CONDUCTING MULTINATIONAL RESEARCH
Applying Organizational Psychology in the Workplace
Edited by Ann Marie Ryan, Frederick T. L. Leong,
and Frederick L. Oswald
Researchers conducting multinational organizational studies face considerable challenges. They must
not only understand psychological variables, but also translate measures across several languages and
administer those measures across several countries and organizational settings. Furthermore, once the
data are collected, the researchers must determine whether the measures operate in a similar statistical
manner across cultures in terms of their factor structure, reliability, and predictive validity. The entire
process can be daunting.
This book presents accessible models and real-world examples of large-scale, multinational research
within organizations. The contributors describe their own successful research projects, highlighting
the challenges they have faced and how they have overcome them. Psychometric, ethical, and
methodological concerns are explored, as well as the personal and professional rewards of conducting this type of research.
This book will help organizational researchers ensure that their studies are both generalizable and relevant to today’s global
and diverse work force. It will also help consumers of multicultural research in organizations (e.g., managers, practitioners,
and policymakers) obtain a multicultural perspective on important research problems.
Series: APA/MSU Series on Multicultural Psychology. 2012. 232 pages. Hardcover.
List: $79.95 | APA Member/Affiliate: $49.95 | ISBN 978-1-4338-1141-8 | Item 4318105
Introduction, Ann Marie Ryan, Frederick T. L. Leong, and Frederick L. Oswald | Chapter 1: Tales From the (Multinational) Field:
Toward Developing Research Conducive to Proximal Theory Building, Cristina B. Gibson, Betina Szkudlarek, and Dana McDaniel
Chapter 2: Cultural Intelligence: A Review, Reflections, and Recommendations for Future Research, Kok-Yee Ng, Linn Van
Dyne, and Soon Ang | Chapter 3: Stability of OPQ32 Personality Constructs Across Languages, Cultures, and Countries, Dave
Bartram | Chapter 4: Cross-Cultural Generalization: Using Meta-Analysis to Test Hypotheses About Cultural Variability, Deniz S.
Ones, Stephan Dilchert, Jurgen Deller, Anne-Grit Albrecht, Emily E. Duehr, and Frieder M. Paulus | Chapter 5: Administrative,
Measurement, and Sampling Issues in Large-Scale Cross-National Research: UN or NATO Approach?, Juan I. Sanchez and Paul
E. Spector | Chapter 6: Ethical Challenges to Conducting Multinational Organizational Research, Brent J. Lyons, Frederick T. L.
Leong, and Ann Marie Ryan | Chapter 7: The Trials and Tribulations of Cross-Cultural Research, Michele J. Gelfa
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James D. Westaby
Edited by James
and Lois E. Tetrick
Volume 1: Building
and Developing the Organization
Volume 2: Selecting and Developing
Members for the Organization
Volume 3: Maintaining, Expanding,
and Contracting the Organization
Editor-in-Chief Sheldon Zedeck
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