Global mentoring programs: business relationships beyond traditional borders

Global mentoring programs: business relationships beyond traditional borders Mentoring programs are enjoying a renewed interest as corporations grapple with how to collect and disseminate their collective knowledge across functions and regions in an effort to rapidly innovate and maintain competitive advantage. Global mentoring programs can help support training and development programs by matching mentors and protégés from different cultures, encouraging information exchange and connection with employees from other regions. Issues discussed here include time dimensions, languages, cultural biases, program perceptions, training costs and administration. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Workplace Learning Emerald Publishing

Global mentoring programs: business relationships beyond traditional borders

Journal of Workplace Learning, Volume 13 (2): 8 – Apr 1, 2001

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Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2001 MCB UP Ltd. All rights reserved.
ISSN
1366-5626
DOI
10.1108/13665620110383654
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Abstract

Mentoring programs are enjoying a renewed interest as corporations grapple with how to collect and disseminate their collective knowledge across functions and regions in an effort to rapidly innovate and maintain competitive advantage. Global mentoring programs can help support training and development programs by matching mentors and protégés from different cultures, encouraging information exchange and connection with employees from other regions. Issues discussed here include time dimensions, languages, cultural biases, program perceptions, training costs and administration.

Journal

Journal of Workplace LearningEmerald Publishing

Published: Apr 1, 2001

Keywords: Multinationals; Knowledge management; National cultures; Innovation; Teams

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