International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior

ISBN-10: 0324360746
ISBN-13: 9780324360745
Edition: 5th 2008
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List price: $219.95
Edition: 5th
Copyright year: 2008
Publisher: Cengage South-Western
Publication date: 6/29/2007
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 416
Size: 6.25" wide x 9.25" long x 0.75" tall
Weight: 1.144
Language: English

The world of organizations is no longer defined by national boundaries--and neither are today's successful business leaders. Stay ahead of the curve with INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, the proven and respected text that breaks down the conceptual, theoretical, and practical boundaries limiting our ability to understand and work with people in countries and cultures around the world. Adler's hallmark approach views global complexity as neither unpredictable nor random; rather, she demonstrates that variations across cultures and their impacts on organizations follow systematic, predictable patterns. With a blend of substance and readability, INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR is both authoritative and richly detailed.

Nancy J. Adler is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and International Management at McGill University's Faculty of Management in Montreal, Canada. She received her B.A. in economics, M.B.A. and Ph.D. in management from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Adler conducts research and consults on global leadership, cross-cultural management, and women as global managers and leaders. She has authored over 100 articles, produced the film "A Portable Life," and published the books "International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior," "Women in Management Worldwide," "Competitive Frontiers: Women Managers in a Global Economy," and "From Boston to Beijing: Managing with a Worldview." Dr. Adler consults to private corporations and government organizations on projects in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, and the Middle East. She received McGill University's first Distinguished Teaching Award in Management and is one of only a few professors to receive it a second time. She was elected to both the Fellows of the Academy of International Business and the Academy of Management Fellows, as well as being inducted into the Royal Society of Canada.

Allison Gundersen received her A.B. from Cornell University and her M.A. in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University. She has extensive experience managing and consulting in information technology and investment banking in Asia and North America, having been based both in Tokyo and New York City. Her global management work has focused on diverse teams, global responsibilities, and expatriation. Allison is currently conducting research on global leadership, international management, and cross-cultural teams as a part of the Department of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management (repeatedly rated as the #1 organizational behavior department in the world by the "Financial Times"), where she is pursuing her doctoral degree.

The Impact of Culture on Organizations
Culture and Management
Global Strategy and Culture
Going Global: Phases of Development
Cross-Cultural Management
What Is Culture?
How Do Cultures Vary?
Summary
How Cultural Differences Affect Organizations
Work Behavior Varies Across Cultures
Are Organizations Becoming More Similar?
Organizational Culture and National Culture
Summary
Communicating Across Cultures
Communicating Cross-Culturally
Cross-Cultural Misperception
Cross-Cultural Misinterpretation
Cross-Cultural Misevaluation
Communication: Getting Their Meaning, Not Just Their Words
Summary
Leveraging Cultural Diversity
Creating Cultural Synergy
Cultural Invisibility: Strategies for Recognizing Culture
Cultural Synergy
Summary
Managing Multicultural Teams
Managing a Multicultural Workforce
Domestic Multiculturalism
Teams: The Organization in Microcosm
Types of Diversity in Teams
Cultural Diversity's Impact on Teams
Conditions for High-Performing Multicultural Teams
Managing Culturally Diverse Teams
Summary
Leading Globally
Global Leadership
Leadership Vision
Leadership Theories
Cultural Contingency
Global Leadership Competencies
Global Leadership: Creating a Positive Future
Summary
Motivating People From Around the World: Inspiring People to Contribute
Hierarchies of Needs
Three Motives: Achievement, Power, and Affiliation
The Two-Factor Motivation Theory
Expectancy Theories
Cultural Intelligence
Beyond Motivation: Inspiration
Summary
Multinational Decision Making
Problem Recognition
Information Search
Constructing Alternatives
Choice
Implementation
Ethical Decision Making
Summary
Negotiating Globally
Negotiating Globally
Negotiating Successfully: The People, the Situation, and the Process
Negotiation Process
Negotiation Tactics
Negotiating Across Cultures: Ethical Challenges
Summary
Managing Global Managers
Managing Cross-Cultural Transitions: Moving Abroad and Coming Back Home
Entering a New Culture
Managing Expatriates Effectively, Equitably, and Ethically
Coming Home: Re-entering One's Own Culture
Professional Re-entry
Underutilized Global Managers
Coaching Women for Global Managerial Success
Summary
A Portable Life: The Expatriate Spouse
Single-Career Couples: The Traditional Expatriate's Wife
Living Globally: Dual-Career Couples
Summary
Global Careers: Succeeding in the 21st Century
What It Takes to Reach the Top
Is the Traditional Expatriate Manager Extinct?
Today's Global Careers
Global Managers and Leaders: No Longer Men Alone
Summary
Epilogue
Index
Painting on Book Cover

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