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.

Reflexive Chapter: Towards Greater Methodological Awareness and Researcher Reflexivity

Reflexive chapter: towards greater methodological awareness and researcher reflexivity
Anne-Marie Søderberg

Introduction

The larger political, economic, technological and social context has shifted dramatically since 1980 when Geert Hofstede published Culture's Consequences based on extensive questionnaire studies conducted at IBM. However, in some handbooks and many journals that publish work within the research fields of cross-cultural management (CCM) and international business (IB), methodological issues are still treated as if the world has not changed much and as if there is still consensus among scholars that field experiments and surveys provide a clear route from empirical reality to ‘data’ and, furthermore, to measurements of causal relations and theory building. However, several initiatives have been undertaken ...

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