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Intercultural competence in the international business arena

Michael J. Morley (Kemmy Business School, University of Limerick, Ireland)
Jean‐Luc Cerdin (ESSEC Business School, France)

Journal of Managerial Psychology

ISSN: 0268-3946

Article publication date: 9 November 2010




The purpose of this paper is to introduce the special issue which brings together six papers exploring aspects of intercultural competence in the international business arena.


This overarching paper contextualizes the theme and introduces the selected papers which offer both theoretical and empirical insights.


The findings in this paper vary according to the core theme of each of the six contributions.

Practical implications

The papers in the special issue call attention to competences required for operating in the intercultural arena and offer a potential platform for developmental interventions.


The paper highlights how, combined, the papers explore new avenues of enquiry in the intercultural competence domain and showcase cross national theoretical and empirical work.



Morley, M.J. and Cerdin, J. (2010), "Intercultural competence in the international business arena", Journal of Managerial Psychology, Vol. 25 No. 8, pp. 805-809.



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