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Dr May Tungtakanpoung

Dr May Tungtakanpoung

tungtakm@lsbu.ac.uk

Innovation, Leadership, Strategy and Management

https://orcid.org/0000-0003-2923-1307

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I am a lecturer in Human Resource Management at LSBU Business School. My research interest is related to Cross-Cultural Management. I have extensive experience teaching postgraduate level in the areas of HRM, and Organisational Behaviour. I am a Chartered Fellow CIPD. My role is to hold a strategic position and demonstrates expertise in the key areas of HR to promote and achieve organisation success. I have completed the Cross-Cultural Management program, Tokyo. I completed the Master Class for Global Cross-Cultural Management provided by Prof. Hofstede and the team and an accredited lecturer and trainer in Intercultural Management by Hofstede Insights.

My main research interests are related to Intercultural Management, such as International Business Negotiation, Communication Across Culture, Acculturation, Global teamwork, Cross-Cultural Communication, Global Leadership, Global team, Cultural Competencies. I am working on a research project, “Developing the cross-cultural skills of graduates in response to the needs of the European enterprise.” The project's outcome will be an open-source 'Cross-cultural Competencies and Skills Development Toolkit". There are five Higher Education Institutions have participated in this study: University of Worcester (Project lead- UK), London South Bank University (UK), UC Leuven-Limburg (Belgium), Halmstad University (Sweden), and Bursa Uludağ University (Turkey). I am also a Director of Research & Academic Relations, Society for intercultural educators, trainers, and researchers (SIETAR UK).

Postgraduate Research Supervision
Current
Miss Mona Abdelmonem Mohamed Rashad HashemDoctoral Research ProjectPhD
Ms Samia TariqWork life balance and work family conflict of female entrepreneurs in PakistanPhD

Awarded in the last 5 years
Epigeum Supervisory TrainingPhD
PhD

London Metropolitan University

2012
2016
Chartered Fellow

CIPD, Chartered Institute of Personnel Development, ENGLAND

2012
Certificate, The program for Cross Cultural Management, Tokyo, JAPAN

Certificate, The program for Cross Cultural Management, Tokyo, JAPAN

Association for Overseas Technical Scholarship Alumni (AOTS)

2003
2003
CERTIFICATION IN INTERCULTURAL MANAGEMENT FOR LECTURERS HELSINKI

“Intercultural Management- Accredited Lecturer” is targeted at lecturers who want to deepen their knowledge, increase their understanding of the applications of the dimensions from a management perspective, and who are currently working as a lecturer at a university or any other academic institution.

2017
2017
Global and Cross Cultural Management and Organisational Research (Maastricht University/ Aarhus BSS)

Global and Cross Cultural Management and Organisational Research (Maastricht University/ Aarhus BSS)

Participant

Fundamental Assumptions in Cross Cultural Research

Fundamental Assumptions in Cross Cultural Research

Cross Cultural Management: Anthropology Field Research 2

Cross Cultural Research Origins: Sociology and Economics

Cross Cultural Research Origins: Psychology

Comparative Organizational Analysis before Hofstede

Culture’s Consequences

Comparative Organizational Research

Comparative Organizational Research since Hofstede

Methodology in Comparative Management Study: Level of Analysis

Methodology in Comparative Management Study Traditions I

Methodology in Comparative Management Study Traditions II

Levels of Analysis: Applications and Misapplications

Controversies about Cultural Boundaries

Linking the Past to the Present Trends I

Linking the Past to the Present Trends II

2011
2011
Global and Cross Cultural Management and Organisational Research (Maastricht University/ Aarhus BSS)

Global and Cross Cultural Management and Organisational Research (Maastricht University/ Aarhus BSS)

Participant

Fundamental Assumptions in Cross Cultural Research

Fundamental Assumptions in Cross Cultural Research

Cross Cultural Management: Anthropology Field Research 2

Cross Cultural Research Origins: Sociology and Economics

Cross Cultural Research Origins: Psychology

Comparative Organizational Analysis before Hofstede

Culture’s Consequences

Comparative Organizational Research

Comparative Organizational Research since Hofstede

Methodology in Comparative Management Study: Level of Analysis

Methodology in Comparative Management Study Traditions I

Methodology in Comparative Management Study Traditions II

Levels of Analysis: Applications and Misapplications

Controversies about Cultural Boundaries

Linking the Past to the Present Trends I

Linking the Past to the Present Trends II

2016
2016
HR officer/ Marketing Executive/ Part time Lecturer
Spinnaker College, Portsmouth, Hampshire

CORE COMPETENCIES and ACHIEVEMENTS

• Adeptly taught HR Management at Spinnaker College, encouraging students to understand its importance as an essential means for optimising performance and commitment of an organisation’s employees.

• Demonstrated excellent linguistic skills when presenting to classes with up to 35 students for Junior English with excursions (2008, 2009 & 2012). Additionally tutored a group of long term Asian students for an English language programme during 2012.

• Planned and delivered training that included inductions for new staff. Analysed training needs with departmental managers and sourced relevant training programmes that met quality and budgetary requirements.

• Energetically influenced marketing strategy for Spinnaker College and involved in the project to improve new website. Updated internal and external websites, and prepared text and images for inclusion in website, e-newsletter and printed brochure.

• Responsible for student registration and quality assurance, an Academic committee member who led new curriculum projects for undergraduate course including Tourism Management, International Law, and Nursing.

• Provided a comprehensive HR framework at Spinnaker College, ensuring that HR services achieved strategic business outcomes. Developed and deployed policies, procedures and practices with full adherence to European Employee regulations.

• Assisting management with recruitment and interviews, creating job descriptions as well as advertising material.

• Establishing performance management policies, arranging online and traditional marketing campaigns, and maintaining administrative systems.

• Supporting management team in all aspects of HR and influencing policy areas such as staff performance and Health & Safety.

• Sourcing agents for Asian market to promote college using a bespoke marketing mix.

Teaching experience in 2010−2011 (part-time):

• Level 5: Organisational Behaviour / HR Management for Diploma in Business Management (Association of Business Executives).

2007
2014
Education
Associate Lecturer
Portsmouth University

Level 7: Strategic Marketing Management / Organisational Resource Planning for Advanced Diploma in Business Management.

Teaching experience in 2005−2008 (part-time):

• International HR Management: Global and Cross Cultural (National Culture and Individual Self) at Portsmouth University for Masters.

2015
2016
Education
FCIPD
2012
society for intercultural education, training, and research.
2019

Filter publications

Voice in context: An international comparative study of employee experience with voice in small and medium enterprises
Prouska, R., McKearney, A., Opute, J., Tungtakanpoung, M. and Brewster, C. (2021). Voice in context: An international comparative study of employee experience with voice in small and medium enterprises. The International Journal of Human Resource Management. 33 (15), pp. 3149-3174. https://doi.org/10.1080/09585192.2021.1925323

The Intercultural Skills Graduates and Businesses in Europe Need Today
Halila, F., Pillalamarri, K., Bell, R., Ali, S., Moser, K., Prouska, R., Tungtakanpoung, M., Godts, I., Mulier, L., Saraç, M. and Bektaş, O. (2020). The Intercultural Skills Graduates and Businesses in Europe Need Today. https://cruseproject.com/skills-report/ European Commission, Erasmus+ proejct.