The relationship between hotel employees' cross-cultural competency and team performance in multi-national hotel companies

Worarak Sucher, Yuk Yim Cheung

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In this study, the authors explored the benefits of understanding employee cross-cultural competency and strengthening team performance, which are essential for improving the organizational effectiveness of multi-national hotel companies as they expand globally. Data were collected from six multi-national hotel companies in Thailand. A total of 738 valid questionnaires were obtained and analyzed using structural equation modeling to test the proposed relationships, in which cross-cultural competency was developed as determinant of multi-cultural team performance. The results indicate that cross-cultural competency had a positive, direct effect on team performance. The authors provide significant cross-cultural theoretical and practical management advice for stakeholders in the hospitality industry. In addition, the authors establish the foundation for future studies into cross-cultural competency and multi-cultural team performance in the context of Thai multi-national hotels.
Original languageEnglish
Pages (from-to)93-104
Number of pages12
JournalInternational Journal of Hospitality Management
Publication statusPublished - 1 Aug 2015


  • Cross-cultural competency
  • Hotel employee
  • Hotel industry
  • Multi-national hotel company
  • Team performance
  • Thailand

ASJC Scopus subject areas

  • Tourism, Leisure and Hospitality Management
  • Strategy and Management

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