A Meta Synthesis (Systematic Review) of the Managers' Cultural Intelligence Drivers Model for Improving the Quality of Urban Management Services

Document Type : Applied Article


1 PhD Student, Faculty of Management & Accounting, Islamic Azad University of Chalous, Mazandaran, Iran

2 Professor, Faculty of Management, University of Mazandaran, Babolsar, Iran

3 Assistant Professor, Faculty of Management and Accounting, Islamic Azad University of Chalous, Mazandaran, Iran


One of the important organizational issues is the enhancement and improvement of the quality of urban management services. Cultural intelligence can be considered as one of the factors effective on the urban management that can set the grounds for the improvement of the quality of the services. The study at hand set out to systematically review the variables of the managers' cultural intelligence drivers model for in order to improve the quality of urban management services. To this end, the researchers used meta-synthesis to review this issue precisely and deeply, in which they referred to the valid documents and evidences in the electronic databases such as Google, Magiran, and Science Direct published from 1994 to 2019. Out of the huge number of initial document, 33 appropriate articles were identified. In order to analyze the selected articles, find the constituting concepts, and figure out the effective dimensions and factors, the two methods of content analysis and Delphi were applied using MAXQDA. The findings of the study were summarized into six primary factors, namely cognitive intelligence, attitudinal intelligence, religious intelligence, organizational identity, motivational intelligence, social capital, and behavioral intelligence, along with 19 secondary factors. Based on the findings of the study, it is suggested that since cultural intelligence is the prerequisite of providing quality services to the employees, the motivation to increase service quality will be enhanced when people have specific capabilities and skills and suitable channels of cultural intelligence are used in the appropriate organizational structure.


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