Cultural Differences and Managerial Behaviour: European and Asian Interim Managers

By Eric Chong, Uwe Napiersky, Dan Hughes and Jan Kwint.

Published by The Organization Collection

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This study provides a cross-cultural perspective into personality traits and competencies of interim managers. The results indicate characteristics that are job as well as culturally specific.

Keywords: managerial traits, interim manager, short-term contract manager, cross-cultural managerial behaviour

International Journal of Knowledge, Culture and Change Management, Volume 5, Issue 5, pp.183-192. Article: Print (Spiral Bound). Article: Electronic (PDF File; 1.916MB).

Dr Eric Chong

Dr Eric Chong has a doctorate in business administration from Brunel University, UK and is currently with the Victoria University of Wellington, NZ. Eric has researched and designed senior management competency models for use in Assessment Centres. His current research interest is on the effects of work and cultural environments in determining managerial competency requirements and assessed performance.

Dr. Uwe Napiersky

Dr Uwe Napiersky has a PhD in Psychology from the University of Kiel, Germany. He worked as an international senior consultant for Cubiks (a PA company) in the last 9 years. He is specialised in psychometric assessment, management development and executive coaching.

Dan Hughes

Dan Hughes is a Research & Development Consultant with Cubiks, UK. Dan is experienced in the development of a range of psychometric measures and the application of technology in assessment. He co-authored the paper on ‘Interim Managers: Distinguishing Personality Characteristics of Managers on Short-term Contracts’ published in the International Journal of Selection and Assessment, Vol. 7 No. 4 December 1999.

Jan Kwint

Jan Kwint is Sr Vice President of Cubiks Europe and an Occupational Psychologist by profession. Jan has extensive experience in the design and implementation of international (online) selection and development processes and systems in some of the largest Fortune 500 companies.

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