Spaces of International Economy and Management Launching New Perspectives on Management and Geography

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  • Copyright: 2012-01-15
  • Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan
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A structural overview of the new field of management geography including globalization, embeddedness of MNEs, networking, hybridization, regional economies, technology, acculturation, internationalization, IHRM and implications for management and government.

Author Biography

Rolf D. Schlunze is Professor of Intercultural Management at the Department of International Business Administration of Ritsumeikan University, Japan. He leads the international research group: Spaces of International Management and Economy (SIEM) and his focus is on the location adjustment of managerial systems. He is an adviser to the Euro-Asia Management Study Association (EAMSA). Nathaniel O. Agola teaches at the Business Administration Department and the Graduate School of Management of Technology at Ritsumeikan University, Japan. His research focuses on technology, innovation, management of technologies in emerging markets, and innovative transfer of technology across borders. William W. Baber is Associate Professor at Kyoto University's Graduate School of Management, Japan. He has combined education with business throughout his career, teaching business students in Japan and Europe and working in economic development for the State of Maryland, USA. His research interests include cross-cultural management and manager acculturation.

Table of Contents

List of Tablesp. vii
List of Figuresp. ix
Acknowledgementsp. xii
Forewordp. xiii
Notes on Contributorsp. xx
Defining Management Geography
Spaces of International Economy and Management: Launching New Perspectives on Management and Geographyp. 3
"Hybrid" Managers Creating Cross-Cultural Synergy: A Systematic Interview Survey from Japanp. 24
Mobile Elite in the Global City: International Managers' Location Preferencesp. 46
Spaces of International Economy
Managing Global Cities through Corporate Network Analysisp. 65
Competition Development in the BRIC Countries: Toward a Unified International Economic Spacep. 82
Regulatory Risk and Foreign Investments Developed in Latin Americap. 95
Restructuring in Regional Economies and Introducing a Province System in Japan: With Special Reference to the Kansai Regionp. 113
Trading Area and Locational Decision of Foreign Affiliates in Osaka Prefecturep. 134
Spaces of International Management
How Does US Educational Experience Shape the Everyday Work Environment of Japanese Legal Professionals?p. 155
Global Operations of Japanese MNEs' Hybrid Factories: Management Geography Frameworkp. 176
Spaces of Japanese Management: Toward a Dynamic Hybridization Theoryp. 200
Survival Strategies of a Local Industry and the Characteristics of Its Overseas Operations: A Case Study of the Glove-Related Industry in Eastern Kagawa, Japanp. 221
International Production Allocation Strategies of Japanese Animation Studiosp. 239
Adjusting to a Distant Space: Cultural Adjustment and Interculturally Fluent Supportp. 254
A New Perspective
New Geographies of Global Managerial Practice: The Case of Business Servicesp. 271
Location-Based Service Innovation Technologies in Japan: A Survey and Critical Analysisp. 296
Space Oddity - On Managerial Decision Making and Spacep. 304
Internationalization of Business Networks: How Do Managers with Divergent Cultural Norms Contribute?p. 322
Indexp. 347
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