The global business world appears to be changing and there is an ever greater focus on developing countries. This change in the international business environment is not reflected in the range of management textbooks currently available, as most are written from a developed country perspective
This book introduces and assesses the typical theories and management approaches that are popular in developed countries, from the perspective of managers in developing countries. A wide variety of countries, with many different environments and cultures are explored and the book covers key concepts, such as
Planning and strategic management
With the added benefit of various pedagogical features and supplementary web materials, students taking classes requiring an understanding of management concepts will find Punnett's book adds serious value. It could be used as core reading for a range of classes, including international business, management, development studies and managing in a developing country.
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Betty Jane Punnett teaches at the University of the West Indies, Barbados. Her research focuses on culture and management, particularly in the Caribbean. She has published over sixty papers in international journals, and five books
1. Introduction and Overview 2. Terminology of Development 3. Characteristics of Developing Countries 4. Management Issues and Examples 5. Explanations of Economic Development 6. Planning and Strategic Management in Developing Countries 7. Organizing and Operating an International Company 8. Human Resource Management 9. Managing an International Workforce 10. Motivation in Developing Countries 11. Leadership in Developing Countries 12. Special Issues for Managers in Developing Countries