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Managing Across Cultures
Concepts, Policies and Practices



March 2011 | 640 pages | SAGE Publications Ltd
Managing across Cultures introduces the concepts, policies and practices of managing resources in different socioeconomic, political and cultural contexts.

It is structured on a country-by-country basis to allow a closer and more rigorous examination of the factors that influence labour market trends, organization and employment policies and practices in specific countries.

The book:

- includes dedicated chapters on emerging economies in Asia, Africa, the Middle East and Latin America

- provides an understanding of the theoretical underpinnings and the practical implications of different national approaches to management in a clear and coherent style

-packed with case studies and examples from a wide range of geographical contexts

- contains learning features such as: learning objectives; tasks; summaries; suggestions for further reading; and revision questions.

 
PART ONE: INTRODUCTION
 
Why Study Managing across Cultures?
 
The Meaning and Importance of Managing across Cultures
 
Contexts and the Cultural Dilemma of Managing across Cultures
 
Part I Case Study
Bob over the Globe - Chevron and Saudi Aramco

 
 
PART TWO: MANAGING IN ANGLO-SAXON COUNTRIES
 
The USA and Canada
 
The UK and Ireland
 
Australia and New Zealand
 
Part II Case Study
9/11 - The Effects and Organizational Response

 
 
PART THREE: MANAGING IN SOUTHEAST ASIAN COUNTRIES
 
Japan and South Korea
 
China and Hong Kong
 
Indonesia and Malaysia
 
Part III Case Study
The 1997 Asian Financial Crisis

 
 
PART FOUR: MANAGING IN WESTERN EUROPEAN COUNTRIES
 
Belgium and France
 
Germany and The Netherlands
 
Denmark, Norway and Sweden
 
Greece, Italy and Spain
 
Part IV Case Study
EU Enlargement and Its Implications for Work and Employment

 
 
PART FIVE: MANAGING IN DEVELOPING COUNTRIES
 
African Countries
 
Arab Countries
 
India
 
Central and Eastern Europe
 
South America
 
Part V Case Study
Making Poverty History

 
 
PART SIX: CONCLUSION
 
Emerging Issues and Future Challenges in Managing across Cultures

This comprehensive text provides excellent coverage of HRM developments across a range of countries. Each entry covers societal, macroeconomic and organisational characteristics of the countries being considered before key HRM topics are reviewed. This consistency of approach enables students to compare and contrast developments across societies in a clear, accessible way. Five integrative case studies provide scope to apply and develop understanding of key concepts and the text opens and closes with coverage of a number of critical and emerging issues relating to the management of people in an increasingly globalised world. Students at senior undergraduate and postgraduate level will find this to be a clear, lucid and valuable text for their studies in international HRM.

Mr Martin Dowling
School of Management, St Andrews University
January 4, 2012

A very useful subsidiary text that takes a country by country approach to key management and HR issues with useful insights into the cultural differenes and challenges. It fits well with one of our assessment tasks in an IHRM module on MSc programme and the apporach is different to many texts which take a topic by topic approach.

Mr Peter McGunnigle
Dept of Hospitality, Lesiure & Tourism, Oxford Brookes University
May 26, 2011
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