The demand for better management and understanding of international dealings given the variability of cultures has given rise to contemporary cross-cultural research and establishment of intercultural communication studies. A recent conception is cultural intelligence contributed by international business and cross-cultural management scholars. The term refers to an individual's capability to adapt at all levels— cognition, metacognition, and skills—so as to effectively manage interaction in situations with cultural diversity. This entry covers conceptualization of cultural intelligence, related works on theoretical issues and practical considerations, and most recent directions.
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