Social Psychology and Cultural Context is the first survey of social psychology to integrate cross-cultural issues. The book not only utilizes several variants of the construct of subjective culture but also reflects the current state of affairs in the social domain of cross-cultural psychology. Written by world-renowned specialists, the chapters in this volume offer valuable insights to students and researchers in both cross-cultural and social psychology.
Chapter 15: Cross-Cultural Training: Research and Innovations
Cross-Cultural Training: Research and Innovations
In the past three decades, the field of cross-cultural training has evolved from being strictly the domain of practitioners providing orientation programs to people going abroad to a rigorous theory-driven field of inquiry, and researchers and practitioners alike have come to accept that cross-cultural training is useful for preparing people who have to work in another culture (Landis & Bhagat, 1996). Globalization of employment makes cross-cultural training even more important now than it has been in the past. This chapter presents a brief review of the literature highlighting the innovations in the field and suggests future research directions.
Cross-cultural training refers to formal efforts to prepare people for more effective ...