The Role of Sequences of Interactions on Cross-Cultural Inter-Team and Intra-Team Negotiations

Cheryl Dowie, Claudio De Mattos, Oscar De Bruijn

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Many studies show the lack of cross-cultural competence to be a reason for international business failures. The practice of effective communication will help reduce conflict and potentially increase the number o
opportunities for international business. Studies in social sciences have not fully scrutinised the dynamics of face-to-face negotiations, in particular the behavioural dynamics that may generate negative effects on such interactions. The Bales IPA model (1950) is adapted in this study to analyse behavioural patterns in group negotiations. This working paper aims at identifying sequences of interaction that determine the relative impact on the negotiation process, discusses the relevant frameworks in order to develop a conceptual model primarily based on the literature and suggests suitable research methods. In due course, this study will enable the researcher to unveil implications and provide recommendations for negotiations across cultures in general and for cross-border negotiations in particular.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)248-249
Number of pages2
JournalAcademy of International Business Annual Meeting Proceedings
Publication statusPublished - 2015
Externally publishedYes
EventAcademy of International Business Annual Meeting: Global Networks: Organizations and People - Bengaluru, India
Duration: 27 Jun 201530 Jun 2015
Conference number: 57


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