David S. A. Guttormsen

Førsteamanuensis

USN Handelshøyskolen
Institutt for industriell økonomi, strategi og statsvitenskap
Campus Drammen ()
Dr David S. A. Guttormsen is an associate professor in organisation and management at the University of South-Eastern Norway School of Business. He continues to serve as an external associate at Warwick Business School (UK) and Thammasat Business School (Thailand). Dr Guttormsen possesses a strong and broad international academic and professional background, which is deeply reflected in his research activities, teaching delivery, engagement with industry, service to the academic community and leadership roles. His research has appeared in international peer-reviewed ABS rated journals, including Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, Human Resource Development International, International Studies of Management & Organization, Personnel Review, Scandinavian Journal of Management and Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management.

Ansvarsområder

Current:

  • Lead Editor, ‘Field Guide to Intercultural Research’ – publisher: Edward Elgar (NSD level: 2, with Prof. Jakob Lauring at Aarhus University School of Business and Social Sciences [Denmark] and Dr Malcolm Chapman at Leeds University Business School [UK]).
  • Co-Chair, Strategic Interest Group (SIG12), Research Methods & Research Practice Track, European Academy of Management annual conferences.
  • Executive Chair and Strategic Advisor, Steering Committee, Work Package 6, AFINO project (‘Responsible Research and Innovation in Norway’, funded by The Research Council of Norway).
  • Member of Editorial Review Boards: Journal of Global Mobility, Human Resource Developmental International, European Journal of International Management, and Springer Nature Business & Economics.
  • Research Collaborator: A multidisciplinary Big Data research project on the economic effects of expatriation, industry growth and career trajectories in Bulgaria (with Dr Stanley Gyoshev [XFi Centre for Finance and Investment, University of Exeter Business School, UK]], Mr Trifon Pavkov [Bulgarian National Revenue Agency and Department of Economics, Exeter], Dr Miana Plesca [Department of Economics, University of Guelph, Canada]; Dr Gueorgui Kambourov [Department of Economics, University of Toronto, Canada], Prof. Jakob Lauring [Department of Management, Aarhus University School of Business and Social Sciences, Denmark], Prof. Yehuda Baruch [Department of HR Management and Organisational Behaviour, University of Southampton, UK] and Dr Yoske Igarashi [School of Economics and Business, Hokkaido University, Japan]).
  • Principal Investigator: Research project/industrial partnership (with a Norwegian Multinational Enterprise) about global expatriate mobility, expatriate failures, expatriates’ return on investment, cross-cultural challenges and corporate policy.
  • Co-leading an interdisciplinary research project in international human resource management research (with Prof. Benedicte Brøgger, Dr Mark Brown – BI Norwegian Business School, and Prof. Dr. Petra Poljsak-Rosinski – Berlin International University of Applied Sciences, Germany).
  • Co-leading (with Prof. Lauring and Dr Annamaria Kubovcikova, Aarhus, Denmark, and Dr Sebastian Stoermer, University of Göttingen, Germany) a survey on expatriation, leadership and inclusion within a Norwegian MNE.
  • Co-organiser/lead applicant – symposium: ‘Transparency and Opaqueness: Nordic and Chinese Perspectives on the Ethics of Managing Innovative Organisations, Sustainability & Responsible Research’, funded by the Nordic Centre, Fudan University, Shanghai, China. Co-Applicants: Shanghai Academy of Social Sciences, Fudan University and Shanghai Jiao Tong University (China); Roskilde University and Aarhus University (Denmark); HANKEN School of Economics (Finland); and Norwegian University of Science and Technology (NTNU) and BI Norwegian Business School (Norway).
  • Currently co-authoring papers with colleagues working at Australian, British, Bulgarian, Canadian, Danish, Japanese, Norwegian and South Korean institutions.
  • Ad-hoc reviewing for journals rated ABS 3 and 4*.
  • External Examiner, Oxford Brookes University, UK.
  • Warwick Norway, Alumni Ambassador, The University of Warwick, UK.

