CQ Research Team Feb 2008  As globalization shapes the roles of managers, international responsibilities become the norm rather than the exception, and contact with other cultures becomes commonplace. The need for scholars and managers alike to understand the influence of culture on business interactions has never been greater. A common occurrence is that managers with high intelligence, who seem to possess good social skills, and who demonstrate characteristics that one would associate with emotional stability and maturity nevertheless do not properly adjust to a new cultural context. The concept that has recently been introduced to the literature to explain this phenomenon is cultural intelligence. The definition and specification of cultural intelligence is still in its infancy. In general, however, it is the capacity of a person to adapt to new cultural settings and to interact effectively with people from different cultures. Like other recent conceptualizations of intelligence, it is thought to be multifaceted, containing both cognitive and behavioral elements. The purpose of this program of research is to define, operationalize, and validate a measure of cultural intelligence. For the most recent measure of Cultural Intelligence see: Thomas, David C., Liao, Yuan, Ayçan, Zeynep, Cerdin, Jean-Luc, Pekerti, A. A., Ravlin, Elizabeth, C., Stahl, Günter K., Lazarova, Mila B., Fock, Henry, Arli, Denni, Moeller, Miriam, Okimoto, Tyler B., & van de Vijver, Fons 2015. Cultural intelligence: A theory-based, short form measure. Journal of International Business Studies, 46(9), 1099-1118.