Managing Global Organizations : A Cultural Perspective
- Chris Earley, Purdue University, US
'Issues of cultural variations in the management of global organizations are of great importance in the 21st century. In developing this book, these three authors bring a wealth of academic knowledge, practical insights from their consulting and worldwide travels in presenting us a coherent picture of how the world of work organizations have changed in response to cultural differences and synergies. The 14 chapters cover all of the important aspects of organization behavior and theory including recent topics like global management focused on the creation and transfer of organizational knowledge. This book is a must read for all students interested in understanding the fundamentals of cultural differences and how they affect the management of global organizations.'
- Kwok Leung, City University of Hong Kong, China
The globalization of business is a reality that confronts organizations of all sizes from different nations and cultures. This book serves as a comprehensive guide for understanding the nature of cultural variations that affect important aspects of organizational behavior.
The authors expertly cover all of the relevant functions that managers are concerned with in the process of managing global organizations. Various research-based theories and findings are discussed to explain the significance of cultural variations in these phenomena. Readers will gain a clear perspective on how cultural variations have the potential to affect organizational functioning and effectiveness across national borders.
A mastery of the fundamental concepts and issues covered in this book will enable future managers of multinational and global corporations to become more effective in dealing with people in different countries and enhance organizational effectiveness on an ongoing basis. Scholars and students will also find this book a path-breaking resource for understanding this important topic.
Contents: Foreword Preface 1. Introduction to Managing the Global Organization 2. Culture and Cultural Frameworks 3. Culture and Globalization 4. Cultural Variations in Communications 5. Cultural Variations in Negotiation, Conflict Management, and Decision-making 6. Cultural Variations in Work Motivation, Job Satisfaction, and Organizational Commitment 7. Cultural Variations, Work, and Organizational Stress and Coping 8. Cultural Variations in Group Process and Work Teams 9. Cultural Variations and Leadership 10. Cultural Variations and Organizational Design 11. Cultural Variations in Technology Transfer and Knowledge Management (written in collaboration with Ian McDevitt) 12. Cultural Variations in International Human Resources Management 13. Emergent Issues in Managing the Global Organization 14. Managing the Global Organization in a Cross-Cultural Perspective: The Future Index