Alumni profile

Nantawan Noi Kwanjai

Thesis: Cross cultural intelligence amid intricate cultural webs – A tale of the UnDutchables in the land of 1001 smiles, 2011

Promotor(s): Friso den Hertog

Nantawan Noi Kwanjai is a naturalized Dutch citizen of Thai origin. Prior to joining the UNU-MERIT PhD Programme, she obtained academic qualifications in diverse disciplines including: English Literature (at Thammasat University, Thailand), Business Administration, Management Information Systems, and Communication & Information Science (all at University of Hawaii at Manoa, USA). Her work experience was primarily in management and industry research at locations in the USA, Singapore, Thailand, and The Netherlands. In recent years, she has carried out market research projects on the Dutch markets and businesses for an international market research firm, as well as conducted problem-based learning tutorials at the Universiteit Maastricht. Noi Kwanjai's PhD thesis is entitled: Cross-cultural intelligence amidst intricate cultural webs - A tale of the UnDutchables in the land of 1001 smiles. After completion of her PhD thesis, Noi Kwanjai plans to henceforth develop a career combining  research, teaching, and consultancy. Her main interests will evolve around the broad field of culture and learning in organizations, with particular focus on the theme  of cross-cultural intelligence (CQ). On February 17, 2011 Noi Kwanjai successfully defended her PhD thesis.


Selected publications by Nantawan Noi Kwanjai