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Handbook of Cross-Cultural Management Research

by Peter B Smith, Mark F Peterson and David C Thomas SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
05/2008
ISBN:
9781412940269
Format:
Hbk 592 pages
Price:
AU$305.00 NZ$313.04
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Renowned international experts Peter B. Smith, Mark F. Peterson, and David C. Thomas, editors of the new The Handbook of Cross-Cultural Management, have drawn together scholars in the field of management from around the world to contribute vital information from their cross-national studies to this innovative, comprehensive tome.

In the current cross-cultural studies included, authors explore links between people and organizations, giving cultural perspectives on the most significant topics in the field of organizational behavior - such as motivation, human resource management, and leadership - and answering many of the field`s most controversial methodological questions. Key Features - Presents innovative perspectives on the cultural context of organizations: In addition to straightforward coverage of structures and processes, this Handbook also addresses locally distinctive, indigenous views of organizational processes from around the world and considers the interplay of climate and wealth when analyzing how organizations operate. - Offers an integrated theoretical framework: At the start of each substantive section, the editors provide context for the proceeding chapters by discussing the emphasis prevalent cultures in different parts of the world place on particular aspects of organizational processes and outcomes. - Boasts a global group of contributing scholars:

This Handbook features contributing authors from around the world who represent an outstanding mix of respected, longstanding scholars in cross-cultural management as well as newer names already impacting the literature. Provides an authoritative agenda for the future development of the field: All chapters conclude with a list of promising avenues for further research and a focus on issues that remain unresolved.

Intended Audience: This Handbook is an ideal resource for researchers, instructors, professionals, and graduate students in fields of business, management, and psychology.

Chapter 1: Introduction - Mark F. Peterson, Peter B. Smith, and David C. Thomas The Essence of Culture: Systems of Values, Beliefs and Meanings Links between People and Organizations Organizational Structures and Processes Managing a Multiple

Peter B. Smith (Ph.D, Cambridge) is Professor Emeritus of Social Psychology at the University of Sussex, UK. His research interests are in cross-cultural social and organizational psychology, including managerial leadership, cross-national communication, national stereotyping, self-construal and survey response styles. He is the author of seven books and more than 150 other publications. He is former president of the International Association for Cross-Cultural Psychology, and has served as Editor of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Psychology . .