Learning from Intercultural Research

Janet Holmes, Meredith Marra and Bernadette Vine

in Leadership, Discourse, and Ethnicity

Published in print December 2011 | ISBN: 9780199730759
Published online January 2012 | e-ISBN: 9780199918454 | DOI:

Series: Oxford Studies in Sociolinguistics

Learning from Intercultural Research

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This chapter explores the implications of the research for leadership, workplace communication, and intercultural pragmatics. The analyses throughout the book indicate a number of areas of potential miscommunication and unintentional offense in intercultural interaction. The chapter examines some of the sociopragmatic implications of these insights for those working in intercultural contexts, whether as researchers, as employers and employees, or as colleagues. The book has conclusions regarding intercultural and cross-cultural communication from three perspectives: first, in terms of developing exible methodologies; second, in relation to the specific ways in which leaders attended to different dimensions of leadership performance in different workplace contexts; and, third, in terms of what was learned from Pākehā employees working as minority group members in Māori communities of practice.

Keywords: leadership research; workplace communication; intercultural interaction; Pākehā; Māori; communities of practice; ethnicity

Chapter.  7988 words. 

Subjects: Sociolinguistics

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