Transnational Organizations' Cultural Shift Through Transcultural Communication Generated by E-learning via the Global Learning Organization (GLO) Model

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Title: Transnational Organizations' Cultural Shift Through Transcultural Communication Generated by E-learning via the Global Learning Organization (GLO) Model
Authors: Song, Elodie Sung-Eun
Date: 2016
Abstract: Dynamic networking is a key factor for successful transnational organizations. The transcultural shift is a critical process that can enable cultural hybridization so as to inspire consensual identity and learning aptitude amongst worldwide members. The Global Learning Organization (GLO) model is re-conceptualized to bring about this cultural shift. E-learning seems an appropriate tool to generate effective transcultural communication for both culture and learning perspectives under the GLO model. A qualitative case study using document analysis and interviews is conducted to understand how transcultural communication is generated via e-learning under the GLO model in two fields. Findings reveal that firstly, trust is a core element in generating transcultural communication and the combination of face to face and e-learning can enable trust to be activated and developed. Secondly, the way to build trust varies depending on task characteristics: the detail-oriented tasks require more intense face to face communication than the concept-focused tasks. This study illustrates that design of various mixed learning pattern with strategies to build trust through the affective dimension will be key for the successful GLO.
URL: http://hdl.handle.net/10393/35385
http://dx.doi.org/10.20381/ruor-343
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