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ERIC Number: ED391937
Record Type: RIE
Publication Date: 1995
Pages: 11
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Reference Count: 0
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Toward the Borderless Career. Corporate Hiring in the '90s. RAND Reprints.
Bikson, T. K.; Law, Sally Ann
International Educator, v4 n2 p12-15,32-33 Win 1995
According to both corporate and academic spokespersons, U.S. colleges and universities are turning out job candidates with high levels of domain knowledge. With respect to cross-cultural competence, however, job candidates are much less well prepared. They are unlikely to understand the international dimensions of their major academic field, and they probably have not had a general education background that includes world history, geography, or comparative political science. Moreover, many have had no exposure to other cultures and languages. Compared to international students, corporate and colleges representatives believed U.S. students to be at a serious competitive disadvantage in the global labor market. Because almost all technical, professional, and managerial jobs are likely to require some cross-cultural competence in the future, the demand for persons with cross-cultural competence is expected to grow as more U.S. firms position themselves for international competition. Therefore, U.S. students college students need to be prepared better for their roles in international corporations. Colleges will need to adjust their curricula to meet this need, and corporations also will need to provide more training. (KC)
Publication Type: Journal Articles; Reports - Research
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Language: English
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Authoring Institution: Rand Corp., Santa Monica, CA.