International Journal of
Sociology and Anthropology

  • Abbreviation: Int. J. Sociol. Anthropol.
  • Language: English
  • ISSN: 2006-988X
  • DOI: 10.5897/IJSA
  • Start Year: 2009
  • Published Articles: 330

Full Length Research Paper

A model of cultural intelligence to reduce deficit talent: A comparative study between Taiwan and Vietnam

Cristiano Trindade De Angelis
  • Cristiano Trindade De Angelis
  • Department of Business Administration, Skema Business School, France.
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  •  Received: 28 July 2022
  •  Accepted: 26 October 2022
  •  Published: 31 January 2023


This paper raises the discussion on the importance of finding a balance between knowledge and experience by developing the Cultural Intelligence – (CI) of Taiwanese students, the victims of brain drain. In order to explain the impact of CI on Knowledge Management (KM) and Organizational Intelligence (OI), this work explores the development of a CI model based on KM and OI (CKI model) and changes the “culture of student’s dependence” and therefore reduces the talent deficit in Taiwan. The CKI model is constructed based on the results of 35 interviews in 4 Taiwanese and 2 Vietnamese Universities and empirically tests 3 hypotheses through structural equation modeling (SEM). The main finding is that intelligence is more important than knowledge to foster development. Germany is a good example, given the highest level of cultural intelligence developed after the Second World War to reconstruct the country.


Key words: Brain drain, cultural intelligence, Industry 4.0, knowledge management (D80), national culture, organizational intelligence.