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?Global organizations are the norm of today’s interconnected world (Burke, Shuffler, Salas, & Gelfand, 2010). These complex organizations face different challenges than their nation-bound ancestors, in particular with regards to maximizing their use of human capital (Gelfand, Erez, & Aycan, 2007). Amongst the most pressing of these issues are the definition and development of cross-cultural competencies (Deardorff, 2009), global leadership (Mendenhall, 2008) and the reduction of cross cultural conflict (Gelfand et al., 2001). It is only by addressing these issues that researchers will be able to support the activities of the practitioners who are tasked to resolve issues such as selecting for international assignment, developing a global talent pipeline, and minimizing outbreaks of cross cultural conflict. Yet, researchers cannot solve these conundrums alone. To that end, these three topics were the focus of the 2014 Cross Cultural Management Summit, which addressed these issues by gathering experts from diverse backgrounds to deliberate on the science and practices surrounding the assessment of cross cultural competence, the development of global leaders, and the management of cross cultural conflict. The chapters in this book contain the knowledge accumulated from thought-leader session led by invited speakers representing scholars, practitioners, and military experts in each of these topics. The book serves as a polished definitive text in the field of cross cultural work and organizational psychology, gathering and disseminating the cutting edge of research and practice on each of these focal topics. It is a catalyst for future research and the development of best practices with regards to these issues, responding to calls for more and better quality globalized work psychology research and practice (Gelfand, Leslie, Fehr, 2008).
Publisher: Springer Verlag
Street Date: December 15, 2016
Item Number (DPCI): 248-27-4063
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