Category Archives: Blog

Think about « doing better » and « not doing worse » at the same time

Professor Regina Kim and her colleague recently published a research paper that examines the role of regulatory focus in conflict management domains from a new perspective. Regulatory focus describes people’s two distinct goals: promotion focus that focuses on hopes and accomplishments (i.e., gains) and prevention focus that focuses on safety and responsibilities (i.e., non-losses). The research group suggests
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Mediation in International Commercial and Investment Disputes

Our ICON member Calliope Sudborough has just published a chapter on the mediation of sovereign debt disputes in the new Oxford University Press volume « Mediation in International Commercial and Investment Disputes » edited by Catharine Titi and Katia Fach Gomez. The book « brings together a line-up of outstanding, highly-qualified experts from academia, mediation and arbitration institutions,
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Relational resources for emerging markets’ non-technological innovation

Professor Chavi Chen’s recent published paper (Fletcher-Chen, Chavi C.-Y.): Relational resources for emerging markets’ non-technological innovation: insights from China and Taiwan in Journal of Business & Industrial Marketing is about the importance of relational resources (trust and relationship effectiveness). This research studies how the Chinese guanxi is utilized to create and develop service exploitation and exploration
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Language Diversity, Nonnative Accents, and Their Consequences at the Workplace

As the workplace is becoming increasingly global, organizations are employing more persons who work in a non-native language. Moreover, challenges in communication between employees with different linguistic background are inevitable in international mergers and acquisitions, and failure to recognize and address these challenges can create major obstacles to achieving effective integration benefits. Thus, it is
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