From Boston to Beijing: Managing with a World View / Edition 1

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THINK GLOBALLY-- MANAGE SUCCESSFULLY. The corporate world is no longer defined by national boundaries. Business today is global and managers at every level, in all countries, must know how to work with colleagues around the world in ways that support both business needs and individual societal norms. FROM BOSTON TO BEIJING breaks down the conceptual, theoretical, and practical boundaries limiting the ability to understand and work with people in countries around the world. It challenges readers to go beyond parochialism and to see the world from a global perspective. FROM BOSTON TO BEIJING tells: How countries vary and how people recognize, manage, and effectively use cultural variance within their own work environments in support of their goals. How to manage in a multicultural work environment, particularly how to lead, motivate, and make decisions from a global perspective. How to manage employees moving into and out of new environments, including such issues as cultural shock, adjusting to new countries, returning to the home country, transition issues from the spouse's perspective and more. Nancy J. Adler is Professor of International Management in the Faculty of Management of McGill University, Montreal, Canada. She received her B.A., M.B.A., and Ph.D. in management from the University of California at Los Angeles. She consults to private corporations and governments throughout the world on strategic international human resource management, global leadership and other multicultural management issues. She is author of three books, over 100 articles and has served on the Board of Governors of the American Society for Training and Development (ASTD) and numerous other committees of organizations around the world.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780324074758
  • Publisher: Cengage Learning
  • Publication date: 11/6/2001
  • Edition description: FIRST TRADE
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 408
  • Product dimensions: 6.40 (w) x 9.20 (h) x 0.90 (d)

Meet the Author

Nancy J. Adler is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and International Management at McGill University's Faculty of Management in Montreal, Canada. She received her B.A. in economics, M.B.A. and Ph.D. in management from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Adler conducts research and consults on global leadership, cross-cultural management, and women as global managers and leaders. She has authored over 100 articles, produced the film "A Portable Life," and published the books "International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior," "Women in Management Worldwide," "Competitive Frontiers: Women Managers in a Global Economy," and "From Boston to Beijing: Managing with a Worldview." Dr. Adler consults to private corporations and government organizations on projects in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, and the Middle East. She received McGill University's first Distinguished Teaching Award in Management and is one of only a few professors to receive it a second time. She was elected to both the Fellows of the Academy of International Business and the Academy of Management Fellows, as well as being inducted into the Royal Society of Canada.
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Table of Contents

Pt. 1 Culture: A Major Impact on Organizations 1
1 Culture and Management 3
2 How Do Cultural Differences Affect the Way We Work? 37
3 But Do They Understand? Communicating Across Cultures 63
Pt. 2 Leveraging Cultural Diversity 91
4 Creating Cultural Synergy 93
5 Succeeding in Multicultural Teams 118
6 Global Leadership, Motivation, and Decision Making 142
7 Negotiating Successfully Across Cultures 175
Pt. 3 Managing Global Managers 219
8 Managing Cross-Cultural Transitions: Expatriate Entry and Reentry 221
9 A Portable Life: The Expatriate Spouse 257
10 Global Careers 289
Epilogue 319
Notes 321
References 327
Index 369
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