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Demystifying the myth about marginals: Implications for global leadership

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dc.contributor.author Fitzsimmons, Stacey R.
dc.contributor.author Lee, Yih-teen
dc.contributor.author Brannen, Mary Yoko
dc.date.accessioned 2016-10-04T19:22:41Z
dc.date.available 2016-10-04T19:22:41Z
dc.date.copyright 2013 en_US
dc.date.issued 2013
dc.identifier.citation Fitzsimmons, S.R., Lee, Y., & Brannen, M. (2013). Demystifying the myth about marginals: Implications for global leadership. European Journal of International Management, 7(5), 587-603. en_US
dc.identifier.uri http://dx.doi.org/10.1504/EJIM.2013.056479
dc.identifier.uri http://hdl.handle.net/1828/7595
dc.description.abstract Marginals are a type of bicultural (or multicultural) individual who have internalized more than one culture, yet do not identify strongly with either or any of them; they are simultaneously cultural insiders and outsiders. This duality has led them to be overlooked as positive contributors to organizations. On average, marginals have been found to experience worse psychological, social and adjustment outcomes than other biculturals. However, in this paper, we argue that new evidence challenges this view. We propose a conceptual explanation for the outliers from the average marginalized experience, to contend that under certain conditions, marginals may possess certain advantages that facilitate their potential to excel as global leaders. en_US
dc.language.iso en en_US
dc.publisher European Journal of International Management en_US
dc.subject Cultural Identities en_US
dc.subject Marginals en_US
dc.subject Biculturals en_US
dc.subject Multicultural Individuals en_US
dc.subject Global Leadership en_US
dc.title Demystifying the myth about marginals: Implications for global leadership en_US
dc.type Postprint en_US
dc.description.scholarlevel Faculty en_US
dc.description.reviewstatus Reviewed en_US


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