Yiu, Lichia; Saner, Raymond : (2006-2007), “ WITKIN’S COGNITIVE STYLES AND FIELD THEORY APPLIED TO THE STUDY OF GLOBAL MANAGERS AND OD PRACTIONERS”
There has been an upsurge of publications based on Hermann Witkin’s ground breaking work on cognitive styles and human perception differentiated into field dependent and field independent styles (Winerman, 2006, Nisbett et all, 2005, Nisbett, 2003). This paper builds on current and past research of Witkin et al., and applies his concepts to the study of global managers and OD practitioners. The goal is to describe core aspects of culture related challenges which global mangers and OD practitioners have to overcome, and ends with proposing future research on possibilities of training global managers and OD practitioners in order to develop Integrated Perceptual-Cognitive Ability (IPCA). Such an IPCA competence would allow them to master both field-dependent and field-independent perceptual-cognitive skills.
Yiu, L.; Cultural Variance of Reflection in Action Learning, August 2006 Attach article.
Saner, R. 2004. Diversity Management: eine kulturantropologische Perspektive. AGOGIK, 4: 25-31.
Original title in German "Diversity management: eine kulturantropologische Perspektive". Agogik. Bern: April 2004. Author: Saner, R.
Environmental sustainability has emerged as an imperative issue in Northeast Asia demanding urgent attention at the national and international level. Rapid industrialisation in the region has resulted in large-scale pollution, resource depletion, and loss of bio-diversity.
Saner, R., Yiu, L., Yong J.; “Stakeholder Analysis of Trans-Border Regional Cooperation on Environmental Protection in Northeast Asia”. Social Strategies, Vol. 36, Weiss & Zanegger (editors), Peter Lang AG, Berne 2002
Author: Saner, R., Yiu, L., Yong J.