Contemporary Leadership and Intercultural Competence: Exploring the Cross-Cultural Dynamics Within Organizations

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Featuring contributions from some of the world’s most renowned cross-cultural management theorists and commentators, this breakthrough text explores the cross-cultural dynamics within organizations. The book examines the evolving role of cultural diversity in the workplace, the application of cultural comprehension to organizations, and the measurement of various aspects of intercultural competence.

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"Though not directly concerning education, the text allows students to develop intercultural intelligence that can be applied to any field. "— Roger W. Wiemers, Ed.D.
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"Though not directly concerning education, the text allows students to develop intercultural intelligence that can be applied to any field."
Douglas Crawford

"This text is an asset to any researcher or student of leadership who wishes to advance his or her understanding of the relationship between cultural competency and leadership. This book provides new perspectives on measuring intercultural competencies, assessing leadership within a multicultural context, and numerous examples of how organizations can lead in an evolving multicultural world."

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9781412954532
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 10/29/2008
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 312
  • Sales rank: 505,397
  • Product dimensions: 6.90 (w) x 9.90 (h) x 0.60 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Michael A. Moodian ( is a writer and assistant professor of social science at Chapman University, where he was the 2008-09 Teacher of the Year at the Irvine campus. He holdsdoctorate degreein organizational leadership from Pepperdine University and a master’s degree in communications from California State University, Fullerton. His doctoral dissertation research focused on the intercultural competence levels of postgraduate students throughout various stages of study.

In addition to his books, Dr. Moodian has written numerous journal articles, book chapters, andcommentaries on a variety of topics. He has been a frequent talk radio guest and has presented his research at many national and international conferences. He is a member of the board of trustees of the World Affairs Council of Orange County and the board of directors of TAALK.

A native of Southern California, Dr. Moodian lives in the city of Rancho Santa Margarita.

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Table of Contents

Introductory Commentary: Valuing the Diversity of a Nation - Michael S. Dukakis
Part I. Introduction
1. Journeys Through the Ecological Niche: An Introduction and Overview of the Textbook - Michael A. Moodian
2. Understanding the Basics of Culture - Dharm P. Bhawuk, Daniel Landis, and Vijayan P. Munusamy
3. Developing and Implementing a Multicultural Vision - Carlos E. Cortes and Louise C. Wilkinson
Part II. Understanding the Evolving Role of Cultural Diversity in the Workplace
4. The Effective Management of Cultural Diversity - Lee Gardenswartz and Anita Rowe
5. Religious and Spiritual Diversity in the Workplace - Martin F. Bennett
6. The Legal Implications of Cross-Cultural Leadership and Trade - John C. Tobin
7. Global Human Resource Management - Jennifer Palthe
Part III. Applying Cultural Comprehension to Organizations
8. Transformative Training: Designing Programs for Culture Learning - Janet M. Bennett
9. Leading Across Cultures: Designing a Learning Agenda for Global Praxis - L. Hyatt, Leslie A. Evans, and Md Manhubul Haque
10. From Intercultural Knowledge to Intercultural Competence: Developing an Intercultural Practice - Barbara F. Schaetti, Sheila J. Ramsey, and Gordon C. Watanabe
11. The Stress Dynamic and Its Intersection With Intercultural Communication Competence - LaRay M. Barna
12. Beyond Borders: Leading in Today's Multicultural World - Sangeeta R. Gupta
Part IV. Measuring Intercultural Competence
13. Getting the Measure of Intercultural Leadership - Fons Trompenaars and Peter Woolliams
14. Assessment Instruments for the Global Workforce - Douglas Stuart
15. Assessing Leadership Behavior as It Relates to Intercultural Competence - Charles M. Fischer
16. The Intercultural Development Inventory: An Approach for Assessing and Building Intercultural Competence - Mitchell R. Hammer
17. Solving Problems and Resolving Conflict Using the Intercultural Conflict Style Model and Inventory - Mitchell R. Hammer
18. Cultural Intelligence: Measurement and Scale Development - Linn Van Dyne, Soon Ang, and Christine Koh
19. Intercultural Sensitivity for Global Managers - Dharm P.S. Bhawuk and Keith H. Sakuda
Part V. Concluding Thoughts
20. Analyzing Organizations Through the SPELIT Methodology - June Schmieder-Ramirez and Leo Mallette
Closing Commentary: The Future of Intercultural Competence in an Era of Globalization - Marc Lamont Hill
The Multiculturally Competent Leader - Sangeeta Gupta
About the Editor
About the Contributors
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