Defining CC Framework As It Applies In International Business
An individual’s capability to portray upon the necessary knowledge, skills, and attributes (KSA) so as to work successfully with people from diverse cultural upbringings within and outside the country.
This definition centred on employees’ performance. This entails the need for cultural literacy, abilities & aptitudes to adapt and willingness to learn (Lenartowicz and Apud, 2006) different cultures. The cultural intelligence model played a significant role in building of CC. Cultural intelligence is modelled out of these components; the cognitive, behavioural and motivational which are the linking variables to development of Lenartowicz & Apud cross-cultural competence framework. They highlighted role of the KSA dimensions (pp 530- 532) in the construction of their CC framework. These elements are assumed important to individuals intending to work in a cross-cultural business environment, and thus result on their effectiveness.
The Relevance Cross-cultural Competence in International HRM
The Cross-cultural Competence Framework is the requirement for success in International HRM. Cross-cultural HRM presents unique challenges which are increasingly becoming prevalent in the fast expanding international management field. The 21st century workforce is increasingly diverse and multicultural and to successfully manage and lead in this setting, HR professionals must be well-informed