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dc.contributor.authorBriguglio, Carmela
dc.contributor.editorS.H Ong, G. Apfelhalter, K. Hansen and N. Tapachai
dc.date.accessioned2017-01-30T15:04:44Z
dc.date.available2017-01-30T15:04:44Z
dc.date.created2011-10-23T20:01:25Z
dc.date.issued2006
dc.identifier.citationBriguglio, Carmela. 2006. Can Structured Intervention Improve Intercultural Communication in Multinational Student Teams?, in Ong, S.H. and Apfelhalter, G. and Hansen, K. and Tapachai, N. (ed), Intercultural Communication Competencies in Higher Education and Management: Proceedings of the International Conference on Intercultural Communication Competencies, Oct 6 2005. Singapore: Marshall Cavendish International (Singapore) Private Ltd.
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/20.500.11937/43099
dc.description.abstract

Group projects or group tasks are a common assessment task in undergraduate business education courses in Western Australia, largely due to educators' beliefs that such tasks develop valuable 'teamworking skills' that are much sought after by employers. The results, however, would seem to be somewhat mixed, with students sometimes reporting negative experiences in groups, particularly multicultural/multinational groups. Indeed, previous research (Hawthorne 1997; Nesdale & Todd 1997; Briguglio 1998; Valet & Ang 1998) indicates that if students are left to their own devices, they will often prefer to team up with others from similar nationalities/cultural backgrounds. In this 'Multinational Teams Case Study', it was decided to have students working in pre-structured multinational teams in order to mirror, as much as possible, the sorts of situations they are likely to meet in the world of work in future multinational companies/contexts. The Multinational Teams Case Study aimed to: 1. examine group interactions and identify communication issues in multinational student groupslteams; 2. establish whether a workshop providing students with insights and techniques for better intercultural communication and interaction in multinational teams actually has a positive effect on the nature of the group experience and the attitudes of students towards such teams.

dc.publisherMarshall Cavendish Academic
dc.subjectBusiness Communication
dc.subjectMultinational Teams
dc.subjectIntercultural Communication
dc.titleCan Structured Intervention Improve Intercultural Communication in Multinational Student Teams?
dc.typeConference Paper
dcterms.source.titleIntercultural communication competencies in higher education and management: Proceedings of the international conference on intercultural communication competencies
dcterms.source.seriesIntercultural communication competencies in higher education and management: Proceedings of the international conference on intercultural communication competencies
dcterms.source.isbn9789812104618
dcterms.source.conferenceInternational Conference on Intercultural Communication Competencies
dcterms.source.conference-start-dateOct 6 2005
dcterms.source.conferencelocationSingapore
dcterms.source.placeSingapore
curtin.departmentCBS - Faculty Office
curtin.accessStatusOpen access


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