An advanced level edited text that covers key theories of cross-cultural management and helps develop practical solutions to deal with difference in organizations. Focuses on the impact of globalisation on individuals' work life and identity and explores how to manage and lead teams in a globalised context. Includes coverage of emerging markets.
Bettina Gehrke is a Professor of Cross Cultural Management at Bocconi University, Italy. Marie-Therese Claes is Professor of Intercultural Management at the Louvain School of Management, Belgium.
PART I: CROSS-CULTURAL MANAGEMENT THEORY AND APPLICATION.- 1. There is Nothing so Practical as Four Good Theories; Laurence Romani, Henriett Primecz, Roger Bell.- PART II: CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES.- 2. Language Management; Anne Bjorge and Sunniva Whittaker.- 3. Discourse Strategies for Cross-cultural Communication; Anne Bjorge.- PART III: TO BE A LEADER IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT.- 4. Identities in the Global World of Work; Hyun-Jung Lee.- 5. International Assignments for Global Leadership Development; Betina Szkudlarek and Marian van Bakel.- 6. Global Team Collaboration; Karsten Jonsen and Bettina Gehrke.- 7. Global Leadership: Engaging People Across Cultures; Bettina Gehrke.- 8. Global Leadership for Sustainable Development; Ina Ehnert and Marie-Therese Claes.- PART IV: GLOBAL LEADERSHIP IN PRACTICE.- 9. Understanding Chinese Culture and Communication: The Yin Yang Approach; Tony Fang.- 10. India: An Interpretative Approach to a Hybrid Culture; Jasmin Mahadeva.- 11. Managing the Brazilian Way: Adaptation and Integration; Joana S.P. Story and Germano Glufke Reis.- 12. Russian Culture in the Eyes of the Beholders; Tatiana Andreeva.- 13. Work and the Self in Ghanaian Culture; David B. Zoogah and Mohammed Hadi Abdul-Ganiy Bolaji.- 14. Understanding the Culture of the Arab Countries: Diversity and Commonalities; Katharina Kilian-Yasin and Akram Al-Ariss.- 15. Southeast Asia: a Multicultural Kaleidoscope; Marie-Therese Claes.