Understanding intercultural dynamics : insights from competition and cooperation in complex contexts

Leigh Anne LIU, Wendi L. ADAIR, Dean William TJOSVOLD, Elena P POLIAKOVA

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Abstract

Purpose - The purpose of this paper is to provide an overview on the state of the field in intercultural dynamics on competition and cooperation at the individual, team, and organizational levels. The authors integrate previous studies from multiple disciplines to articulate the contextual importance of intercultural dynamics. The authors also suggest three overarching themes to expand the field of research on intercultural dynamics. Design/methodology/approach - The authors use an integrative literature review to articulate the importance of intercultural dynamics, provide an introduction to the new contributions in this special issue, and propose new directions for future research. Findings - Intercultural dynamics research has the potential to expand in three overarching areas: constructive controversy, collaborative communication, and global competency and identity at multiple levels. Research limitations/implications - Intercultural dynamics is still a nascent field emerging from cross-cultural and strategic management. The authors hope the review lays the groundwork for more studies on intercultural dynamics at the interpersonal, team, organizational, and mixed levels of analysis in both theory building and empirical works. Practical implications - Understanding intercultural dynamics in competition and cooperation can help individuals and managers in multinationals and born global organizations navigate cultural complexity and foster cooperation. Social implications - The authors hope the ideas on intercultural dynamics can facilitate collaboration and reduce conflict in intercultural encounters at the individual, organization, and societal levels. Originality/value - This paper offers an overview on the state of the field and lays groundwork for more systematic inquiries on intercultural dynamics in competition and cooperation.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)2-31
Number of pages30
JournalCross Cultural and Strategic Management
Volume25
Issue number1
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Jan 2018

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Keywords

  • Conflict across cultures
  • Cross-cultural management
  • Cross-cultural research
  • Intercultural (cross-cultural) interactions
  • Intercultural collaboration
  • Intercultural competencies

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Understanding intercultural dynamics : insights from competition and cooperation in complex contexts. / LIU, Leigh Anne; ADAIR, Wendi L.; TJOSVOLD, Dean William; POLIAKOVA, Elena P.

In: Cross Cultural and Strategic Management, Vol. 25, No. 1, 01.01.2018, p. 2-31.

Research output: Journal PublicationsJournal Article (refereed)

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