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Cross-cultural management education rebooted: creating positive value through scientific mindfulness

Dietz, Joerg, Fitzsimmons, Stacey R., Aycan, Zeynep, Francesco, Anne Marie, Jonsen, Karsten, Osland, Joyce, Sackmann, Sonja A., Lee, Hyun-Jung and Boyacigiller, Nakiye A. (2017) Cross-cultural management education rebooted: creating positive value through scientific mindfulness. Cross Cultural and Strategic Management, 24 (1). pp. 125-151. ISSN 2059-5794

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Identification Number: 10.1108/CCSM-01-2016-0010

Abstract

Graduates of cross-cultural management (CCM) courses should be capable of both tackling international and cross-cultural situations and creating positive value from the diversity inherent in these situations. Such value creation is challenging because these situations are typically complex due to differences in cultural values, traditions, social practices and institutions, such as legal rules, coupled with variation in, for example, wealth and civil rights among stakeholders. We argue that a scientific mindfulness approach to teaching CCM can help students identify and leverage positive aspects of differences and thereby contribute to positive change in crosscultural situations. This new approach combines mindfulness and scientific thinking with the explicit goal to drive positive change in the world. We explain how the action principles of scientific mindfulness enable learners to build positive value from cultural diversity. We then describe the enactment of these principles in the context of CCM education

Item Type: Article
Official URL: http://www.emeraldinsight.com/loi/ccsm
Additional Information: © 2017 Emerald Group Publishing Limited
Divisions: Management
Subjects: H Social Sciences > HD Industries. Land use. Labor > HD28 Management. Industrial Management
Sets: Departments > Management
Date Deposited: 14 Nov 2016 12:44
Last Modified: 20 Apr 2019 01:40
URI: http://eprints.lse.ac.uk/id/eprint/68282

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