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How Will We Work Together? Synthesizing a Cross-Cultural Collaboration Grid from the Dual Concern Model and Acculturation Framework


Kevin Lo


University of San Francisco

Jennifer Parlamis


University of San Francisco

June 15, 2012

Intl. Association for Conflict Management, IACM 25th Annual Conference

Abstract:     
Cross-cultural collaboration through multicultural groups and teams is the current reality of international business. However, management research does not specifically address the process by which individuals from different national cultures come together to collaborate in an organizational work setting. This work takes a step towards understanding this process. We first discuss the dual concerns model and the acculturation framework to identify areas of congruence that have explanatory value for cross-cultural collaboration. From this point, we derive a cross-cultural collaboration grid that can help understand how people from different national cultures might work together based on the relative prioritization of concern for self vs. concern for the other. After introducing the cross-cultural collaboration grid, we discuss potential moderating variables at both the individual (contact, superordinate goals, and power) and cultural levels (individualism-collectivism, tightness-looseness, and power distance) that will impact the cross-cultural collaboration process. We conclude with contributions and limitations that can be addressed by future research.

Number of Pages in PDF File: 38

Keywords: acculturation, cross-cultural, collaboration, negotiation, dual concern model

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Date posted: July 1, 2012  

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Lo, Kevin and Parlamis, Jennifer, How Will We Work Together? Synthesizing a Cross-Cultural Collaboration Grid from the Dual Concern Model and Acculturation Framework (June 15, 2012). Intl. Association for Conflict Management, IACM 25th Annual Conference. Available at SSRN: http://ssrn.com/abstract=2084838 or http://dx.doi.org/10.2139/ssrn.2084838

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Kevin Lo
University of San Francisco ( email )
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States
Jennifer Parlamis (Contact Author)
University of San Francisco ( email )
2130 Fulton Street
San Francisco, CA 94117
United States
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