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Associate Professor of Cross-cultural Management

Catou Faust specialized in cross-cultural management and her research focuses on issues of HRM linked to cross-cultural skill-set development. Holder of a PhD in Management, she draws on her international life experience in three continents to nourish her teaching and runs seminars to prepare managers to work within cross-cultural environments.


PhD in Management, Paris-Est University - 2015

MSc in Cross-cultural Management, Paris-Dauphine University - 2010

CAPES in Management, Éducation Nationale - 1995

Msc in Management, EM Strasbourg – 1992


Since 2010:

Cross-cultural management and International HRM professor in Business Schools (HEC, EMLYON, ESC Dijon, INSEEC), in Engineering Schools (Les Ponts) and at la Sorbonne University.

Training in cross-cultural management (EMLYON Executive Development, CCIP Ile de France, Akteos, Terres Neuves Ceran)- - 2009 à 2016

Before 2010:

Professor of economics and French in higher education (Galatasaray University in Istanbul, BTS in Nanterre) and in colleges (lycée F. Truffaut à Beauvais).


Cross-cultural management

Cross-cultural skill-set development and capitalization

Management of cross-cultural teams

Preparing for expatriation

Research InterestTop

Working contexts and cross-cultural skill-set

Impact of depictions of cross-cultural relationships on managers‘ skills

Japanese managers’ expectations towards work

Capitalizing upon cross-cultural skill-set  

Communications & SeminarsTop

Communication in 14th EURAM conference (European Academy of Management) « Capitalizing upon intercultural competence » in 2014

Communication in 4th Atlas/AFMI conference in 2014

« La compétence interculturelle, une compétence pas si universelle ? »