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dc.contributor.authorWoods, Peteren_US
dc.contributor.authorBarker, Michelleen_US
dc.contributor.authorHibbins, Raymonden_US
dc.contributor.editorLeslie A. Toombsen_US
dc.date.accessioned2017-05-03T12:17:49Z
dc.date.available2017-05-03T12:17:49Z
dc.date.issued2010en_US
dc.date.modified2011-09-05T06:47:44Z
dc.identifier.urihttp://hdl.handle.net/10072/40032
dc.description.abstractThis exploratory research aimed to answer the question, of 'how can the potential benefits of multicultural group-work be realised in the postgraduate management classroom?' Postgraduate management students at an Australian University experienced multicultural group-work through a completing a specific course module designed to enhance multicultural group functioning. The module centred around a group presentation project requiring students to draw on the cultural resources within their group. Sixty-two students then evaluated their experience of multicultural group-work in the course through nine focus groups using the nominal group method. The focus groups asked students what they learned from working in a multicultural group in the course; what is important in working culturally diverse group; and what did they learn about other people's culture through the multicultural group experience. Students' answers emphasised that successful multicultural group-work needed members to have certain attitudes such as respecting other people's culture, personality traits such as patience and openness, skills such as building team work or integration and knowledge relating to understanding the culture of others. These answers were contrary to the expectation that students would emphasise the importance of relevant group processes. This research provides guidance for faculty in overcoming challenges and provides an example of how to tap the benefits of multicultural group work in the multicultural classroom.en_US
dc.description.publicationstatusYesen_AU
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dc.languageEnglishen_US
dc.language.isoen_AU
dc.publisherNo data provideden_US
dc.publisher.urihttp://aomonline.org/en_AU
dc.relation.ispartofstudentpublicationNen_AU
dc.relation.ispartofconferencenameThe Academy of Management Annual Meeting: Dare to Careen_US
dc.relation.ispartofconferencetitleThe Academy of Managementen_US
dc.relation.ispartofdatefrom2010-08-06en_US
dc.relation.ispartofdateto2010-08-10en_US
dc.relation.ispartoflocationMontreal, Canadaen_US
dc.rights.retentionYen_AU
dc.subject.fieldofresearchBusiness and Management not elsewhere classifieden_US
dc.subject.fieldofresearchcode150399en_US
dc.titleMaking Multicultural Group-Work, Work!en_US
dc.typeConference outputen_US
dc.type.descriptionE3 - Conference Publications (Extract Paper)en_US
dc.type.codeE - Conference Publicationsen_US
gro.facultyGriffith Business School, Department of International Business and Asian Studiesen_US
gro.rights.copyrightCopyright 2010 Academy of Management (AOM). The attached file is reproduced here in accordance with the copyright policy of the publisher. Please refer to the conference's website for access to the definitive, published version.en_AU
gro.date.issued2010
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