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The world of organizations is no longer defined by national boundaries. INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR breaks down the conceptual, theoretical, and practical boundaries limiting our ability to understand and work with people in countries and cultures around the world. Adler's hallmark approach views global complexity as neither unpredictable nor random; rather, she demonstrates that variations across cultures and their impacts on organizations follow systematic, predictable patterns. The authors' blend of substance and readability--including a wealth of research and examples from around the world--results in a text that is authoritative and richly detailed.
- This Fifth Edition features expanded and updated discussions of the impact of the Internet and new technologies on cross-cultural management.
- The authors include new research and examples from around the world.
- Adler and Gundersen examine cross-cultural entry and reentry transitions from the employee's perspective.
- The authors discuss the role of women as international managers and global leaders.
- The authors provide essential insight to the benefits and drawbacks of pursuing global careers.
- INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR includes numerous case studies, applications, and examples, but is still a concise and manageable 12 chapters.
- The text examines a wide range of cultures: Asian, African, Eastern and Western European, North and South American, and Middle Eastern.
- Since most management literature has historically been U.S.-based, many examples are given in which the United States is used as a point of comparison.
1. Culture and Management.
2. How Cultural Differences Affect Organizations.
3. Communicating Across Cultures.
Part Two: LEVERAGING CULTURAL DIVERSITY.
4. Creating Cultural Synergy.
5. Managing Multicultural Teams.
6. Leading Globally.
7. Motivating People from Around the World: Inspiring People to Contribute.
8. Multinational Decision Making.
9. Negotiating Globally.
Part Three: MANAGING GLOBAL MANAGERS.
10. Managing Cross-Cultural Transitions: Moving Abroad and Coming Home.
11. A Portable Life: The Expatriate Spouse.
12. Global Careers: Succeeding in the 21st Century.