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Managing Multilingual Workplaces


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Keynote foreword: Understanding Multilingual Workplaces;
SIERK HORN, PHILIPPE LECOMTE AND SUSANNE TIETZE;SECTION 1: METHODS AND METHODOLOGIES IN MULTILINGUAL RESEARCH;General introduction: New Perspectives and Approaches to Language-based Research;Chapter 1: Moving beyond the baseline: Exploring the potential of experiments in language research.;Chapter 2: How to Research 'Empowerment' in Russia: Absence, Equivalence and Method;Chapter 3: Translating Western Research Methodology into Chinese: A Contextualised Approach in Practice;Chapter 4: Translatorial Linguistic Ethnography in Organizations;SECTION 2: EMPIRICAL RESEARCH ON LANGUAGE AT WORK;Introduction to section 2: Innovation in empirical studies: The individual's reflexivity;Chapter 5: The impact of language diversity on multinational teamwork.;Chapter 6: Exploring Translanguaging in International Business. Towards a Comparison of Highly Context-embedded Practices: Evidence from France and Finland.;Chapter 7: Towards a Framework of Individuals' Responses to Language Asymmetry;Chapter 8: Learning in a Multilingual and Multicultural Business Setting: Polish Expatriates' Stories of Critical Incidents in China.;SECTION 3: THE ROLE OF LANGUAGE IN INTERNATIONAL BUSINESS EDUCATION;Introduction to section 3: A New Look at the Role of Language in Business Education;Chapter 9: "At the Beginning, I Thought the Topic was Boring": Educating Business Students in Language Diversity through Transformative Learning;Chapter 10: Language Management in the Global Firm: Transforming Research into Education;Chapter 11: From the Multilingual Classroom to the Multilingual Workplace: Learning to View Language through a Different Lens.;SECTION 4: CONCLUSION;

About the Author

Sierk Horn is Professor of International Management at the FH Vorarlberg, University of Applied Sciences, Austria. Until 2017 he held the Professorship of the Economy of Japan at Ludwig-Maximilian-University, Munich. Philippe Lecomte is President and founding member of GEM&L. He has been Associate Professor at Toulouse Business School (TBS), France, for over 30 years. His current research interest is on language in international business and management education. Susanne Tietze is Professor of Multilingual Management at Sheffield Hallam University, Sheffield Business School. She has a particular interest in translation as a method and concept to understand transformational process.

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