Remaking Management: Between Global and Localby Chris Smith
Pub. Date: 02/17/2011
Publisher: Cambridge University Press
Debates about the consequences for work practices posed by the rapidly growing transnationalisation of business have become increasingly central to management studies, sociology, political science, geography and other disciplines. Remaking Management brings together a range of international contributors from different sub-disciplines in management to examine current theories of change or continuity of work practices in the context of fashionable claims about unstoppable globalisation or unmoveable national business systems. It provides theoretical and empirical challenges to both of these explanations. Rejecting an overemphasis on inevitable convergence or enduring divergence, the book reveals a mix of international, national and organisational-level influences on workplace practice. This is a rich and wide-ranging resource for graduate students and academics concerned with how organisations are responding to an increasingly complex commercial environment.
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Table of ContentsList of figures; List of tables; List of contributors; 1. Introduction - Remaking management: neither global nor national Brendan McSweeney, Chris Smith and Robert Fitzgerald; Part I. International and Comparative Management Theory: Preface - Dominance, diversity and the historical process in management practice Chris Smith, Brendan McSweeney and Robert Fitzgerald; 2. Work organisation within a dynamic globalising context: a critique of national institutional analysis of the international firm and an alternative perspective Chris Smith; 3. Cultural diversity within nations Brendan McSweeney; 4. Business systems, institutions and economic development: the value of comparison and history Robert Fitzgerald; Part II. Systems in Transition: Preface - System as Same and Different Brendan McSweeney; 5. The post-Socialist transformation and global process: knowledge and institution building in organisational settings Ed Clark; 6. The diffusion of HRM practices from the United Kingdom to China Jos Gamble; 7. Surviving through transplantation and cloning: the Swiss Migros hybrid, Migros-Türk Gul Berna Ozcan; Part III. Society as Open and Closed: Preface - Society and Comparative Differences Robert Fitzgerald; 8. Capitalism and Islam: Arab business groups and capital flows in South East Asia Rajeswary Ampalavanar Brown; 9. Challenges to the German theatrical employment system: how long established institutions respond to globalisation forces Axel Haunschild; 10. Between the global and the national: the industrial district concept in historical and comparative context Andy Popp; 11. Transnational learning and knowledge transfer: a comparative analysis of Japanese and US MNCs' overseas R&D laboratories Alice Lam; Part IV. The Search for Global Standards: Preface - dominance, best practice and globalisation Chris Smith; 12. The unravelling of manufacturing best-practice strategies Alan Pilkington; 13. Policy transfer and institutional constraints: the diffusion of active labour market policies across Europe Michael Gold; 14. Comparative management practices in international advertising agencies in the United Kingdom, Thailand and the United States of America Chris Hackley and Amy Rungpaka Tiwsakul; 15. Corporate social responsibility in Europe: what role for organised labour? Axel Haunschild, Dirk Matten and Lutz Preuss; 16. Can 'German' become 'international'? Reactions to globalisation in two German multinational corporations Fiona Moore; Index.
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