This timely and accessible MBA textbook explores the challenges faced by today's multinational corporations. What is the optimal balance between local responsiveness and global integration? How can a common culture be developed in the face of profound cultural differences? What employment policies are legitimate in a world of differing standards? Through a combination of well-researched theory and illustrative case studies, International Management creates a platform for informed and lively debate on these, and many other issues. Comprehensive and insightful, this important textbook will be an invaluable resource for MBA students, as well as academics and managers faced with the daily challenges of managing international organisations.
Contents: Introduction 1. Setting the Scene: The Multinational Company 2. Foreign Operating Modes and Ownership Forms Case A: Durable and Unstable IJVs: The Case if BKT with Paul Gooderham, Michael Zhang and Atle Jordahl 3. Strategies, Structures and Learning Networks Case B: From Multidomestic to Globally Integrated: When Local Taste Matters with Paul Gooderham 4. Risk Management Case C: McDonalds Thrives and Dives in Russia and Iceland with Jill Thorlacius and Birgitte Grogaard 5. Cultural Distance Case D: Cultural Diversity in a Danish MNC with Vasilisa Sayapina and Katya Christensen 6. HRM in Multinational Companies Case E: Gained in Translation: The Import, Translation and Development of a US Sales and Management Concept with Martin Gjelsvik, Odd Nordhaug and Paul Gooderham 7. Competencies and Knowledge Transfer Case F: Five Steps to Creating a Global Knowledge-sharing System: Siemens ShareNet with Sven C. Voelpel, Malte Dous, Thomas H. Davenport 8. Expatriation and Repatriation Case G: LVMH: Career Development through International Mobility with Jean-Luc Cerdin 9. Ethical, Social and Environmental Responsibilities in MNCs with Leighton Wilks and Odd Nordhaug Case H: Cermaq - From Activist Target to Sustainability Leader with Sveinung Jorgensen, Lars Jacob Tynes Pedersen 10. Global Industrial Relations Case I: A GUF's Relationship with a Multinational Company with Richard Croucher and Elizabeth Cotton 11. Different Forms of Internationalization and Diverse HRM Practices: The Case of China with Fang Lee Cooke Case J: Global Expansion and Human Resource Management of Huawei Technologies Ltd with Fang Lee Cooke 12. Future Challenges Index
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