Academics worldwide need empirically developed, concise ideas to make their cross-cultural teams and organizations productive. This invaluable reference tool provides an essential resource for academics to develop their understanding and professional practice in working across cultural boundaries. It considers the fundamental theories and frameworks of cross-cultural management and deepens our understanding of how they can be applied to management knowledge. Managers, researchers, students, HRM practitioners, and specialists in international business and cross-cultural affairs, will find this book a valuable reference source. Chapters suggest how frameworks can be further developed and how managers and employees can put them to use so as to build cross-cultural understanding and productive cross-functional teams.
Table of Contents
Contents: Introduction; Cross-cultural foundations: traditions for managing in a global world, Dean Tjosvold and Kwok Leung; Forty-five years of researching the culture and behavior link, Harry C. Triandis; The universal and the specific in the 21st century management, Geert Hofstede; Cross-cultural social psychology and the real world of culturally diverse teams and dyads, Michael Harris Bond; Meeting the challenge of cultural difference, Peter B. Smith; Using emics and etics in cross-cultural organizational studies: universal and local, tacit and explicit, Mark F. Peterson and S. Antonio Ruiz Quintanilla; Human resource management in a global world: the contingency framework extended, Rosalie L. Tung and David C. Thomas; Cultural diversity in cross-border alliances, Susan E. Jackson and Randall S. Schuler; Knowledge in cross-cultural management in the era of globalization: where do we go from here?, Rabi S. Bhagat, B. Ram Baliga, Karen South Moustafa and Balaji Krishnan; Index.
'What a marvellous contribution to the field! Leung and Tjosvold present the true authorities on the topics. The chapter authors are pioneers and the best of the best scholars in cross-cultural psychological and management research. The book is both a scholarly treatise of the foundational issues in cross-cultural management research as well as a practical guide on managing multinational teams and firms. In this increasingly global world where cross-cultural encounter is a fact of life for all, the book is timely in taking a stock of where we are and in offering future directions to both cross-cultural researchers and multinational managers.' Professor Anne S. Tsui, Hong Kong University of Science and Technology, China ''This book combines scholarly research explaining the impact of diverse cultural values on management with thoughtful advice on how to value and utilize the full capabilities of all people throughout the global organization.' Jeanne M. Brett, Northwestern University, USA 'In this volume, Tjsvold and Leung present a fascinating and provocative look at cross-cultural management issues. The combination of unique perspectives and concrete applications makes this an invaluable resource for academics and practitioners alike. Although there are other books available on this topic, this treatise distinguishes itself by providing a practical approach based on rigorous research and theory.' P. Christopher Earley, London Business School, UK 'At no time in history has the understanding of cross-cultural dynamics been more important. Kwok Leung and Dean Tjosvold's new book comes along at just the right time. Read it; it will increase your understanding and practice of cross-cultural management.' Dr Nancy J. Adler, McGill University, Montreal, Canada