Organizational Psychology in Cross Cultural Perspective / Edition 1

Organizational Psychology in Cross Cultural Perspective / Edition 1

by Colin P. Silverthorne
     
 

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ISBN-10: 0814740065

ISBN-13: 9780814740064

Pub. Date: 07/23/2012

Publisher: New York University Press

The last two decades have seen an explosive increase in the ethnic diversity of the workforce, growth in international business, and the emergence of many more multinational companies.

The potential for problems as companies operate across borders and managers manage in countries which have different values, norms and cultural behaviors is great. By looking at

Overview

The last two decades have seen an explosive increase in the ethnic diversity of the workforce, growth in international business, and the emergence of many more multinational companies.

The potential for problems as companies operate across borders and managers manage in countries which have different values, norms and cultural behaviors is great. By looking at organizational psychology in a cross-cultural context, we can gain an understanding of the challenges facing organizations and business today.

This text breaks new ground in introducing organizational psychology from a cross cultural perspective. It provides a foundational overview of the current major theories in organizational psychology, and illuminates the impact of cultural differences on organizational dynamics. It also makes available specific research concerning our current understandings of how these dynamics play out in particular regions and countries, such as autocratic versus democratic leadership styles in Africa and Europe or conflict management in Asia. The volume offers a welcome introduction to the topic to those in industrial/organizational psychology, international relations and management, and international business/MBA programs focusing on international issues.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780814740064
Publisher:
New York University Press
Publication date:
07/23/2012
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
343
Sales rank:
961,486
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.00(h) x 1.10(d)

Table of Contents


Contents
1 Introduction
2 Foundations of Organizations and Culture
3 Culture and Organizations
4 Organizational and National Culture
5 Leadership in Organizations
6 Leadership in Other Cultures
7 Work Motivation
8 Managerial Values and Skills
9 The Impact of Cultural Values on Problem Solving, Teams, Gender, Stress, and Ethics
10 Job Satisfaction and Organizational Commitment
11 Con?ict and Power
12 Communication and Negotiation
13 Personnel Psychology and Human Resource Management
14 Some Final Thoughts
References
Name Index
Subject Index
About the Author

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