MULTINATIONAL MANAGEMENT: A STRATEGIC APPROACH uses strategy as its unifying theme to explore the global economy and the impact of managerial decisions. By examining comparative management issues thoroughly, this text reveals the strengths and weaknesses of competitors and how to adapt organizational practices. Cullen/Parboteeah also covers the key topics of formation and implementation of strategies in the global environment, the building of strategic alliances, negotiation and cross-cultural communication, international human resource management, and business ethics.
John Cullen is Professor of Management at Washington State University where he teaches courses on international management, organizational theory, strategic management, and business ethics. He has also taught on the faculties of the University of Nebraska, the University of Rhode Island, Waseda and Keio Universities in Japan (as a Fulbright lecturer), and the Catholic University of Lille in France. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He consults regularly with U.S. and Japanese organizations regarding international strategic alliances and the management of ethical behavior.
Professor Cullen is the author or co-author of four books and over 60 journal articles, which have appeared in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Organizational Studies, Management International Review, Journal of Vocational Behavior, American Journal of Sociology, Organizational Dynamics, and the Journal of World Business. He also has given over 100 presentations at national and regional meetings. His major research interests include the effects of national culture and social institutions on managers and workers, the management of trust and commitment in international strategic alliances, ethical climates in multinational organizations, and the dynamics of organizational structure. Professor Cullen serves or has served on various editorial boards including the Academy of Management Journal and Advances in International Management and reviews for major journals in management and international business.
K. Praveen Parboteeah is an Associate Professor ofInternational Management at the University of Wisconsin-Whitewater. He received his Ph.D. from Washington State University, holds an MBA from California State University-Chico and a B.S. (Honors) in Management Studies from the University of Mauritius.
Parboteeah's research interests include international management, ethics, and technology and innovation management. He has been involved in developing alternative models to national culture to explain cross-national differences in individual behaviors. He has published over 20 articles in journals such as the Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Decision Sciences, Small Group Research, Journal of Business Ethics, Management International Review, Journal of World Business and Journal of Engineering and Technology Management.
Parboteeah has received numerous awards for his research. He was the 2005 Western Academy of Management Ascendant Scholar. He has also received Best Paper Awards from the Academy of Management and Global Information and Technology Management Association. Most recently, he was awarded a Certificate of Excellence for Outstanding Research by the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater and the Research Award by the College of Business.
Parboteeah has been involved in many aspects of international education at the University of Wisconsin - Whitewater. He chairs the International Business Committee and is currently developing a strategic plan for the college. He is also the coordinator for exchanges with two French universities and has lectured in many countries including Mexico, South Korea, Germany, and U.K.
Of Indian ancestry, Parboteeah grew up on the African island of Mauritius and speaks English, French and Creole. He currently lives in Whitewater, Wisconsin with his South Korean wife Kyong, daughter Alisha and new son, Davin.
Part I: FOUNDATIONS OF MULTINATIONAL MANAGEMENT. 1. Multinational Management in a Changing World. 2. Culture and Multinational Management. 3. The Institutional Context of Multinational Management. Part II: STRATEGY CONTENT AND FORMULATION FOR MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES. 4. Strategic Management in the Multinational Company: Content and Formulation. 5. Multinational and Participation Strategies: Content and Formulation. 6. Small Business as Multinational Companies: Overcoming Barriers and Finding Opportunities. Part III: MANAGEMENT PROCESSES IN STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION: DESIGN CHOICES FOR MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES. 7. Organizational Designs for Multinational Companies. 8. International Strategic Alliances: Management and Design. 9. Multinational E-Commerce: Strategies and Structures. Part IV: STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION FOR MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT. 10. International Human Resource Management. 11. HRM in the Local Context: Knowing When and How to Adapt. Part V: STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION FOR MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES: INTERACTION PROCESSES. 12. International Negotiation and Cross-Cultural Communication. 13. Motivation in Multinational Companies. 14. Leadership and Management Behavior in Multinational Companies. Part VI: THE ETHICAL CONTEXT OF MULTINATIONAL MANAGEMENT. 15. Managing Ethical and Social Responsibility Challenges in Multinational Companies.