Higher Education

Multinational Management, 5th Edition

  • John B. Cullen Washington State University
  • ISBN-10: 1439080658  |  ISBN-13: 9781439080658
  • 744 Pages
  • Previous Editions: 2008, 2005, 2005
  • © 2011 | Published
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Overview

MULTINATIONAL MANAGEMENT: A STRATEGIC APPROACH remains the first international management text to offer students a thorough review and analysis of the latest research on international management by using a strategic perspective. Authors John B. Cullen and K. Praveen Parboteeah use strategy as a unifying theme to explore the global economy and the impact of managerial decisions, teaching students to approach international management with a strategic mindset. The text examines comparative management issues, revealing the strengths and weaknesses of competitors and how to adapt organizational practices. It also covers the key topics of formation and implementation of strategies in the global environment, the building of strategic alliances, negotiation and cross-cultural communication, international human resource management, and business ethics. In addition, MULTINATIONAL MANAGEMENT: A STRATEGIC APPROACH discusses how cultural differences affect strategies and operations, giving students an appreciation for how social institutions—such as the economic system, the political system, the education system, and religion—play an important role in any multinational operation. With a distinctive strategic approach, up-to-the-minute coverage, real-world examples, and innovative resources, MULTINATIONAL MANAGEMENT: A STRATEGIC APPROACH helps students develop the essential skills required to formulate and implement successful strategies in the competitive global environment.

Features and Benefits

  • MULTINATIONAL MANAGEMENT: A STRATEGIC APPROACH remains the first international management text that uses a strategic perspective as a unifying theme to explore the global economy and the impact of managerial decisions.
  • MULTINATIONAL MANAGEMENT: A STRATEGIC APPROACH emphasizes the multinational activities of small business, focusing an entire chapter on the specific problems and prospects for entrepreneurs and small businesses looking to become multinational competitors.
  • The updated edition of MULTINATIONAL MANAGEMENT: A STRATEGIC APPROACH discusses how cultural differences affect strategies and operations, giving students an appreciation of how social institutions—such as the economic system, the polity, the education system, and religion—play an important role in any multinational operation.
  • The authors of MULTINATIONAL MANAGEMENT: A STRATEGIC APPROACH provide end-of-chapter cases, integrative end-of-part cases, and a variety of boxed features to give students the opportunity to develop critical-thinking and problem-solving skills.
  • MULTINATIONAL MANAGEMENT: A STRATEGIC APPROACH features a multitude of innovative resources for students, including the Electronic Study Tools Web site, dynamic practice quizzes, electronic flash cards, a PowerPoint presentation, key terms, and more.

Table of Contents

Part I: FOUNDATIONS OF MULTINATIONAL MANAGEMENT.
1. Multinational Management in a Changing World.
2. Culture and Multinational Management.
3. The Institutional Context of Multinational Management.
4. Managing Ethical and Social Responsibility Challenges in Multinational Companies.
Part II: STRATEGY CONTENT AND FORMULATION FOR MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES.
5. Strategic Management in the Multinational Company: Content and Formulation.
6. Multinational and Participation Strategies: Content and Formulation.
7. Small Businesses and International Entrepreneurship: Overcoming Barriers and Finding Opportunities.
Part III: MANAGEMENT PROCESSES IN STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION: DESIGN CHOICES FOR MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES.
8. Organizational Design.
9. International Strategic Alliances: Management and Design.
10. Multinational e-Commerce: Strategies and Structures.
Part IV: STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION FOR MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES: HUMAN RESOURCE MANAGEMENT.
11. International Human Resources Management.
12. HRM in the Local Context: Knowing When and How to Adapt.
Part V: STRATEGY IMPLEMENTATION FOR MULTINATIONAL COMPANIES: INTERACTION PROCESSES.
13. International Negotiation and Cross-Cultural Communication.
14. Motivation in Multinational Companies.
15. Leadership and Management Behaviors in Multinational Companies.

What's New

  • MULTINATIONAL MANAGEMENT: A STRATEGIC APPROACH offers instructors the latest research, examples, and statistics available in multinational management, providing the most accurate and up-to-date information possible.
  • MULTINATIONAL MANAGEMENT: A STRATEGIC APPROACH features updated figures and tables with data from GLOBE: The Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness Research Program, the World Values Survey, the International Social Survey Program, the World Bank's World Trade Report, the United Nations Conference on Trade and Development, and the United Nation's World Investment Report.
  • Authors John B. Cullen and K. Praveen Parboteeah provide instructors with their effective research on the social institutions of work values and international recruiting.
  • MULTINATIONAL MANAGEMENT: A STRATEGIC APPROACH features topics related to the global economic crisis, including the world banking crisis and the US economic bailout, and also provides enhanced coverage on transnational strategy concepts, Porter's five forces, copyright infringement, FDI, sustainability, social responsibility, and regional and global integration.

