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Managing Across Cultures

Managing Across Cultures
Concepts, Policies and Practices

April 2011 | 640 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

Managing Across Cultures introduces the concepts, policies and practices of managing resources in different socio-economic, political and cultural contexts.

This book is structured on a country-by-country basis to allow a closer and more rigorous examination of the factors that influence labor market trends, organization and employment policies and practices in specific countries.

Key Features:

  • Includes dedicated chapters on emerging economies in Asia, Africa, the Middle East, and Latin America
  • Provides an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and the practical implications of different national approaches to management in a clear and coherent style
  • Packed with case studies and examples from a wide range of geographical contexts
  • Learning features include: learning objectives, tasks, summaries, further reading and revision questions

This is a key text for Cross-Cultural/International Management, International HRM and International Business courses at both advanced undergraduate and graduate level.

Why Study Managing across Cultures?
The Meaning and Importance of Managing across Cultures
Contexts and the Cultural Dilemma of Managing across Cultures
Part I Case Study
Bob over the Globe - Chevron and Saudi Aramco

The USA and Canada
The UK and Ireland
Australia and New Zealand
Part II Case Study
9/11 - The Effects and Organizational Response

Japan and South Korea
China and Hong Kong
Indonesia and Malaysia
Part III Case Study
The 1997 Asian Financial Crisis

Belgium and France
Germany and The Netherlands
Denmark, Norway and Sweden
Greece, Italy and Spain
Part IV Case Study
EU Enlargement and Its Implications for Work and Employment

African Countries
Arab Countries
Central and Eastern Europe
South America
Part V Case Study
Making Poverty History

Emerging Issues and Future Challenges in Managing across Cultures

Managing Across Cultures gives us an overview of the economic, political, social and cultural context of managing across cultures in 15 clusters of countries that are key players in today's global economy. This highly-accessible text provides a multilevel and multidisciplinary approach and keeps us away from cultural reductionism
Zeynep Aycan
Department of Management, Koc University, Turkey, Editor of the International Journal of Cross-Cultural Management

This is the most authoritative and comprehensive textbook I have ever seen on the subject. This text provides invaluable learning support for anyone interested in issues, concepts and challenges confronting international managers
Professor Farhad Analoui
Professor, Human Resource Management and International Development, Bradford University

This well-written book contains a wealth of valuable knowledge, with its broad coverage of management issues and practices in both developed and developing countries. A must-have publication for anyone with an interest in international management
Prof. Yaw A. Debrah
Professor of Human Resource & International Management, Swansea University

A very good and structured book on the topic of management across cultures. It is the perfect add on to the classic theory teaching books in intercultural management. Highly reccomended!

Dr Arta Ante
Communications, SRH University Berlin
October 1, 2020

Very thought provoking discussions

Mr Enis Elezi
Business School, Teesside University
February 14, 2020

very good book with in depth analysis and case studies supplementing additional parts of the negotiation aspects
not adopted as main book because no teaching resources available

Professor Kerstin Bremser
Faculty of Law & Social Science, Pforzheim University of Applied Sci
May 19, 2016

Whilst this is a useful book for supplementary information for my students, particularly the chapter relating to Hong Kong, we are using a more generic book on management/leadership that covers more on theories/leadership styles. Managing Across Cultures is useful for students to put this into their local context.

Dr Phil Harper
Nursing , Oxford Brookes University
August 29, 2014

Very good!

Dr Jose Bento da Silva
Warwick Business School, Warwick University
November 15, 2013

This is a well structured text allowing students to gain knowledge of cultural practices and policies in different countries and provides scope to compare and contract. The illustrations are useful and thoroughly appreciated and sourced by students.

Mrs Jyotsna Jariwala
Liverpool Business School, Liverpool John Moores University
March 4, 2013

It is a very useful contribution to the field of management across cultures. Because of its structure, I consider this book as a recommended reading. In my course, we follow theoretical path and this book is structured by geographic approach.

Mr Gábor Réthi
Institute of Management Science, Miskolc University
June 5, 2012

This textbook provides an overview of the economic, political and cultural impact on management in a number of clusters of countries. Therefore, it can be recommended as a supplemental resource dealing with the topic "Doing business in...".

Dr Tobias Cramer
Department of German Language, University of Economics, Prague
March 6, 2012

This is a very good general introduction to the 'culture' dimension of management.

Professor Karl Koch
of Business, London South Bank University
January 31, 2012

Sample Materials & Chapters

Chapter 1

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