Online Leadership and Communication across Cultures: Developing an interdisciplinary approach

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Abstract

Cross-cultural management is challenging. However, online leadership across cultures demands even more intercultural competence, as the actors involved neither share physical space nor everyday experiences. This chapter offers a new interdisciplinary perspective on global collaboration, which addresses the complexity in online cross-cultural leadership. The perspective is formed as a post-cultural prism comprising practice theory, positioning theory, and postcolonial theory. It is argued that this interdisciplinary approach is capable of filling the gap in the field of intercultural competence, as it offers tools for reflection on online interactions in everyday situations. The aim of this chapter is to contribute to a conceptualization in cross-cultural leadership and to introduce basic intercultural practices for practitioners.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationOnline collaboration and communication in contemporary organizations
EditorsDitte Kolbæk
Number of pages18
PublisherIGI global
Publication date6 Apr 2018
Pages64-81
Chapter4
ISBN (Print)9781522540946
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 6 Apr 2018
Series Advances in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development
ISSN2327-3372

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Jensen, I. (2018). Online Leadership and Communication across Cultures: Developing an interdisciplinary approach. In D. Kolbæk (Ed.), Online collaboration and communication in contemporary organizations (pp. 64-81). IGI global. Advances in Human Resources Management and Organizational Development https://doi.org/10.4018/978-1-5225-4094-6.ch004