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International Management Behavior: Text, Readings and Cases

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This completely revised edition of a popular text combines text, readings and case studies to help readers develop the knowledge, perspective and skills they need in order to conduct global business successfully.

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Overview

This completely revised edition of a popular text combines text, readings and case studies to help readers develop the knowledge, perspective and skills they need in order to conduct global business successfully.

  • Includes a unique combination of text, readings and case studies to help readers understand the practice of global business and management.
  • Features a new, field-tested framework for improving cross-cultural communications.
  • This edition includes new, and updated case studies covering a range of industries of different sizes, in almost every continent.
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Product Details

  • ISBN-13: 9780631218319
  • Publisher: Wiley
  • Publication date: 7/28/2000
  • Series: Business Ser.
  • Edition description: Older Edition
  • Edition number: 4
  • Pages: 554
  • Product dimensions: 7.52 (w) x 9.74 (h) x 1.24 (d)

Meet the Author

Henry W. Lane is the Darla and Frederick Brodsky Trustee Professor in International Business at Northeastern University. He has written numerous books, articles and case studies and has taught in France, Germany, Finland and Mexico.

Joseph J. DiStefano is a Professor at the International Institute for Management Development, Lausanne, and Professor Emeritus at the Richard Ivey School of Business, University of Western Ontario. He recently spent three years practicing what he teaches, by setting up UWO's first off-shore operations in Hong Kong.

Martha Maznevski is an Assistant Professor of Commerce at the McIntire School of Commerce, University of Virginia.

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Table of Contents

Foreword
Acknowledgments
Introduction : global mindset and culture 1
Pt. 1 Intercultural effectiveness in global management 23
Reading 1 Cultural constraints in management theories 75
Reading 2 Table, figures 5, 6 and 7, and exhibit 2 89
Reading 3 Beyond sophisticated stereotyping : cultural sensemaking in context 95
Case 1 David Shorter 112
Case 2 Bob Chen 121
Case 3 Johannes van den Bosch sends an email 128
Case 4 Japanese-American Seating Inc. (A) 130
Case 5 Footwear International 142
Case 6 Hazelton International 150
Case 7 An international project manager's day (A) 160
Pt. 2 Implementing strategy, structure, and systems 165
Reading 4 Building organizations around the global customer 197
Reading 5 The design and management of international joint ventures 207
Reading 6 Can we send her there? Maximizing the success of Western women on global assignments 226
Reading 7 Serving two masters : managing the dual allegiance of expatriate employees 247
Reading 8 Adapting to a boundaryless world : a developmental expatriate model 264
Case 8 Monsanto Europe (A) 279
Case 9 Vodafone : building a global organization 294
Case 10 Five star beer - pay for performance 308
Case 11 Moscow Aerostar 320
Case 12 Ellen Moore (A) : living and working in Korea 331
Case 13 The Leo Burnett Company Ltd : virtual team management 347
Case 14 Global multi-products Chile 364
Case 15 Schneider electric global account management 378
Case 16 Marconi telecommunications Mexico 393
Case 17 Blue Ridge Spain 411
Pt. 3 Competing with integrity in global business 426
Reading 9 Coping with corruption in foreign markets 464
Reading 10 Bribery in international business : whose problem is it? 484
Reading 11 Moral person and moral manager : how executives develop a reputation for ethical leadership 493
Reading 12 In search of the moral manager 506
Case 18 NES China : business ethics (A) 520
Case 19 Yahoo v. survivors of the Holocaust 530
Case 20 Valley Farms International (A) 545
Case 21 Enron - what went wrong? 549
Case 22 Facing a crisis : Lars Kruse Thomsen starts his new job (A) 564
Case 23 Dealing with crisis : Lars Kruse Thomsen moves to solve problems (B) 580
Case 24 Building products international - a crisis management strategy (A) 594
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