Title: Studying the relationship between managers' cultural intelligence and organisational agility (case of: selected branches of Bank Melli in Isfahan province, Iran)

Authors: Hadi Teimouri; Mohammad Mehdi Banaei Ardestani; Alireza Kheiri

Addresses: Management Department, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran ' Department of Industrial Engineering, Isfahan University of Technology, Isfahan, Iran ' Management Department, University of Isfahan, Isfahan, Iran

Abstract: The purpose of this research is to address the relationship between managers' cultural intelligence and its dimensions (metacognitive CQ, cognitive CQ, motivational CQ, and behavioural CQ) with organisational agility in the selected branches of Bank Melli in Isfahan province. The statistical population included 1142 employees of the selected branches of Bank Melli in Isfahan province. The required data was collected from 287 managers and experts of the banks. Historical study was employed to gather the information on research literature and Ang et al.'s cultural intelligence questionnaire (2004) and the researchers' self-made questionnaire with the Likert five-option scale were used to collect the required data to confirm or reject the hypotheses. The relationship between cultural intelligence and its dimensions with organisational agility was explored via structural equation modelling. LISREL and SPSS software were used for data analysis. The results disclosed that there is a positive and significant relationship between cultural intelligence and its dimensions with organisational agility.

Keywords: cultural intelligence; organisational agility; Bank Melli; Iran; banking industry; bank managers; bank branches; metacognition; cognition; motivation; behaviour; structural equation modelling; SEM.

DOI: 10.1504/IJAMS.2016.080330

International Journal of Applied Management Science, 2016 Vol.8 No.4, pp.338 - 353

Available online: 11 Nov 2016 *

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