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Markus G. Kittler, PhD

Markus G. Kittler, PhD


  • Sustainable entrepreneurship
  • Intercultural studies
  • Cross-Cultural Communication


  • Executive PhD program

Markus current research interest is work contributing to resolve grand challenges (e.g. sustainable entrepreneurship and challenges to health care management). Existing work regarding research and knowledge exchange can be localized in the field of Intercultural Studies and related controversies. This is also reflected in his PhD on Understanding Misunderstanding in Cross-Cultural Communication which was acknowledged with the “Neil Hood and Stephen Young Prize for the Most Original New Work” at the Academy of International Business (UK and Ireland chapter) conference in Glasgow 2009 among 42 doctoral projects competing for this award. However, this is a non-exclusive focus. For instance, a successful funding application for collaboration in NHS Community Mental Health teams indicates that the availability of funding or the discovery of interesting projects allow for flexibility within his research agenda.

Markus received the supervisor of the year award at the University of Stirling for his successful supervision of PhD students. He acts as a reviewer for a variety of journals (e.g. JoM, JIBS, MIR, CCM, NTWE, EJWOP), publisher (e.g. OUP) and for key conferences in his field. In 2012 he was awarded “Best Reviewer” for the journal “Cross Cultural Management”. He also acted as a reviewer for the ESRC. In 2009 he was recognized as a Fellow (FHEA) at the Higher Education Academy. Currently he is awarded funds to submit his application for accreditation as Senior Fellow (SFHEA).


Outsios, G., & Kittler M. (2018) The mindset of UK environmental entrepreneurs: A habitus perspective. International Small Business Journal, accepted for publication.

Faeth, P., & Kittler, M. (2018) How do you fear? Examining expatriates' perception of danger in two African locations. Journal of Global Mobility. accepted for publication.

Ball, C., & Kittler, M. (2017). Removing environmental market failure through support mechanisms: insights from green start-ups in the British, French and German energy sectors. Small Business Economics, 1-14.

Walsh, M., Kittler, M. G., & Mahal, D. (2017). Towards a New Paradigm of Healthcare: Addressing Challenges to Professional Identities through Community Operational Research. European Journal of Operational Research.

Selmer, J., Lauring, J., & Kittler, M. (2015). Adjustment in Western European overseas assignments: Do France and Germany pose differing challenges to expatriate managers?. International Journal of Commerce and Management, 25(4), 654-672.

Rattrie, L., & G. Kittler, M. (2014). The job demands-resources model and the international work context– A systematic review. Journal of Global Mobility, 2(3), 260-279.

Yu, A. G., & Kittler, M. (2012). Matching programme structure to environment: A comparative study of two IS-based change programmes. International Journal of Project Management, 30(6), 740-749.

Kittler, M. G., Rygl, D., & Mackinnon, A. (2011). Special Review Article: Beyond culture or beyond control? Reviewing the use of Hall’s high-/low-context concept. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 11(1), 63-82.

Kittler, M. G., Rygl, D., Mackinnon, A., & Wiedemann, K. (2011). Work role and work adjustment in emerging markets: A study of German expatriates in CEE countries and Russia. Cross Cultural Management: An International Journal, 18(2), 165-184.

Puck, J. F., Kittler, M. G., & Wright, C. (2008). Does it really work? Re-assessing the impact of pre-departure cross-cultural training on expatriate adjustment. The International Journal of Human Resource Management, 19(12), 2182-2197.

Puck, J., Rygl, D., & Kittler, M. (2007). Cultural antecedents and performance consequences of open communication and knowledge transfer in multicultural process-innovation teams. Journal of Organisational Transformation & Social Change, 3(2), 223-241.