International Management and Language

International Management and Language

by Susanne Tietze
     
 

Globalization processes have resulted in the emergence of business and management networks in which the sharing of knowledge is of crucial importance. Combining two contemporary and important subject areas – namely that of international management and also language and communication in multi-language contexts – the author of this book presents a wealth

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Globalization processes have resulted in the emergence of business and management networks in which the sharing of knowledge is of crucial importance. Combining two contemporary and important subject areas – namely that of international management and also language and communication in multi-language contexts – the author of this book presents a wealth of ideas, examples and applications taken from international and global contexts, which show that ‘language matters’ in the pursuit of international business affairs.

The book establishes the theoretical core of its main ideas by introducing two orientations (social construction and linguistic relativity) and demonstrates how they can be drawn on to frame and understand the activities of managers. Highly innovative and topical, Susanne Tietze’s book will appeal to students of international management and international human resource management as well as those studying intercultural communication. It is also useful for managers and practitioners who work internationally.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780415403931
Publisher:
Taylor & Francis
Publication date:
09/03/2008
Series:
Routledge Studies in International Business and the World Economy Series
Pages:
264
Product dimensions:
6.10(w) x 9.20(h) x 0.80(d)

Table of Contents

1 Setting the scene 1

Pt. I Theories, ideas and approaches 13

2 Language matters 14

3 Management and language 34

4 International management and language 53

5 English as the global lingua franca 71

6 Spreading the management gospel - in English 84

Pt. II Applications 99

7 German : a language of management designed for Klarheit Nigel Holden Holden, Nigel 102

8 Russia's long struggle with Western terms of management and the concepts behind them Nigel Holden Holden, Nigel Olga Kuznetsova Kuznetsova, Olga Gerhard Fink Fink, Gerhard 114

9 Language and careers in multinational corporations Rebecca Piekkari Piekkari, Rebecca 128

10 The business-unit concept at AKZO and the interpreting role of the CEO Luchien Karsten Karsten, Luchien Luc-Jan Wolpert Wolpert, Luc-Jan 138

11 Communication strategies and cultural assumptions : an analysis of French-Japanese business meetings Hiromasa Tanaka Tanaka, Hiromasa 154

12 An Italian perspective on international meetings, management and language Gina Poncini Poncini, Gina Elisa Turra Turra, Elisa 171

13 Humour and management in England Susanne Tietze Tietze, Susanne 189

Pt. III Conclusions 197

14 Management in other languages : how a philological approach opens up new cross-cultural vistas Nigel Holden Holden, Nigel Carole Tansley Tansley, Carole 198

15 Conclusion : international management and translation 214

References 222

Index 241

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