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Project lead: Marjaana Gunkel   This project examines the role of multiple intelligences on the occurrence of different types of conflict (task, process, and interpersonal) in multi-cultural teams. We examine how the different types of conflict influence performance within teams.

July 14th, 2019  |   Read more  

Project Team: Marjaana Gunkel, Justin Kraemer, & Vas Taras   Dispersion across time zones may not be a problem if the people in different time zones are most productive (or available) at different times of the day. For example,  if…

July 14th, 2019  |   Read more  

Project lead: Christopher Schlägel & Marjaana Gunkel   Previous studies have shown that national culture influences the EQ of individuals. In this study, we inspect the influence of national culture on the CQ of individuals. We examine the influence of…

July 14th, 2019  |   Read more  

Project lead: Marjaana Gunkel & Christopher Schlägel   This study examines the influence of CQ and EQ on individual performance and performance in teams. We assert that high overall CQ and EQ lead to better performance at individual and at…

July 14th, 2019  |   Read more  

Project lead: Marjaana Gunkel   We know from HR literature that satisfaction often has a positive influence on performance or effectiveness. This is, however, rarely examined in a virtual context. A possible research question could be what are the antecedents…

July 14th, 2019  |   Read more  

A video summary of a Master’s thesis that used X-Culture data. I am very happy that X-Culture data have now been used in half a dozen doctoral dissertation and master’s thesis research projects (6 successful defenses so far). Two students…

February 15th, 2019  |   Read more  

After 15 months of testing and trying, it seems like X-Culture Kids is gaining momentum. We tested the program with a few dozen kids in 2018-1 and 2018-2, determined that it works, the kids are learning A LOT about other…

January 25th, 2019  |   Read more  

My name is Maria Liami and I am a Master student in the program of International Business and Management in the University of Groningen, in the Netherlands. Now that the X-Culture project is over, I would like to thank you…

January 19th, 2019  |   Read more  

X-Culture is not a for-profit business or a company in a traditional sense. X-Culture is a community of hundreds of professors around the world who work together to provide their students with an opportunity to learn international business through experience….

December 9th, 2018  |   Read more  

ANY STARTUP FOUNDERS/MANAGERS HERE?       One of X-Culture’s partners, an Italian business accelerator/incubator Innovits runs an annual idea competition with the purpose of selecting and nurturing the highest potential projects. They have two programs: Gymnasium Academy   The acceleration…

October 15th, 2018  |   Read more