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Recommendations for successful intercultural preparation of middle-level managers (MLM) for foreign assignments / submitted by Roman Winderle
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Empfehlungen für die erfolgreiche interkulturelle Vorbereitung von Mittelmanagern für Auslandsaufenthalte
AuthorWinderle, Roman Franz
CensorBrewster, Eric
Thesis advisorBrewster, Eric
PublishedLinz, 2018
DescriptionIX, 94 Blätter : Illustrationen
Institutional NoteUniversität Linz, Diplomarbeit, 2018
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Document typeThesis (Diplom)
Keywords (DE)Mittelmanager / interkulturell / Auslandsaufenthalte
Keywords (EN)middle-managers / intercultural / foreign / assignments
Keywords (GND)Management / Internationalisierung / Multikulturelle Gesellschaft
URNurn:nbn:at:at-ubl:1-24242 Persistent Identifier (URN)
 The work is publicly available
Recommendations for successful intercultural preparation of middle-level managers (MLM) for foreign assignments [0.63 mb]

The aim of this thesis is to take a closer look at preparation measures companies use for the deployment abroad of middle-level managers (MLM) and to provide recommendations that comprise suggestions for improvement. To remain successful on the markets, companies often make use of worldwide subsidiaries. In this respect, appropriate personnel is needed to put the corresponding measures into practice. The findings from literature towards basic preparatory measure in companies and important aspects of preparation programs are covered in Chapter Two and Three. Chapter Two emphasizes aspects companies have to consider before the departure of managers. Fundamental organizational conditions which are needed to make use of social diversity are illustrated. Chapter Three focuses on imparting social competence and cultural skills which prepare MLMs for the social intercourse with locals. Moreover, measures and training methods are presented which facilitate the practical implementation of the learnt contents on site. The empirical part of this thesis is based on qualitative data gained from interviews with experts from the areas of intercultural management and personnel provision. The gained in-depth perspectives are used together with the findings from literature to give within Chapter Five recommendations for the creation of appropriate intercultural training for MLMs.

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