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 24 included publications by Vasyl Taras :

TitleDateViewsBrief Description
Beyond Hofstede: Challenging the Ten Commandments of Cross-Cultural Research 2009 5200 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 2575 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 3641 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...
Cultural values, emotional intelligence, and conflict handling styles: A global study 2016 15 While previous research has identified cultural values and emotional intelligence as central determinants of conflict handling styles, little is known about the mechanism through which cultural values impact individuals’ preferences for specific conf...
Culture as a Consequence: A Multilevel Multivariate Meta-Analysis of the Effects of Individual and Country Characteristics on Work-Related Cultural Values 2010 2072 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...
The development and validation of the Business Cultural Intelligence Quotient 2016 547 Purpose – The purpose of this paper is to present a new instrument for measuring cultural intelligence in the business context (BCIQ). Design/methodology/approach – The paper describes the process of the conceptualization of the model and the develop...
Direct Versus Indirect Compensation: Balancing Value and Cost in Total Compensation 2012 132 The effect of compensation on employee performance, satisfaction and organizational commitment is hard to overstate. Designing an effective compensation structure may be a daunting task, in particular with respect of finding a balance between direct ...
Does Country Equate with Culture? Beyond Geography in the Search for Cultural Boundaries 2016 462 Traditionally, cultures have been treated as though they reside exclusively within, or perfectly overlap with countries. Indeed, the terms ‘‘country’’ and ‘‘culture’’ are often used interchangeably. As evidence mounts for substantial within-country c...
Effects of Cultural Diversity on In-Class Communication and Student Project Team Dynamics: Creating Synergy in the Diverse Classroom 2007 5446 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 19015 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...
Family involvement in publicly traded firms and firm performance: a meta-analysis 2018 193 Purpose:This study aims to investigate the effects of family involvement in corporations on firm performance. It remains unclear whether family-owned companies, or companies with other forms of family involvement in the corporate governance, perform ...
Global Social Tolerance Index and multi-method country rankings sensitivity 2016 521 Social tolerance refers to the extent of recognition and acceptance of differences, willingness to grant equal rights, and refraining from openly intolerant attitudes. Utilizing World Value Survey (WVS) data (56 countries, 83,000 usable respondents),...
Half a Century of Measuring Culture: Approaches, Challenges, Limitations, and Suggestions Based on the Analysis of 121 Instruments for Quantifying Culture 2009 5679 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...
The Happy Culture: A Theoretical, Meta-Analytic, and Empirical Review of the Relationship Between Culture and Wealth and Subjective Well-Being 2017 200 Do cultural values enhance financial and subjective well-being (SWB)? Taking a multidisciplinary approach, we meta-analytically reviewed the field, found it thinly covered, and focused on individualism. In counter, we collected a broad array of indiv...
Improving national cultural indices using a longitudinal meta-analysis of Hofstede's dimensions 2012 591 This meta-analysis offers an updated set of national cultural scores along the dimensions of Hofstede's cultural framework. The meta-analytic national cultural indices have two advantages. First, they are based on a larger and more representative sam...
Negative practice–value correlations in the GLOBE data: Unexpected findings, questionnaire limitations and research directions. 2010 2749 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 1945 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...
A Process-Based Explanation of the Psychic Distance Paradox: Evidence from Global Virtual Teams 2014 173 Previous research has found evidence of a counter-intuitive positive relationship between psychic distance and performance, which has been labeled the “psychic distance paradox”. However, there is a dearth of literature explaining the causal mechanis...
Scale validation via quantifying item validity using the Dm index 2010 729 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 ...
State of the art themes in cross-cultural communication research: A systematic and meta-analytic review 2014 159 Based on a meta-analysis of 60 empirical studies, a systematic review and integrative analysis of the empirical research on the effects of cultural values on communication is provided. The most commonly stated hypotheses pertaining to the links betwe...
Three decades of research on national culture in the workplace: Do the differences still make a difference? 2011 2823 At one time, national culture was primarily the concern of tourists and diplomats, having little to do with the workplace. In the latter part of the 20th century, there were a series of international policy changes in many Asian and Eastern European ...
Virtual Teams and International Business Teaching and Learning: The Case of the Global Enterprise Experience (GEE) 2014 175 The increasing importance of global virtual teams in business is reflected in the classroom by the increased adoption of activities that facilitate real-time cross-cultural interaction. This article documents the experience of students from two Colom...
Work-related acculturation: change in individual work-related cultural values following immigration 2012 147 The effects of culture in the workplace have been well documented. Because cultures vary across countries, business practices that are effective in some regions may not be effective in others. While cross-country cultural differences have been explor...
X-Culture: an International Project in the Light of Experience Gained Over the Years (2010-2016) 2016 141 The X-Culture project is an innovative modern form of experiential learning predominantly in International Management and International Business. Although experiential learning has some advantages, namely, developing cross-cultural competencies, cult...