The book targets managers in international business and teams. Students who study international business or plan to study overseas will also benefit from reading the book. The overall objective of the book is to present the main theories on cross-cultural management and prepare them for cross-cultural encounters in international business. The book closes with advice on how to prepare for an overseas assignment.
Parissa Haghirian has studied Japan from an anthropological and business perspective for the last 20 years. She holds a degree in Japanese Anthropology (Master, University of Vienna, Austria), a degree in International Management (Master, Vienna University of Economics and BA, Vienna, Austria) and a PhD in International Management (Vienna University of Economics and BA, Vienna, Austria). Dr. Haghirian worked for 12 years in Japanese organizations (longer than in Western firms) and has worked in Fukuoka and Tokyo now for the last five years.