"Act them into a new way of thinking": Multiple stakeholder perspectives on developing international and cultural leadership (ICL) through experiential learning

Crossman, Joanna
November 2010
International Journal of Management Education (Oxford Brookes Un;2010, Vol. 9 Issue 1, p33
Academic Journal
As organisations are becoming increasingly internationalised, the need for individuals able to lead, solve problems, innovate and collaborate in culturally diverse contexts is becoming increasingly apparent. University business schools have a role in developing graduates with the required knowledge and understandings of complex cultural contexts. Drawing on the findings of a rich, qualitative study with 45 participants and three stakeholder groups in Australia, this paper argues that university courses should consider the development of international and cultural leadership skills through critical and rigorous experiential learning that involves the adoption of holistic approaches to teaching and learning. One of the first multiple stakeholder research studies of its kind, the research findings have implications for those designing learning in international management contexts.


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