ABSTRACT

AC programs continue to spread to more and more countries around the world (Lievens and Thornton 2005). Thus, it is of the uppermost importance for those organizations operating on an international level to possess the relevant knowledge regarding intercultural assessment center practices. However, hardly any empirically supported findings are available concerning this topic. This is an important and relevant area of concern for organizations, not only because of the globalization of the markets, but also because research into cross-cultural issues for assessment centers is still in its infancy. This is also reflected in a recent book on ACs, where the chapter “Cross Cultural Assessment Centers” can only reveal that more research is necessary in this subject area (Thornton and Rupp 2006).