Teaching associate professor
Karen Blixens Plads 8, 2300 København S, Søndre Campus, Building: 11B-2-13
Kristina Kazuhara is a teaching associate professor of Japanese at University of Copenhagen.
She is currently finishing her PhD at Copenhagen Business School under the joint supervision of Prof. Mary Yoko Brannen, University of Victoria, and Prof. Jasper Hotho, CBS. In 2019 and 2020, she received the Doctoral Research Grant in Contemporary Japan Studies by the Scandinavia Japan Sasakawa Foundation.
In 2019, she was a visiting doctoral researcher at Keio University, Japan, while conducting ethnographic fieldwork for five months at two Danish multinational companies in Tokyo.
As a management and organizational studies scholar, she is particularly interested in the field of biculturalism and bilingualism; the role of boundary-spanners and bicultural bridges in organizations and how they contribute or not to knowledge transfer and innovation. She positions herself within the field of language-sensitive research within the broader field of international business and management. In her dissertation, she draws upon qualitative methods such as grounded theory, case studies, and ethnography including semi-structured interviews and participant observation.
Kristina Kazuhara is the course coordinator and lecturer at CCRS' Japanese language courses that cater to students enrolled in the International Business in Asia Programme at Copenhagen Business School.
Primary fields of research
International Business and Management; organizational studies; culturally sensitive research; knowledge transfer; biculturalism; bilingualism; cross-cultural boundary spanning.