Cases and Projects in International Management: Cross-Cultural Dimensions / Edition 1

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Designed to ensure that students develop the cross-cultural skills needed by the modern manager, this book uses real-life cases and projects to investigate how culture influences behavior in the workplace.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631218326
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/21/2000
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 168
  • Product dimensions: 0.44 (w) x 7.00 (h) x 10.00 (d)

Meet the Author

Richard Mead is Director of Asian Business Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London. He has over 25 years' experience of teaching, researching and consulting in communications and management, including periods in the USA, Malaysia, Thailand, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Brazil and Sierra Leone.

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Table of Contents

Pt. I cases 1
Case 1 Introduction to culture 3
Case 2 The professor's shoes 6
Case 3 The New Delhi Tea Company 10
Case 4 How much structure? 15
Case 5 The Pascale Automobile Company 23
Case 6 The European Union University Support Agency 27
Case 7 Asia South/Research 33
Case 8 Honesty and ethics 39
Case 9 The Swiss-Thai joint venture 43
Case 10 Consulair 47
Case 11 An American family company 54
Case 12 Voxykoll 58
Case 13 The Korean hotel 63
Case 14 The Australian expatriate 67
Case 15 Job rotation in Japan 71
Case 16 The Anglo-Zambian research and development project 75
Case 17 Applying American systems in Thailand 80
Case 18 Repatriation 84
Case 19 The Filipino who was loyal to his friend 88
Case 20 Afolayan Supplies 91
Case 21 When to keep quiet 97
Pt. II projects 101
Project 1 Comparing cultures 103
Project 2 Designing a management study skills course 108
Project 3 Making real change 112
Project 4 Spending money 121
Project 5 Transplanting a management system 125
Project 6 The Ruritanian Electronics negotiation 133
Project 7 Workplace communication: needs analysis 139
Appendix Hofstede's Model 144
Bibliography 152
Index 153
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