International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior, 5th Edition

  • Nancy J. Adler McGill University
  • Allison Gundersen Case Western Reserve University
  • ISBN-10: 0324360746  |  ISBN-13: 9780324360745
  • 416 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2002, 2002
  • © 2008 | Published
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The world of organizations is no longer defined by national boundaries--and neither are today's successful business leaders. Stay ahead of the curve with INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR, the proven and respected text that 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. With a blend of substance and readability, INTERNATIONAL DIMENSIONS OF ORGANIZATIONAL BEHAVIOR is both authoritative and richly detailed.

Features and Benefits

  • 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.
  • 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.

Table of Contents

1. Culture and Management.
2. How Cultural Differences Affect Organizations.
3. Communicating Across Cultures.
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.
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.

What's New

  • 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.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

Nancy J. Adler

Nancy J. Adler is a Professor of Organizational Behavior and International Management at McGill University's Faculty of Management in Montreal, Canada. She received her B.A. in economics, M.B.A. and Ph.D. in management from the University of California at Los Angeles (UCLA). Dr. Adler conducts research and consults on global leadership, cross-cultural management, and women as global managers and leaders. She has authored over 100 articles, produced the film "A Portable Life," and published the books "International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior," "Women in Management Worldwide," "Competitive Frontiers: Women Managers in a Global Economy," and "From Boston to Beijing: Managing with a Worldview." Dr. Adler consults to private corporations and government organizations on projects in Asia, Africa, Europe, North and South America, and the Middle East. She received McGill University's first Distinguished Teaching Award in Management and is one of only a few professors to receive it a second time. She was elected to both the Fellows of the Academy of International Business and the Academy of Management Fellows, as well as being inducted into the Royal Society of Canada.

Allison Gundersen

Allison Gundersen received her A.B. from Cornell University and her M.A. in Intercultural Relations from Lesley University. She has extensive experience managing and consulting in information technology and investment banking in Asia and North America, having been based both in Tokyo and New York City. Her global management work has focused on diverse teams, global responsibilities, and expatriation. Allison is currently conducting research on global leadership, international management, and cross-cultural teams as a part of the Department of Organizational Behavior at Case Western Reserve University's Weatherhead School of Management (repeatedly rated as the #1 organizational behavior department in the world by the "Financial Times"), where she is pursuing her doctoral degree.