As the economies of many countries become more interrelated, international managers are facing huge challenges and unique opportunities associated with their roles. Now in its fifth edition, Sweeney and McFarlin's International Management embodies a balanced and integrated approach to the subject, emphasizing the strategic opportunities available to firms on a global playing field, as well as exploring the challenges of managing an international workforce.
Integrating theory and practice across all chapter topics, this book helps students to learn, grasp, and apply the underlying principles of successful international management:
Understanding the broad context of international business, including the critical trends impacting international management, the legal and political forces driving international business, and the ethical and cultural dilemmas that can arise
Mastering the essential elements of effective interaction in the international arena, from cross-cultural understanding and communication to cross-border negotiation
Recognizing and taking advantage of strategic opportunities, such as entering and operating in foreign markets
Building and leading effective international teams, including personal and behavioral motivation, as well as taking an international perspective on the hiring, training, and development of employees
These principles are emphasized in the text with current examples and practical applications, establishing a foundation for students to apply their understanding in the current global business environment. With a companion website featuring an instructor's manual, powerpoint slides, and a testbank, International Management, 5e is a superb resource for instructors and students of international management.
Paul D. Sweeney is a Professor of Management and Associate Dean at the University of Dayton, USA. He is also a member of the Academy of Management (International & Organizational Behavior Division). Dean B. McFarlin is the Dean of the Palumbo-Donahue School of Business at Duquesne University, USA. He also serves as an Associate Editor for Academy of Management Perspectives and is a member of the editorial board for Journal of Management.
Preface Part I: On a Global Stage: The Context of International Management 1. On a Global Stage: The World of International Management 2. Legal and Political Foundations of International Management 3. Doing Things Right: International Ethics and Social Responsibility. Integrative Case: Culture Clash in the Boardroom Part II: Interacting Effectively in an International Environment 4. Making Distinctions across Cultures: Implications for International Management 5. Perception, Interpretation, and Attitudes Across Cultures 6. Communicating Effectively Across Cultures. Integrative Case: Chiba International, Inc Part III: Capitalizing on International Opportunities 7. Managing Conflict & Conducting Effective Negotiations 8. Taking Stock: Developing International Strategy 9. Jumping In: Foreign Market Entry and Ownership Options. Integrative Case: Go Global - or No? Part IV: Managing People in the International Arena 10. Motivating and Leading Across Cultures 11. Building an Effective International Workforce 12. Evaluating and Rewarding Employees Worldwide 13. Managing Cultural Groups: From Small Work. Integrative Case: The Case of the Floundering Expatriate