International Management

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"Managing Across Cultures" provides a comprehensive introduction to cross-cultural management and organization behaviour issues, showing how cultural factors affect management situations. The book covers the key areas of: culture stereotypes; management power and style; decision making structures; planning motivation and conflict; and cross-cultural management communication. Mead demonstrates the practical applications of theoretical issues and draws on data from international sources, in particular from the US, the UK and Southeast Asia, to help managers and students gain a better understanding of cross-cultural management.

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International Management provides a comprehensive introduction to cross-cultural management, demonstrating how cultural factors influence behavior in the boardroom and the workplace, and examines the skills needed to manage across national borders.

The new edition of this bestselling text has been extensively revised and updated to include new material on the knowledge company, risk management, motivation by teamwork, mission statements plus there is greater emphasis on the role of technology, the work of Trompenaars and a new chapter on strategy.

The numerous examples included in the book are drawn from a wide variety of sources and are truly international, being sourced from the US, Europe and Southeast Asia. By demonstrating the practical applications of theoretical issues, this text helps managers and management students gain a thorough understanding of cross-cultural management.

About the Author:

Richard Mead is Director of Asian Business Studies at the School of Oriental and African Studies, London. He has most recently taught at the Sasin Graduate Institute of Business Administration, Chulalongkorn University, Thailand, and previously at the Kellogg Graduate School of Management, Northwestern University, USA. He has over 25 years' experience of teaching, research and consulting in communications and management, including periods in Malaysia, Libya, Saudi Arabia, Iran, Brazil and Sierra Leone.

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