Managing Across Cultures

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This Book is about opportunities, threats, challenges and possibilities inherent in managing across cultures. International responsibilities and contacts are increasingly widespread through companies, without even the need for international travel. The need to appreciate and be able to manage cultural differences, both in the home office and abroad, is becoming more and more a part of everyone's job. Each culture has its own particular blindspots and insights - and knowledge of these can be leveraged for enhanced personal and organisational effectiveness. The book pulls together and integrates a vast literature in crosscultural management, both academic and anecdotal, in a way that is useful to both MBA students and managers. It is based on the authors' vast experience of teaching and research in the area.

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The ability to appreciate and manage cultural differences is becoming increasingly critical to success in virtually every business. This book helps managers understand the issues, and provides specific tools and techniques to help them respond successfully. Managing Across Cultures integrates a vast literature in cross-cultural management, both academic and anecdotal, providing a framework that will help managers and organizations understand and successfully respond to their new global environments. Understand why culture matters, how it influences management practice, organizational structure, strategy and human resource management. Learn new ways to manage individuals of different cultures, as well as teams, workgroups and organizations that encompass many cultures. Finally, understand the evolving global organization -- and the global citizens who inhabit it.

About the Author:

Susan C. Schneider is Professor of Human Resource Management at HEC University of Geneva, Switzerland, and Visiting Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD, France. As well as her research into cross-cultural management, she has actively worked to internationalize the 'mindsets' of managers and companies.

Jean-Louis Barsoux is Senior Research Fellow at INSEAD, France. He is the author of several books on culture and diversity in management, and has written for Harvard Business Review and the Financial Times.

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