MANAGING CROSS-CULTURAL DIFFERENCES IN MULTINATIONAL CORPORATIONS OF THAILAND
As corporations expand and their business activities increase, their focus is not limited only to the local geographic region but to the world. This, in turn, has led to the emergence of multinational corporations, sometimes called transnational corporations or even global firms. With the advent of new political ideologies, multinational corporations have found their firm footing all around the world. Having a cross-cultural team can help in providing a varied experience and advanced thinking in the establishment of competitive position among organizations. Definitely, there could be some interference in completing projects due to this diversity but the manager should be better equipped to face this challenge so that to avoid and prevent cultural misunderstandings. In this paper we will try to look at some of the theories related to cross-cultural management and some methods such as motivational training of employees dealing with the related issues. The paper shows that global project management can succeed through culturally aware leadership, cross-cultural communication, and mutual respect.
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