Storytelling and Cultural Learning: A Polish Expatriate’s Accounts of Knowledge Sharing with Chinese Subordinates

Michał Wilczewski, Anne-Marie Søderberg, Arkadiusz Gut

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Abstract

This interdisciplinary study is conducted by a multilingual and international research team who studies how knowledge is transferred by expatriate managers and shared with Chinese employees in a subsidiary of a Western multinational company (MNC). It examines, through narrative inquiry and a taxonomy of intercultural learning processes, how and what a Polish female manager learns from critical incidents of knowledge sharing, and how she develops her understanding and creates sustainable work communities across linguistic and cultural boundaries.
Original languageEnglish
Publication date2018
Number of pages10
Publication statusPublished - 2018
Event12th GEM & L International Workshop on Management and Language: The Impact of Language on Knowledge Creation and Sharing - Cité Internationale Universitaire de Paris, Paris, France
Duration: 22 May 201823 May 2018
Conference number: 12

Conference

Conference12th GEM & L International Workshop on Management and Language
Number12
LocationCité Internationale Universitaire de Paris
CountryFrance
CityParis
Period22/05/201823/05/2018

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Keywords

  • Intercultural communication
  • Knowledge sharing
  • Boundary-spanning
  • Narrative
  • Cultural learning
  • Expatriate
  • Multinational company

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Wilczewski, M., Søderberg, A-M., & Gut, A. (2018). Storytelling and Cultural Learning: A Polish Expatriate’s Accounts of Knowledge Sharing with Chinese Subordinates. Paper presented at 12th GEM & L International Workshop on Management and Language, Paris, France.