Practical wisdom and the development of cross-cultural knowledge management

A global leadership perspective

David J. Pauleen, David Rooney, Nigel J. Holden

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This paper responds to calls for pragmatic context-dependent crosscultural scholarship. Specifically, with regard to global organisations, we attempt to reconcile the imbalance between global and local concerns by proposing a framework that merges a new understanding of culture with a classical leadership approach. The objective is to achieve more effective crosscultural practice. The article makes the case for an appreciation of what we call 'cross-cultural knowledge management' and the role of wisdom in global business leadership in a modern culturally diverse knowledge economy.

Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)382-395
Number of pages14
JournalEuropean Journal of International Management
Issue number4
Publication statusPublished - Jun 2010
Externally publishedYes

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