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Using language strategically

Using language strategically PurposeThis paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.Design/methodology/approachThis briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.FindingsIt is stating the obvious to point out the importance of language for effective communication. In the context of business, its role has become even more vital over recent decades. Thanks to globalization, a greater number of multinational corporations (MNCs) now exist. The internationalization of business has expanded accordingly. Such developments mean that organizations should ideally afford language management a more prominent place on the agenda. Smarter operators will view language in strategic terms and recognize its capacity to significantly impact on performance. The geographically dispersed composition of MNCs means that multilingual occurrences are routine. Growth in the diversity and mobility of workers further compounds the situation.Practical implicationsThe paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.Originality/valueThe briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format. http://www.deepdyve.com/assets/images/DeepDyve-Logo-lg.png Human Resource Managementinternational Digest Emerald Publishing

Using language strategically

Human Resource Managementinternational Digest , Volume 25 (1): 3 – Jan 9, 2017

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Publisher
Emerald Publishing
Copyright
Copyright © Emerald Group Publishing Limited
ISSN
0967-0734
DOI
10.1108/HRMID-10-2016-0143
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Abstract

PurposeThis paper aims to review the latest management developments across the globe and pinpoint practical implications from cutting-edge research and case studies.Design/methodology/approachThis briefing is prepared by an independent writer who adds their own impartial comments and places the articles in context.FindingsIt is stating the obvious to point out the importance of language for effective communication. In the context of business, its role has become even more vital over recent decades. Thanks to globalization, a greater number of multinational corporations (MNCs) now exist. The internationalization of business has expanded accordingly. Such developments mean that organizations should ideally afford language management a more prominent place on the agenda. Smarter operators will view language in strategic terms and recognize its capacity to significantly impact on performance. The geographically dispersed composition of MNCs means that multilingual occurrences are routine. Growth in the diversity and mobility of workers further compounds the situation.Practical implicationsThe paper provides strategic insights and practical thinking that have influenced some of the world’s leading organizations.Originality/valueThe briefing saves busy executives and researchers hours of reading time by selecting only the very best, most pertinent information and presenting it in a condensed and easy-to-digest format.

Journal

Human Resource Managementinternational DigestEmerald Publishing

Published: Jan 9, 2017

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