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Susanne Tietze

Susanne Tietze

Professor Of Multilingual Management

  • About


    • 2007: Diploma - International Teacher Programme, International Institute for Management Development (IMD), Switzerland
    • 1998: PhD - The Role of Language in the Process of Creating Meaning in a Professional Organisation, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 1994: MBA, Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 1991: Certificate in Management, Sheffield City Polytechnic
    • 1988: MA - Anglistik and Germanistik, Karl-Ruprechts Universitat

    External Leadership Position

    Professional Body leadership position

    • 2003: , Chartered Management Institute (CMI), United Kingdom

    Member of professional body


    • 2013 to 2016: , Australian Research Council, Australia
    • 2010 to 2014: , Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), United Kingdom
    • 2010 to 2013: , British Academy of Management (BAM), United Kingdom


    • 2013: , Australian Research Council, Australia

    PG External Examiner


    • 2016: , University of Leicester, United Kingdom
    • 2015: , Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
    • 2015: , Robert Gordon University, United Kingdom
    • 2014: , Norwegian Business School, Norway
    • 2014: , University of Warwick, United Kingdom
    • 2012: , University College Cork, Ireland
    • 2011: , University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
    • 2011: , Loughborough University, United Kingdom
    • 2010: , Stockholm University, Sweden
    • 2010: , University of the West of England, United Kingdom
    • 2009 to 2016: , University of Hertfordshire, United Kingdom
    • 2009 to 2012: , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2008: , Cranfield University, United Kingdom
    • 2007 to 2015: , University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
    • 2005: , University of Sydney, Australia
    • 2004: , University of Hull, United Kingdom


    • 2010: , University of Sheffield, United Kingdom
    • 2003 to 2004: , Birmingham City University, United Kingdom


    • 2008 to 2012: , Loughborough University, United Kingdom
    • 2002 to 2005: , University of Northampton, United Kingdom
    • 2000 to 2003: , Birmingham City University, United Kingdom

    Programme or Unit leadership


    • 2015: , Keele University, United Kingdom
    • 2015 to 2016: , Keele University, United Kingdom
    • 2011 to 2013: , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2011 to 2013: , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom

    Senior University leadership or strategic project role

    • 2017: , University of Regensburg, Germany
    • 2013: , Aalto University, Finland
    • 2012: , Vienna University of Economics and Business (Wirtschafts Universitaet), Austria

    UG External Examiner


    • 2003 to 2006: , Cologne Business School, Germany

    Validation Panel Member

    External Adviser panel member

    • 2016: , Copenhagen Business School, Denmark
    • 2010: , Anglia Ruskin University, United Kingdom
    • 2010: , Sheffield Hallam University, United Kingdom
    • 2002: , University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom
    • 2002: , University of Wolverhampton, United Kingdom

    External validation panel member

    • 2001: , University of Northampton, United Kingdom

    Senior Lecturer

  • Teaching

    Department of Management

    Sheffield Business School

  • Publications

    Key Publications

    Piekkari, R., & Tietze, S. (2014). The gift of tongues: Translation work in multilingual organizations. 74th Annual Meeting of the Academy of Management, AOM 2014, 886-891.

    Journal articles

    Piekkari, R., Tietze, S., & Koskinen, K. (2019). Metaphorical and interlingual translation in moving organizational practices across languages. Organization Studies.

    Koslowski, N.C., Linehan, C., & Tietze, S. (2019). When is a bed not a bed? Exploring the interplay of the material and virtual in negotiating home-work boundaries. Culture and Organization, 25 (3), 159-177.

    Tietze, S. (2018). Multilingual research, monolingual publications: Management scholarship in English only? European Journal of International Management, 12 (1-2), 28-45.

    Tietze, S., Tansley, C., & Helienek, E. (2017). The translator as agent in management knowledge transfer. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 17 (1), 151-169.

    Aboagye-Nimo, E., Raiden, A., King, A., & Tietze, S. (2015). Using tacit knowledge in training and accident prevention. Proceedings of Institution of Civil Engineers: Management, Procurement and Law, 168 (5), 232-240.

    Brannen, M.Y., Piekkari, R., & Tietze, S. (2014). The multifaceted role of language in international business: Unpacking the forms, functions and features of a critical challenge to MNC theory and performance. Journal of International Business Studies, 45 (5), 495-507.

