Understanding Global Cultures Metaphorical Journeys Through 29 Nations, Clusters of Nations, Continents, and Diversity

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List price: $74.00
Edition: 4th
Copyright year: 2010
Publisher: SAGE Publications, Incorporated
Publication date: 5/4/2009
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 656
Size: 7.00" wide x 9.75" long x 1.25" tall
Weight: 2.772
Language: English

Rajnandini Pillai (Ph.D., State University of New York at Buffalo, 1994) is a Professor of Management at the College of Business, California State University San Marcos (CSUSM). She is also Executive Director and founding member of the Center for Leadership Innovation and Mentorship Building (CLIMB) at the university.Her areas of research interest are leadership and cross-cultural management. She has published her work on charismatic and transformational leadership, leadership and voting behavior, and cross-cultural differences in organizational justice in some of the leading journals in her field such as The Leadership Quarterly, Journal of Management,and the Journal of International Business Studies. She has also co-edited two books, Teaching Leadership: Innovative Approaches for the 21 st Century (2003) and Follower Perspectives on Leadership (2007). She serves on the editorial board of The Leadership Quarterly.Rajnandini Pillai has held mid level management positions in the banking industry in India, consulted with organizations in the U.S. on leadership effectiveness, and conducted workshops on leadership and global issues. She has received awards for excellence in teaching and research including the College of Business Outstanding Professor Award, the Western Academy of Management Ascendant Scholar Award, and the CSUSM President�s Award for Scholarship and Creative Activity.

Martin J. Gannon (PhD, Columbia University) is Professor of International Management and Strategy, College of Business Administration, California State University, San Marcos (CSUSM). He is also Professor Emeritus, Smith School of Business, University of Maryland at College Park. At Maryland he held several administrative positions, including the Associate Deanship for Academic Affairs and the Founding Directorship of the Center for Global Business, and received the University's International Landmark Award. In 2014, Professor Gannon received the Outstanding Educator Award from the International Management Division of the Academy of Management. Professor Gannon has authored or co-authored nearly 100 articles and 13 books, some in multiple editions and translations. These include Paradoxes of Culture and Globalization (2008), Handbook of Cross Cultural Management (2001), Dynamics of Competitive Strategy (1992), Managing without Traditional Methods: International Innovations in Human Resource Management (1996) and Ethical Dimensions of International Management (1997). Professor Gannon has been the Senior Research Fulbright Professor at the Center for the Study of Work and Higher Education in Germany and the John F. Kennedy/Fulbright Professor at Thammasat University in Bangkok, and has served as a visiting professor at several Asian and European universities. He has also been a consultant to many companies, government agencies, and labor unions. Professor Gannon has lived and worked in more than 30 nations as a visiting professor, consultant, and trainer. For additional information on Professor Gannon, please visit his homepage at California State University, San Marcos: faculty.csusm.edu/mgannon nbsp;

Preface: Understanding Cultures in Depth
Introduction
Understanding Cultural Metaphors
Authority Ranking Cultures
The Thai Kingdom
The Japanese Garden
Bedouin Jewelry and Saudi Arabia
The Turkish Coffeehouse
The Brazilian Samba
The Polish Village Church
Kimchi and Korea
Scandinavian Egalitarian Cultures
The Swedish Stuga
The Finnish Sauna
The Danish Christmas Luncheon
Other Egalitarian Cultures
The German Symphony
Irish Conversations
The Canadian Backpack and Flag
French Wine
Market Pricing Cultures
American Football
The Traditional British House
Cleft National Cultures
The Malaysian Balik Kampung
The Nigerian Marketplace
The Israeli Kibbutzim and Moshavim
The Italian Opera
Belgian Lace
Torn National Cultures
The Mexican Fiesta
The Russian Ballet
The Base Culture And Its Diffusion Across Borders (Clusters Of Nations): The Example Of China
China's Great Wall and Cross-Cultural Paradox
The Chinese Family Altar
The Singapore Hawker Centers
India, Shiva, And Diversity
India: The Dance of Shiva
India: A Kaleidoscope of Diversity
Same Metaphor, Different Meanings
The Spanish Bullfight
The Portuguese Bullfight
Perspectives On Continents
Australian Outdoor Recreational Activities
The Sub-Saharan African Bush Taxi
What We'Ve Learned
An Integrative Summary
References
Index
About the Authors

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