The Blackwell Handbook of Cross-Cultural Management / Edition 1

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This is the first handbook to provide an overview of the major theoretical perspectives in cross-cultural management and to look at how they can be applied to real-world situations.

  • Offers insights into the major cross-cultural issues and problems that managers face .
  • Demonstrates how theoretical perspectives and research findings can be applied to actual situations and organisations.
  • Contributors are leading researchers from a variety of nations and academic disciplines.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631214304
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 8/15/2001
  • Series: Blackwell Handbooks in Management Series, #6
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 536
  • Product dimensions: 7.42 (w) x 10.52 (h) x 1.38 (d)

Meet the Author

Martin J. Gannon is Professor of Management and Director ofthe Center for Global Business, Robert H. Smith School of Businessat the University of Maryland at College Park. He has authored orco-authored 13 books including Managing without TraditionalMethods: International Innovations in Human Resource Management(1996), Ethical Dimensions of International Management(1997), Dynamics of Competitive Strategy (1992) andUnderstanding Global Cultures (2001).

Karen L. Newman is Dean of the School of the E. ClaiborneRobins School of Business at the University of Richmond. She is theco-author of Managing Radical Organizational Change(1998).

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Table of Contents


Editors' Introduction.

Part I: Frameworks For Cross-Cultural Management:.

1. National Culture and Economic Growth: Richard H. Franke(Loyola College), Geert Hofstede (Tilburg University), and MichaelH. Bond (Chinese University of Hong Kong).

2. Generic Individualism and Collectivism: Harry C. Triandis(University of Illinois).

Part II: Strategy, Structure, and Inter-organizationalRelationships:.

3. Cultures, Institutions, and Strategic Choices: Towards anInstitutional Perspective on Business Strategy: Mike W. Peng (TheOhio State University).

4. Knowledge Acquisition through Alliances: Opportunities andChallenges: Paul Almeida (Georgetown University), Robert Grant(Georgetown University) and Anupama Phene (University of Utah).

5. Cooperative Strategies Between Firms: International JointVentures: Louis Hebert (The University of Western Ontario) and PaulW. Beamish (The University of Western Ontario).

6. The Importance of the Strategy-Structure Relationship inMNCs: William Egelhoff (Fordham University).

Part III: Managing Human Resources Across Cultures:.

7. Human Resource Practices in Multinational Companies: ChrisBrewster (Cranfield School of Management).

8. Goal Setting, Performance Appraisal, and Feedback AcrossCultures: Pino G. Audia (London Business School) and SvenjaTams(London Business School).

9. Employee Development and Expatriate Assignments: MarkMendenhall (University of Tennessee), Torsten M. Kuehlmann(University of Bayreuth), Guenter K. Stahl, and Joyce S.Oslund.

Part IV: Motivation, Rewards, and LeadershipBehavior:.

10. Culture, Motivation, and Work Behavior: Richard M. Steers(University of Orgeon) and Carlos J. Sánchez-Runde (IESEUniversity of Navarre).

11. Cross-Cultural Leadership: Peter B. Smith (University ofSussex) and Mark F. Peterson (Florida Atlantic University).

12. Women Leaders in the Global Economy: Nancy J. Adler (McGillUniversity).

Part V: Interpersonal Processes:.

13. Structural Identity Theory and the Dynamics ofCross-Cultural Work Groups: P. Christopher Earley (Kelley School ofBusiness) and Marty Laubach.

14. Cross-Cultural Communication: Richard Mead (University ofLondon) and Colin J. Jones (University of Hull BusinessSchool).

15. Cross-Cultural Negotiation and Conflict Management: MicheleJ. Gelfand (University of Maryland) and Christopher McCusker (YaleSchool of Management).

Part VI: Corporate Culture and Values:.

16. Justice, Culture, and Corporate Image: The Swoosh, theSweatshops, and the Sway of Pulbic Opinion: Robert J. Bies(Georgetown University) and Jerald Greenberg (Ohio StateUniversity).

17. Trust in Cross-Cultural Relationships: Jean L. Johnson(Washington State University) and John B. Cullen (Washington StateUniversity).

18. Business Ethics Across Cultures: Diana C. Robertson (EmoryUniversity).


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