Markus G Kittler

Markus G Kittler
MCI Management Center Innsbruck · Management & Law

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Introduction
My recent work is contributing to resolve grand challenges (international mobility, sustainable entrepreneurship and challenges to health care management). Existing work regarding research and knowledge exchange is also tied to Intercultural Studies and related controversies. This is documented in my paper "Do we understand each other" (ISMO, 2018). As Academic Director of our MCI Executive PhD program, I also work on how to make research more effective, less draining and a bit more fun.

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Publications (49)
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This article takes a communication perspective to explore the divide between practitioners and academics and also looks at the exchange within the scholarly community. While the relevance debate for business and management related research is frequently pointing at communication problems, there is little systematic inclusion of communication resear...
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Despite prominence and increasing application of the Job Demands‐Resources (JD‐R) theory across national contexts, the role of culture has not yet been systematically explored. We conducted a meta‐analysis of 132 independent samples from 120 studies across 5 global regions (total N = 101,073) to fill this void. Our paper responds to longstanding co...
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This is a template for designing a scholarly manuscript in the context of business and management related research. I use the example of a literature review for illustration, as overviewing what we know about a specific topic is a challenge that many new to academic writing will face at some point. Instead of writing a classic “How to”-guide this p...
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Systematic literature reviews are common in social research for integrating and synthesising existing research. This paper argues that the outcomes of such reviews are affected by the choice of bibliographic databases. It presents evidence of substantial variation across three large electronic databases (Scopus, Web of Science and EBSCO) in a study...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to provide insight into the capital budgeting decision-making of Canadian and Mexican entrepreneurs in small businesses in the food sector. The objective is to understand the capital budgeting decisions through the lens of bounded rationality and how these decisions are affected by different (national) contexts....
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Background Organisations frequently rely on international business travel when operating in internationalized business environments. Yet, the effectiveness of this mechanism relies on their international business travellers (IBTs) being physically and psychologically well enough to productively perform across different working environments. The sal...
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Purpose The purpose of this qualitative study is to explore well-being experiences of international business travellers (IBTs) and contribute to our understanding of personal and job characteristics as antecedents of ill- or well-being. Design/methodology/approach The authors’ insights are based on semi-structured in-depth interviews with 32 IBTs...
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Purpose - The successful management of business expatriates and their families in hostile environments (HE) is a current concern for academics and human resources (HR) practitioners alike. Terrorism and other forms of violent crime have become salient topics on the public agenda, and international organizations are increasingly affected. Hence, sch...
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Environmentally relevant market failure, related to the lack of value attached to environmentally beneficial economic activity, constrains environmental entrepreneurship as reported by Dean and McMullen (Journal of Business Venturing, 22, 50–76, 2007) . Unless this market failure is addressed, green start-ups will be confined to a “green prison” as...
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Theory suggests health focused Community Operational Research (COR) projects and their participants can benefit from balancing a “glass half empty” concern for deficits, problems and weaknesses with a “glass half full” concern for identifying health assets and bringing them into use. We present a COR systemic intervention in the care of persons wit...
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Environmental entrepreneurship has emerged as a significant sub-domain of entrepreneurship research. Drawing from Bourdieu’s work on the notion of habitus, we theorise on the emergence of UK environmental entrepreneurs. Based on evidence from a focus group and a series of in-depth interviews with twenty social and commercial environmental entrepren...
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Purpose The purpose of this paper is to investigate the differing perceptions of fear of expatriates operating in terror-exposed Nairobi and the high-crime environment of Johannesburg and its impact on stress and well-being. It illustrates how expatriates cope with the challenges associated with these two regions. Design/methodology/approach Fol...
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Healthcare worldwide faces severe quality and cost issues, and the search for sustainability in healthcare establishes a grand challenge. Public interest is growing in a systemic re-conceptualizing of healthcare, from primarily a consumerist problem of individual need for treatment to a need for communities themselves to become more effective in sy...
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Purpose – The purpose of this study is to assess differences between the adjustment of expatriates in Germany and France. Most research has focused on the individual in relation to expatriate adjustment. The general conditions of the host country, however, could represent an important contextual factor that needs to be explored further. Design/met...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to provide a synthesis and evaluation of literature surrounding the job demands-resources (JD-R) model (Demerouti et al., 2001) in the first decade since its inception, with particular emphasis on establishing an evidence-based universal application towards different national and international work contexts....
