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Managing Across Cultures

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ISBN-10: 027364663X

ISBN-13: 9780273646631

Edition: 2nd 2003 (Revised)

Authors: Susan C. Schneider, Jean-Louis Barsoux

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MBA and executive International Management; MBA and executive International Business; MBA/postgraduate modules in cross-cultural management, intercultural communication or intercultural management; undergraduate and postgraduate degree programs in international business or management. This very accessible book draws upon a broad and growing literature on culture and management to discover national differences in management practice. It clearly relates cultural differences to daily business practice by using many and varied examples. Diverse range of topics covered, from structure and strategy to social responsibility and ethics.
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Book details

List price: $138.20
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: Prentice Hall PTR
Publication date: 12/3/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 352
Size: 6.70" wide x 9.10" long x 0.80" tall
Weight: 1.562
Language: English

Susan Schneider is Associate Professor of Philosophy at the University of Connecticut.

Preface
Acknowledgements
The Meaning of Culture
The undertow of culture
Converging cultures?
Culture as a source of competitive advantage/disadvantage
Recognizing culture
Discovering cultural advantage
Notes
Exploring culture
The search for meaning
Artifacts and behavior
Beliefs and values
Basic assumptions
Interpreting patterns of culture
Notes
Interacting spheres of culture
Cultural spheres of influence
Creating competitive advantage: interacting spheres
Notes
Culture and Management Practice
Culture and organization
Different schools, different cultures
Culture and structure
Culture and processes
Transferability of best practice? Alternative approaches
Notes
Culture and strategy
The cultural roots of strategy
Cultural models of strategy
The tale of two banks
Interaction effects
Strategic implications of culture
Internationalization - the role of national culture
Notes
Culture and human resource management
The cultural meaning of HRM
Choosing from the HR menu
Making HRM meaningful across cultures
Questions to ask
Notes
Managing Cultural Differences
The 'international' manager
Lessons from abroad
Competencies for managing internationally
Developing cultural competencies
Personal strategies for managing across cultures
Suggestions for managing differences
Notes
The 'multicultural' team
Why multicultural teams?
Task strategies
Process strategies
Reweaving differences: Joseph's coat
Suggestions for managers
Questions to ask
Virtual teams
Notes
The 'global' organization
Strategies for managing cultural differences
Ignoring cultural differences: business is business
Minimizing cultural differences
Utilizing differences: going global?
Less global than we thought
Creating culturally strategic alliances
Gaining competitive advantage from cultural differences
Suggestions for managing cultural diversity
Questions to ask
Notes
Citizens of the world: business ethics and social responsibility
Taking care of business
Why firms exist
Making economic versus moral sense
The globalization imperative
Are ethics culture-free?
Strategies for managing ethical dilemmas
Global citizens: the role of managers and companies
Towards a global civilization
Notes
Index