Take Your Partners! Transcending national culture to implement diverse international projects: the supremacy of individuals and influence of organisations

Dziewanowska, Katarzyna, Pearce, Alison, Zupan, Nada and Quan, Rose (2019) Take Your Partners! Transcending national culture to implement diverse international projects: the supremacy of individuals and influence of organisations. In: Proceedings of the 2019 International Conference on Global Entrepreneurial Talent Management & Social Collaboration. Chonnam National University, Gwangju, Korea, pp. 3-12.

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Abstract

Globalisation of the world economy and trade, internationalisation of industries and organisations, born-global firms: these have all resulted in international working becoming the norm for ordinary people. Working internationally presents particular challenges over and above simply living in multicultural societies. International project work involves a further set of challenges, skills and keys to success due to constraints on resource, temporary teams, demands of delivery and time/scope limits. Based on an extensive series of in-depth interviews with participants and leaders in a 11-year series of different, but connected, international projects, this article explores the keys to success and reasons for failure in international working. These projects involved organisations and individuals in the higher education industry in 10 countries. This paper suggests that organisational culture and structure is a greater influence on individual attitude and behaviour than national culture. Individual attitude and behaviour is the key driver of success and relationship sustainability in international project working.

Item Type: Book Section
Subjects: N100 Business studies
Department: Faculties > Business and Law > Newcastle Business School > Business and Management
Depositing User: Paul Burns
Date Deposited: 20 May 2019 14:50
Last Modified: 11 Oct 2019 09:09
URI: http://nrl.northumbria.ac.uk/id/eprint/39360

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