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.

Key Features

*This classic has been praised as "the bible of multiculturalism" (New York Times News Service)
*Demographic information has been updated, case studies added to each chapter, additional student resources new to this edition are on the companion website
*Five-hundred page on-line instructor's manual available from publisher packed with learning exercises, test banks, student activities, graphics and powerpoint slides for lectures
*Find out more about the book from co-author Robert Mohan in this article and video -


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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"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