Managing Internationally: Succeeding in a Culturally Diverse World

Managing Internationally: Succeeding in a Culturally Diverse World

By: Kamal Fatehi (author)Hardback

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Ideal for a course on international management for undergraduate business administration and MBA programs, this textbook deals with the management of international business operations in the global market and discusses the basic managerial functions in an international enterprise. The textbook explores the theoretical and practical aspects of managing international business operations, and deals with multi-cultural, multinational and global issues of managing the business expansion beyond the domestic market.

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Dr. Kamal Fatehi is Professor of International Management and former Chair of Management and Entrepreneurship Department at Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University. Before joining Kennesaw State University, he was Chair of Management and Marketing Department, and Interim Dean of College of Business Administration at Texas A&M International University. Previously, he was a professor of Strategic and International Management at Barton School of Business, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas. He has taught at Louisiana State University, Western Illinois University, Eastern Illinois University, and Texas A&M International University. At Western Illinois University, he was recognized as an Outstanding Scholar. He was the recipient of Barton School of Business, Wichita State University Research Award. In 1995, he was a Fulbright Senior Scholar at Western University in Baku, Azerbaijan and in 2004, he served as a Fulbright Senior Specialist and assisted the International Academy of Business, Almaty, Kazakhstan. In cooperation with his colleagues from Texas A&M University, he assisted Turkmen State University to establish the first business program in Turkmenistan. In teaching and research he draws from his years of managerial experience with industry and his service to public and private organizations as consultant, including an assignment with the Russian Privatization Center, Moscow, Russia. Dr. Fatehi has published in such journals as Journal of Business Research, Journal of Behavioral Economics, Journal of Management, Industrial Management, Employee Relations Law Journal, Managerial Planning, Management International Review, International Executive, International Journal of Management, and Journal of Global Business. He is the author of International Management: A Cross-Cultural and Functional Perspective (PH, 1996). He has served on the editorial board of five scholarly/professional Journals.


Part I: Introduction 1. Introduction: the Management of International Business The Changing Profile of the Global Business Environment The Imperatives of Globalization of Business Types of International Business Operations International Business and International Management Major Elements of Managing International Business 2. Socio-Ethical Issues and International Management Social Responsibility and MNCs Problem Areas Concerns of Developing Countries Globalization Backlash Supranational Organizations What's Next? Case 1: Construction Dilemma Case 2: Vodka Blues Case 3: Yahoo vs. Survivors of the Holocaust Case 4: Union Carbide, Bhopal Case 5: Footwear International Part II: Culture and Behavior 3. International Management and the Cultural Context Introduction Cultural Framework Cultural Aspects of Management Corporate Culture 4. International Communication and Negotiation International Communication Macro and Micro International Communication Classic Communication Model International Verbal Communication Cultural Differences in Nonverbal Communication Communication Competence Dos and Don'ts of Communication with Foreigners International Negotiation The American Negotiation Style 5. Managerial Leadership and Motivation in an International Context The Shortcomings of Leadership Theories Managerial Leadership in Europe Managerial Leadership in Japan versus the U.S. Leadership Summary Motivation and Culture Cultural Influence on Motivation Applicability of Major Motivation Theories Motivation and Japanese Employees Global Trends and Motivation Case 6: Kiwi Samuri: Secure Fit Case 7: Frank Davis Comes to Madagascar Case 8: Culture Clash: Don't Buyouts Always Make Sense Case 9: Bill Keane Case 10: Alternative Dispute Resolution Case 11: Leasing Cargo Space in Granada Part III: Strategy and Operations 6. International Environment and Strategy Cultural Aspects of Strategy International Environmental Forces Generic MNC Strategies Industry Characteristics and Strategy 7. Legal Issues and International Management Cultural Heritage and Business Law National Sovereignty International Implications of Legal Issues MNC Operational Disputes 8. Organization of Multinational Operations Definiion and Functions of Organizing The Organization of Multinationals Factors Influencing MNC Structure Development of International Corporate Structure 9. Control of International Operations Purpose and Functions of the Control Process Control Mechanisms Control Approaches Cultural Aspects of MNC Control Evolution of MNC Coordination and Control Additional Control Problems of MNCs Ownership and Host Government Involvement 10. International Information Systems Management Computer Based Information Systems Information Architecture Ramifications of Internationalization for the Information Systems Function Building a Global Information System Case 12: Daimler-Chrysler Merger Case 13: Vinhdat Company Case 14: Langle International Growers, Inc.: Managing a Small Business Case 15: Global Multi-Products Chile Case 16: Enron in India Case 17: Ceramic Brick Factory Part IV: Human Resources 11. International Human Resource Management The Transition from Domestic to International Position Recruitment and Selection Product Life Cycle and International Human Resource Management International Management and Intercultural Training and Preparation Repatriation Problems Compensation 12. International Labor Relations Locus of Control in International Workplace Practices Host Government Involvement International Labor Organizations Diversity in International Labor Relations Case 18: Barbara and William Harold: A Case Study of Americans Living Abroad in Belfast, North Ireland Case 19: American Manager in Australia Case 20: Human Resource Management Practices: A Small Business in a Transition Economy

Product Details

  • publication date: 19/09/2007
  • ISBN13: 9781412936903
  • Format: Hardback
  • Number Of Pages: 728
  • ID: 9781412936903
  • weight: 1383
  • ISBN10: 141293690X

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