Investigations of the influence of culture on the job interview

need for a grounded theory approach

Choon-Hwa Lim, Robin Kramar

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Abstract

This paper reviews the literature on the cross-cultural job interview and highlights the need for theory development. It explores the influence of culture and its impact on the processes and outcomes of the job interview. The paper adopts interpretive theory to understand how participants of the job interview ie the interviewer and candidate, may develop meaningful cultural experiences. It uses symbolic interactionism to examine how the different cultures of the participants may produce their differing experiences which impact on the processes and outcomes of the job interview. The paper concludes with a justification for the development of a grounded theory of culture in the job interview by examining multiple cases of the cross-cultural job interview.
Original languageEnglish
Title of host publicationProceedings of the 22nd Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference 2008
Subtitle of host publicationmanaging in the Pacific Century
Place of PublicationCanning Bridge, W.A.
PublisherPromaco Conventions
Pages1-20
Number of pages20
ISBN (Print)1863081488
Publication statusPublished - 2008
EventAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (22nd : 2008) - Auckland, New Zealand
Duration: 2 Dec 20085 Dec 2008

Conference

ConferenceAustralian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (22nd : 2008)
CountryNew Zealand
CityAuckland
Period2/12/085/12/08

Keywords

  • cross-cultural human resource development
  • recruitment
  • selection processes
  • voice

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    Lim, C-H., & Kramar, R. (2008). Investigations of the influence of culture on the job interview: need for a grounded theory approach. In Proceedings of the 22nd Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference 2008: managing in the Pacific Century (pp. 1-20). Canning Bridge, W.A.: Promaco Conventions.