Renowned international experts Peter B. Smith, Mark F. Peterson, and David C. Thomas, editors of the The Handbook of Cross-Cultural Management, have drawn together scholars in the field of management from around the world to contribute vital information from their cross-national studies to this innovative, comprehensive tome. Chapters explore links between people and organizations, providing useful cultural perspectives on the most significant topics in the field of organizational behavior—such as motivation, human resource management, and leadership —and answering many of the field’s most controversial methodological questions. Key Features Presents innovative perspectives on the cultural context of organizations: In addition to straightforward coverage of structures and processes, this Handbook addresses locally distinctive, indigenous views of organizational processes from around the world and considers the interplay of climate and wealth when analyzing how organizations operate. Offers an integrated theoretical framework: At the start of each substantive section, the Editors provide context for the upcoming chapters by discussing how prevalent cultures in different parts of the world place emphasis on particular aspects of organizational processes and outcomes. Boasts a global group of contributing scholars: This Handbook features contributing authors from around the world who represent an outstanding mix of respected, long-standing scholars in cross-cultural management as well as newer names already impacting the literature. Provides an authoritative agenda for the future development of the field: All chapters conclude with a list of promising avenues for further research and a focus on issues that remain unresolved.Intended AudienceThis Handbook is an ideal resource for researchers, instructors, professionals, and graduate students in fields of business, management, and psychology.
Chapter 24: Cross-Cultural Training: Applications and Research
Cross-Cultural Training: Applications and Research
The purpose of cross-cultural training (CCT) programs is to prepare people for the cultural differences they will encounter and for the emotional upheavals they are likely to face when they interact for long periods of time with individuals socialized in other cultures (Brislin & Yoshida, 1994). This contact can be across nations, often as part of overseas assignments, but can also take place within any large and complex nation because of multiple ethnicities, immigration, the presence of guest workers, and increased tourism as a major business enterprise. While recognizing that the term expatriate is used, especially in the international business literature, to refer to people living for a significant period of time ...