Tag: Intercultural competence

Intercultural competence in European international management

Following up on my previous blog about intercultural competence, I now would like to highlight some recent research that has been published on the topic in a special issue in the European Journal of International Management. The European context With 259 million immigrants worldwide [1], workplaces and societies are internationalising and more and more people …

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Navigating an increasingly intercultural workplace

Workplaces have become increasingly intercultural (1), and more and more people need to be able to navigate this new reality – even when not living abroad themselves. Research shows that to be successful in intercultural contexts, people need intercultural competencies (2). What is intercultural competence (3) and how can you develop it? What is intercultural competence? …

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Impact of a local host on the intercultural competence of expats

Intercultural competence is an essential asset for those who live abroad or who work with people from different cultural backgrounds. For this reason, I also examined in my PhD research whether contact with a local host had an impact on the intercultural competence of expats (1). This is my second blog post about the academic …

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“In Vino, Veritas”: the 2014 Western Academy of Management

The past week I attended for the first time the Western Academy of Management – Western in terms of geographical location in the US – in Napa Valley (hence the theme of the congress “In Vino, Veritas”). Here are some of my highlights: Experiential learning Quite a few of the sessions offered some inspiration for teaching, …

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