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Title: An analysis of core-competences of successful multinational team leaders
Authors: Hajro, A
Pudelko, M
Keywords: Competences;Corporate culture;Cross-cultural competence;Knowledge management;Language;Leadership;Motivation;Multinational teams
Issue Date: 2010
Publisher: Sage
Citation: International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 10(2): 3, 175 - 194, 2010
Abstract: Researchers have endeavoured to understand the factors that enable effective functioning of multinational teams (MNTs) but with few exceptions they have ignored studying the competences of MNT leaders. In this paper we present those competences leaders must possess in order to effectively lead MNTs. Our findings are based on 70 problem-centred interviews with MNT leaders and members from five multinational corporations. The competences our interviewees mentioned most frequently for effective leadership were knowledge management and transfer. Results further indicated that a leader must be cross-culturally competent and multilingual in order to motivate MNT members to fully explore, exploit and transfer valuable knowledge within the team and beyond.
Description: Copyright @ 2010 The Authors. This is the author's accepted manuscript. The final published article is available from the link below.
ISSN: 1470-5958
Appears in Collections:Business and Management
Brunel Business School Research Papers

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