Title: Applying action learning in the development of business students' intercultural competences

Authors: Danuta Babińska

Addresses: Department of International Management, University of Economics in Katowice, 1 Maja St. 50, 40-287 Katowice, Poland

Abstract: To cope effectively in diverse cultural contexts has become a necessity in the business world faced with contemporary challenges such as globalisation, internationalisation and multiculturalism. With the business environment being increasingly diverse, managers in multinational companies work across continents and time zones on global projects, connecting with colleagues spread out across the world. But what is it that enables individuals to interact effectively with representatives of other cultures? What skills are necessary for such interaction and how they can be trained in the academic setting? In an attempt to answer these questions this paper proposes the application of an action oriented method, focused on solving problems in a small group of multicultural learners, while developing their intercultural competences.

Keywords: intercultural competences; cultural intelligence; action learning.

DOI: 10.1504/EJCCM.2021.116877

European Journal of Cross-Cultural Competence and Management, 2021 Vol.5 No.3, pp.287 - 300

Received: 31 May 2020
Accepted: 14 Feb 2021

Published online: 05 Aug 2021 *

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