    Tietze, S. (2013). A Response to Talent Management and the Relevance of Context - Commentary Article (by invitation). Human Research Management Review, 23, 337-340.

    Tietze, S. (2013). Book Review - Does Science need a Global Language? English and the Future of Research, S. Montgomery. M@n@gement.

    Tansley, C., Kirk, S., & Tietze, S. (2013). The currency of talent management-A reply to "talent management and the relevance of context: Towards a pluralistic approach". Human Resource Management Review, 23 (4), 337-340.

    Tansley, C., & Tietze, S. (2013). Rites of passage through talent management progression stages: an identity work perspective. International Journal of Human Resource Management, 24 (9), 1799-1815.

    Tietze, S., & Dick, P. (2013). The victorious English language: hegemonic practices in the management academy. Journal of Management Inquiry, 22 (1), 122-134.

    Maruyama, T., & Tietze, S. (2012). From anxiety to assurance : concerns and oucomes of telework. Personnel Review, 41 (4), 450-469.

    Tietze, S. (2012). From Fear to Reassurance: A Comparative Study of Homeworking. Personnel Review, 40 (2).

    Tietze, S. (2011). Homeworking and the Psychological Contract. Human Resource Management Journal(UK), 21 (3), 318-334.

    Piekkari, R., & Tietze, S. (2011). A world of languages: Implications for international management research and practice. Journal of World Business, 46 (3), 267-269.

    Tietze, S., & Nadin, S. (2011). The psychological contract and the transition from office-based to home-based work. Human Resource Management Journal (HRMJ), 21 (3), 318-334.

    Tietze, S. (2010). International managers as translators. European Journal of International Management, 4 (1/2), 184-199.

    Tietze, S., & Musson, G. (2010). Identity, identity work and the experience of working from home. Journal of Management Development, 29 (2), 148-156.

    Tietze, S., Musson, G., & Scurry, T. (2009). Homebased work: A review of research into themes, directions and implications. Personnel Review, 38 (6), 585-604.

    Tietze, S., & Dick, P. (2009). Hegemonic practices and knowledge production in the management academy: An English language perspective. Scandinavian Journal of Management, 25 (1), 119-123.

    Musson, G., & Tietze, S. (2009). International perspectives on flexibility: Overview and introduction. British Journal of Management, 20 (SUPP. 1).

    Tietze, S. (2008). The work of management academics: An English language perspective. English for Specific Purposes, 27 (4), 371-386.

    Tietze, S. (2007). Pedagogy and the Linguistic Turn: Developing Understanding through Semiotics. Management Learning, 38, 24-44.

    Musson, G., Cohen, L., & Tietze, S. (2007). Pedagogy and the 'linguistic turn': Developing understanding through semiotics. Management Learning, 38 (1), 45-60.

    Tietze, S. (2006). Balancing Work and Life. International Journal of Professional Management, 1 (4).

    Cohen, L., Musson, G., & Tietze, S. (2005). Teaching Communication to Business and Management Students. Management Communication Quarterly, 19 (2), 279-287.

    Tietze, S., & Musson, G. (2005). Recasting the home-work relationship: A case of mutual adjustment? Organization Studies, 26 (9), 1331-1352.

    Tietze, S. (2005). Discourse as strategic coping resource: Managing the interface between "home" and "work". Journal of Organizational Change Management, 18 (1), 48-62.

    Musson, G., & Tietze, S. (2004). Places and spaces: The role of metonymy in organizational talk. Journal of Management Studies, 41 (8), 1301-1323.

    Tietze, S. (2004). Spreading the Management Gospel - in English. Language and Intercultural Communication, 4 (3), 175-189.

    Tietze, S., & Musson, G. (2003). The times and temporalities of home-based telework. Personnel Review, 32 (4), 438-455+532.

    Tietze, S., Harris, L., & Musson, G. (2003). Erratum: When "Work" Comes "Home": Coping Strategies of Teleworkers and their Families (Journal of Business Ethics (2002) 41:4 (385-396)). Journal of Business Ethics, 43 (4), 395.

    Tietze, S. (2002). When "work" comes "home": Coping strategies of teleworkers and their families. Journal of Business Ethics, 41 (4), 385-396.

