Global Comparative Management: A Functional Approach

Global Comparative Management: A Functional Approach

By: Ralph B. Edfelt (author)Hardback

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The first current comprehensive treatment of comparative management available in a single-authored package, Global Comparative Management: A Functional Approach offers an interdisciplinary discussion of management functions, practices, patterns, and problems relating to a wide variety of national and regional settings. Author Ralph Edfelt places management concepts into temporal and contextual perspective, gives broad overviews of management theory, and describes global macro environmental trends. Readers will gain the knowledge and insight necessary for becoming effective managers, employees, and citizens in today's increasingly interdependent world. Global Comparative Management covers the United States, Latin America, Western Europe, Japan, and East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea). Each chapter includes a management section that focuses on region-specific topics, such as the managerial functions of planning, controlling, organizing, directing, and staffing in that region; CEO backgrounds, career paths, and pay scales; and higher-management education. It broadens readers' worldviews through discussions of global contexts and experiences. It synthesizes information from many sources, including academic research and contributions by practicing managers, consultants, and other professionals. It explores two special topics: management-by-democracy (transcending several countries, regions, and eras) and management in a state-socialist system (the former Soviet Union), noting implications for contemporary capitalist settings. It defines current cultural, economic, and political terminology. It includes pertinent case studies and exercises, lists of terms and concepts, and study questions. Designed for students and practitioners of management and international business, Global Comparative Management can be used as a stand-alone text or as supplementary reading in Comparative Management courses. It is also an ideal supplement for Introduction to Management, International Management, and Global Studies courses.

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Contents

1. Management; A Conceptual and Contextual Overview Chapter Objectives Conceptual/Historical Perspective Global Context Chapter Summary Terms and Concepts Study Questions Exercises 2. American (U.S.) Management Chapter Objectives The U.S. Macro-Environment The American (U.S.) Manager U.S. Managerial Tendencies Chapter Summary Terms and Concepts Study Questions Exercises Case: Board of Directors 3. West European Management Chapter Objectives The West European Macro-Environment The West European Manager European Management Perspective, Process, Practice Chapter Summary Terms and Concepts Study Questions Exercises 4. Soviet Socialist Management Chapter Objectives Soviet Polity, Economy and Culture The Soviet Manager The Management Process Managerial Performance Economic Reforms Gorbachev Reform Initiatives Chapter Summary Terms and Concepts Study Questions Exercise 5. Management-By-Democracy; The Employee-Controlled Organization Chapter Objectives The Concept Examples of Employee (or member) Control Performance Critical Success Factors Chapter Summary Terms and Concepts Study Questions Exercise 6. The Legacy of China Chapter Objectives The Chinese Macro-Environment The Confucian-Zone Manager Management Practice Chapter Summary Terms and Concepts Study Questions Exercises 7. Japanese Management; Tradition and Transition Chapter Objectives The Japanese Macro-Environment The Japanese Manager Japanese Management Chapter Summary Terms and Concepts Study Questions Exercises 8. Management in Latin America Chapter Objectives The Latin American Macro-Environment The Latin American CEO Latin American Management Chapter Summary Terms and Concepts Study Questions Exercises 9. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow

Product Details

  • publication date: 03/04/2009
  • ISBN13: 9781412944694
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 360
  • ID: 9781412944694
  • weight: 771
  • ISBN10: 1412944694

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