33rd Annual Association of Japanese Business Studies Conference Proceedings
The Association of Japanese Business Studies
Forest Grove, OR
This article proposes a diagrammatic frameworkto address the theoretical concept of cultural competence. Bridging prevalent concepts available in literature, it posits a simple yet versatile multi-level framework with two extremes to capture a spectrum of cultural specificities. Through a case study on a Japanese automobile conglomerate partly with European management, it concludes that cultural competence can be shown on a linear scale in the systematic framework. The findings advance the concept of cultural competence and the proposed model may be used as a foothold for future research possibly in any combination of cultures. This study is not to claim that different cultures are uncompromising but to consider how to reconcile them in a cross-cultural setting.
 The original framework was presented at the 31st Annual AJBS Minneapolis Conference in 2018. This article develops it to discuss the concept of cultural competence.
Kitamura, Kanji. A Conceptual Framework of Cultural Competence: A Case Study of a Japanese Multinational in a Cross-National Context. 33rd Annual Association of Japanese Business Studies Conference Proceedings, , : 1-31, 2021. Retrieved from Loyola eCommons, School of Business: Faculty Publications and Other Works,
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