Managing Across Cultures

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9780199654970: Managing Across Cultures

This new textbook provides a unique critical perspective on a rapidly growing area of study. Taking a closely integrated international viewpoint, the book provides students with a thorough understanding of the main considerations and issues involved in working in teams across a global business environment. The book's critical approach is accessible to undergraduates as well as postgraduates, and to international students as well as those for whom English is the first language.

Its rigorous pedagogy and extensive case material ensure that students achieve a balanced and practical understanding of the main issues and debates surrounding cross-cultural management. Each chapter opens with a summary of the learning objectives and the key concepts, theory, skills and models to be covered as well as questions for reflection, which are all revisited at the end of the chapter to encourage critical thinking. The book also features vignettes, student exercises, 'Points to ponder', a longer end-of-chapter case study and questions for discussion to help students apply the theory to practice.

A supporting Online Resource Centre and engaging features help to foster a self-reflective outlook and encourages a career-focused approach to the study of the subject. The Online Resource Centre features:

Student resources:
Web links
Web exercises
Lecturer resources:

Suggested answers to questions in the book
PowerPoint slides
Electronic copies of figures and tables from the book
Case study updates

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About the Author :


Wes Harry, HRM Practitioner and Honorary Visiting Fellow, Cass Business School,Keith Jackson, HRM practitioner and Lecturer & Visiting Research Fellow, School of Oriental and African Studies, University of London

Within an international management career of over 30 years Dr Wes Harry has held top management posts in airlines and banks as well as advising government ministries, the oil sector, Sovereign Wealth Funds and major companies in Asia and the Gulf region and beyond. Wes has a Ph.D. from the Graduate School of Management, University of Strathclyde, is Visiting Professor at Chester Business School and Honorary Visiting Fellow at Cass Business School. Early experience moving from a small town in the west of Scotland to Cyprus at the age of thirteen initiated exposure to different cultures which continued during his employment and travels in Africa, Asia, Australasia, Europe, Latin America and north America. Dr Harry publishes in a range of academic and practitioner journals as well as academic books on topics including International HRM, Managing Sustainably, HRM and Human Rights, Host Country National Development (localisation) and on country specific issues.

Keith Jackson (PhD, MBA, MA, BA, RSA Dip.TEFLA) is a tutor in international, cross-cultural and public policy management at the School of Oriental and African Studies University of London. He regularly teaches intercultural management, international HRM and education management at universities in China, France, Germany, Switzerland, Turkey and the UK. He is currently working as a learning and development consultant at Kobe University in Japan. His first textbook (with M. Tomioka) was The Changing Face of Japanese Management, published by Routledge in 2003; he is preparing an updated version. More recent publications include: Innovation in Japan (2009, with P. Debroux) and Human Resource Management: The Key Concepts (2011, with C. Rowley). Keith is Senior Partner at IFAVF, a consultancy offering managers a practical understanding of trust in contexts for initiating and sustaining business relationships across cultures.

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