Global Business Management - A Cross-Cultural Perspective

  • ID: 552708
  • October 2007
  • Region: Global
  • 328 Pages
  • Ashgate Publishing
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This book interweaves the concepts of the guidance on globalization, international management, and the intricacies of international business that many books on the market treat independently. It clarifies and explains culture, cultural misunderstandings, and cross-cultural interactions. Adekola and Sergi's text is unique in that it offers both the management perspective and the cultural perspective. It is for managers seeking to thrive in the global economy. This book focuses on managing global organizations, providing a basis for understanding the influence of culture on international management, and the key roles that international managers play. It clearly shows how to develop the cross-cultural expertise essential to succeed in a world of rapid and profound economic, political and cultural changes.

About the Author/Editor

Prof. Abel Adekola is a tenured Professor and Chair of Business Administration Department of the College of Technology, Engineering and Management at the University of Wisconsin, Stout. He is also an Adjunct Professor of Strategic Management and Business Policy at the University of Minnesota's Carlson School of Management. He has served as visiting READ MORE >

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International management and cross-cultural perspectives

Changes and growth in the international marketplace

An introduction to multinational enterprises

The impact of economics and the international monetary framework on international management

The impact of domestic politics on international business

Information technology and its impact on international management

International service management

Culture defined

The impact of culture on international management

Cross-cultural training and expatriate assignments




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'Globalization has a cultural face! This book offers a rich holistic understanding of the multifaceted global business dynamics and first hand accounts of the cultural specificities of each society. The socio-economic forces that mold modern business practices and entrepreneurships around the world are thoroughly explored by the authors.'
Teerana Bhongmakapat, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand

'...a highly readable book rich in examples and case studies. Of significance are the highly developed chapter cases that offer, in an enjoyable reading style, important insights into current MNC and country international issues. The authors' chapters on service industry issues are particularly exciting and discuss the service sector from the position of OECD nations (being the major part of their GDP) as well as the sector's potential for developing nation's growth/wealth through offshoring. The authors go beyond simply describing international business corporations and organizations and provide historical insights and perspectives that serve to orient the reader to their past and present functions as well as their potential future roles.'
Kip Becker, Ph.D., Boston University, USA

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