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International Management Strategic Opportunities and Cultural Challenges

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ISBN-10: 0618113339

ISBN-13: 9780618113330

Edition: 2nd 2003

Authors: Dean B. McFarlin, Paul D. Sweeney

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This student text addresses key challenges for successful international management, including the ability to motivate, lead and communicate with people from a variety of cultures. Included are problems and exercises to reinforce learning.
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Book details

List price: $87.96
Edition: 2nd
Copyright year: 2003
Publisher: CENGAGE Learning
Publication date: 7/25/2002
Binding: Paperback
Pages: 571
Size: 8.25" wide x 10.00" long x 1.00" tall
Weight: 2.948
Language: English

Contents I. On a Global Stage: The Context of International Management 1. An Overview of Global and Regional Trends and Challenges International Business in the Twenty-first Century Globalization and the Growth of International Business A Snapshot of Regional Trends The Middle East and Africa: Uncertain Territory and Untapped Potential Key Challenges Facing International Business Managing in a Volatile and Challenging International Environment 2. Legal and Political Foundations of International Management Legal Issues in International Management Political Issues and Risks in International Management 3. Doing Things Right: International Ethics and Social Responsibility Ethics and Social Responsibility in International Management 4. Cultural Dimensions: Implications for International Management Revisiting Culture The Dimensions of Culture The Implications of Culture for International Management II. Interacting Effectively in an International Environment 5. Perception, Interpretations, and Attitudes Across Cultures Perceptions Attitudes 6. Communicating Successfully Across Cultures The Value of Communications Savvy in International Business Spoken and Written Communication Communicating in Foreign Languages: Plenty of Room for Error Nonverbal Communication 7. Conducting Negotiations and Managing Conflicts A World of Conflict Understanding International Negotiation Frameworks for Understanding the Process of International Negotiations III. Capitalizing on International Opportunities 8. Taking Stock: Developing International Strategies International Strategy: Deciding How to Compete Strategic Approaches Used by Multinationals Winning Big: Small Firms and International Strategy The Process of Developing International Strategy Organizational Requirements for Successful International Strategy 9. Jumping In: Foreign Market Entry and Ownership Options Taking the Plunge Foreign Market Entry Options 10. Making It Work: Effective International Operations Making It Work: Effective International Operations IV. Managing People in the International Arena 11. Motivating and Leading Across Cultures Motivating and Leading Abroad: Are All Bets Off? Motivation Theories and Their Applicability to Other Cultures 12. Building an International Workforce: Strategy and Selection A Strategic Look at International Human Resource Management Basic Options for Staffing Foreign Operations Selecting and Developing International Employees The Special Case of Expatriates 13. Evaluating and Rewarding International Employees Performance Appraisal Compensation of International Employees 14. Managing Work Groups Across Cultures: From Small Work Teams to Large Labor Forces Managing Work Groups Across Cultures Labor Relations in and Across Cultures V. Cases On a Global Stage: The Context of International Management Case 1: Fighting Twenty-first Century Pirates: The Business of Software Alliance in Hong Kong Case 2: BP Amoco: Financing Development of the Caspian Oil Fields Interacting Effectively in an International Environment Case 3: Grupo Financiero Inverlat Case 4: Luna Pen Capitalizing on International Opportunities Case 5: Go Globalor No? Case 6: Philips versus Matsushita: A New Century, a New Round Managing People in the International Arena Case 7: The Case of the Floundering Expatriate Case 8: Hewlett-Packard Barcelona Division