Professor of International Management at MYRA School of Business in Mysuru, Dr Wolfgang Messner, has bagged the Emerald Literati Award for his newly developed indicator to measure the actual effectiveness of intercultural communication and collaboration.
His research paper published in the International Journal of Managing Projects in Business has won him the nomination as a highly commended paper in the 2016 Emerald Literati Network Awards for Excellence. The international Emerald Literati Awards, for the past 23 years, reward outstanding contributions to scholarly research; the winners are chosen by a journal editorial team, and the winning authors receive the prestige of it being recognised that theirs is one of the most impressive pieces of work the judges have seen throughout the past year. In an effort to disseminate high-quality research, the journal has made the paper freely available a http://goo.gl/d052UE.
Using the new framework has benefits for the organisation as well as for the individual, highlights Dr Shalini Urs, Chairperson at MYRA School of Business, who was among the first to test the framework when Dr Messner initiated his research a few years ago. The organisation benefits from acquiring insights into global team dynamics; gaining an understanding of the strengths as well as deficiencies of its global teams; and being able to pinpoint the root cause for possible team conflicts, misunderstandings, or performance problems. An individual global worker can get a greater understanding of self and foreign counterparts and use the results as a starting point for improving own intercultural communication skills, she says.
Dr Messner has been associated with MYRA for the last three years and teaches elective courses like Making the Compelling Business Case, Customer Service Management, International Business Management and Intercultural Competencies for working in international teams to the Business Management students at MYRA School of Business. He received his Doctorate in Marketing from the University of Kassel (Germany), and his MBA with distinction from the University of Wales (UK). Prior to this, he obtained a first-class Master’s degree in Informatics and Economics after studies at the Technical University Munich (Germany) and the University of Newcastle upon Tyne (UK); he also spent time at the Universita per Stranieri di Perugia (Italy), and attended executive education at Harvard Business School (USA).