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Associate professor and researcher, Luciara Nardon explores the role of culture and cognition within multicultural environments.


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Luciara Nardon is an Associate Professor of International Business at the Sprott School of Business, and Director of the Centre for Research and Education on Women and Work (CREWW) at Carleton University. She obtained her PhD in International Management and Strategy at the University of Oregon in 2005.

Luciara’s research explores cultural and cognitive influences on work in multicultural environments. She is the recipient of a Carleton Research Award (2018) focusing on newcomers’career advancement, a SSHRC Insight Development Grant (2016) focusing on refugee workforce integration, and a SSHRC Knowledge Synthesis Grant (2016) focusing on socio-cognitive influences on technological innovation, adoption and use.

Her recent research has appeared in the Journal of World BusinessOrganizational DynamicsJournal of the Association for Information SystemsInternational Journal of Intercultural RelationsInternational Journal of Cross-Cultural Management, and Journal of Business Ethics, among others. She is the author of Working in a Multicultural World  (University of Toronto Press, 2017) and the co-author of two books, Managing in the Global Economy (with Richard M. Steers, Sharpe, 2006), and Management Across Cultures (with Richard M. Steers and Carlos Sanchez-Runde, Cambridge, 2010, 2013). She is a member of the editorial board of the Journal of World Business.

She has taught graduate and undergraduate courses focusing on international management in Belgium, Brazil, Canada, China, Colombia, Denmark, and the United States. Prior to her academic career, Luciara worked as a director of control systems and strategic planning for a Portuguese multinational in Brazil.

She is involved in volunteer activities with the settlement sector in Ottawa, and actively involved in mentoring and coaching newcomers to Canada.

Her research interests include:

  • Global Mobility
  • Intercultural Competence
  • Intercultural Communication
  • Technology use in intercultural settings
  • Culture and cognition

Degrees: Ph.D. (University of Oregon)
Master of Business Administration (Claremont Graduate University)
Master of Business (Universidad de Ciencias Empresiarales y Sociales, Argentina)
Bachelor of Science in Accounting (Universidade Federal do Rio Grande do Sul, Brazil)