Intercultural Management in the Global Economy

Intercultural Management in the Global Economy

A Discussion with Notre Dame Professor Elizabeth Tuleja

by Dean Vella, Bisk Education, Inc.


The increasing globalization of the marketplace carries immense implications for the U.S. economy and for companies hoping to do business abroad. In 2012, exports of U.S. goods and services hit a record $2.2 trillion and supported almost 10 million jobs, according to the Department of Commerce.

With manufacturing operations and supply chains spanning national borders, intercultural skills and knowledge are assuming a growing importance for many firms.

Award-winning educator and author Elizabeth A. Tuleja, PhD, teaches Intercultural Management and Intercultural Communication courses for the online and campus-based MBA and Executive MBA programs at the University of Notre Dame’s Mendoza College of Business. Tuleja also is a fellow at Notre Dame’s Kellogg Institute for International Studies and its Institute for Asia and Asian Studies.

As a consultant, Tuleja has shared her expertise in management communication with the U.S Marine Corps, Merrill Lynch, HSBC, Bank of America and China Development Bank, among other clients. She previously taught at The Chinese University of Hong Kong and The Wharton School at the University of Pennsylvania, where she earned her master’s and doctorate degrees…

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