International Management Explorations Across Cultures

ISBN-10: 074946528X
ISBN-13: 9780749465285
Edition: 2012
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List price: $39.99
Copyright year: 2012
Publisher: Kogan Page, Limited
Publication date: 8/3/2012
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 408
Size: 6.73" wide x 9.45" long x 0.94" tall
Weight: 1.496
Language: English

Designed for a Masters programme on international management, as well as professionals and managers tackling the business demands of global diversity, this book provides a practical and unique exploration of the challenges of international management. Over 10 chapters the book summarises the key aspects and issues of the cultural dimensions of international management - and by extension all international and cross-cultural interactions. Using a unique cross-disciplinary approach, Elizabeth Christopher tackles the key issues facing today's international managers, and provides a practical toolbox for successfully growing a business in a world with a rich tapestry of cultural diversity.

Elizabeth Christopher holds a PhD from the University of New South Wales. She is both an academic and consultant for cross-cultural leadership and management teaching and training. She is Senior Associate of an international leadership training consultancy in the USA, Christopher, Smith and Associates; an Honorary Associate of Macquarie University, Sydney; and a consultant to Open Universities Australia for online teaching and learning. She presents papers at international conferences, is a reviewer for international journals and has published widely in her field.

Preface
Introduction: The historical background to international leadership
Exploring cultural differences
Industry: cultural differences in industry leadership and the effects of mass media reports
Introduction
Made in China: the case of General Motors' LaCrosse
Vehicle recalls: the case of the rise and fall and rise of Toyota
Industrial espionage: the Renault spy case
Conclusion
Key points
Patterns of employment: the roles of women and minorities in international business
Introduction
Women at work: the case of the Saudi women drivers
Disabilities and disadvantages: the case of the dispossessed
Worldwide youth unemployment: the case of the jobless Chinese graduates
Rich and poor: the case of employment contrasts in India
Conclusion
Key points
Management of public and private sector involvement
Introduction
Private sector leadership in government projects: the case of Steven Rattner
Cameron and Coulson, Stephenson, Yates and Wallis: the case of the prime minister, the police commissioners and the spin doctors
From the White House to the coffee shop: the case of Kris Engskov
Business against corruption: the case of the Russian entrepreneur and police extortion
Conclusion
Key points
Exploring international operations and activities
International networks and alliances, structures and controls, strategies for sustainable business
Introduction
Strategic alliances for health care and famine relief: the case of FARM-Africa and Tearfund
International alliances and contingency theory: the case of OriginOil
Strategies for sustainable business practices: the case of SAP
Strategies for restructuring: the case of the Egyptian bank
Internet networks: the case of crowdsourcing
Conclusion
Key points
Negotiations and decisions: leadership and motivation
Introduction
By fair means or foul? The cases of SABMiller and InBev
The practice of management: the case of David Moyes and Everton
Beyond Maslow: the case of Anna Hazare in New Delhi
Conclusion
Key points
Exploring technology, learning, language and culture
Technology, the internet and dealing with change
Introduction
Technology and work: the case of the mobile employees
Business technology, work and politics: the case of the emerging economies
Industry and society: the case of the vanishing keffiyeh
Technology and the law: the case of the cookies, the cyber radicals and cybercrime
Conclusion
Key points
Learning: action learning and learning organizations
Introduction
Environmental pollution: cases of systems thinking
Personal mastery: the case of the bright billionaires
Mental models, shared vision and team learning: the case of space tourism
Conclusion
Key points
Language and culture: translations, interpretations and world Englishes
Introduction
Reaching for their headphones: the case of the BP press conference
Multicultural English: the case of language diversity management
Few words, maximum effect: the case of the press release
From one 'language' to another: the case of Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down
Conclusion
Key points
Exploring management ethics
The ethics of international business
Introduction
Rogue trading: the case of Kweku Adoboli and UBS
Bribery and corruption: the case of Lockheed
Corporate governance in Russia: the case of Polymetal
Child labour and sick workers: a case of poison
Conclusion
Key points
Looking to the future
Introduction
Dealing with climate change: the case of the Kyoto Protocol
Made in India: the case of generic vs patented drugs
I-leadership for a new generation: the case of the start-ups
Protecting people: the case of crisis response
Dot brand versus dot com: the case of the internet domains
Conclusion
Key points
Conclusion
About the author
Acknowledgements
Index

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