Intercultural Competences and Cultural Intelligence

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In an increasingly globalised world, diverse intercultural interactions have become a standard in many areas of business life. We, therefore, need to further understand the effects of differences in cultural values and intercultural competencies on management and business outcomes. The research on intercultural aspects of management and business has long relied on various concepts of cultural values to do so. Albeit the progress made, researchers claim that it is time to move forward and discover new theoretical streams and methodological practices which might be useful for explaining management behaviours and the mechanisms to improve international business outcomes. One of these approaches is the cultural archetype approach that directly
builds on the idea of cultural values, yet proposes a more comprehensive and nation-independent treatment of these values. Another approach is to more directly measure intercultural competencies using scales – cultural intelligence or more specifically the cultural intelligence scale (CQS) is one of the dominant concepts that has spurred research interest recently. The cultural archetype and cultural intelligence approaches have emerged from different research streams, yet might offer potential to unfold synergies and new ways to understand successful intercultural interaction.
The workshop aims to bring together researchers interested in researching into intercultural competences, or more specifically cultural intelligence, and cultural archetypes from a management perspective. This covers interests related to the relationship between cultural values and intercultural competences, such as: i) which approach is best suited to explaining intercultural variations in cultural competencies or cultural intelligence, ii) which cultural values and combinations of cultural values (archetypes) potentially explain the development of intercultural competences or cultural intelligence, iii) how to measure cultural intelligence in different countries and cultural clusters. Furthermore, this covers interests in the role that intercultural competencies and values play in cross-cultural management research.

Invited Guests:
Professor Linn Van Dyne (Michigan State University, USA) is an expert in the field of cultural intelligence and has been a member of the team that developed the 20-item, four factor cultural intelligence scale (CQS).
Professor Günter K. Stahl (WU Vienna, Austria) is an expert in international HRM, currently focusing on the identification of new directions in CCM research and has been a member of the team that developed the 10-item short form measure of cultural intelligence (SFCQ).
PeriodNov 2018
Event typeWorkshop
LocationSlagelse, Denmark
Degree of RecognitionInternational