Previous:

  • Co-Plenary Organiser (2018–2019); Chair (2017–2018); Track Chair (2016–2017); and Co–Plenary Organiser (2015–2016), Research Methods & Research Practice Track, European Academy of Management annual conferences.
  • Co–Principal Investigator: Research project on business expatriates and success/failure–factors (with Prof. Lauring, Aarhus, Denmark).
  • Co–Principal Investigator: Research project on international sojourners (with Prof. Lauring, Aarhus).
  • Co–Editor, Guest Issue (published September 2018): ‘Silenced and Neglected Voices in Cross–Cultural Management Research?’, International Studies of Management & Organization (with Prof. Lauring, Aarhus).
  • Elected Chair (and thereby serving on the Board of Trustees) (2011–2012), Vice Chair (2010–2011) and President Ex–officio (2012–2013), Postgraduate Network Executive Committee, British International Studies Association.
  • Programme Director (undergraduate degree).
  • Managed and developed new modules/courses at the MBA, postgraduate and undergraduate levels.
  • External Examiner at the University of London (UK) and various Norwegian higher education institutions.
  • Staff recruitment panels.
  • Student recruitment (international and domestic).
  • Student-Staff Liaison Committee.

Kompetanse

Education:

Dr Guttormsen was awarded his PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick (UK, supervised by Prof. Stuart Croft) and obtained an MPhil in International Business from the Centre for International Business at University of Leeds (CIBUL) (UK, supervised by Dr Malcolm Chapman [Leeds] and Prof. Anne Marie Francesco [Hong Kong Baptist University]). He also holds an MA in International Relations (University of New South Wales, Australia); a Graduate Certificate in International Relations (Curtin University of Technology, Australia); a BCom in Public Relations and Management (Curtin Business School, Australia); and a PGCert in Higher Education Professional Practice (Coventry, UK).

Employment:

Prior to joining the USN School of Business, Dr Guttormsen held the position of assistant professor in international and cross-cultural management at BI Norwegian Business School. He formerly worked as a lecturer in international business (assistant professor) at University of Exeter Business School (UK) and as a lecturer in international management at Coventry University Business School (UK).

Dr Guttormsen has also taught courses/modules as well as supervised around 120 executive/distance MBA, MSc and undergraduate dissertations at Warwick Business School (UK), the University of Warwick (UK), University of Birmingham Business School (UK), University of Leicester School of Management (UK), Helsinki Business School (Finland) and Audencia Business School (France).

Outside the academe, Dr Guttormsen has worked in the public sector and at an international NGO, in addition to short job stints in corporate communications, research consultancy and sales (food and beverage). Additionally, he has held more than 25 committee positions within sports, culture, academic and student organisations at the local, regional and national levels in Norway, Australia and the United Kingdom, which encompassed strategic leadership, project management, policy-making, public relations, media relations, treasury and fundraising.

Research:

Dr Guttormsen is an interdisciplinary and practitioner-oriented researcher who specialises in expatriate management and global mobility, intercultural analysis, global talent management and qualitative research methodology. His research traverses the disciplines of international business, international human resource management, cross-cultural management and organisational behaviour and has appeared in international peer-reviewed ABS rated journals, including Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, Human Resource Development International, International Studies of Management & Organization, Personnel Review, Scandinavian Journal of Management and Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management.

Dr Guttormsen has conducted extensive fieldwork and interviewed international managers, expatriates and public-policy elites in Belgium, Brazil, Bulgaria, China and Hong Kong SAR, Egypt, Malaysia, Myanmar, Norway, South Korea, Taiwan, the United Arab Emirates and the US. In his doctoral research, he investigated American think tanks and China-policy research experts within the context of US foreign policy towards China and the US–Sino relationship.

He has previously held visiting research positions at Waseda University (Japan), Seoul National University (South Korea), Fudan University (China), Leeds University Business School (UK), Curtin Business School (Australia), Hong Kong Baptist University (Hong Kong SAR), Thammasat Business School (Thailand) and Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO, Norway).

Theoretically, he draws upon identity construction, social constructionism, social categorisation, relationality, epistemic reflexivity and Bourdieu’s theory of practice, especially drawing upon social anthropological and sociological intellectual heritage. His geographical focuses include East Asia, South-East Asia, Scandinavia and the US, whereas the organisational settings of his research include international companies and organisations.

