Identifying and training adaptive cross-cultural management skills:The crucial role of cultural metacognition. R&R, Academy of Management Education and Learning.
Coauthor(s): Mor, S., Morris, M., & Joh, J.
In this article we focus on identifying and habituating a cognitive habit found amongst managers highly effective at intercultural collaboration: managers high on cultural metacognitive habits (Chua, Morris, & Mor, 2012). We propose that one metacognitive tendency, namely—cultural perspective taking—facilitates intercultural coordination and cooperation, an important skill for the global manager’s toolkit. Moreover, we examine whether an intervention aimed at heightening managers’ cultural perspective taking promotes intercultural cooperation and is especially useful for individuals chronically low on cultural metacognition tendencies. We examine the above hypotheses in five studies using both quasi-field and experimental approaches and find convergent evidence for our predictions. We discuss the implications of the present findings to ongoing expatriate research, cross-cultural awareness training, as well as cultural intelligence and negotiations research.
Mor, S., Morris, M., & Joh, J. "Identifying and training adaptive cross-cultural management skills:The crucial role of cultural metacognition. R&R, Academy of Management Education and Learning.." Academy of Management Learning and Education (2012).