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Born in Strasbourg, Vincent is a Frenchman who has been living and working in The Netherlands since 1981. His main affiliation is with the Eindhoven University of Technology (TU/e). He is Senior lecturer in Intercultural Management and Coordinator of the Centre for Communication, Language and Technology. In addition, he works as a training consultant in intercultural business communication, negotiation, management and professional mobility for various organizations and companies in Europe.

Special areas of interest include virtual team dynamics and corporate social responsibility (CSR). He is the author of several articles on intercultural communication and negotiation and co-author of two books on communicating and doing business with the French. He holds a Master of Arts in English and German with a specialization in Business Administration from the University of Grenoble and carried out post-graduate studies at the University of Amsterdam. He speaks French, Dutch, English, German and Spanish.

As an advisor for the International Community at TU/e Vincent Merk deals on a daily basis with students and staff from various Asian countries. He also has some specific work experience in Japan and India.

In 2016 Vincent joined the Expatise Faculty.

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