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February 2019: Language Diversity, Nonnative Accents, and Their Consequences at the Workplace

As the workplace is becoming increasingly global, organizations are employing more persons who work in a non-native language. Moreover, challenges in communication between employees with different linguistic background are inevitable in international mergers and acquisitions, and failure to recognize and address these challenges can create major obstacles to achieving effective integration benefits. Thus, it is
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The Influence of Close Relationships and Perspective Taking in Negotiation: an interview with Professor Jimena Ramirez

Professor Jimena Ramirez-Marin Jimena Ramirez, a professor in International Negotiation at IÉSEG, and a member of the School’s center of excellence on negotiation, recently published a research paper* looking at how interpersonal relations can influence the dynamics of negotiation processes. We spoke to her about the outcomes of this work and the importance of perspective
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December 2018: Understanding the international negotiation and conflict management strategies in diplomacy

In the paper “Understanding the International Negotiation and Conflict Management Strategies in Diplomacy”, Dr. Valon Murtezaj explored the lived experiences of senior diplomats dealing with difficult conflict situations in diplomacy. This study found specific bodies of knowledge that influence success in negotiation and conflict management. Results that extracted from a total of 250 years of
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November 2018: Tit for tat: Using negative emotions strategically to address negative feedback at workplace

When supervisors have to provide employees with negative feedback, the situation can easily turn into an interpersonal conflict. To prevent such conflicts, it is useful to identify factors that facilitate the communication of negative feedback. Together with Pinar Çelik and Nils Myszkowski, Professor Martin investigated how negative emotions expressed by an employee in response to
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