International Perspectives on Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

International Perspectives on Organizational Behavior and Human Resource Management

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This popular text is designed to make students sensitive to the many differences that manager's face when firms operate cross-culturally, and to give them the tools to understand and deal with these differences. It goes beyond other books' coverage of the subject, and offers in-depth treatment of important economic, political, historical, and religious variables in international management. This new edition features an all-new Instructor's Manual with chapter outlines, test questions, and more that will be available online to adopting instructors. The text also features updated examples and references drawn from around the world that help provide an exceptionally balanced and realistic view of the key factors in today's international business environment. It can be used alongside other readings and texts, and can also serve as a core text for both undergraduate and graduate courses.show more

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  • Hardback | 320 pages
  • 160.02 x 228.6 x 25.4mm | 476.27g
  • Taylor & Francis Inc
  • M.E. Sharpe
  • Armonk, United States
  • English
  • Revised
  • 2nd Revised edition
  • tables, figures, bibliography, index
  • 0765621436
  • 9780765621436

Table of contents

Preface; 1. The Management World in the Twenty-First Century; Overview of the Book; The Meaning of Globalization for Managers; Understanding Attitudes to Globalization; The Future of Globalization Cross-National Convergence and Divergence; The World in 2010 and Beyond; References; 2. The Cultural Environment; Introduction; Defining Culture; Cultural Values; Cultural Value Models; Ethnocentrism and Parochialism; Variation Within Cultures; Beyond National Culture; The Importance of Cultural Values for International Managers; Summary and Conclusions; References; 3. The Political and Regulatory Environment; Introduction; Political Systems; Government, Business, and Society; Political Risk Assessment and Management; Assessment and Management of Political Risk; Summary and Conclusions; References; 4. The Role of History and Geography in International Management; Introduction; Understanding History and Geography; Managing Internationally: The Role of History and Geography; Summary and Conclusions; Notes; References; 5. Language and Religion in International Management; Introduction; Language; Linguistic Diversity; Managing Language Differences; Religion; Summary and Conclusions; Note; References; 6. Economic Development and the Management of Organizational Behavior and Human Resources; Introduction; Understanding Development Issues; Definitions of Development; Characteristics of Developing Countries; The Impact of Level of Development; Summary and Conclusions; References; 7. Motivation in a Cross-National Context; Introduction; North American Theories of Motivation; Is Motivation Universal or Culture Bound?; Summary and Conclusions; Note; References; 8. Leadership in a Cross-National Context; Introduction; Theories of Leadership; Variation in Leadership Concepts; Summary and Conclusions; References.show more

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