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.
Chapter 31: Reflexive Chapter: The Non-Linear Relationships in Cross-Cultural Management and Global Mobility
Reflexive Chapter: The Non-Linear Relationships in Cross-Cultural Management and Global Mobility
The previous four chapters have covered issues related to various reasons people move from their country of birth to another (and back again, as discussed in Chapter 29 on repatriation). They also discuss the historic propensity of people to cross borders and the challenges they encounter doing so (see Chapter 27 for a quasi-historic overview of global migration trends). Accounting for all the reasons for global mobility, the UN Population Division in 2017 stated that about 3.4% of the world's population, or 258 million people, are living outside their country of ...