Dr Guttormsen is regularly invited to present his work at international academic conferences, such as for the Academy of Management (AOM), European Academy of Management (EURAM), Academy of International Business (AIB), European International Business Academy (EIBA), Asia Academy of Management (AAoM) and European Group for Organizational Studies (EGOS).

Teaching:

Dr Guttormsen has taught a wide range of courses/modules and supervised around 120 dissertations across the undergraduate, postgraduate and executive and distance MBA levels. He frequently receives very high student satisfaction scores on his teaching, and he is passionate about contributing to his students’ learning and making learning processes relevant for the competitive global job market. He has been an invited speaker at universities in Germany, Hong Kong SAR, Japan, South Korea and the UK.

He has co-supervised one PhD student to successful completion (Exeter, UK) and acted as an external examiner in the UK – thus, he welcomes queries regarding PhD supervision and examination on topics relating to expatriation and/or cross-cultural management research.

Dr Guttormsen is a Fellow of The Higher Education Academy (UK).

Publikasjoner

  1. Guttormsen, D. S. A, Lauring, J., & Chapman, M. (editors) (accepted/forthcoming). Field Guide to Intercultural Research. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  2. Jonasson, C., Lauring, J., & Guttormsen, D. S. A. (accepted/forthcoming). 'Inside-out’: Race, roles and relations in intercultural fieldwork. In D. S. A. Guttormsen, J. Lauring, & M. Chapman (eds). Field Guide to Intercultural ResearchCheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  3. Guttormsen, D. S. A., Poljsak-Rosinski, P., Thein, H. H., Pavkov, T., Brkovic, K., & Gillan, M. (accepted/forthcoming). Academic Disciplines Have Cultures, Too: Intercultural Challenges for Interdisciplinary Researchers in the Field. In D. S. A. Guttormsen, J. Lauring, & M. Chapman (eds). Field Guide to Intercultural ResearchCheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  4. Guttormsen, D. S. A, Lauring, J., & Chapman, M. (accepted/forthcoming). Introduction: Following the Researchers into the Field. In D. S. A. Guttormsen, J. Lauring, & M. Chapman (eds). Field Guide to Intercultural ResearchCheltenham: Edward Elgar.
  5. Moulaï, K. & Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2019). Here Too, Responsible Leadership Has a Role to Play: An Investigation of Self–Initiated Expatriates' Decision to Relocate, Academy of Management Global Proceedings, 404, https://doi.org/10.5465/amgblproc.slovenia.2019.0404.abs
  6. Guttormsen, D. S. A. & Francesco, A. M. (2019). Status and Success: Do Lower Status Expatriates in Multinational Corporations Experience Different Types of Success? Journal of Global Mobility: The Home of Expatriate Management Research, 7(4): 364-380. [https://doi.org/10.1108/JGM-02-2019-0016] 
  7. Lauring, J., Guttormsen, D. S. A., & McNulty, Y (2019). Adult third culture kids: Adjustment and personal development. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, 26(3): 387-400. [https://doi.org/10.1108/CCSM-02-2019-0035] 
  8. Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2018). Advancing Otherness and Othering of the cultural Other during ‘Intercultural Encounters' in Cross-Cultural Management Research. International Studies of Management & Organization, 48(3): 314-332. [https://doi.org/10.1080/00208825.2018.1480874]
  9. Guttormsen, D. S. A. & Lauring, J. (2018). ‘Fringe Voices in Cross-Cultural Management Research: Silenced and Neglected? International Studies of Management & Organization, 48(3): 239-246. [https://doi.org/10.1080/00208825.2018.1480465] 
  10. Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2018). Does the ‘Non-Traditional Expatriate’ Exist?: a Critical Exploration of New Expatriation Categories. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 34(3): 233-244. [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scaman.2018.05.004] 
  11. Guttormsen, D. S. A., Francesco, A. M., & Chapman, M. (2018). Revisiting the Expatriate Failure Concept: a qualitative study of Scandinavian Expatriates in Hong Kong. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 34(2): 117-128. [https://doi.org/10.1016/j.scaman.2018.03.005] 
  12. Lauring, J., Jonasson, C., & Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2018). Inclusive management in international organizations: How does it affect local and expatriate academics? Personnel Review, 47(2): 458-473. [https://doi.org/10.1108/PR-12-2015-0323] 
