Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Diversity in Global Business / Edition 3
  • Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Diversity in Global Business / Edition 3
  • Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Diversity in Global Business / Edition 3

Riding the Waves of Culture: Understanding Diversity in Global Business / Edition 3

by Fons Trompenaars, Charles Hampden-Turner
     
 

ISBN-10: 0071773088

ISBN-13: 9780071773089

Pub. Date: 01/13/2012

Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing

The bestselling guide to cross-cultural leadership

Since its original publication, Riding the Waves of Culture has been considered the definitive guide to one of the 21st century’s most pressing management concerns—effectively leading people and organizations in an increasingly global business environment.

Today’s business landscape is

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Overview

The bestselling guide to cross-cultural leadership

Since its original publication, Riding the Waves of Culture has been considered the definitive guide to one of the 21st century’s most pressing management concerns—effectively leading people and organizations in an increasingly global business environment.

Today’s business landscape is barely a shadow of what it was only a few years ago, when managers’ main concerns were being aware of cultural differences and preventing embarrassments. Now, you must take it a step further to leverage cultural differences for maximum competitive advantage.

The highly anticipated third edition of this business classic brings you completely up-to-date in a world transformed by radical changes in politics, society, the economy, and technology. Retaining its detailed descriptions of the underlying cultural frameworks that affect day-to-day business, Riding the Waves of Culture, Third Edition, provides new, evidence-based information and insight on:

  • M&A—how dealing with (national and corporate) cultural differences can enhance and improve chances of success in these often risky endeavors
  • An Increasingly Diverse Business World—including improved and expanded measurements of competences, dilemmas and their reconciliations, servant leadership, innovation, and remote-team effectiveness
  • Cultural Convergence—analysis of changes in the past 25 years bringing the world closer to a single “global village”

The ability to lead effectively in a global business environment is perhaps the most valuable skill anyone can bring to an organization. The most thoroughly researched and highly respected resource of its kind, Riding the Waves of Culture doesn’t just help you stay afloat in today’s diverse work environment; it provides the knowledge you need to seize the advantage and compete for the long run.

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Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780071773089
Publisher:
McGraw-Hill Professional Publishing
Publication date:
01/13/2012
Pages:
389
Sales rank:
261,813
Product dimensions:
6.00(w) x 9.10(h) x 1.40(d)

Table of Contents

Preface to the Second Edition
1An Introduction to Culture1
2The One Best Way of Organizing Does Not Exist13
3The Meaning of Culture20
4Relationships and Rules29
5The Group and the Individual51
6Feelings and Relationships70
7How Far We Get Involved83
8How We Accord Status105
9How We Manage Time123
10How We Relate to Nature145
11National Cultures and Corporate Culture161
12Towards International and Transnational Management186
13Reconciling Cultural Dilemmas200
14South Africa: The Rainbow Nation218
15Gender, Ethnicity and Functional Diversity227
App. 1Examples from the 16 Questions Used to Measure Corporate Culture250
App. 2The Trompenaars Database252
App. 3Trompenaars Hampden-Turner Intercultural Management Group264
Index267

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