Dr. Vujdan El Khatib

Research Fields and Interests

  • Intercultural Competence, its forms and its development
  • International Management and Relations
  • Dispersed Teams


  • Busse, S.; El Khatib, V.; Brandt, T.; Kranz, J.; Kolbe, L.M. (2013): Understanding the Role of Culture in Eco-Innovation Adoption – An Empirical Cross-Country Comparison, 34th International Conference on Information Systems (ICIS 2013), Milan, forthcoming.
  • El Khatib, V.; Trang, S.; Reimers, K.; Kolbe, L. M. (2013): The role of motivational factors in distributed software development teams: an empirical investigation, Proceedings of the European Conference on Information Systems (ECIS) 2013. Utrecht 2013, accepted.
  • El Khatib, V.; Kolbe, L.M.. (2012): Virtuelles Teambuilding und IKT-Technologien in Relation. Eine kritische Betrachtung unter Einbeziehung der Theorien Social Presence und Media Richness, Proceedings of the Multikonferenz Wirtschaftsinformatik 2012. Braunschweig 2012.
  • El Khatib, V.; Nayir, D.; Kolbe, L.M. (2012): Choosing the adequate IT Outsourcing Option. A Comparison between India and Turkey, Proceedings of the ICIME 2012. Ankara 2012.
  • El Khatib, Vujdan (2012): Managing international Projects: A case study about German experiences with team members from Bangalore in India.GITMA Conference 2012. Bangalore 2012.

  • Curriculum Vitae


    • 2010 – today Göttingen University, Chair for Information Management in cooperation with Marmara University Istanbul
      temporary working title: „Managing cultural Diversity in dispersed Teams“, Göttingen University, Germany
    • 2009 – 2010 Intercultural German Teaching/German as a Foreign and Second Language, Göttingen University
    • 2003 – 2009 Business Management and Culture Science
      Focus: „Corporate Management and Organization“ and „Human Resource Management“
    • 01/2009 – 06/2009 Thesis: „The Relevance of Cultural Intelligence in IT Project Management. A Case Study of a sample project at Robert Bosch GmbH“

    Relevant Work experience

    • 05/2011 – today Member of project for executive education "Leading dispersed teams", Göttingen University, Germany
    • 04/2010 – 08/2010 Yalova University, Turkey
    • 10/2009 – 01/2010 Göttingen University, Germany
    • 01/2009 – 06/2009 Robert Bosch GmbH, Hildesheim, Germany
    • 11/2007 – 12/2008 KONE GmbH, Department for Human Resource Management, Hanover, Germany
    • 10/2007 – 10/2007 Internship: Johnson Controls (former Varta Bosch), Department for Human Resource Management, Hanover, Germany
    • 09/2007 – 10/2007 Internship: adult education center Hanover, Germany

    Available topics

    • Bachelorthema: Management kultureller Diversität in verteilten Teams
    • Masterthema: Literaturanalyse zu interkulturellen verteilten Teams