Publication detail

International Management: Foreign Language Proficiency as a Key Competence for Managers operating in International Environment (Results of Empirical Research in the Czech Republic)

KONEČNÁ, Z. ZINECKER, M.

Original Title

International Management: Foreign Language Proficiency as a Key Competence for Managers operating in International Environment (Results of Empirical Research in the Czech Republic)

English Title

International Management: Foreign Language Proficiency as a Key Competence for Managers operating in International Environment (Results of Empirical Research in the Czech Republic)

Type

conference paper

Language

en

Original Abstract

This paper contributes to our knowledge in the area of international management and presents perceptions of future managers (university students of business and management). The main aim of the empirical research was to map the language proficiency as a key part of their managerial competence among students of business and management in the Czech Republic. The main questions addressed in our research were that English is used as the lingua franca on the labour market and due to a growing involvement of foreign companies in various regions of Europe, the demand for other European languages in connection with intercultural competence has been increasing on the European labour market. The processes of internationalization and globalization thus unequivocally require multilingualism, and this criterion is ever more important in decisions on HR issues. This trend clearly puts employees who speak several European languages at an advantage.

English abstract

This paper contributes to our knowledge in the area of international management and presents perceptions of future managers (university students of business and management). The main aim of the empirical research was to map the language proficiency as a key part of their managerial competence among students of business and management in the Czech Republic. The main questions addressed in our research were that English is used as the lingua franca on the labour market and due to a growing involvement of foreign companies in various regions of Europe, the demand for other European languages in connection with intercultural competence has been increasing on the European labour market. The processes of internationalization and globalization thus unequivocally require multilingualism, and this criterion is ever more important in decisions on HR issues. This trend clearly puts employees who speak several European languages at an advantage.

Keywords

Language Proficiency, International Management, Intercultural Managerial, Competence International Management

RIV year

2014

Released

06.11.2014

Publisher

International Business Information Management Association

Location

Milano, Italy

ISBN

978-0-9860419-3-8

Book

Crafting Global Competitive Economies: 2020 Vision Strategic Planning and Smart Implementation

Pages from

947

Pages to

957

Pages count

10

BibTex


@inproceedings{BUT110717,
  author="Zdeňka {Konečná} and Marek {Zinecker}",
  title="International Management: Foreign Language Proficiency as a Key Competence for Managers operating in International Environment (Results of Empirical Research in the Czech Republic)",
  annote="This paper contributes to our knowledge in the area of international management and presents perceptions of future managers (university students of business and management). The main aim of the empirical research was to map the language proficiency as a key part of their managerial competence among students of business and management in the Czech Republic. The main questions addressed in our research were that English is used as the lingua franca on the labour market and due to a growing involvement of foreign companies in various regions of Europe, the demand for other European languages in connection with intercultural competence has been increasing on the European labour market. The processes of internationalization and globalization thus unequivocally require multilingualism, and this criterion is ever more important in decisions on HR issues. This trend clearly puts employees who speak several European languages at an advantage.",
  address="International Business Information Management Association",
  booktitle="Crafting Global Competitive Economies: 2020 Vision Strategic Planning and Smart Implementation",
  chapter="110717",
  howpublished="electronic, physical medium",
  institution="International Business Information Management Association",
  year="2014",
  month="november",
  pages="947--957",
  publisher="International Business Information Management Association",
  type="conference paper"
}