Frank Fitzpatrick Researcher Profile

Researcher ProfilesFrank Fitzpatrick is the academic advisor for the British Council’s global Intercultural Fluency Programme. He has a PhD in Cross-cultural Communication from Newcastle University, UK, a Masters in Business Administration from the University of Leicester, UK, and a Masters in Linguistics from the University of Surrey, UK, and is an experienced and qualified training professional. He has over 20 years of international experience in intercultural relations across Europe, Latin America and the Middle East and has worked in many different locations, including the UK, Spain, Italy, Portugal, the Balkans, Peru, Cuba, and Qatar, working with a wide range of governmental, educational and civil institutions. He also has extensive experience of successfully managing large and diverse groups of people from different cultural backgrounds. He has published in the field of language teacher education and on subjects of interest in cross-cultural business management, examining and redefining, in particular, the concept of “culture shock” in international relocation.

Frank Fitzpatrick

Selected publications:

Fitzpatrick, F. (2017). Taking the ‘culture’ out of ‘culture shock.’ Critical Perspectives on International Business, 13(4), 278-296.

Fitzpatrick, F. (2016). Voices from Cuba: Redefining culture shock. Saarbrucken: Lambert Academic Publishing.

Cross-cultural Business Conference (Austria)

The international “Cross-Cultural Business Conference 2015” has been announced by the University of Applied Sciences Upper Austria. The conference provides an opportunity for lecturers, researchers and practitioners to advance knowledge and discuss latest developments in the field of management and business.This year’s conference at the School of Management in Steyr mainly focuses on the key management subjects of the study program Global Sales and Marketing in an intercultural environment. Moreover, this conference will be carried out in cooperation with the School of Informatics/Communications/Media, chairing two sessions.

Conference Days: May 21-22, 2015

Authors are encouraged to prepare and submit papers for the following sessions:
*Session A: Intercultural Perspectives in Global Business and HR Management
*Session B: Intercultural Perspectives in Global (B2B)Marketing and Sales Management
*Session C: Intercultural Perspectives in Higher Education Research
*Session D: Intercultural Perspectives in Informatics, Communication & Media

Richard D. Lewis, best-selling author of “When Cultures Collide”, will present the keynote address.For more information please download the Call for Papers.Deadline extended to December 7, 2014.

The conference is accompanied by the annual “International Week“, an event where international lectures convey business related topics to our students.

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