel Dauber
The University of Warwick · Department of Applied Linguistics

PhD
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According to UNESCO statistics, the People’s Republic of China (PRC) sends far more students to study overseas than any other country in the world. Similarly, from the receiving countries’ point of view, PRC students form by far the highest proportion of international students. In many respects, this is a success story, but it also poses a number o...
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According to a recent report, the top skill that employers are looking for in graduates is an ability to work collaboratively with teams of people from a range of backgrounds and countries. So as universities seek to internationalise, an important question is how successful they are in developing this skill. Both research and anecdotal evidence sug...
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The paper proposes a configuration model of organizational culture, which explores dynamic relationships between organizational culture, strategy, structure and operations of an organization (internal environment) and maps interactions with the external environment (task and legitimization environment). A major feature of the configuration model co...
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Purpose – “Culture” has become a critical factor for success in today's international business environment. In particular, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are known to suffer from a high failure rate, due to culture differences. Studies on M&As suggest different and often controversial relationships between culture, integration and performance. The...
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Organizational intelligence and inefficacy set limits to the capabilities of achieving high levels of performance in organizations. Managerial and organizational cognition emerge from organizational intelligences. In this paper we aim at providing theoretical foundations for understanding how managerial cognition in turn can have either a positive...
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Despite increased workforce mobility and considerably higher volatility in employment, the need for nurturing loyalty in the organisation has remained essential to increase intrinsic motivation and ensure organisational well-being. This paper takes a diagnostic and applied/pragmatic approach to investigate actual organisational practices and their...
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There is increasing awareness of the importance of fostering ‘global competencies’ among (inter alia) university graduates. For example, the British Government’s March 2019 International and Education Strategy (Department for Education & Department for International Trade, 2019, p. 24) refers to the need to “create a new generation of globally mobi...
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This article presents a new approach for measuring inter-nationalisation that has been used by the Coimbra network of European universities for benchmarking purposes. Existing measures of internationalisation focus on struc-tural/demographic-type criteria, such as the proportion of international students and international staff. Yet such measures d...
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This chapter reports the findings that emerged from the follow-up survey on leadership skills and on people’s development needs and experiences. It starts by explaining the design of the survey and the key demographics of the people who completed it. It then reports “top ten items” in terms of importance, frequency of occurrence, and the size of ga...
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Most schemes that rank universities for their level of internationalisation are based on compositional criteria, such as the numbers of international students and staff, and student mobility numbers. Yet if such diversity is to be meaningful beyond financial benefits and enhance the quality of education and research, including stimulating growth in...
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Integration is a concept that is referred to very widely in relation internationalization, yet its meaning is rarely explored and its benefits are often assumed. In this article, we start by reviewing the conceptualization of integration across different fields, notably education and the internationalization of education, intercultural communicatio...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to show that Slawek Magala’s theory of management of meaning in organisations can be considered as a step towards a generic theory of organisational change. Design/methodology/approach – The authors are integrating Slawek Magala’s views on the processes, which play a role in changing organisations (i.e. frami...
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The paper of Fink Gerhard and Yolles Maurice develops a generic cultural socio-cognitive trait theory of plural affective agency – The Emotional Organisation – involving interactive cognitive and affective traits. These traits are epistemically independent (uncorrelated); and operate on a bipolar scale, the alternate poles having an auxiliary funct...
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The presented case study sheds light on timing and communication dilemmas caused by organizational change and organizational culture differences. Since the case study is of a national acquisition, factors such as organizational culture can be analysed more systematically and reliably. It is particularly suitable for lecturers and students who wish...
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A generic model of organisational culture is developed, which distinguishes between the internal environment (organisational culture, strategy, structure and operations) and external environment (legitimisation environment and task environment) of an organisation and suggests a set of five bipolar traits to characterise the normative personality ch...
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Organization theory has not demonstrated that it is able to adequately represent organizational complexity, especially in its inability to recognize and predict organizational conduct/misconduct. A promising approach comes from organizational culture theory, which is used in order to create a new model for normative personality that is seated in th...
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Purpose – Modelling the organisation to enable purposeful analysis and diagnosis of its ills is often problematic. This is illustrated by the unconnected non‐synergistic plurality of organisational models each of which relates to a particular isolated frame of thought and purpose. A cybernetic approach is adopted to create a generic psychosocial mo...
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This conceptual paper sketches the hybridisation process in M&As, which refers to the blending of organisational cultures. First, hybridisation is defined as an intermediary stage of integration and assimilation. Second, seven forms of hybridisation are grouped into organisational and individual/group level. It is found, that hybridisation may help...
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According to numerous studies, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) tend to fail more often than being profitable. While strategic fit seems to be a pre-requisit for M&A success, organizational culture differences between merging organizations seem to set boundaries for achieving the synergies identified prior to the deal.This doctoral thesis deals with...
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A generic model of organisational culture is developed, which distinguishes between the internal environment (organisational culture, strategy, structure and operations) and external environment (legitimisation environment and task environment) of an organisation and suggests a set of five bipolar traits to characterise the normative personality ch...
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This paper aims at developing a generic model of organizational culture, which (1) connects to recognized properties and processes of organizational theory, (2) reduces complexity, (3) provides a powerful and extensible construct, (4) allows for epistemic distinctions like objects, events, boundaries, processes and environments, and (5) provides st...

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This diagnostic tool enables HEI senior managers and teaching staff to measure 5 key constructs associated with internationalisation and student diversity, and informs strategic planning.
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This project refers to a funded collaboration between the University of Warwick (UK), the University of Tokyo (Japan) and the University of Yamanashi (Japan). It aims to leverage our respective expertise, along with those of our named other participants, to investigate the experiences of engineers in the construction industry in dealing with the challenges of working across languages and cultures. Our research will shed light on the current intercultural needs and management strategies of early career and more experienced staff in the engineering industry and allow for a comparative analysis between those in UK/Japan-based companies. Major outcomes from our mixed-method research project include (1) development of training and teaching materials; (2) delivery of training for engineers already operating in an international workplace and for students preparing to do so. Our three-year collaboration will entail mutual sharing of expertise in different research methodologies and materials design/delivery relevant to intercultural communication and adaptation. Partners in the industry include engineering companies from the UK and Japan (e.g. Balfour Beatty, Morgan Sandal, Mott McDonald, Japan Railways, Kojima Corporation, etc.).