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Global Management: Universal Theories and Local Realities

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Overview

This book re-examines management theory 'after Globalization'. Combining key names and studies from across the world, it explores the local realities that resist universal theories and that permeate the daily lives of practising managers.

The book provides a comprehensive and critical reflection on the widely documented phenomenon of globalization in business. It assesses the implications of the diversity of individual economies and enterprises for general theories of management and concludes by presenting new approaches to the study and research of management and organizations.

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780761958154
  • Publisher: SAGE Publications
  • Publication date: 2/22/1999
  • Edition description: New Edition
  • Pages: 320
  • Product dimensions: 6.14 (w) x 9.21 (h) x 0.68 (d)

Meet the Author

Stewart Clegg is a prolific publisher of several hundred articles in leading academic journals in strategy, social science, management and organization theory; is also the author and editor of about fifty books, as well as a Fellow of the British Academy of Social Sciences, a Distinguished Fellow of the Australian and New Zealand Academy of Management, a Fellow of the Academy of the Social Sciences in Australia, and the recipient of significant awards from the American Academy of Management for his contributions to management theory and practice.
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Table of Contents

Introduction - Stewart R Clegg, Eduardo Ibarra-Colado and Luis Bueno-Rodriquez
PART ONE: GLOBAL MYTHS THAT CHANGED THE WORLD
How the Giraffe Got its Neck - Graham Sewell
An Organizational 'Just So' Story or, Continuous Improvement and the Limits to Managerial Orthodoxy
From Imperialism to Globalization - Albert J Mills and Jean Hatfield
Internationalization and the Management Text
'If You Want Loyalty Get a Dog!' - Richard Dunford
Loyalty, Trust and the New Employment Contract
PART TWO: REMAKING THE WORLD LOCALLY
The Regulation of Poverty - Victor M Soria
The Failure in the Official Program against Poverty in Mexico-a Modern/Postmodern Approach
Post-Soviet Management - Bruno Grancelli
From State Dependency to Entrepreneurship?
Alternative Socio-Technical Systems in the Asia-Pacific Region - Richard Badham and Paul Couchman
An International Survey of Team-Based Cellular Manufacturing
Japan in Britain, Japan in Mexico - James Lowe, Jonathan Morris and Barry Wilkinson
Production Supervisory Practice in the Electronics Industry
PART THREE: CRITIQUING THE GLOBAL WORLD OF MANAGEMENT THEORIES
Total Quality Management in the UK Service Sector - Mihaela Kelemen
A Social Constructivist Study
Intelligent Organizations? - Stewart Clegg and Thomas Clarke
Metaphors and Organizational Action - Luis Montano
Postmodernity, Language and Self-Regulating Systems- A Mexican Case Study
PART FOUR: RETHINKING VALUES, COLLABORATION AND GLOBAL MANAGEMENT AS POLITICAL PRACTICES
Antagonistic Values or Complementary Value Systems? The Chances and Limitations of Dialogue in Organizations - Fernando Leal
Towards a Relational Theory of Organizational Collaboration - Thomas B Lawrence, Nelson Phillips and Cynthia Hardy
The Global Management of Professional Services - Royston Greenwood et al
The Example of Accounting
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