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In the global marketplace, negotiation frequently takes place across cultural boundaries, yet negotiation theory has traditionally been grounded in Western culture. This book, which provides an in-depth review of the field of negotiation theory, expands current thinking to include cross-cultural perspectives. The contents of the book reflect the diversity of negotiation—research-negotiator cognition, motivation, emotion, communication, power and disputing, intergroup relationships, third parties, justice, technology, and social dilemmas—and provides new insight into negotiation theory, questioning assumptions, expanding constructs, and identifying limits not apparent from working exclusively within one culture.

The book is organized in three sections and pairs chapters on negotiation theory with chapters on culture. The first part emphasizes psychological processes—cognition, motivation, and emotion. Part II examines the negotiation process. The third part emphasizes the social context of negotiation. A final chapter synthesizes the main themes of the book to illustrate how scholars and practitioners can capitalize on the synergy between culture and negotiation research.

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Editorial Reviews

From the Publisher
"The Handbook of Negotiation and Culture, edited by two of the foremost authorities on the topic, represents an important contribution to the literature. All negotiation researchers should explore the contents of this volume. Cultural researchers will want to study the details carefully."
—Max H. Bazerman,
Harvard Business School

"This book makes an important contribution to researchers of negotiation and
culture. It provides an excellent overview of research findings, encourages
new avenues for research, and is just plain exciting and thought-provoking."—Lisa A. Barron, University of California, Irvine

"The Handbook of Negotiation and Culture: Theoretical Advances and Cross-cultural Perspectives is an excellent compilation of theory, reviews and commentary on culture and negotiation. This book will be a 'must' for negotiation researchers and sophisticated practitioners."—Roy Lewicki, Fisher College of Business, The Ohio State University

"Two of the best informed academics at the interface of culture and negotiation select the savviest thinkers in the social psychology of negotiation. Each of these scholars is focused upon a key area in the negotiation process and asked to analyze the primary issues in their domain of expertise. Voila! The state-of-the-art is now in print. Negotiate it into your hands."—Michael H. Bond, Department of Psychology, The Chinese University of Hong Kong

"The authors have succeeded in highlighting the myriad ways in which culture can affect how negotiators formulate their preferences, communicate about those preferences, and react to the deals they construct. As such, it is indeed a 'must read' for anyone who studies negotiation."—Administrative Science Quarterly

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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780804745864
  • Publisher: Stanford University Press
  • Publication date: 7/28/2004
  • Edition description: 1
  • Edition number: 1
  • Pages: 480
  • Product dimensions: 6.00 (w) x 9.00 (h) x 1.20 (d)

Meet the Author

Michele J. Gelfand is Associate Professor of Psychology at the University of Maryland, College Park. Jeanne M. Brett is the DeWitt W. Buchanan, Jr., Distinguished Professor of Dispute Resolution and Organizations at the Kellogg School of Management, Northwestern University.

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Table of Contents

1 The evolution of cognition and biases in negotiation research : an examination of cognition, social perception, motivation, and emotion 7
2 Cultural differences and cognitive dynamics : expanding the cognitive perspective on negotiation 45
3 I laughed, I cried, I settled : the role of emotion in negotiation 71
4 Culture and emotions in intercultural negotiations : an overview 95
5 Motivation in negotiation : a social psychological analysis 114
6 Communication processes in negotiation : frequencies, sequences, and phases 143
7 Culture and negotiation processes 158
8 Resolving disputes between faceless disputants : new challenges for conflict management theory 177
9 Culture and conflict ; enlarging our dispute resolution framework 193
10 The "dark side" of social context : the role of intergroup paranoia in intergroup negotiations 219
11 Cultural structuring of the social context of negotiation 238
12 Contractual and emergent third-party intervention 258
13 Adaptive third parties in the cultural milieu 280
14 Justice and negotiation 295
15 Justice across cultures : a three-stage model for intercultural negotiation 313
16 What do communication media mean for negotiators? A question of social awareness 334
17 At the crossroads of culture and technology : social influence and information-sharing processes during negotiation 350
18 Conflicting interests in social life : understanding social dilemma dynamics 374
19 Cross-cultural perspectives on cooperation in social dilemmas 395
20 Integrating negotiation and culture research 415
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  • Anonymous

    Posted May 22, 2007

    Handbook of Negotiation: Theoretical Advances and Cross-Cultural Perspectives

    wow! this is a great book! good job, aunt shelly!

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    Posted September 12, 2005

    Handbook of Negotiation: Theoretical Advances and Cross-Cultural Perspectives

    I thought this book was very educational, and it really helped me!

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