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Defining and Understanding Organization Multicultural Competence
Defining and Understanding Organization Multicultural Competence

Author(s): Kristina Keršienė, Asta Savanevičienė
Subject(s): Business Economy / Management, Management and complex organizations, Human Resources in Economy
Published by: Kauno Technologijos Universitetas
Keywords: organization competence; individual competence; multicultural competence; the model of organization multicultural competence;

Summary/Abstract: In a continually changing and evolving business environment, the competitiveness of organizations rest upon the core competencies that organization possesses. The core competence of many organizations is complex, involving entire organization. One of the most important factors regarding its transformation into a constituent is globalization and international competition. The globalization of the business environment is resulting in an ever-increasing number of multiple cultural interactions in the organization workplace. Understanding the influence of cultural interactions in organizational settings is now a fundamental requirement of effective management. Organization multicultural competence is one of the core competence constituents arising from above mentioned factors. This paper is concerned with the formulation of a framework for understanding and defining organization multicultural competence. Based on the competence definition from a structural view-point, organization multicultural competence model was formed and its constituents were identified.

  • Issue Year: 2005
  • Issue No: 2 (42)
  • Page Range: 45-52
  • Page Count: 8
  • Language: English