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 32: Conceptualizing Cross-Cultural Management Competence
Conceptualizing Cross-Cultural Management Competence
The aim of the chapter is to assess the current status of cross-cultural management competence (CMC) as a concept and practical tool in the discipline of management and international business (IB). Accordingly, we are not concerned with cross-cultural competence in other domains (e.g. as in foreign language teaching, community education about inter-ethnic relations or international diplomacy). Our first task will be to frame the nature of the CMC scholarly conversations that have evolved since the 1980s, discussing definitional clarity as well as the frameworks and models used to depict CMC and related concepts. Our framing, derived from a ...