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Macmillan Higher Education Palgrave Higher Education

Global Leadership Practices

A Cross-Cultural Management Perspective

ISBN 9781137350008
Publication Date May 2014
Formats Paperback 
Publisher Palgrave

An advanced level edited text that covers key theories of cross-cultural management and helps develop practical solutions to deal with difference in organizations. Focuses on the impact of globalisation on individuals' work life and identity and explores how to manage and lead teams in a globalised context. Includes coverage of emerging markets.

Bettina Gehrke is a Professor of Cross Cultural Management at Bocconi University, Italy.
 
Marie-Thérèse Claes is Professor of Intercultural Management at the Louvain School of Management, Belgium.

PART I: CROSS-CULTURAL MANAGEMENT THEORY AND APPLICATION
1. There is Nothing so Practical as Four Good Theories; Laurence Romani, Henriett Primecz, Roger Bell
PART II: CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION STRATEGIES
2. Language Management; Anne Bjørge and Sunniva Whittaker
3. Discourse Strategies for Cross-cultural Communication; Anne Bjørge
PART III: TO BE A LEADER IN A GLOBAL CONTEXT
4. Identities in the Global World of Work; Hyun-Jung Lee
5. International Assignments for Global Leadership Development; Betina Szkudlarek and Marian van Bakel
6. Global Team Collaboration; Karsten Jonsen and Bettina Gehrke
7. Global Leadership: Engaging People Across Cultures; Bettina Gehrke
8. Global Leadership for Sustainable Development; Ina Ehnert and Marie-Therese Claes
PART IV: GLOBAL LEADERSHIP IN PRACTICE
9. Understanding Chinese Culture and Communication: The Yin Yang Approach; Tony Fang
10. India: An Interpretative Approach to a Hybrid Culture; Jasmin Mahadeva
11. Managing the Brazilian Way: Adaptation and Integration; Joana S.P. Story and Germano Glufke Reis
12. Russian Culture in the Eyes of the Beholders; Tatiana Andreeva
13. Work and the Self in Ghanaian Culture; David B. Zoogah and Mohammed Hadi Abdul-Ganiy Bolaji
14. Understanding the Culture of the Arab Countries: Diversity and Commonalities; Katharina Kilian-Yasin and Akram Al-Ariss
15. Southeast Asia: a Multicultural Kaleidoscope; Marie-Therese Claes

Reviews

Globalization has intensified the need to understand cross-cultural differences, including the skills and competencies required of leaders worldwide. This edited book of readings offers useful insights on how leadership styles and practices vary across countries' - Rosalie L. Tung, Professor of International Business, Simon Fraser University, Canada
'Goes beyond the comparison of management practices across countries, and highlights the intricacies and paradoxes of management and leadership in a globalized workplace' -Jawad Syed, University of Kent, UK
'This book has "real world" work settings practicality but balanced by academic rigor and credibility. A must read for managers who manages people globally!' - Dr Albert Siu, VP & GM of the PAREXEL Academy, PAREXEL International
'The book provides a broad view of culture and has a unique approach to teaching cross cultural skills in business by focusing on the reflection and the application of theories learnt in the domain of International Management.' -Meena Chavan, Macquarie University, Australia
'This book advances global leadership by moving beyond cultural differences to providing practical advice and development suggestions for navigating and leading across cultural boundaries.' - Joyce Osland, Lucas Endowed Professor of Global Leadership, San Jose State University, USA
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