Greg Bond is a lecturer in communication and mediation at the University of Wildau in Wildau, Germany, and a freelance trainer and mediator. His e-mail address is email@example.com.
Mediation and Culture: The Example of the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition
Article first published online: 23 JUL 2013
© 2013 President and Fellows of Harvard College
Volume 29, Issue 3, pages 315–328, July 2013
How to Cite
Bond, G. (2013), Mediation and Culture: The Example of the ICC International Commercial Mediation Competition. Negotiation Journal, 29: 315–328. doi: 10.1111/nejo.12027
- Issue published online: 23 JUL 2013
- Article first published online: 23 JUL 2013
- commercial mediation;
- cross-cultural mediation;
- mediation and culture;
- mediation competition
The International Commercial Mediation Competition is organized by the International Chamber of Commerce (ICC) in Paris, which held the event for the eighth time in February 2013. As the competition has grown, participation has become more and more diverse and thus mediation and negotiation have become more and more cross-cultural. This led the ICC to invite external research on culture at the competition in February 2011. In this article, I discuss this student competition, the external research project question, and the culture of the competition. I also identify some of the further cultural issues raised by referring to relevant research on conflict and mediation across cultures, and conclude with some thoughts on how better to conceptualize the field of cross-cultural mediation in terms of a systems approach.