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Developing learning relationships in intercultural and multi-disciplinary environments: a mixed method investigation of management students’ experiences

Heliot, YingFei, Mittelmeier, Jenna and Rienties, Bart (2019) Developing learning relationships in intercultural and multi-disciplinary environments: a mixed method investigation of management students’ experiences Studies in Higher Education. pp. 1-15.

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Abstract

In this article, we suggest that competencies in working in intercultural and multidisciplinary environments are part of expected key skills in contemporary organisations. Higher educational institutions across the globe are pressured to contribute to the development of such key skills. Using social identity theory, through social network analysis of 113 postgraduate management students in one UK business school and follow-up focus group interviews (N = 16), we have identified three types of learners: Co-National Learners, Bridge-Building Learners, and Cross-National Learners. We argue that developing learning relationships in intercultural and multidisciplinary environments needs to go beyond a cultural-only approach, and the understanding of identity has an important place.

Item Type: Article
Divisions : Faculty of Arts and Social Sciences > Surrey Business School
Authors :
NameEmailORCID
Heliot, YingFeiY.Heliot@surrey.ac.uk
Mittelmeier, Jenna
Rienties, Bart
Date : 2019
DOI : 10.1080/03075079.2019.1610865
Copyright Disclaimer : © 2019 Taylor & Francis
Uncontrolled Keywords : Higher education; Identity; Individual learning; Knowledge sharing; Cross-cultural
Depositing User : Clive Harris
Date Deposited : 15 May 2019 11:00
Last Modified : 15 May 2019 12:16
URI: http://epubs.surrey.ac.uk/id/eprint/851835

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