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.
|Title of host publication||Proceedings of the 22nd Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference 2008|
|Subtitle of host publication||managing in the Pacific Century|
|Place of Publication||Canning Bridge, W.A.|
|Number of pages||20|
|Publication status||Published - 2008|
|Event||Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (22nd : 2008) - Auckland, New Zealand|
Duration: 2 Dec 2008 → 5 Dec 2008
|Conference||Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management Conference (22nd : 2008)|
|Period||2/12/08 → 5/12/08|
- cross-cultural human resource development
- selection processes
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.