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Organizations and Management in Cross-Cultural Context

Organizations and Management in Cross-Cultural Context

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February 2014 | 392 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd

*Winner in the Management and Leadership Textbook Category at CMI Management Book of the Year Awards 2015*

An ideal course text for Organizational Behaviour, Human Resource Management or Cross-Cultural Management courses.

  • Chapters present the fundamental theoretical approaches in all key areas including leadership, ethics and change, and then explore them in the context of culture and cross-cultural management.
  • Encourages self-reflection and critical appraisal through a series of questions and scenarios designed to get you thinking like a manager working with an international team.
  • Provides practical guidance on tackling the most complex issues facing managers today.
  • Contains insights into the experiences of real employees working in a multicultural environment.

The companion website provides a wealth of additional material to support students and teachers alike.

Chapter 1: Managing Learning Organizations in Cross-Cultural Context
Chapter 2: Work Motivation in Cross-Cultural Context
Chapter 3: Behavioral Modification and Performance Management
Chapter 4: Communication and Conflict Management
Chapter 5: Leadership: Role Behaviours and Cross-cultural Perspectives
Chapter 6: Teamwork: Effectiveness and Cross-Cultural Perspectives
Chapter 7: Organizational Attitudes and Work-Life Balance
Chapter 8: Organizational Structure and Organizational Change
Chapter 9: Human Resource Management in Cross-Cultural Context
Chapter 10: Corporate Social Responsibility and Ethics


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The companion website provides a wealth of additional material to support students and teachers alike including:

  • End of chapter videos to promote class discussion and encourage critical thinking
  • Web links to related content to expand students' knowledge
  • Suggested Real World Case Studies to give insight into cross cultural challenges faced by real organizations
  • Flashcards of key terms to help students get to grips with HRM, OB, and management jargon

This book provides a good overview of Organizational Behavior, Human Resource Management and Cross-Cultural Psychology.
Dr. Jens Hartmann, Dozent and Owner of HartmannConulting

Mr Jens Hartmann
Communication, Marketing, HR, Media design hochschule
February 5, 2015

Excellent book to use with multi-cultural groups of students as highlights important areas that they could face in their working lives. Provides very useful examples and cases.

Dr Sarah Gregory
Lancaster University Management School, Lancaster University
January 13, 2015

A good book for undergraduate students. It includes a good selection of case studies.

Dr Antoinette Saint hilaire
Management, Greenwich University
January 5, 2015

We have decided to adopt this text book as the primary text our MBA course on Cross-Cultural Communications. The organization of the text is well-suited for a management class. The selected 14 cultural dimensions covered in the text is a practical selection of concepts from the key scholars in the field (Hall, Hofstede, House, Trompenaars, and Azcan). Each of the nine key content area chapters illustrate how culture affects these business concerns. Supplemental lists of case studies, videos and other resources are a valuable addition. We are very much looking forward to teaching with this text.

Mr David Henry
MBA, Shanghai Internationa Studies University
January 2, 2015

Good and informative book, very good examples and insightful views on cross-cultural perspectives.

Sandy Drossou
Business & Management Department, Sunderland University
November 11, 2014

Interesting book, well written.

Dr Koen Kooy
International Business and Management, Hogeschool Rotterdam
November 8, 2014

This book includes some interesting questionnaires and also includes useful/relevant resources at the end of each chapter.

Ms Wilma Garvin
Royal Docks Business School, University of East London
October 10, 2014

very comprehensive outline of key concepts underpinned by very good illustrations

Dr Abdoulie Sallah
Business School, College Road
September 5, 2014

A core element of the WBL (International) is its international dimension. In addition, most of the organisations that the WBL students work for have multinational presence. As some of their internship placements require them to work in a Cross-Cultural context, this book will a good term of theoretical reference to underpin their practical experience.

Ms Marilia Angove
Faculty of Business & Society - Business School, University of South Wales
August 13, 2014

A very impressive text, ideal for all students reading organisational behaviour, and HRM.
Very useful as a teaching and learning resource.

Mr Michael Hall
Management , City College Norwich
August 11, 2014

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