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Managing Across Cultures
Concepts, Policies and Practices



© 2011 | 640 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
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Managing across Cultures introduces the concepts, policies and practices of managing resources in different socioeconomic, political and cultural contexts.

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

The book:

- 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

- contains learning features such as: learning objectives; tasks; summaries; suggestions for further reading; and revision questions.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
 
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  
 
PART TWO: MANAGING IN ANGLO-SAXON COUNTRIES
 
The USA and Canada
 
The UK and Ireland
 
Australia and New Zealand
 
Part II Case Study
9/11 - The Effects and Organizational Response  
 
PART THREE: MANAGING IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN COUNTRIES
 
Japan and South Korea
 
China and Hong Kong
 
Indonesia and Malaysia
 
Part III Case Study
The 1997 Asian Financial Crisis  
 
PART FOUR: MANAGING IN WESTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
 
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  
 
PART FIVE: MANAGING IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
 
African Countries
 
Arab Countries
 
India
 
Central and Eastern Europe
 
South America
 
Part V Case Study
Making Poverty History  
 
PART SIX: CONCLUSION
 
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



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

This comprehensive text provides excellent coverage of HRM developments across a range of countries. Each entry covers societal, macroeconomic and organisational characteristics of the countries being considered before key HRM topics are reviewed. This consistency of approach enables students to compare and contrast developments across societies in a clear, accessible way. Five integrative case studies provide scope to apply and develop understanding of key concepts and the text opens and closes with coverage of a number of critical and emerging issues relating to the management of people in an increasingly globalised world. Students at senior undergraduate and postgraduate level will find this to be a clear, lucid and valuable text for their studies in international HRM.

Mr Martin Dowling
School of Management, St Andrews University
January 4, 2012

A very useful subsidiary text that takes a country by country approach to key management and HR issues with useful insights into the cultural differenes and challenges. It fits well with one of our assessment tasks in an IHRM module on MSc programme and the apporach is different to many texts which take a topic by topic approach.

Mr Peter McGunnigle
Dept of Hospitality, Lesiure & Tourism, Oxford Brookes University
May 26, 2011

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