Implications, Future Research, and Summary

  • Andre A. PekertiEmail author
Part of the Springer Series in Emerging Cultural Perspectives in Work, Organizational, and Personnel Studies book series (SSCOW)


In this chapter, I explore the practical implications of being n-Cultural in the workplace and future research concerning n-Culturals. A major issue will be measuring the n-Culturals and associated elements fundamental to their existence. The chapter and monograph conclude with a discussion on mentorship. Although the ideal mentor for an individual acculturating to a particular environment would be a stereotypical local individual, I maintain that the two necessary criteria required to be an effective mentor are: (a) recognizing the value of multiculturalism as an asset to organizations and (b) being comfortable with one’s own identity and/or multiculturalism.


Balance Bi-cultural Boundary spanner Compatibility of cultures Commitment Identification Ideal mentor Internalization Knowledge Measuring Mono-cultural Multi-cultural n-Cultural Operationalizing performance Networks Salience Well-being 


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  1. 1.UQ Business SchoolThe University of QueenslandBrisbaneAustralia

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