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Readings and Cases in International Management: A Cross-Cultural Perspective

by David C Thomas SAGE Publications, Inc
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Rapid changes in management worldwide have clearly challenged the ability of academics to make courses in international management relevant. One of the best ways to enrich courses is to supplement textbook material with recent articles and case studies.

Readings and Cases in International Management: A Cross-Cultural Perspective is a compilation of contemporary readings and case studies that focus on managing global organizations. Intended as a companion to editor David C. Thomas' Essentials of International Management: A Cross-Cultural Perspective (SAGE, 2001), great care has been taken to select readings that do not duplicate, but supplement, material typically contained in texts on this topic. The readings and cases in this book are organized around three major themes: the basis for understanding the influence of culture on international management, the key roles that international managers play, and the important challenges that these managers face.

Designed to represent a broad geographic scope, this integrative volume includes

An explanation of how culture influences individual managers
Methods to systematically describe cultural differences
Fundamental principles that influence cross-cultural interactions
An examination of managers as communicators, negotiators, change agents, and organization builders
Procedures for designing effective organizational structures
Readings and Cases in International Management: A Cross-Cultural Perspective presents ways to maximize the positive effects of cultural diversity while minimizing the negative consequences. An index of key terms, teaching notes, and a quick reference guide are provided to facilitate learning.

Developed as a supplement for advanced international management texts, this is also an excellent primary text for courses in organizational behavior, management, and international business.

Section I. Management and Culture Reading 1.1 Global Managers: Developing a Mindset for Global Competitiveness - Ben L. Kedia and Ananda Mukherji Reading 1.2 Cultural Constraints in Management Theories - Geert Hofstede Reading 1.3 Whatever Happened to Mas

David C Thomas (Ph.D, University of South Carolina) is Professor of International Management at Simon Fraser University, Canada. He is the author of seven books including Cross-Cultural Management: Essential Concepts , (Sage) and Cultural Intelligence: People Skills for Global Business (Berrett-Koehler), as well as numerous journal articles on cross-cultural interactions in organizational settings. He is currently the Associate Editor of the Journal of Cross-Cultural Management and serves on the editorial boards of the Journal of World Business, Journal of Organizational Behavior and the Journal of Management.