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Managing Cultural Differences

Global Leadership Strategies for Cross-Cultural Business Success

The international nature of modern Business means that individual and organizational success is no longer dependent solely on business acumen- our ability to understand, communicate and work with people in different countries and cultures around the world is more important than ever as more companies rely on their global reach to achieve the best profit and performance. For this reason, international business and cross-cultural management are key topics in undergraduate business, MBA and executive education programs worldwide as companies and institutions prepare current and future business leaders for the global marketplace.

Audience
Upper-level undergraduate and graduate students in courses on international management, Cross-cultural leadership, intercultural differences, and managing difference, primarily in business schools.

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Published: November 2010

Imprint: Butterworth Heinemann

ISBN: 978-1-85617-923-2

Reviews

  • "Managing Cultural Differences should be a required text for all students (graduate and undergraduate) who are preparing for careers in international business, foreign service or developmental change, in either the public or private sectors.

    Having spent a good part of my professional career working both abroad (Malawi, India, and Indonesia) and in the United States (Indian Reservations and in Appalachia,) this book is of great value to anyone working or living in a cross cultural environment, both at home or abroad.

    A five star publication."

    W. B. Leach, PhD
    Peace Corp staff, University of Kentucky Center for Developmental Change, and University of Kentucky Research Foundation (Retired)

    “This 8th edition of Managing Cultural Differences: Leadership Skills and Strategies for Working in a Global World merits the classification as the Gold Standard of cross-cultural textbooks.”
    From the Foreword by Richard D. Mahoney

    “For years, I have distributed Managing Cultural Differences to executive education seminar participants who appreciate it as practical guide for leading effectively across functional, company and geographic cultures.”
    William Youngdahl, Ph.D. PMP, William D. Hacker Faculty Fellow and Associate Professor of Project and Operations Leadership, Thunderbird School of Global Management

    “This new eighth edition provides a leading edge text that provides insight for interacting with other cultures, working on cross-cultural teams and provides a framework for building long-lasting relationships in a diverse global business environment. I highly recommend it.”
    John R. Riesenberger, Executive in Residence, Michigan State University, Center for International Business Education and Research

    “We often judge differences as wrong or as negative. Managing Cultural Differences not only gives you an opportunity to understand in depth what culture is all about but how it also can impact our working together.”
    Katrin Adler, Corporate Learning, Novartis International AG

    “Managing Cultural Differences 8th edition MUST be in your library if you sell, buy, travel or work in other countries.”
    Thomas C. Stevens, Ph.D. President, INM Co

    “This newest edition of Managing Cultural Differences is outstanding. I highly recommend it to CEOs and their senior management teams.”
    Harry Owens, Jr. MD, MIM, CPE. Lead Physician McMurdo General Hospital, Antarctica


Contents

  • Ch 1 Global leaders and culture; Global leaders and communicationGLOBAL LEADERS AND CULTUREChapter 2 GLOBAL LEADERS AND COMMUNICATIONSChapter 3GLOBAL LEADERSHIP IN NEGOTIATIONSChapter 4 GLOBAL LEADERS AND THE CHANGING KNOWLEDGE CULTUREChapter 5Global Leaders Learn from Other Management SystemsCHAPTER 6WOMEN AS LEADERS IN GLOBAL BUSINESSChapter 7MANAGING DIVERSITY IN THE GLOBAL WORK CULTURE Chapter 8EFFECTIVE PERFORMANCE IN THE GLOBAL MARKETPLACE Chapter 9 LEADERSHIP IN CREATING CULTURAL SYNERGYChapter 10MANAGING TRANSITIONS AND RELOCATIONS IN THE GLOBAL WORKPLACEChapter 11DOING BUSINESS WITH MIDDLE EASTERNERSChapter12DOING BUSINESS WITH LATIN AMERICANSChapter13DOING BUSINESS WITH ASIANS AND AUSTRALIANSChapter 14DOING BUSINESS WITH EUROPEANSChapter 15DOING BUSINESS WITH AFRICANSChapter 16DOING BUSINESS WITH NORTH AMERICANS

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