ERIC Number: EJ1022513
Record Type: Journal
Publication Date: 2013
Abstractor: As Provided
Reference Count: 82
Professional Development for Cross-Border Managers: New Growth Opportunities for Executive Education
Scalberg, Ernest J.
Journal of Teaching in International Business, v24 n3-4 p238-261 2013
The need of business enterprises for professionals trained for the challenges of cross-border assignments will increase exponentially through the decade. Business schools will be hard pressed to deliver programs with the scope, scale, and effectiveness necessary to address the unique competencies required for cross-cultural understanding and communication, and the complexity of global business operations. This article reviews the existing literature in order to identify the competencies that are needed by global managers and the training approaches that can successfully build those competencies. A template of 10 criteria that should be addressed by training programs for cross-border professionals is proposed and applied to a sample of business schools that currently offer executive programs. Although there are good examples of programs that meet one or more of the 10 criteria, most business schools will be required to expand and to innovate their programs in order to meet the projected demand for training.
Descriptors: Management Development, International Trade, Business Administration Education, Cultural Awareness, Intercultural Communication, Job Skills, Competency Based Education, Educational Innovation, Program Development, Global Approach, Program Descriptions, Professional Development, Literature Reviews
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Education Level: Higher Education; Postsecondary Education
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