The effect of student exchanges on cultural intelligence - Case: Aalto University School of Business

dc.contributorAalto Universityen
dc.contributorAalto-yliopistofi
dc.contributor.authorKainulainen, Sini
dc.contributor.departmentDepartment of Management and International Businessen
dc.contributor.departmentJohtamisen ja kansainvälisen liiketoiminnan laitosfi
dc.contributor.schoolKauppakorkeakoulufi
dc.contributor.schoolSchool of Businessen
dc.date.accessioned2014-01-08T06:27:52Z
dc.date.available2014-01-08T06:27:52Z
dc.date.dateaccepted2013-12-05
dc.date.issued2013
dc.description.abstractThis study examined the effect of student exchanges on cultural intelligence. The research focused on the outgoing students of Aalto University School of Business. The students spent the spring semester of 2012 studying at one of the Aalto University School of Business' partner universities. The research design used was a mixed methodology: the study used both quantitative and qualitative data. The quantitative method was represented by the pre- and post-exchange surveys which were administered in January 2012 and July 2012. As a part of both surveys the participants were asked to fill the Cultural Intelligence Scale (Ang et al., 2007) in order to measure their level of cultural intelligence prior to their student exchange and compare it to the level at the end of the foreign exchange. The qualitative data collected was formed from primary data (open-ended question at the end of the post-exchange survey) and secondary data (meaningful pieces of information from students' travel reports). A total of 26 students answered to both surveys. The results indicate that a slight improvement in the students' cultural intelligence happened due to the foreign exchange.en
dc.ethesisid13430
dc.format.extent82
dc.identifier.urihttps://aaltodoc.aalto.fi/handle/123456789/11968
dc.identifier.urnURN:NBN:fi:aalto-201401081044
dc.language.isoenen
dc.locationP1 I
dc.programme.majorInternational Businessen
dc.programme.majorKansainvälinen liiketoimintafi
dc.subject.heleconkansainväliset yhtiöt
dc.subject.heleconinternational companies
dc.subject.heleconkulttuurierot
dc.subject.heleconcultural differences
dc.subject.helecontietämyksenhallinta
dc.subject.heleconknowledge management
dc.subject.heleconopiskelijat
dc.subject.heleconstudents
dc.subject.heleconoppiminen
dc.subject.heleconlearning
dc.subject.heleconkansainvälinen
dc.subject.heleconinternational
dc.subject.keywordcultural intelligence
dc.subject.keywordstudy abroad
dc.subject.keywordglobal competence
dc.subject.keywordlearning outcomes
dc.titleThe effect of student exchanges on cultural intelligence - Case: Aalto University School of Businessen
dc.typeG2 Pro gradu, diplomityöfi
dc.type.dcmitypetexten
dc.type.ontasotMaster's thesisen
dc.type.ontasotPro gradu tutkielmafi
local.aalto.idthes13430
local.aalto.openaccessno
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