ISBN 9781107606210,Management Across Cultures: Challenges and Strategies

Management Across Cultures: Challenges and Strategies



Cambridge University Press

Publication Year 2011

ISBN 9781107606210

ISBN-10 1107606217

Paper Back

Number of Pages 458 Pages
Language (English)

Business strategy

Management practices and processes frequently differ across national and regional boundaries. What may be acceptable managerial behaviour in one culture may be counterproductive or even unacceptable in another. As managers increasingly find themselves working across cultures, the need to understand these differences has become increasingly important. This book examines why these differences exist and how global managers can develop strategies and tactics to deal with them.

The text draws on recent research in anthropology, psychology, and management, to explain the cultural and psychological underpinnings that shape managerial attitudes and behaviours, whilst introducing a learning model to guide in the intellectual and practical development of managers seeking enhanced global expertise. It offers user-friendly conceptual models to guide understanding and exploration of topics and summarizes and integrates the lessons learned in each chapter in applications-oriented 'Manager's Notebooks'. A companion website featuring comprehensive chapter-by-chapter PPT slides is available at

Table Of Content
List of exhibits
1. Global realities and management challenges
2. Developing global management skills
3. Culture, values, and world views
4. Inside the managerial mind: culture, cognition, and action
5. Inside the organizational mind: stakeholders, strategies, and decision-making
6. Organizing frameworks: a comparative assessment
7. Communication across cultures
8. Leadership and global teams
9. Work and motivation
10. Negotiation and global partnerships
11. Managing in an imperfect world
12. Epilogue: the journey continues
Appendix A. Models of national cultures
Appendix B. OECD guidelines for global managers