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 35: Reflexive Chapter: Developing Intercultural Management Competencies: The Next Frontier is Inward Bound
Reflexive Chapter: Developing Intercultural Management Competencies: The Next Frontier is Inward Bound
The real voyage of discovery consists, not in seeking new landscapes, but in having new eyes. (Marcel Proust, La Prisonnière, the fifth volume of Remembrance of Things Past)
The field of intercultural management competencies (Intercultural MC) is fairly mature. As well summarized in the three preceding chapters, the concepts have evolved, and there is a large body of research turning these concepts into practice. The chapters identify important areas for further clarification and specification – around the constructs themselves (which intercultural competencies are most important, and when?), around training and education methods and their impact, and ...