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This Handbook presents a comprehensive and contemporary compendium of the field of cross-cultural management (CCM). In recognition of current trends regarding migration, political ethnocentrisms and increasing nationalism, the chapters in this volume not only cover the traditional domains of CCM such as expatriation, global (virtual) teamwork and leadership, but also examine emerging topics such as bi/multi-culturalism, migration, religion and more, all considered from a global perspective. The result is a Handbook that acknowledges and builds on a variety of research traditions (from mainstream to critical), updates existing knowledge in relation to current challenges, and sets the direction for future research and developments, making this an invaluable resource for researchers in the field, and across related areas of international business, management, and intercultural relations. Part 1: ...

Interpretive Approaches to Culture: What is Interpretive Cross-Cultural Management Research?
Interpretive approaches to culture introduction: what is interpretive cross-cultural management research?
Martine Cardel Gertsen Mette Zølner
The Questions Asked

How can we understand social phenomena in their cultural contexts? What do events mean from the points of view of those involved? These questions are at the core of interpretive cross-cultural management (CCM), regardless of the specific focus of a study. The assumption is that assignation of meaning to events that happen in the world around us is an inherent part of being human. Interpreting consists of ongoing, interactive and multidimensional processes that evolve in a situated context. Adopting an interpretive perspective throws light on how human beings ...

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