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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: Multiple Research Paradigms for the Study of Culture; Part 2: Research Methods in Cross-Cultural Management; Part 3: Cross-Cultural Management and Intersecting Fields of Study; Part 4: Individuals and Teams in Cross-Cultural Management; Part 5: Global mobility and Cross-Cultural Management; Part 6: Developing Intercultural Competence.

Methods of Critical Cross-Cultural Management
Methods of critical cross-cultural management
Laurence Romani Jasmin Mahadevan Henriett Primecz

Two important streams of cross-cultural management (CCM) studies define culture in terms of either values or meanings. These are the positivist and interpretivist streams (see Sackmann, in this volume, as well as Gertsen & Zølner, in this volume). In contrast to these, this chapter is positioned in the ‘critical CCM’ stream (see Romani et al., Chapter 3 in this volume), inspired by the critical management studies initially formulated by Alvesson and Willmott (1992). This critical perspective questions the essentialist and naturalist view of cultural differences (building on values or meanings). We argue that these views are neither ...

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