Language competencies, policies and practices in multinational corporations: A comprehensive review and comparison of Anglophone, Asian, Continental European and Nordic MNCs

Harzing, Anne-Wil ORCID logoORCID: https://orcid.org/0000-0003-1509-3003 and Pudelko, Markus (2013) Language competencies, policies and practices in multinational corporations: A comprehensive review and comparison of Anglophone, Asian, Continental European and Nordic MNCs. Journal of World Business, 48 (1) . pp. 87-97. ISSN 1090-9516 [Article] (doi:10.1016/j.jwb.2012.06.011)

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Abstract

The importance of language differences in multinational companies (MNCs) can hardly be overlooked. This paper therefore provides the first large-scale quantitative overview of language competencies, policies and practices in MNCs. It is based on data from more than 800 subsidiaries, located in thirteen different countries with headquarters in more than 25 different countries, which were aggregated into four distinct home country clusters. This comprehensive study allows us to differentiate prior conceptual or case-based findings according to home, host and corporate languages and to develop managerial implications which vary according to the different country clusters.

Item Type: Article
Research Areas: A. > Business School
Item ID: 29224
Notes on copyright: © 2012. This manuscript version is made available under the CC-BY-NC-ND 4.0 license.
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Depositing User: Anne-Wil Harzing
Date Deposited: 29 Oct 2020 17:36
Last Modified: 07 Jun 2022 18:18
URI: https://eprints.mdx.ac.uk/id/eprint/29224

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