    Tietze, S., & Musson, G. (2002). When ‘Work’ Meets ‘Home’: Temporal flexibility as lived experience. Time & Society, 11 (3), 315-334.

    Tietze, S. (2000). Managing across borders. JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT STUDIES, 37 (2), 312-315.

    Fowler, G., & Tietze, S. (1996). A competence approach to the assessment of student placements. Education + Training, 38 (1), 30-36.

    Piekkari, R., Tietze, S., Angouri, J., Meyers, R., & Vaara, E. (n.d.). Can you speak Covid-19? Languages and social inequality in management studies. Journal of Management Studies.

    Conference papers

    Aboagye-Nimo, E., Raiden, A., King, A., & Tietze, S. (2014). A safety culture shaped by common sense. In Smith, S.D., & Ahiaga-Dagbui, D.D. (Eds.) Proceedings 29th Annual Association of Researchers in Construction Management Conference, ARCOM 2013, (pp. 323-333). Association of Researchers in Construction Management

    Aboagye-Nimo, E., Raiden, A., Tietze, S., & King, A. (2012). The use of experience and situated knowledge in ensuring safety among workers of small construction firms. Association of Researchers in Construction Management, ARCOM 2012 - Proceedings of the 28th Annual Conference, 1, 413-422.

    Book chapters

    Tietze, S., Black, H., & Piekkari, R. (2021). Managing communications in multilingual workplaces. In Cooren, F., & Stucheli-Herlach, P. (Eds.) Handbook of Management Communication. De Gruyter Mouton:

    Tietze, S. (2020). New Perspectives and Approaches to Language-based Research. In Horn, S., Lecomte, P., & Tietze, S. (Eds.) Managing Multilingual Workplaces Methodological, Empirical and Pedagogic Perspectives. Routledge:

    Tietze, S. (2019). Exploring 'Bundles' of Employment Practices: Culture, Language and Translation Perspectives. In Koch, K., & Manzella, P. (Eds.) International Comparative Employment Relations: The Role of Culture and Language. (pp. 184-194). Edward Elgar Publishing:

    Tietze, S., & Piekkari, R. (2019). Languages and Cross-Cultural Management. In The SAGE Handbook of Contemporary Cross-Cultural Management. Sage

    Tietze, S. (2016). Language Use in Multinational Corporations: Towards a Topography of Languages, Special Languages and Corporate Sociolects. In Ginsburgh, V. (Ed.) Handbook of Economics and Language. Cheltenham: Edward Elgar Publishing

    Tietze, S. (2016). Languages and MNCs. In Becker-Ritterspach, F., Blazejewski, S., Dorrenbacher, G., & Geppert, M. (Eds.) Micropolitics in the MNC. Cambridge: Cambridge University Press

    Tietze, S., Holden, N., & Barner-Rasmussen, W. (2016). Language use in multinational corporations: The role of special languages and corporate idiolects. In The Palgrave Handbook of Economics and Language. (pp. 312-341).

    Piekkari, R., & Tietze, S. (2016). Doing research on power and politics in multinational corporations (MNCs): A methodological perspective. In Micropolitics in the Multinational Corporation: Foundations, Applications and New Directions. (pp. 208-240).

    Tietze, S. (2014). The Gift on Tongues: Translation as Institutional Work. In Tulder Van, R., & Verbeke, A. (Eds.) Progress in International Business. Emerald Group Publishing Ltd

    Tietze, S. (2014). Languages between Standardisation and Localisation. In Wood, G., Collins, D., & Scullion, H. (Eds.) Routlege Companion to International HRM. Abingdon: Routledge

    Piekkari, R., & Tietze, S. (2012). Language and international human resource management. In Handbook of Research in International Human Resource Management, Second Edition. (pp. 549-565).

    Tietze, S. (2006). Improving Services. Balancing Lives? A Multiple Stakeholder Perspective on the Work-Life Balance Discourse. In Blyton, P., Blunsdon, B., Reed, K., & Dastmalchian, A. (Eds.) Work Life Integration: International Perspectives on the Balancing of Multiple Roles. (pp. 180-195). Basingstoke: Palgrave Macmillan UK

    Tietze, S. (2003). Metaphors of the mother. In Interpreting the Maternal Organization. (pp. 63-78).

