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Intercultural competence in the international business arena

Intercultural competence in the international business arena Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce the special issue which brings together six papers exploring aspects of intercultural competence in the international business arena. Design/methodology/approach – This overarching paper contextualizes the theme and introduces the selected papers which offer both theoretical and empirical insights. Findings – The findings in this paper vary according to the core theme of each of the six contributions. Practical implications – The papers in the special issue call attention to competences required for operating in the intercultural arena and offer a potential platform for developmental interventions. Originality/value – The paper highlights how, combined, the papers explore new avenues of enquiry in the intercultural competence domain and showcase cross national theoretical and empirical work. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Journal of Managerial Psychology Emerald Publishing

Intercultural competence in the international business arena

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © 2010 Emerald Group Publishing Limited. All rights reserved.
ISSN
0268-3946
DOI
10.1108/02683941011089099
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Abstract

Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to introduce the special issue which brings together six papers exploring aspects of intercultural competence in the international business arena. Design/methodology/approach – This overarching paper contextualizes the theme and introduces the selected papers which offer both theoretical and empirical insights. Findings – The findings in this paper vary according to the core theme of each of the six contributions. Practical implications – The papers in the special issue call attention to competences required for operating in the intercultural arena and offer a potential platform for developmental interventions. Originality/value – The paper highlights how, combined, the papers explore new avenues of enquiry in the intercultural competence domain and showcase cross national theoretical and empirical work.

Journal

Journal of Managerial PsychologyEmerald Publishing

Published: Nov 9, 2010

Keywords: International business; Leadership; Corporate strategy; Critical success factors

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