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International management : explorations across cultures

Author: Elizabeth Christopher
Publisher: London ; Philadelphia : Kogan Page, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : EnglishView all editions and formats
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'International Management' explores management opportunities in encounters across the world between national, organisational, political, professional and social cultures. It is soundly based theoretically and supported with real-life international examples from contemporary events and situations.
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Genre/Form: Cross-cultural studies
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Elizabeth Christopher
ISBN: 9780749465285 074946528X 9780749465292 0749465298
OCLC Number: 779607100
Description: xiii, 392 pages : illustrations ; 24 cm
Contents: Machine generated contents note: pt. ONE Exploring cultural differences --
01.Industry: cultural differences in industry leadership and the effects of mass media reports --
Introduction --
Made in China: the case of General Motors' LaCrosse --
Vehicle recalls: the case of the rise and fall and rise of Toyota --
Industrial espionage: the Renault spy case --
Conclusion --
Key points --
02.Patterns of employment: the roles of women and minorities in international business --
Introduction --
Women at work: the case of the Saudi women drivers --
Disabilities and disadvantages: the case of the dispossessed --
Worldwide youth unemployment: the case of the jobless Chinese graduates --
Rich and poor: the case of employment contrasts in India --
Conclusion --
Key points --
03.Management of public and private sector involvement --
Introduction --
Private sector leadership in government projects: the case of Steven Rattner Note continued: Cameron and Coulson, Stephenson, Yates and Wallis: the case of the prime minister, the police commissioners and the spin doctors --
From the White House to the coffee shop: the case of Kris Engskov --
Business against corruption: the case of the Russian entrepreneur and police extortion --
Conclusion --
Key points --
pt. TWO Exploring international operations and activities --
04.International networks and alliances, structures and controls, strategies for sustainable business --
Introduction --
Strategic alliances for health care and famine relief: the case of FARM-Africa and Tearfund --
International alliances and contingency theory: the case of OriginOil --
Strategies for sustainable business practices: the case of SAP --
Strategies for restructuring: the case of the Egyptian bank --
Internet networks: the case of crowdsourcing --
Conclusion --
Key points --
05.Negotiations and decisions: leadership and motivation --
Introduction Note continued: By fair means or foul? The cases of SABMiller and InBev --
The practice of management: the case of David Moyes and Everton --
Beyond Maslow: the case of Anna Hazare in New Delhi --
Conclusion --
Key points --
pt. THREE Exploring technology, learning, language and culture --
06.Technology, the internet and dealing with change --
Introduction --
Technology and work: the case of the mobile employees --
Business technology, work and politics: the case of the emerging economies --
Industry and society: the case of the vanishing keffiyeh --
Technology and the law: the case of the cookies, the cyber radicals and cybercrime --
Conclusion --
Key points --
07.Learning: action learning and (earning organizations --
Introduction --
Environmental pollution: cases of systems thinking --
Personal mastery: the case of the bright billionaires --
Mental models, shared vision and team learning: the case of space tourism --
Conclusion --
Key points Note continued: 08.Language and culture: translations, interpretations and world Englishes --
Introduction --
Reaching for their headphones: the case of the BP press conference --
Multicultural English: the case of language diversity management --
Few words, maximum effect: the case of the press release --
From one 'language' to another: the case of Pull Up Some Dust and Sit Down --
Conclusion --
Key points --
pt. FOUR Exploring management ethics --
09.The ethics of international business --
Introduction --
Rogue trading: the case of Kweku Adoboli and UBS --
Bribery and corruption: the case of Lockheed --
Corporate governance in Russia: the case of Polymetal --
Child labour and sick workers: a case of poison --
Conclusion --
Key points --
10.Looking to the future --
Introduction --
Dealing with climate change: the case of the Kyoto Protocol --
Made in India: the case of generic vs patented drugs --
I-leadership for a new generation: the case of the start-ups --
Protecting people: the case of crisis response --
Dot brand versus dot com: the case of the internet domains --
Conclusion --
Key points.
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