“The Role of Board Diversity in dealing with the Challenges of National Cultural Distance”
Tuesday 11th November 2014, 13:00 – 14:00 in Room CY007
Dr. Anthi Avloniti
Lecturer in Business and Management
The influence of national cultural differences on MNEs is a complex and multi-debated issue within the International Business field. Although the “why” and “how” this influence occurs have been extensively investigated, attention is now directed towards indicating ways in which MNEs can deal with the negative aspects of national distance. This research focuses on the role of Board Diversity as a mediating factor of this influence. Specifically, it explores whether cultural diversity across the members of the board of directors can help MNEs deal with the negative aspects of national cultural differences more efficiently.
Anthi Avloniti has graduated from the Athens University of Economics and Business with a degree in Business Administration. Later she gained an MSc in Business Management by the Kingston Business School in London and finally a PhD in Management by the Kent Business School. Her current research interests and publications involve the complex impact of Cultural and Psychic Distance on the performance of MNEs and the factors that moderate this relationship. Anthi has been a Lecturer in Business and Management at UCLan Cyprus since October 2013, prior to which she has been an Associate Lecturer at Kent University.
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