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 of Managerial Psychology – Emerald Publishing
Published: Nov 9, 2010
Keywords: International business; Leadership; Corporate strategy; Critical success factors