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International Management: Theory and Practice

International Management: Theory and Practice


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International Management: Theory and Practice

This timely and accessible MBA textbook explores the challenges faced by today’s multinational corporations.
What is the optimal balance between local responsiveness and global integration? How can a common culture be developed in the face of profound cultural differences? What employment policies are legitimate in a world of differing standards? Through a combination of well-researched theory and illustrative case studies, International Management creates a platform for informed and lively debate on these, and many other issues.
Comprehensive and insightful, this important textbook will be an invaluable resource for MBA students, as well as academics and managers faced with the daily challenges of managing international organisations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781782546221
Publisher: Elgar, Edward Publishing, Inc.
Publication date: 07/13/2013
Edition description: Reprint
Pages: 480
Product dimensions: 6.70(w) x 9.50(h) x 1.00(d)

About the Author

Paul N. Gooderham, NHH – The Norwegian School of Economics, Birgitte Grøgaard, BI Norwegian Business School and the late Odd Nordhaug, formerly of the NHH – The Norwegian School of Economics, Norway

Table of Contents

Contents: Introduction 1. Setting the Scene: The Multinational Company 2. Foreign Operating Modes and Ownership Forms Case A: Durable and Unstable IJVs: The Case if BKT with Paul N. Gooderham, Michael Zhang and Atle Jordahl 3. Strategies, Structures and Learning Networks Case B: From Multidomestic to Globally Integrated: When Local Taste Matters with Paul N. Gooderham 4. Risk Management Case C: McDonalds Thrives and Dives in Russia and Iceland with Jill Thorlacius and Birgitte Grøgaard 5. Cultural Distance Case D: Cultural Diversity in a Danish MNC with Vasilisa Sayapina and Katya Christensen 6. HRM in Multinational Companies Case E: Gained in Translation: The Import, Translation and Development of a US Sales and Management Concept with Martin Gjelsvik, Odd Nordhaug and Paul N. Gooderham 7. Competencies and Knowledge Transfer Case F: Five Steps to Creating a Global Knowledge-sharing System: Siemens ShareNet with Sven C. Voelpel, Malte Dous and Thomas H. Davenport 8. Expatriation and Repatriation Case G: LVMH: Career Development through International Mobility with Jean-Luc Cerdin 9. Ethical, Social and Environmental Responsibilities in MNCs with Leighton Wilks and Odd Nordhaug Case H: Cermaq – From Activist Target to Sustainability Leader with Sveinung Jørgensen and Lars Jacob Tynes Pedersen 10. Global Industrial Relations with Richard Croucher Case I: A GUF’s Relationship with a Multinational Company with Richard Croucher and Elizabeth Cotton 11. Different Forms of Internationalization and Diverse HRM Practices: The Case of China with Fang Lee Cooke Case J: Global Expansion and Human Resource Management of Huawei Technologies Ltd with Fang Lee Cooke 12. Future Challenges References Index

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