  13. Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2016). Introducing the Expatriate ‘Entry-Mode’: A Missing Link in Global Mobility and Expatriate Management Research. Human Resource Development International, 20(2): 99-126. [https://doi.org/10.1080/13678868.2016.1240288] 
  14. Zhang, L. E. & Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2016). 'Multiculturality’ as a Key Methodological Challenge during In-depth Interviewing in International Business Research. Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, 23(2): 232-256. [https://doi.org/10.1108/CCSM-07-2014-0084]  
  15. Fjellström, D. & Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2016). A critical exploration of ‘access’ in qualitative International Business field research: towards a concept of socio-cultural and multidimensional research practice. Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management: An International Journal, 11(2): 110-126. [https://doi.org/10.1108/QROM-05-2014-1225] 
  16. Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2015). Looking Forward by Looking Back: a Self/Other Perspective on Intercultural Expatriate Research. In N. Holden, S. Michailova, & S. Tieze, Routledge Companion to Cross-Cultural Management, Abingdon, Oxon: Routledge, pp. 344-354. [DOI: 10.4324/9780203798706.ch36] 
  17. Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2014). Constructing 'China’: Culture and U.S. Think Tank Narratives – a Bourdieusian Investigation. PhD thesis, University of Warwick. Available: University of Warwick Publications service & WRAP [http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/66144/] 
  18. Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2014). A transdisciplinary critique of the Cross-Cultural Management Research Paradigm – a Self/Other Perspective’, E-book (abstracts)/Conference Proceedings, European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Conference, Valencia, Spain, 4-7 Jun 2014. [ISBN: 978-84-697-0377-9] 
  19. Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2014). Global Mobility and the ‘Expatriate Failure’ Concept – a social Constructionist Critique. E-book (abstracts)/Conference Proceedings, European Academy of Management (EURAM) Annual Conference, Valencia, Spain, 4-7 Jun 2014. [ISBN: 978-84-697-0377-9] 
  20. Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2013). (Self) Reflexivity as Method(ology): Advancing International Business Research. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business (eds P. McDougall-Covin & T. Kiyak), Istanbul, Turkey, 3-6 Jul, 2013. [ISSN: 2078-0435] 
  21. Guttormsen, D. S. A. & Zhang, L. E. (2013). In-depth Interviews in International Business Research: Multiculturality, Power & Language. Proceedings of the 55th Annual Meeting of the Academy of International Business (eds P. McDougall-Covin & T. Kiyak), Istanbul, Turkey, 3-6 Jul, 2013. [ISSN: 2078-0435].
  22. Zhang, L. E. & Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2013). The Multicultural Interviewer in Qualitative International Business Research: Four Cases of International Field-Studies. Programme Book of the 13th Annual Conference of the European Academy of Management, Istanbul, Turkey, 26-29 Jun 2013.
  23. Medina-Iborra, I. & Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2013). Visibility and Activity: Foreign Affairs Think Tanks in the United Kingdom. Political Perspectives, 7(1). [ISSN: 2049-081X]
  24. Guttormsen, D. S. A. & van de Wetering, C. (2013). Non-State Actors in World Politics and International Relations research – an Introduction. Political Perspectives, 7(1). [ISSN: 2049-081X] 
  25. Lauring, J. & Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2010). Challenges of Ethnicity in Organizational Interaction: The Role of Language Use in Expatriate Management. In J. Crennan (Ed.), Ethnicity: Cultural roles, Spiritual Practices, and Social challenges. New York: Nova Science Publishers Inc., pp. 137-159. [ISBN (print): 978-1-61668-535-5] 
  26. Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2010). Unlocking Complexity with Simplicity: A Social Constructionist take on the ‘Ethnographic Interview’ in Multilingual and Intercultural ‘Multi-site’ field research. Proceedings of the 9th European Conference on Research Methodology for Business and Management Studies (ed. J Esteves, IE Business School), Madrid, 24-25 Jun 2010, pp. 157-165. [ISBN: 978-1-906638-64-1 (print) and 978-1-906638-65-8 (CD)] 
  27. Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2009). Institutions of Scandinavian expatriatism in Hong Kong: A dynamic perspective on interaction and adjustment. David C. Lam Institute for East-West Studies (LEWI) Working Paper Series, no. 91 September, pp. 3-50.