David S. A. Guttormsen

David S. A. Guttormsen


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 School of Business of the University of South-Eastern Norway (USN) in addition to serving as an adjunct researcher at BI Norwegian Business School and an external research associate at Thammasat Business School, Thammasat University (Thailand). His research specialisations involves expatriate management, cross-cultural management and global talent management within the broader areas of international business and international human resource management, as well inclusion, responsible management and qualitative research methodology. Dr Guttormsen’s work has appeared in peer-reviewed journals, including Human Resource Management Journal (ABS 4*), Journal of Business Ethics (ABS 3*, In Press), International Journal of Human Resource Management (ABS 3*), Journal of Global Mobility (where he also serves as an associate editor), Personnel Review, Cross Cultural & Strategic Management, International Studies of Management & Organization, Scandinavian Journal of Management, Human Resource Development International (ABS 2*) and Qualitative Research in Organizations and Management (ABS 1*). He was recently the lead editor of the Field Guide to Intercultural Research published by Edward Elgar. Dr Guttormsen has 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). Dr Guttormsen obtained his PhD in Politics and International Studies from the University of Warwick, and he earned his MPhil in International Business from the Centre for International Business, University of Leeds (UK) and his MA in International Relations from the University of New South Wales (Australia).


1. Alm, K., & Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2021, In Press). Enabling the Voices of Marginalized Groups of People in Theoretical Business Ethics Research. Journal of Business Ethics[ABS 3*, FT 50, NSD 2, Impact Factor: 6.430]

2. Moulaï, K., Manning, S., & Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2021). Heeding the call from the promised land: Identity work of self-initiated expatriates before leaving home. The International Journal of Human Resource Management. doi: 10.1080/09585192.2021.1948889. [ABS 3*, NSD 1, Impact Factor: 5.546]

3. Perkins, G., Gilmore, S., Guttormsen, D. S. A., & Taylor, S. (2021). Analyzing the impacts of universal basic income in the changing world of work: Challenges to the psychological contract and a future research agenda. Human Resource Management Journal. doi: 10.1111/1748-8583.12348. [ABS 4*, Impact Factor: 5.039]

4. Guttormsen, D. S. A., Lauring, J., & Chapman, M. (Eds.). (2021). Field guide to intercultural research. Edward Elgar Publishing. [NSD 2]

5. Guttormsen, D. S. A., Poljsak-Rosinski, P., Thein, H. H., Brkovic, K., Pavkov, T., & Gillan, M. (2021). Academic disciplines have cultures, too: Intercultural challenges during interdisciplinary fieldwork. In D. S. A. Guttormsen, J. Lauring, & M. Chapman (Eds.), Field guide to intercultural research (pp. 179–193). Edward Elgar Publishing. [NSD 2]

6. Jonasson, C., Lauring, J., & Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2021), ‘Inside-out’: Race, roles and relations in intercultural fieldwork. In D. S. A. Guttormsen, J. Lauring, & M. Chapman (Eds.), Field guide to intercultural research (pp. 217–229). Edward Elgar Publishing. [NSD 2]

7. Guttormsen, D. S. A., Lauring, J., & Chapman, M. (2021). Introduction: Following the researchers into the field. In D. S. A. Guttormsen, J. Lauring, & M. Chapman (Eds.), Field guide to intercultural research (pp. 1–13). Edward Elgar Publishing. [NSD 2]

8. 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, 7(4), 364–380. [ABS 2*, NSD 1]

9. 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. [ABS 2*, NSD 1, Impact Factor: 2.203]

10. 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), 239–246. [ABS 2*, NSD 1]

11. Guttormsen, D. S. A., & Lauring, J. (2018). Fringe voices in cross-cultural management research: Silenced and neglected? International Studies of Management & Organization, 48(3), 314–332. [ABS 2*, NSD 1]

12. 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. [ABS 2*, NSD 1, Impact Factor: 2.433]

13. 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. [ABS 2*, NSD 1, Impact Factor: 2.433]

14. 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. [ABS 2*, NSD 1, Impact Factor: 3.434]

15. 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. [ABS 2*, NSD 1]

16. 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. [ABS 2*, NSD 1, Impact Factor: 2.203]

17. 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. [ABS 1*, NSD 1]

18. 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 (pp. 344–354). Routledge. [NSD 2]

19. Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2014). Constructing ‘China’: Culture and U.S. think tank narrativesa Bourdieusian investigation [Doctoral dissertation, The University of Warwick]. University of Warwick Publications service & WRAP. http://wrap.warwick.ac.uk/66144/

20. Medina-Iborra, I., & Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2013). Visibility and activity: Foreign affairs think tanks in the United Kingdom. Political Perspectives, 7(1), 46–74. [NSD 1]

21. 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), 1–5. [NSD 1]

22. Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2010). International and intercultural experiences of expatriates in Hong Kong: An ethnography [Unpublished Master’s thesis, Leeds University Business School].

23. Lauring, J., & Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2010). Challenges of ethnicity in organizational interaction: The role of language use in expatriate management. In J. K. Crennan (Ed.), Ethnicity: Cultural roles, spiritual practices, and social challenges (p. 137–159). Nova Science Publishers Inc.

24. Guttormsen, D. S. A. (2009). Institutions of Scandinavian expatriatism in Hong Kong: A dynamic perspective on interaction and adjustment (Working Paper Series, Issue 91). David C. Lam Institute for East–West Studies [url: https://repository.hkbu.edu.hk/lewi_wp/6/].