    Tietze, S. (1998). Women in the European Labour Market. In Kahal, S.E. (Ed.) Business in Europe. Maidenhead: McGraw-Hill


    Tietze, S. (2019). Managing Multilingual Workplaces: Methodological, Empirical and Pedagogic Perspectives.

    Tietze, S. (2015). The Routledge Companion to Comparative Management. Abingdon: Routledge.

    Holden, N., Michailova, S., & Tietze, S. (2015). Editorial introduction Philosophy, aims and composition.

    Holden, N., Michailova, S., & Tietze, S. (2015). The routledge companion to cross-cultural management.

    Tietze, S. (2008). International Management and Language. (First). Routledge.

    Tietze, S., Cohen, L., & Musson, G. (2003). Understanding organizations through language.

    Tietze, S. (1997). Wirtschaftsdeutsch – Neue Strategien, Neue Herausforderungen. Sheffield Hallam University.

    Theses / Dissertations

    Taylor, C. (2018). Evolving identities, social media and the employment relationship: an interpretative phenomenological analysis. (Doctoral thesis). Supervised by Ridley-Duff, R., Prowse, P., & Tietze, S.


    Tietze, S. (2015). The Translator as Institutional Agent. Presented at: Language in Global Management and Business (GEM&L) Conference

    Tietze, S. (2014). Do Management Studies Need a Global Language: Reflections on English, Languages, Discourses and Translation.

    Tietze, S. (2014). The Gift on Tongues: Translation in Multilingual Work Organizations.

    Piekkari, R., & Tietze, S. (2014). Micropolitical behavior in the multinational enterprise: A language perspective.

    Tietze, S. (2012). Talent Management, Liminality and Identity.

    Aboagye-Nimo, E., Raiden, A., & Tietze, S. (2011). Investigating good health and safety practices in small construction firms in the United Kingdom.

    Tietze, S. (2009). Identities of Employee Representatives of non-unionised organisations.

    Tietze, S., & Snook, J. (2009). Identity work’ – ‘institutional work’: the identity struggles of non-union employee representatives.

    Tietze, S. (2006). The invisible aspects of homebased telework.

    Tietze, S. (2006). Managing across boundaries: the nature and conditions of trust in a teleworking context.

    Tietze, S. (2005). The hidden work in flexible and virtual organisational contexts.

    Tietze, S. (2005). Flexibility and Inflexibility in WLB Initiatives.

    Tietze, S. (2004). Improving Services. Balancing Lives? A Multiple Stakeholder Analysis on Homeworking, Work/Times Life/Times.

    Tietze, S. (2004). Towards a Language for Time and Space.

    Other publications

    Tietze, S. (2014). Journal Editorial Board - Associate Editor of Zeitschrift fuer Personalforschung (Journal for HRM Research; German/English language journal) 2012 - 2014'. Zeitschrift fuer Personalforshchung, Germany.

  • Other activities

    Research funding or grant

    • 2017: £45, 000 Translation and Interpretation Work in Multilingual Business Communities: Roles, Perspectives, Agency, Arts and Humanities Research Council (AHRC), United Kingdom
    • 2015: £2,000 Workshops: Translation as Method; one day training workshop at Keele University, Northern Advanced Research Training Initiative (NARTI), United Kingdom
    • 2011: £750 Special Interest Group Qualitative Research Methods, (Main Organiser), British Academy of Management (BAM), United Kingdom
    • 2008: £17, 717 Language, Communication and Knowledge in International Business and Management, ESRC RES 451-26-0487, Seminar Series Competition , 2008 – 2010, Principal Investigator, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), United Kingdom
    • 2007: £2,000 Flexible Working and Family Lives; ESRC Seminar convened at Nottingham Trent University, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), United Kingdom
    • 2004: £43,952 Managing Home Based Telework, Principal Investigator, Economic and Social Research Council (ESRC), United Kingdom
    • 2004: £10,000 Consultant/Evaluator to High Achieving Women Project, European Social Fund, Belgium
    • 2003: £12,000 Consultant/Evaluator to NACVS (National Association of Councils for Voluntary Services) on Action Learning Sets for Managers with CathGregoryConsulting., National Association of Councils for Voluntary Services (NACVS), United Kingdom

  • Postgraduate supervision

    Current supervisions

    • PhD Currently Under Supervision (1 student)

    Completed supervisions

    • PhD Supervised to Completion (4 students)

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