Transcultural Management: A New Approach for Global Organizations / Edition 1

Transcultural Management: A New Approach for Global Organizations / Edition 1

by Atsushi Funakawa
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Transcultural Management: A New Approach for Global Organizations / Edition 1

A framework for transforming business cultural clashes into cultural synergy.

As the global economy continues to expand, the need for cross-cultural understanding is a key component to business success. In the U.S. and Japan alone, more than two million business people are directly involved in cross-cultural business situations.

Atsushi Funakawa, a native of Japan who has studied and worked extensively in both the U.S. and Japan, outlines his innovative model for managing people across cultures. This comprehensive guide shows how the two cultures have very different ways of communicating that often lead to conflicts in which each blames the other for problems. Funakawa's framework ?Intercultural Business Management? has proven to be effective for transcAnding differences and breaking down communication barriers to form a constructive dialogue across cultures. By applying this revolutionary model, companies can remake themselves into truly geocentric organizations.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780787903237
Publisher: Wiley
Publication date: 05/02/1997
Series: The Jossey-Bass Business and Management Series
Pages: 256
Product dimensions: 9.00(w) x 6.00(h) x 0.69(d)

Table of Contents

Part One: The Impact of Culture on Global Business.

1. The Tragedy of Ignorance.

2. Why Culture?.

3. Language Matters.

Part Two: Transcultural Management for Individuals and Organizations.

4. Globalization and Cultural intervention.

5. Enabling Global Organizations: Five Core Competencies.

6. Achieving Competency: Seven Mental Disciplines.

7. Managing Cultural Context.

8. High-Context, High-Content Management: The Direction of Global Organizations.

Part Three: The United States And Japan.

9. Root Causes of Cross-Cultural Business Conflict.

10. American Companies in Japan.

11. Japanese Companies in the United States.

12. United States--Japan Alliance Management.

Part Four: Moving Forward Across Cultures.

13. Embracing Bridge Persons.

14. Searching for a New Identity for the 21st Century.

Appendix: Interventions for Transcultural Organizaions.

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