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This paper critically examines programme structure as a dimension of programme strategy within the context of large-scale-multi-site (LSMS) information system (IS) based change programmes. While a centralized programme structure is often assumed both in literature and in practice, we argue that programme structure should be a strategic decision con...
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Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to analyze four major aspects of the work role and how they influence the expatriate work adjustment in Central and Eastern Europe (CEE) and Russia. Design/methodology/approach – The study uses a quantitative design. Self‐reported data were collected from 113 German expatriates assigned to the CEE region and...
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This paper reviews Edward T. Hall’s influential concept of high-/low-context communication and its use in cross-cultural research. Hall’s concept suggests that individuals combine preprogrammed culture specific context and information to create meaning. The use of context is argued to vary across cultures and country classifications have been attac...
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Individuals working outside their home country are a persistent phenomenon beyond the current discussion on regionalism versus globalization. For instance, in the notion of the global factory where increasingly important headquarters ‘need to manage spatially dispersed and organisationally diffuse units’ (Buckley, 2010, p. 81) expatriates might rem...
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Professional service firms (PSFs) are increasingly urged to expand beyond national borders. Whereas, the internationalisation of large industrial firms has been a traditional element of international business research, interest in PSFs is a more recent element of the IB-research agenda. This study analyses the impact of elements of human and social...
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Considering CMHTs as a subsystem of the wider NHS-organisation, this report attempts to reveal the meaning of person-centeredness as perceived by mental health practitioners. It takes a closer look at the delivery of PCH in CMHTs by employing a collaborative perspective. The objectives of this study are (1) to provide a definition of people-centred...
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Creativity bundled with entrepreneurial spirit and resulting innovations can be regarded as major prerequisites for the generation of sustainable competitive advantage as well as drivers of firms' R&D activities. Nevertheless, on a global scale, these three prerequisites are often hampered by inflexible organisational structures in global firms. Th...
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Die kulturelle Anpassung von Stammhausdelegierten wird als zentraler Erfolgsfaktor bei Entsendungen ins Ausland betrachtet. Folglich sind Bestimmungsfaktoren kultureller Anpassung sowohl aus praktischer als auch aus theoretischer Perspektive von hoher Relevanz. Das Konzept der kulturellen Anpassung wurde als mögliche Anpassungsdeterminante identifi...
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Cultural adjustment is considered to be a prerequisite for expatriate success abroad. One way to enhance adjustment is to provide employees with knowledge and awareness of appropriate norms and behaviors of the host country through cross-cultural training (CCT). This article analyzes the impact of pre-departure CCT on expatriate adjustment and focu...
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Processes in multinational corporations (MNCs) have to be configured with regard to the challenges of a permanently evolving environment. Process-innovation teams are considered to be powerful tools inside organizations to cope with this necessity. Their performance is of major importance for most MNCs. As a response to the increasing international...
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As multinational corporations (MNCs) globalize their operations, they are confronted not only with a world-wide and culturally diverse array of stakeholders but also with a growing degree of internal multiculturalism. For years, they have been experiencing “a rapid transition due to increasing cultural diversity” (Ady 1994, p. 30). As a consequence...
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An expatriate's family has a strong impact on his/her cultural adjustment. According to the family systems theory of Minuchin (1974), there exist strong ties between expatriates, their partners, and their children which in turn influence their cultural adjustment. The objective of this article is to empirically assess the adjustment of German expat...
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An expatriates family has a strong impact on his/her cultural adjustment. According to the family systems theory of Minuchin (1974), there exist strong ties between expatriates, their partners, and their children which in turn influence their cultural adjustment. The objective of this article is to empirically assess the adjustment of German expatr...
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Kaum ein anderes industrielles Großprojekt hat in den letzten Jahren so viel öffentliche Aufmerksamkeit hervorgerufen wie der Bau der Magnetschwebebahn Transrapid durch deutsche und chinesische Unternehmungen in Shanghai. Ungewöhnlich daran sind nicht nur die hohe Auftragssumme und die Geschwindigkeit, mit der die Strecke errichtet wurde, sondern v...
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Obwohl Dienstleistungen in vielen Industrieländern mehr als 50 Prozent des Bruttosozialprodukts ausmachen und in den letzten Jahrzehnten auch internationale Dienstleistungsunternehmungen an Bedeutung gewonnen haben, ist dieser Bereich bislang noch kaum erforscht. Abgesehen von wenigen Ausnahmen liegt der Schwerpunkt des Interesses bei der Untersuch...
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Equal job opportunities for women and men are a desirable objective, yet this objective does not seem to be realized up to now. One reason for the existing imbalance can already be found in the process of personnel selection. With an equal number of male and female applicants, HR-managers often opt for the male candidate, as they perceive the appli...
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The article assesses additional challenges that arise for HR Planning and Resourcing in small and medium sized enterprises (SMEs) with rapid internationalisation patterns (such as e.g. born global firms). - GERMAN ABSTRACT: Der Beitrag beschaeftigt sich mit den besonderen Herausforderungen welche die schnelle Internationalisierung an die Personalbe...

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