Businesses today need employees who can operate on a global stage, whether as international managers, technical specialists, expatriates or 'parachutists' who make occasional troubleshooting trips abroad. Yet cultural misunderstandings in the workplace can complicate even the simplest tasks. Something that sounds like a 'Yes' to a foreigner may actually be a polite way of saying 'No'. Fully updated and expanded for this second edition, Management Worldwide is essential for managers, students ofmanagement and organizations who want to know how managers operate and business is conducted in different societies. It is essential reading in a global economy where cultural differences can still mean make or break.
David Hickson and Derek Pugh are two of Britain's most distinguished management theorists. Their prevous books for Penguin include the famous Writers on Organizations.
Managing with wide horizons; managing and the cultures of societies; the Anglos across the continents - Britain, the United States, Canada; the Latins - Southern Europe and South America -France, Italy, Brazil; the Northern Europeans, and Israel -Germany, Sweden, Israel; the East-Central Europeans - Russia, Poland, Hungary; the Asians - China and Nanyang Chinese capitalism, Japan, South Korea, Indonesia; the Arabs of the Middle East - Saudi Arabia, Egypt; developing countries - Africa (below the Sahara), India; the cross-cultural manager; managing more and more alike?.