Cross-cultural competence and management - setting the stage

  title={Cross-cultural competence and management - setting the stage},
  author={Gerhard Fink and Wolfgang Mayrhofer},
  journal={European J. of Cross-cultural Competence and Management},
  • G. FinkW. Mayrhofer
  • Published 25 June 2009
  • Business
  • European J. of Cross-cultural Competence and Management
At start up of our new journal we provide a frame of reference supporting reflections on the domain of cross-cultural competence and management and on future research. Referring to basic epistemological and ontological considerations, the article differentiates between various levels of analysis and gives examples for fruitful research avenues for these levels: 1 'classical' issues in cross-cultural competence and management research 2 the epistemology of a system with values, beliefs… 

Figures from this paper


The scientific references consider that the influence of culture on organization and leading, on management in general, should be examined from two viewpoints: that of national culture and corporate

Danish SMEs in the global arena: cultural differences as learning potential

This article explores how SMEs interact cross-culturally, a hitherto underdeveloped aspect of SME research. It reports from a qualitative study based on in-depth interviews with founders or key

Positive intercultural management in the fourth industrial revolution: managing cultural otherness through a paradigm shift

Abstract The authors argue that a paradigm shift in intercultural management is needed to withdraw from a problem-oriented perspective – stressing the differences and difficulties of intercultural


The different changes in economic conditions such as the increasing interdependence of the world economy, the economic integration of Europe, the transformation of Central and Eastern Europe and the

Generational Sub-cultures: Generation Y a Sub-culture

The aim of this study was to determine (1) if there is a difference between Baby Boomers’, Generation X’s and Generation Y’s perceptions of organisational culture and if so, (2) to determine if

Organisations as Emergent Normative Personalities: Part 1, the Concepts

The outcome of the research formulates the cognitive processes of normative personality as a feasible way of explaining organizations and provide a capacity to analyse and predict the likelihood of their behavioral conduct and misconduct.

Understanding Organisational Culture as a Trait Theory

A generic model of organisational culture is developed, which distinguishes between the internal environment (organisational culture, strategy, structure and operations) and external environment

Opposing positions in M&A research: culture, integration and performance

Purpose – “Culture” has become a critical factor for success in today's international business environment. In particular, mergers and acquisitions (M&As) are known to suffer from a high failure

Culture-performance relationships in mergers and acquisition: the role of trust

This paper presents a theoretical framework for investigating mergers and acquisitions (M&As) performance through an interdisciplinary, multi-stage, and multi-level approach. Trust and human resource



Cross-Cultural Competence

Introduction Or The Shadow Of The Tower Of Babel Chapter 1: The Ends, Means And Meanings Of Cultures Or The Language Connection Ends of Cultural Software Means: Objective knowledge? Meanings:

Understanding Cross-Cultural Management Interaction: Research into Cultural Standards to Complement Cultural Value Dimensions and Personality Traits

Understanding why critical incidents emerge and interpreting their importance in cross-cultural interactions requires novel constructs of culture. Therefore, we suggest cultural standards as a new

Cultural values in organisations: insights for Europe

With the emergence of multicultural workplaces, understanding the impact of national culture on organisations is essential. This paper examines how the values of the society in which an organisation

Measuring organizational cultures: A qualitative and quantitative study across twenty cases.

Geert Hofstede University of Limburg Bram Neuijen University of Groningen Denise Davat Ohayv Institute for Research on intercultural Cooperation Geert Sanders University of Groningen This paper

A European in Asia

How culture-proof are the social sciences? Travelling in another continent, one meets culture's influences not only in the objects of social science research, but at least as much in the minds of the

Values: Cultural and individual.

During the past two decades, I have developed, validated and applied two separate theories of value related constructs. The first concerns the basic human values on which individual people in all

Cross-National, Cross-Cultural Organizational Behavior Research: Advances, Gaps, and Recommendations

The advent of the 21st century has witnessed an increasing interest in developing knowledge of international management to meet the needs of global business development. To take stock of the progress

Hybridisation in Social Systems: A Conceptual Perspective

This conceptual paper sketches the hybridisation process in M&As, which refers to the blending of organisational cultures. First, hybridisation is defined as an intermediary stage of integration and