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Overview

Completely revised and updated, the new edition of the Handbook of Intercultural Training reviews and summarizes the state of the art in the field of intercultural training. Organized into three sections, the book first deals with the theoretical and methodological issues inherent in understanding intercultural relations and training. The second part considers the contexts in which training takes place as well as some specific techniques. In the final section, issues specific to particular parts of the world are dealt with. These include Eastern Europe, China, Central and South America and Israel, which have all faced turbulent times in the last decade.

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A handbook that deals with the question of how people can best live and work with others who come from very different cultural backgrounds. This new edition analyzes regions of the world where intercultural issues of the 20th century have heightened, including Central and South America, Europe, China, Eastern Europe, Russia, and Israel. Sexuality is also explored as a type of culture. Other sections examine theoretical and methodological issues inherent in understanding intercultural interactions, and training and the contexts in which training takes place. Paper edition (unseen), $28.95. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780803958340
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/1/1996
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 2
  • Pages: 474
  • Product dimensions: 7.05 (w) x 10.02 (h) x 1.19 (d)

Meet the Author

Dr. Dan Landis (co-editor) is an affiliate professor of psychology at the University of Hawaii at Hilo. He holds a similar appointment at the Manoa campus of the same university. Previously he was professor of Psychology, director of the Center for Applied Research and Evaluation and a former dean of the Liberal Arts College at the University of Mississippi. He is the co-editor of the two previous editions of this Handbook, author and co-author of over 120 books, chapters, and articles in referred publications. He is also the founding and continuing editor of the International Journal of Intercultural Relations and the founding president of the International Academy for Intercultural Research.

Rabi S. Bhagat is Professor of Management, The Fogelman College of Business and Economics, The University of Memphis. He is Fellow, American Psychological Society, 2003, Fellow, International Academy for Intercultural Research, 2001, Fellow, American Psychological Association, 1998 and Fellow, The Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology and the American Psychological Association, 1997. Professor Bhagat was awarded the James Mc Keen Cattell Award for Research Design from the Society for Industrial and Organizational Psychology of the American Psychological Association, 1979. His research is on Human Stress and Cognition in Organizations, Cross-Cultural, Comparative, and International Management, and Knowledge Creation and Transfer in Global Enterprises. Professor Bhagat has published articles in many refereed journals. His published books include: Landis, D. and Bhagat, R. S. (1996) (Editors) Handbook of Intercultural Training, (second edition) Thousand Oaks, CA: Sage Publications. Quick, J.C., Bhagat, R. S., Dalton, J.E., & Quick, J.D. (1987) (Editors). Work Stress: Health Care Systems in the Workplace. New York, Praeger Special Studies, Praeger Scientific Publishers. 1987. Beehr, T. A., and Bhagat, R. S. (1985) (Editors) Human Stress and Cognition in Organizations: An Integrative Perspective. New York: John Wiley Interscience Series on Organizational Assessment and Change. (Series editors: Edward E. Lawler and Stanley E. Seashore). 1985.

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Table of Contents

Foreword - George W Renwick
A Model of Intercultural Behavior and Training - Dan Landis and Rabi S Bhagat
PART ONE: THEORY AND METHOD IN INTERCULTURAL TRAINING
The Role of Culture Theory in the Study of Culture and Intercultural Training - Dharm P S Bhawuk and Harry C Triandis
Ethics in Intercultural Training - R Michael Paige and Judith N Martin
Designing Intercultural Training - William B Gudykunst, Ruth M Guzley, and Mitchell R Hammer
The Challenge of International Personnel Selection - Daniel J Kealey
Intercultural Competence - Norman G Dinges and Kathleen D Baldwin
A Research Perspective
Acculturation - Colleen Ward
Intercultural Trainer Competencies - R Michael Paige
Measuring Impacts of Cross-Cultural Training - Brian F Blake, Richard Heslin, and Shannon C Curtis
PART TWO: CONTEXTUAL DIMENSIONS OF INTERCULTURAL TRAINING
The Intercultural Sensitizer - Kenneth Cushner and Dan Landis
Intercultural Training in the Military - Mickey R Dansby and Dan Landis
Cross-Cultural Training in Organizational Contexts - Rabi S Bhagat and Kristin O Prien
The Foreign Teaching Assistant as Expatriate Manager - Mark E Mendenhall
The Use of Equal Opportunity Climate in Intercultural Training - Dan Landis, Mickey R Dansby, and Rick S Tallarigo
Social Support and the Challenges of International Assignments - Gary Fontaine
Implications for Training
Models of Diversity Training - Bernardo M Ferdman and Sari Einy Brody
PART THREE: AREA STUDIES: INTERCULTURAL TRAINING FOR CRITICAL PARTS OF THE WORLD
Reentry Training for Intercultural Sojourners - Judith N Martin and Teresa Harrell
A Framework and Model for Understanding Latin American and Latino/Hispanic Cultural Patterns - Rosita Daskal Albert
Sociocultural and Contextual Challenges of Organizational Life in Eastern Europe - Edward Dunbar
Implications for Cross-Cultural Training and Development
Russia and the West - Walter G Stephan and Marina Abalakina-Paap
Intercultural Relations
Developing Expatriate Managers for Southeast Asia - Graham Williams and Ritchie Bent
Training Teachers and Students for Intercultural Cooperation in Israel - Hanna Shachar and Yehuda Amir
Two Models
Understanding across the Sexual Orientation Gap - Michael W Ross, María Eugenia Fernández-Esquer, and Annette Seibt
Sexuality as Culture

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