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The Development of the global leader within the multinational corporation

Author: Kets de Vries, Manfred F. R. INSEAD Area: Organisational Behaviour In: Globalizing management: creating and leading the competitive organization - Pucik, Vladimir;Tichy, Noël M. - 1992 - Book Language: EnglishDescription: p. 187-205.Type of document: INSEAD ChapterNote: Please ask the Library for this chapter.Abstract: The authors review the factors that enhance or hinder the development of executives with a "global mindset". Among various desirable traits and skills they emphasize cultural empathy and adaptability and consider a number of approaches to selection, management development, and organizational structure that promote the necessary cross-cultural capabilities. Apart from predispositions which stem from early childhood development and socialization, the authors identify a number of career development factors that may have an impact on the creation of a "global mindset" among high-potential executives. In particular, they advocate that future top executives in global firms should have the opportunity for early cross-cultural experience through assignments in different countries
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The authors review the factors that enhance or hinder the development of executives with a "global mindset". Among various desirable traits and skills they emphasize cultural empathy and adaptability and consider a number of approaches to selection, management development, and organizational structure that promote the necessary cross-cultural capabilities. Apart from predispositions which stem from early childhood development and socialization, the authors identify a number of career development factors that may have an impact on the creation of a "global mindset" among high-potential executives. In particular, they advocate that future top executives in global firms should have the opportunity for early cross-cultural experience through assignments in different countries

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