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Vasyl Taras

**Research Interests: Cross-Cultural Team/Workgroup Management and Development, Effectiveness and Utility Analysis of Personnel Development Programs, Quantitative Research Methods **Education: Haskayne School of Business, University of Calgary, Canada, 2008. PhD Human Resources and Organizational Dynamics/ Global Strategy--University of Texas at Dallas, USA, 2003 Master’s of Public Affairs / Political Economy--Rivne State Technical University, Ukraine, 1999 BS Economics and Management

There are 10 included publications by Vasyl Taras :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Beyond Hofstede: Challenging the Ten Commandments of Cross-Cultural Research 2009 1784 Culture is a pervasive construct. A Google search for "culture" provides over half a billion hits, while the Yahoo! search engine generates a figure over two billion, which is more than for other such popular terms as politics, war, the environment, ...
Changing the Face of International Business Education: The X-Culture Project. 2012 282 Studying International Business in a classroom is a bit like learning how to swim on a grass field. Even if the instructor provides detailed explanations and uses technologically advanced media, the students will not fully grasp the concept of swimmi...
Crosscultural Differences in Perceptions of Justice; Consequences for Academia 2008 677 Most universities around the world have experienced an increase in international student enrollment. Cultural diversity may be greatly beneficial, but if not managed properly it may lead to problems in the classroom and beyond. The challenges associa...
Culture as a Consequence: A Multilevel Multivariate Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Individual and Country Characteristics on Work-Related Cultural Values 2010 571 Culture as a consequence is a neglected topic. Addressing this, we explore what factors are related to and potentially shape culture, what explains cultural variations within countries, and what the relationship is between cultural values at the indi...
Effects of Cultural Diversity on In-Class Communication and Student Project Team Dynamics: Creating Synergy in the Diverse Classroom 2007 922 Most colleges and universities around the world have experienced an increasing cultural diversification of their student body. Foreign student enrollment has been especially high in North American, West European and Australian institutions of higher...
Examining the Impact of Culture‘s Consequences: A Three-Decade, Multi-Level, Meta-Analytic Review of Hofstede‘s Cultural Value Dimensions 2010 3936 Using data from 598 studies representing over 200,000 individuals, we meta-analyzed the relationship between G. Hofstede‘s (1980a) original 4 cultural value dimensions and a variety of organizationally relevant outcomes. First, values predict outcome...
Half a Century of Measuring Culture: Approaches, Challenges, Limitations, and Suggestions Based on the Analysis of 121 Instruments for Quantifying Culture 2009 699 After examining 121 instruments for measuring culture, we provide a historical overview and analyze how culture has been operationalized over the last half a century. Our study focuses on the topics of culture definition, dimensionality of culture mo...
Negative practice–value correlations in the GLOBE data: Unexpected findings, questionnaire limitations and research directions. 2010 1039 The study of culture and cultural values continues to be hotly debated among cross-cultural researchers worldwide. Starting with the seminal work of Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck, and Hofstede, and continuing with more recent efforts, researchers have con...
Opposite Ends of the Same Stick? Multi-Method Test of the Dimensionality of Individualism and Collectivis 2013 305 The construct of individualism–collectivism (IND-COL) has become the definitive standard in cross-cultural psychology, management, and related fields. It is also among the most controversial, in particular, with regard to the ambiguity of its dimensi...
Scale validation via quantifying item validity using the Dm index 2010 85 While most validity indices are based on total test scores, this paper describes a method for quantifying the construct validity. The approach is based on the item selection technique originally described by Piazza (1980). However, Piazza’s P2 index ...