Leszek Wypych

Senior Lecturer in Business Communication

Leszek Wypych

Leszek Wypych is Senior Lecturer in Business Communication. Currently, he is pursuing a PhD degree in an area of intercultural communications.

He teaches a range of undergraduate and postgraduate units such as Communication in Business, Intercultural Business Contexts, and Engaging with Research.

Qualifications

  • PhD (working title): How and to what extent cultural and societal schemata and motivation (intrinsic and extrinsic) organise human behaviours and interactions leading to a success or failure of group-oriented individuals who migrate to areas where societies have more individualistic approach in terms of acculturation - University of Bedfordshire 2012 - in progress
  • MA in Intercultural Communication - University of Bedfordshire 2008-2009
  • BA in English Language Studies with TEFL - University of Bedfordshire 2005-2008
  • Certificate in TEFL, University of Luton 1998

Research Interests

My scholarly interests range widely, from cultural frameworks and cultural diversities including differences, such as communication styles, motivations and different social conventions and values to communication per se and the role of language and culture in the communication process.

My work in the classroom has provided me with the inspiration as well as a PhD research which is at final stages of data collection. In this project, I research diverse aspects of the performance of groups formed by members of group-oriented societies who migrate to areas where societies have more individualistic approach in terms of acculturation.

Another area I am interested in is motivation change in international teams and its influence on their performance with a special attention paid to schima and pragmatic transfer. In addition, I hope to carry my interests in concepts of face and rapport management and their effect on interpersonal relations into the classroom.

Publications

Wypych, L. (2014) Separation. Is that the future of immigration? Proceedings, 3rd Congress SIETAR Polska, New Era of Expat, 24-26 October 2014, Warsaw, Poland.

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E: leszek.wypych@beds.ac.uk

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