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Overview

International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior presents the behavior of managers, employees, and organizations from a global perspective. Unlike many other books in the field that simply compare managers working at home in their various cultures, International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior describes the approaches of successful managers in interacting with people from a wide range of cultures, including from Asia, Africa, Eastern and Western Europe, the Middle East, and people from both North and South America. This compact volume takes international management to a new level, integrating new research and examples of women in the roles of international managers and global leaders; more case studies, examples, and exercises; and completely up-to-date content, providing historical perspective for today's developments in global business.
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Adler (international management, McGill U., Montreal, Canada) argues against the idea of a universal approach to management, arguing that all too often, traditional management literature and practice is still based on the behavior of Americans. Organized into three parts, the text covers the impact of culture on organizations, managing multicultural work environments, and unique issues in global management, such as culture shock, spouses, drawbacks and benefits to pursuing global careers, and cross-cultural entry and reentry transitions. Suitable for executives, managers, and college students studying organizational behavior. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)
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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

1 Culture and Management 2
2 How Do Cultural Differences Affect Organizations? 39
3 Communicating Across Cultures 67
4 Creating Cultural Synergy 96
5 Multicultural Teams 123
6 Global Leadership, Motivation, and Decision Making 151
7 Negotiating Globally 189
8 Cross-Cultural Transitions: Expatriate Employee Entry and Reentry 234
9 A Portable Life: The Expatriate Spouse 263
10 Global Careers 295
Epilogue 317
Index 319
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