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International peer group development

Brian J. Hurn (Brian J. Hurn is a Cross‐cultural Trainer, also Lecturer, at the Diplomatic Academy of London, University of Westminster.)
Michael Jenkins (Michael Jenkins, formerly Director, Foreign Languages Centre, University of Bath, UK, is currently Regional Director, Japan and Korea, INSEAD.)

Industrial and Commercial Training

ISSN: 0019-7858

Publication date: 1 July 2000

Abstract

Describes the cross‐cultural training content of a management development programme in a multinational. Concentrates on a series of half‐day intercultural workshops held for each of the company’s five Peer Groups which were preceded by a questionnaire to all participants. The workshop was first run for Peer Group chairmen. The first session examines why acculturation training is vital for business. The participants examine cross‐cultural issues involved in building and sustaining multinational teams and the problems of participating in multicultural meetings. Group members then consider the required characteristics of an effective member of an international Peer Group and finally evaluate the areas discussed and the techniques for developing cultural synergy.

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Hurn, B.J. and Jenkins, M. (2000), "International peer group development", Industrial and Commercial Training, Vol. 32 No. 4, pp. 128-131. https://doi.org/10.1108/00197850010372205

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