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Endowed Chair of Institutional Economics & Transcultural Leadership

Research Projects

Forschungsgruppe "Transkulturelle Kompetenz"

Project Description

In times of globalisation, the creation of economic and social value literally crosses borders, entailing manifold questions on the determinants of successful global cooperation, particularly concerning the involved cultural challenges: Which characteristics distinguish a transculturally competent person? What does it mean if an organisation pursues a transcultural approach when developing its global strategy? And which learning processes enable and strengthen transculturality? These are some of the topics that the LEIZ research group "Transcultural Competence" focuses on. The group analyses the constitutive elements and preconditions of successful global cooperation. Through the lens of the theory of relational economics, this entails not only questions about the willingness and ability to cooperate in a complex network of cross-cultural relations, but also about organizational governance structures that anticipate such a network’s ongoing dynamics. When analysing transcultural competence in this manner, the description of learning processes on both the individual and the organizational level addresses two sides of the same coin and underlines the ambition to elaborate on a comprehensive concept of transcultural leadership and its implications for theory and practice. Following this purpose, various contributions and formats have been identified to pursue the research group’s goals: next to the fundamental research on the nature as well as the building blocks of transcultural competence as a conceptual concretion of relational economics, the exchange with other researchers in the field, an expert conference to be held at Zeppelin University in June 2020, as well as case studies with globally-acting cooperation partners from business and civil society, to name but a few of the envisaged activities, aim to create a platform for academic and cross-sectoral dialogue that nurtures the process of establishing a substantiated understanding of what it means to shape global cooperation with a transcultural approach.

Contact: Dr. Julika Baumann Montecinos

Project Duration

from 01.03.2019 through 31.12.2021

Project Head

Dr. Julika Baumann Montecinos

Project Execution

Dr. Julika Baumann Montecinos, M.A. Jessica Geraldo Schwengber, M.A. Tobias Grünfelder

Financing





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