Higher Education

International Management: Strategy and Culture in the Emerging World, 1st Edition

  • David Ahlstrom The Chinese University of Hong Kong
  • Garry D. Bruton Texas Christian University
  • ISBN-10: 0324406312  |  ISBN-13: 9780324406313
  • 528 Pages
  • © 2010 | Published
  • College Bookstore Wholesale Price = $128.25
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Unlike other international management texts that tend to be U.S.-centric, Ahlstrom and Bruton's INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT presents core theories and models from a global perspective. Students are presented with the fundamental theories of international management so they will be prepared to make decisions in any business situation. These theoretical issues are supplemented and reinforced with an array of real-world, concrete models of the many educational, sociological, legal-political, and cultural constraints they will undoubtedly face during a career in international business. Because of its global nature, INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT is a good choice for business students around the world.

Features and Benefits

  • Opening Vignettes and additional small vignettes in every chapter provide students with brief case examples of topics and issues related to international management.
  • Culture boxes in each chapter help students understand cultural differences around the world and how they affect or may affect doing business.
  • Ethics boxes bring ethical issues to light and encourage students to examine them.

Table of Contents

Chapter 1: Introduction to International Management.
Chapter 2: Culture & International Management.
Chapter 3: Economic/Legal/Political Environment.
Chapter 4: Strategy Fundamentals & Corporate Strategy.
Chapter 5: Business & Functional Level Strategy.
Chapter 6: International Market Entry.
Chapter 7: Motivation.
Chapter 8: Leadership.
Chapter 9: Decision Making.
Chapter 10: Influence and Negotiation.
Chapter 11: Evaluation and Control.
Chapter 12: Human Resources Management.
Chapter 13: Structure of the International Firm.
Chapter 14: Future of International Management.


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Instructor Supplements

Instructor's Manual with Test Bank on Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0324422024 | ISBN-13: 9780324422023)

The Instructor's Manual/Test Bank is loaded with lecture ideas, teaching tips, and answers to questions, plus a fully approved Test Bank, featuring a wide assortment of multiple choice and true/false questions for every chapter.

Instructor's Resource CD-ROM  (ISBN-10: 0324421974 | ISBN-13: 9780324421972)

The Instructor's Resource CD supports instructors by providing a full Instructor's Manual, a Test Bank (also including the Examview Test Bank format), and Powerpoint slides.

Meet the Author

Author Bio

David Ahlstrom

David Ahlstrom received his Ph.D. from New York University's Stern School of Business and graduate degrees in international business from New York University and the University of Hawaii. Ahlstrom is a professor at the Department of Management in the Faculty of Business Administration at The Chinese University of Hong Kong. He also is the director of the Georgetown Summer Program in China and teaches at Georgetown University during the summer break. Before assuming his position at The Chinese University in 1996, he was an instructor at New York University's Stern School of Business from 1993 to 1996. David's professional interests include international management, managing in Greater China, venture capital and entrepreneurship in emerging economies. He has authored more than 100 peer-reviewed papers, about 50 of which have appeared in academic journals or as book chapters. His research has appeared in a number of journals including the ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT REVIEW, STRATEGIC MANAGEMENT JOURNAL, ORGANIZATION SCIENCE, JOURNAL OF BUSINESS VENTURING, ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT EXECUTIVE (now ACADEMY OF MANAGEMENT PERSPECTIVES), ASIA PACIFIC JOURNAL OF MANAGEMENT, BUSINESS HORIZONS, and ENTREPRENEURSHIP: THEORY & PRACTICE. Professor Ahlstrom's honors include: The Outstanding Teaching Award (1995), New York University Stern School of Business; the 1st Annual Vice Chancellor's Exemplary Teaching Award (1999); and The Outstanding Teacher Award (2002-2003), The Chinese University of Hong Kong, Faculty of Business Administration.

Garry D. Bruton

Garry D. Bruton earned his B.A. from the University of Oklahoma, his M.B.A. from George Washington University, and his Ph.D. from Oklahoma State University. Professor Bruton has authored or co-authored more than 60 articles in leading academic journals, including the Academy of Management Journal, the Strategic Management Journal, the Journal of International Business Studies, and the Journal of Business Venturing. His principal research interests include entrepreneurship and emerging economies. Professor Bruton is the editor of Academy of Management Perspectives, serves on the editorial boards of five journals, and is president of the Asia Academy of Management.