Quotation Fitzsimmons, Stacey R., Miska, Christof, Stahl, Günter. 2010. Multicultural employees: Global business' untapped resource.. Biculturalism Thought-Leadership Conference, Abu Dhabi, Vereinigte Arabische Emirate, 11.12-13.12.




Despite rapid growth in the number of multicultural employees, few global organizations are tapping the potential of their employees with more than one culture. Some organizations may be unaware of the skills they possess, or may even see them as a source of problems. Others may lack the procedures necessary to use their skills (e.g., selection processes and career development practices to place them in positions where they can be most useful). We describe multicultural employees' potential to contribute to five key international business activities: Multicultural teams, intercultural negotiations, ethics and leadership, expatriation, and international mergers and acquisitions. We then describe how global organizations can leverage the distinctive skills, knowledge and perspectives of their multicultural employees. Overall, multicultural employees possess many of the skills and abilities necessary to succeed in complex, global companies, and organizations would be wise to pay more attention to these valuable employees.


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Status of publication Published
Affiliation WU
Type of publication Paper presented at an academic conference or symposium
Language English
Title Multicultural employees: Global business' untapped resource.
Event Biculturalism Thought-Leadership Conference
Year 2010
Date 11.12-13.12
Country United Arab Emirates
Location Abu Dhabi


Miska, Christof (Details)
Stahl, Günter (Details)
Fitzsimmons, Stacey R. (Simon Fraser University, Canada)
Institute for International Business (Stahl) (Details)
Research areas (ÖSTAT Classification 'Statistik Austria')
5300 Economics (Details)
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