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Global Management
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Global Management
Universal Theories and Local Realities

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December 1998 | 320 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
This book re-examines management theory `after Globalization'. Combining key names and studies from across the world, it explores the local realities that resist universal theories and that permeate the daily lives of practising managers.

The book provides a comprehensive and critical reflection on the widely documented phenomenon of globalization in business. It assesses the implications of the diversity of individual economies and enterprises for general theories of management and concludes by presenting new approaches to the study and research of management and organizations.

Stewart R Clegg, Eduardo Ibarra-Colado and Luis Bueno-Rodriquez
Introduction
 
PART ONE: GLOBAL MYTHS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
Graham Sewell
How the Giraffe Got its Neck
An Organizational `Just So' Story or, Continuous Improvement and the Limits to Managerial Orthodoxy

 
Albert J Mills and Jean Hatfield
From Imperialism to Globalization
Internationalization and the Management Text

 
Richard Dunford
`If You Want Loyalty Get a Dog!'
Loyalty, Trust and the New Employment Contract

 
 
PART TWO: REMAKING THE WORLD LOCALLY
Victor M Soria
The Regulation of Poverty
The Failure in the Official Program against Poverty in Mexico-a Modern/Postmodern Approach

 
Bruno Grancelli
Post-Soviet Management
From State Dependency to Entrepreneurship?

 
Richard Badham and Paul Couchman
Alternative Socio-Technical Systems in the Asia-Pacific Region
An International Survey of Team-Based Cellular Manufacturing

 
James Lowe, Jonathan Morris and Barry Wilkinson
Japan in Britain, Japan in Mexico
Production Supervisory Practice in the Electronics Industry

 
 
PART THREE: CRITIQUING THE GLOBAL WORLD OF MANAGEMENT THEORIES
Mihaela Kelemen
Total Quality Management in the UK Service Sector
A Social Constructivist Study

 
Stewart Clegg and Thomas Clarke
Intelligent Organizations?
Luis Montano
Metaphors and Organizational Action
Postmodernity, Language and Self-Regulating Systems- A Mexican Case Study

 
 
PART FOUR: RETHINKING VALUES, COLLABORATION AND GLOBAL MANAGEMENT AS POLITICAL PRACTICES
Fernando Leal
Antagonistic Values or Complementary Value Systems? The Chances and Limitations of Dialogue in Organizations
Thomas B Lawrence, Nelson Phillips and Cynthia Hardy
Towards a Relational Theory of Organizational Collaboration
Royston Greenwood et al
The Global Management of Professional Services
The Example of Accounting

 

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