Efficacy and Outcomes

Reviews

The authors speak with deep knowledge that resonates with the reader.The chapters are powerful for setting the stage for recognizing the importance of multinational management in one's career profile.-Dr. Manjula S. Salimath University of North Texas

— Dr. Manjula S. Salimath

The authors have succeeded in making what could be dull material into interesting and relevant information. -Joan C. Hubbard University of North Texas

— Joan C. Hubbard

The authors show how the effects of globalization have made it imperative for global managers to apply and integrate strategic management concepts at the global level.-Len J. Trevino Washington State University

— Len J. Trevino

Supplements

All supplements have been updated in coordination with the main title. Select the main title's "About" tab, then select "What's New" for updates specific to title's edition.

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Instructor Supplements

Certified Test Bank in ExamView for Cullen/Parboteeah’s Multinational Management  (ISBN-10: 0538786167 | ISBN-13: 9780538786164)

This certified test bank will feature a complete set of multiple choice, true/false, and short answer essay questions for each chapter. The questions are rated according to difficulty level and tagged to AACSB standards.

Instructor’s Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0538786132 | ISBN-13: 9780538786133)

Key instructor support materials--Instructor’s Manual and Test Bank, ExamView testing software, and PowerPoint Slides--are provided on CD-ROM, bringing the ultimate tool for customizing lectures and presentations right to instructors’ fingertips.

PowerPoint® for Cullen/Parboteeah’s Multinational Management  (ISBN-10: 0538786159 | ISBN-13: 9780538786157)

This vibrant presentation tool brings classroom lectures to life. The authors have created more than 300 slides illustrating the concepts of each chapter, enabling instructors to custom design classroom presentations. They’re also available for students to use as a note-taking aid.

Instructor’s Manual for Cullen/Parboteeah’s Multinational Management  (ISBN-10: 0538786140 | ISBN-13: 9780538786140)

This comprehensive resource offers instructional materials, teaching suggestions, and case solutions and questions. Case solutions are provided in a consistent format for each chapter. Instructors are given a list of suggested questions and solutions, as well as synopsis and case objectives that show the academic value of each case. The authors also include clear lessons that can be learned from assigned cases. These lessons are stated with direct reference to chapter content and provide another opportunity to apply chapter concepts to real companies.

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 113310469X | ISBN-13: 9781133104698)

Designed to help you succeed in your management course, the premium website contains many useful student resources including video tutorials, interactive quizzing, web links, PowerPoint presentations, appendices, datasets, a glossary, and more.

List Price = $107.00  | CengageBrain Price = $107.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $107.00

Student Supplements

Premium Web Site Instant Access Code  (ISBN-10: 113310469X | ISBN-13: 9781133104698)

Designed to help you succeed in your management course, the premium website contains many useful student resources including video tutorials, interactive quizzing, web links, PowerPoint presentations, appendices, datasets, a glossary, and more.

List Price = $107.00  | CengageBrain Price = $107.00  | College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $107.00

Meet the Author

Author Bio

John B. Cullen

John Cullen is Professor of Management at Washington State University where he teaches courses on international management, organizational theory, strategic management, and business ethics. He has also taught on the faculties of the University of Nebraska, the University of Rhode Island, Waseda and Keio Universities in Japan (as a Fulbright lecturer), and the Catholic University of Lille in France. He received his Ph.D. from Columbia University. He consults regularly with U.S. and Japanese organizations regarding international strategic alliances and the management of ethical behavior. Professor Cullen is the author or co-author of four books and over 60 journal articles, which have appeared in journals such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Journal of International Business Studies, Academy of Management Journal, Organization Science, Journal of Management, Organizational Studies, Management International Review, Journal of Vocational Behavior, American Journal of Sociology, Organizational Dynamics, and the Journal of World Business. He also has given over 100 presentations at national and regional meetings. His major research interests include the effects of national culture and social institutions on managers and workers, the management of trust and commitment in international strategic alliances, ethical climates in multinational organizations, and the dynamics of organizational structure. Professor Cullen serves or has served on various editorial boards including the Academy of Management Journal and Advances in International Management and reviews for major journals in management and international business.