International Dimensions Of Organizational Behavior

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  • Edition: 5th
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  • Copyright: 2007-06-29
  • Publisher: South-Western College Pub

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The world of organizations is no longer defined by national boundaries--and neither are today's successful business leaders. Stay ahead of the curve with INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, the proven and respected text that breaks down the conceptual, theoretical, and practical boundaries limiting our ability to understand and work with people in countries and cultures around the world. Adler's hallmark approach views global complexity as neither unpredictable nor random; rather, she demonstrates that variations across cultures and their impacts on organizations follow systematic, predictable patterns. With a blend of substance and readability, INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR is both authoritative and richly detailed.

Author Biography

Allison Gundersen is currently conducting research on global leadership, international management, and cross-cultural teams as part of the Department of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management.

Table of Contents

The Impact of Culture on Organizationsp. 3
Culture and Managementp. 5
Global Strategy and Culturep. 9
Going Global: Phases of Developmentp. 9
Cross-Cultural Managementp. 13
What Is Culture?p. 18
How Do Cultures Vary?p. 22
Summaryp. 35
How Cultural Differences Affect Organizationsp. 44
Work Behavior Varies Across Culturesp. 44
Are Organizations Becoming More Similar?p. 62
Organizational Culture and National Culturep. 63
Summaryp. 65
Communicating Across Culturesp. 69
Communicating Cross-Culturallyp. 70
Cross-Cultural Misperceptionp. 73
Cross-Cultural Misinterpretationp. 75
Cross-Cultural Misevaluationp. 86
Communication: Getting Their Meaning, Not Just Their Wordsp. 88
Summaryp. 92
Leveraging Cultural Diversityp. 97
Creating Cultural Synergyp. 99
Cultural Invisibility: Strategies for Recognizing Culturep. 99
Cultural Synergyp. 109
Summaryp. 121
Managing Multicultural Teamsp. 126
Managing a Multicultural Workforcep. 126
Domestic Multiculturalismp. 129
Teams: The Organization in Microcosmp. 131
Types of Diversity in Teamsp. 132
Cultural Diversity's Impact on Teamsp. 134
Conditions for High-Performing Multicultural Teamsp. 140
Managing Culturally Diverse Teamsp. 144
Summaryp. 147
Leading Globallyp. 157
Global Leadershipp. 158
Leadership Visionp. 158
Leadership Theoriesp. 166
Cultural Contingencyp. 168
Global Leadership Competenciesp. 169
Global Leadership: Creating a Positive Futurep. 172
Summaryp. 174
Motivating People From Around the World: Inspiring People to Contributep. 184
Hierarchies of Needsp. 185
Three Motives: Achievement, Power, and Affiliationp. 186
The Two-Factor Motivation Theoryp. 187
Expectancy Theoriesp. 188
Cultural Intelligencep. 192
Beyond Motivation: Inspirationp. 192
Summaryp. 199
Multinational Decision Makingp. 207
Problem Recognitionp. 210
Information Searchp. 210
Constructing Alternativesp. 211
Choicep. 212
Implementationp. 214
Ethical Decision Makingp. 214
Summaryp. 219
Negotiating Globallyp. 224
Negotiating Globallyp. 226
Negotiating Successfully: The People, the Situation, and the Processp. 229
Negotiation Processp. 236
Negotiation Tacticsp. 246
Negotiating Across Cultures: Ethical Challengesp. 258
Summaryp. 261
Managing Global Managersp. 271
Managing Cross-Cultural Transitions: Moving Abroad and Coming Back Homep. 273
Entering a New Culturep. 277
Managing Expatriates Effectively, Equitably, and Ethicallyp. 282
Coming Home: Re-entering One's Own Culturep. 284
Professional Re-entryp. 288
Underutilized Global Managersp. 296
Coaching Women for Global Managerial Successp. 297
Summaryp. 304
A Portable Life: The Expatriate Spousep. 314
Single-Career Couples: The Traditional Expatriate's Wifep. 315
Living Globally: Dual-Career Couplesp. 330
Summaryp. 340
Global Careers: Succeeding in the 21st Centuryp. 345
What It Takes to Reach the Topp. 346
Is the Traditional Expatriate Manager Extinct?p. 348
Today's Global Careersp. 349
Global Managers and Leaders: No Longer Men Alonep. 358
Summaryp. 370
Epiloguep. 381
Indexp. 383
Painting on Book Coverp. 397
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