n-Culturals, the next cross-cultural challenge: introducing a multicultural mentoring model program

Pekerti, Andre A., Moeller, Miriam, Thomas, David C. and Napier, Nancy K. (2015) n-Culturals, the next cross-cultural challenge: introducing a multicultural mentoring model program. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management, 15 1: 5-25. doi:10.1177/1470595814559532

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Author Pekerti, Andre A.
Moeller, Miriam
Thomas, David C.
Napier, Nancy K.
Title n-Culturals, the next cross-cultural challenge: introducing a multicultural mentoring model program
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n-Culturals, the next cross-cultural challenge: introducing a multicultural mentoring model program
Journal name International Journal of Cross Cultural Management   Check publisher's open access policy
ISSN 1470-5958
1741-2838
Publication date 2015-04
Year available 2015
Sub-type Article (original research)
DOI 10.1177/1470595814559532
Open Access Status File (Author Post-print)
Volume 15
Issue 1
Start page 5
End page 25
Total pages 21
Place of publication London, United Kingdom
Publisher Sage Publications
Collection year 2016
Language eng
Formatted abstract
This article advances current conceptualizations of multicultural identities by identifying constituent elements of multicultural identity as knowledge, identification, internalization, and commitment. This new conceptualization is labeled n-Culturalism and posits that there are individuals who operate at the intersection of multiple cultures by maintaining salience of their multiple cultural identities. We illustrate that n-Culturals are assets to organizations because they are creative synthesizers that are able to facilitate organizational goals and can also serve as models for others who are struggling in a multicultural environment. This article provides some solutions to managing multicultural challenges in organizations, such as conflicting values and identities. It also offers solutions on how individuals and organizations can leverage their identities in relation to the multiculturalism continuum to achieve desired workplace outcomes. Further, we introduce the multicultural mentor modeling program for organizations, which, if implemented, can help struggling multiculturals to address challenges in their social cognition and to develop appropriate and effective behaviors in and outside of the workplace.
Keyword n-Cultural
Mentoring
Metacognition
Multicultural identity
Multiculturalism continuum
Q-Index Code C1
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Institutional Status UQ

Document type: Journal Article
Sub-type: Article (original research)
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