This book sets new trajectories for language-sensitive business and management research and pedagogy. The existence of language plurality characterises these. Empirical studies have been established as important and relevant for contemporary research. It has shifted language-sensitive research from the periphery to the centre of international management research. However, this field is rapidly changing, and new thematic approaches have begun to emerge. By addressing this, the book offers genuine and more nuanced insights into existing themes and comes with applications of emergent conceptual developments in different settings. The second part of the book covers methodologies and gives examples and cutting-edge insights into the role of translation in the execution of empirical research and theorising arising from it. Finally, the book draws together innovative ways of how to address the challenges of a multilingual teaching classroom and how to innovate in order to incorporate such diversity through pedagogic practice.

This book provides a source that unites insights from multilingual empirical research, methodological considerations and pedagogic practice in order to advance knowledge and debate. It will be a ‘handy source’ of information that offers direct access to the latest guidance on language-sensitive management challenges. It will, therefore, appeal to an internationally-minded and mobile audience, including scholars, students and decision-makers.

section Section 1|77 pages

Methods and Methodologies in Multilingual Research

chapter 1|20 pages

Moving Beyond the Baseline

Exploring the Potential of Experiments in Language Research

chapter 2|16 pages

How to Research ‘Empowerment’ in Russia

Absence, Equivalence and Method

chapter 3|15 pages

Translating Western Research Methodology Into Chinese

A Contextualised Approach in Practice

section Section 2|78 pages

Empirical Research on Language at Work

section Section 3|63 pages

The Role of Language in International Business Education

chapter 9|18 pages

“At the Beginning, I Thought the Topic Was Boring”

Educating Business Students in Language Diversity Through Transformative Learning

chapter 10|20 pages

Language Management in the Global Firm

Transforming Research Into Education

chapter 11|17 pages

From the Multilingual Classroom to the Multilingual Workplace

Learning to View Language Through a Different Lens

section Section 4|10 pages


chapter |8 pages