Managing Multilingual Workplaces: Empirical, Methodological and Pedagogic Perspectives, 1st Edition (Hardback) book cover

Managing Multilingual Workplaces

Empirical, Methodological and Pedagogic Perspectives, 1st Edition

Edited by Sierk Horn, Philippe Lecomte, Susanne Tietze

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232 pages

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This book sets new trajectories for language-sensitive business and management research and pedagogy. The existence of language plurality characterises these. Empirical studies have been established as important and relevant for contemporary research. It has shifted language-sensitive research from the periphery to the centre of international management research. However, this field is rapidly changing, and new thematic approaches have begun to emerge. By addressing this, the book offers genuine and more nuanced insights into existing themes and comes with applications of emergent conceptual developments in different settings. The second part of the book covers methodologies and gives examples and cutting-edge insights into the role of translation in the execution of empirical research and theorising arising from it. Finally, the book draws together innovative ways of how to address the challenges of a multilingual teaching classroom and how to innovate in order to incorporate such diversity through pedagogic practice.

This book provides a source that unites insights from multilingual empirical research, methodological considerations and pedagogic practice in order to advance knowledge and debate. It will be a ‘handy source’ of information that offers direct access to latest guidance on language-sensitive management challenges. It will, therefore, appeal to an internationally-minded and mobile audience, including scholars, students and decision-makers.

Table of Contents

Keynote foreword: Understanding Multilingual Workplaces;

DENICE AND LAWRENCE WELCH;

Preface;

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;

By Susanne Tietze;

Chapter 1: Moving beyond the baseline: Exploring the potential of experiments in language research.;

By Shea Fan and Anne-Wil Harzing;

Chapter 2: How to Research ‘Empowerment’ in Russia: Absence, Equivalence and Method;

By Virpi Outila, Rebecca Piekkari and Irina Mihailova;

Chapter 3: Translating Western Research Methodology into Chinese: A Contextualised Approach in Practice;

By Huiping Xian;

Chapter 4: Translatorial Linguistic Ethnography in Organizations;

By Kaisa Koskinen;

SECTION 2: EMPIRICAL RESEARCH ON LANGUAGE AT WORK;

Introduction to section 2: Innovation in empirical studies: The individual’s reflexivity;

By Philippe Lecomte;

Chapter 5: The impact of language diversity on multinational teamwork.;

By Helene Tenzer and Markus Pudelko;

Chapter 6: Exploring Translanguaging in International Business. Towards a Comparison of Highly Context-embedded Practices: Evidence from France and Finland.;

By Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen and Hélène Langinier;

Chapter 7: Towards a Framework of Individuals’ Responses to Language Asymmetry;

By Dominic Detzen and Lukas Löhlein;

Chapter 8: Learning in a Multilingual and Multicultural Business Setting: Polish Expatriates’ Stories of Critical Incidents in China.;

By Michał Wilczewski, Anne Marie Søderberg, and Arkadiusz Gut;

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;

By Sierk Horn;

Chapter 9: "At the Beginning, I Thought the Topic was Boring": Educating Business Students in Language Diversity through Transformative Learning;

By Claudine Gaibrois and Rebecca Piekkari;

Chapter 10: Language Management in the Global Firm: Transforming Research into Education;

By Terry Mughan;

Chapter 11: From the Multilingual Classroom to the Multilingual Workplace: Learning to View Language through a Different Lens.;

By Jane Kassis-Henderson and Linda Cohen;

SECTION 4: CONCLUSION;

By Sierk Horn, Philippe Lecomte and Susanne Tietze;

About the Editors

Sierk Horn is a 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 a 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. 

About the Series

Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy

As ever-increasing proportion of the world's business takes place across national borders, the need to understand the motive forces behind international business becomes greater. Transnationals are now, in many cases, as important as national governments in shaping trade flows and economic trends. As this series demonstrates, international business is not just the preserve of the largest companies, but impacts on all aspects of business and economic activity. This series is essential reading for policy makers as well as researchers in international business and applied international economics.

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Subject Categories

BISAC Subject Codes/Headings:
BUS000000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / General
BUS035000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / International / General
BUS041000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Management
BUS108000
BUSINESS & ECONOMICS / Research & Development
LAN009000
LANGUAGE ARTS & DISCIPLINES / Linguistics / General