Managing Change Across Corporate Cultures. Culture for Business Series

  • ID: 2244000
  • Book
  • 316 Pages
  • John Wiley and Sons Ltd
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Managing Change Across Corporate Cultures peels away the mysteries of corporate culture to reveal why it has such a powerful influence on every aspect of the performance of a business. It shows how to shape high performing corporate cultures in a complex international environment.

As the natural successor to Fons Trompenaars and Charles Hampden–Turner's landmark bestseller, Riding the Waves of Culture, Managing Change Across Corporate Cultures shows exactly how to create an environment where astonishing business breakthroughs are possible.

New research shows that in cross–border business, differences in corporate culture have more far–reaching repercussions than even differences in national cultures. Never before has there been such enormous interest in shaping and changing the cultures of our businesses, whether to revitalise them after restructuring or to provide the glue that holds them together through the sea changes of globalization.

THE CULTURE FOR BUSINESS series addresses the most important business issues of the moment from a specifically cross–cultural perspective. It is grounded in the research that underpins the unique Trompenaars Hampden–Turner (THT) database of cross–cultural profiles. Over 60,000 managers from more than 60 countries across the world have completed THT's extensive diagnostic questionnaire, and the series draws on this deep research base as a platform for these highly accessible guides to key business subjects like strategic planning and scenarios, corporate culture and communications. The series is entertaining and inviting, aimed at busy executives who need to be able to address contemporary business issues from multiple perspectives.
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Introduction.

Understanding corporate culture.

Existing models for understanding and mapping corporate cultures.

The reconciling corporate culture: reconciling nine dimensions of corporate culture.

Corporate culture: the international perspective.

Corporate culture and success... or failure.

Creating and changing a corporate culture.

Integrating different corporate cultures in mergers, acquisitions, joint ventures and alliances.

Deriving strength from the tension between seemingly opposite values.

Conclusion.

Bibliography.

Index.
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.a stimulating and readable exploration (Professional Manager, January 2005)
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