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Culture and management in the Americas

Author: Alfredo Behrens
Publisher: Stanford, Calif. : Stanford Business Books, ©2009.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
Latin Americans are culturally different from North Americans. This book argues that these differences merit a substantial overhaul of management theory and practice to make the best of the untapped Latin American potential for creativity and teamwork.

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Material Type: Internet resource
Document Type: Book, Internet Resource
All Authors / Contributors: Alfredo Behrens
ISBN: 9780804760140 0804760144
OCLC Number: 244660681
Description: xvi, 363 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Foreword / Simon Commander --
Who Should Read What in this Book --
Introduction. Countries of the Future, Forever? --
Pt. 1. Culture and the Americas --
1. Davos Man or the Gaucho? --
Pt. 2. Cultural Tributaries of the New World --
2. England --
3. Spain --
4. Portugal --
5. Italy --
Pt. 3. Cultures of the New World --
6. United States of America --
7. Argentina --
8. Brazil --
9. How Culture Shaped Options in the New World --
10. Divergent Developmental Paths --
Pt. 4. Cross-Cultural Management: The Toolbox --
11. Who's Who on the Playing Field --
Pt. 5. Measuring the Impact of Culture on Management --
12. Leadership --
13. Literary Portrait of a Culture: Argentina --
14. Literary Portrait of a Culture: Brazil --
15. Working Together: Communication, Perceptions of Time, Working in Teams, and Incentives --
16. Strategy and Control --
17. Way Forward.
Responsibility: Alfredo Behrens.
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