Abstract

The article offers the authors' views on expatriate management programs and the benefits from executives interacting with the people and institutions of the host country. The idea that international experience or interaction between foreign managers and local people will help managers become more creative, entrepreneurial, and successful is discussed. The concept of integrative complexity in bi-cultural managers which enhances job performance is mentioned. The authors' research at Northwestern University's Kellogg School of Management which involves the behavioral test called the Duncker candle problem and creative thinking to find the correct solution is mentioned.

Authors
W. Maddux, Adam Galinsky, and C. Tadmor
Format
Journal Article
Publication Date
Journal
Harvard Business Review

Full Citation

Maddux, W., Adam Galinsky, and C. Tadmor
. “Be a better manager: Live abroad.”
Harvard Business Review
vol.
88
, (January 01, 2010):
24
.