Cultural Variations and Business Performance: Contemporary Globalism: Contemporary Globalism (Google eBook)

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Christiansen, Bryan
IGI Global, Mar 31, 2012 - Business & Economics - 418 pages
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By understanding how decision-making is best made in an era of very high competition greatly pressured by the constant speed of disruptive technologies, transcultural organizations in particular can increase sustainable profitability, thus creating a "trickle-down" effect throughout the entity.

Cultural Variations and Business Performance: Contemporary Globalism offers the latest research in the field of Business Performance Management in the global economic environment of present conditions. Defined as an approach which necessitates looking at business as a whole entity instead of only at the divisional level, Business Performance Management (BPM) entails reviewing overall business performance to determine how an organization can better reach its goals. Although there are numerous publications on this topic available on the market, relatively few go into depth as to how cultural variations affect business performance in contemporary globalism. The primary objective of this publication is that of reference material for business executives, scholar-practitioners, and university students who need to better understand the importance and influence of transcultural decision-making on business performance in contemporary globalism.

  

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Contents

The Theory of Cultural Dimensions
1
Follow the Experts Follow the Experts
23
Bicultural Managers and their Role in Multinational Corporations
43
Organizational Culture and Organizational Effectiveness in a Global Context
56
CrossBorder InterFirm Networks in Contemporary Europe
72
Understanding the Realities of Contemporary Internationalization of the MNE
90
Resource Based Internationalization from Small Developing Countries
102
Internationalization of Business in Emerging Countries and National Culture
117
Performance Management Systems in Mexico
219
Business Performance Management from the Systemic Communicative and Linguistic Side
230
Strategic Entrepreneurship
245
A Social Capital Approach to InterCultural Differences
262
Cultural Models and Variations
278
The Impact of Culture on Workplace Conflict in the Caribbean
292
Immigrant Effect in International Expansion
307
Human Resource Management for the 21st Century Global Economy
322

Foreign Business Environments and Entry Mode Choice
165
Chinas Harmonious Society Challenges Corporate Japan
182
Globalism Culture and Business Environment
197
Globalism Culture and Business Environment
206
Compilation of References
336
About the Contributors
385
Index
393
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About the author (2012)

Bryan Christiansen has been the Chairman of PryMarke, LLC since 2004, a Business Analytics and Management Consultancy in Michigan, USA. He has also been an Adjunct Business Professor since 2003 at Capella University and Ellis University (formerly Ellis College of New York Institute of Technology) in the USA and Gumushane University in Turkey. Born in Washington, DC and raised in Asia, Bryan is fluent in Chinese, Japanese, Spanish, and Turkish and has traveled to 38 countries during his 27-year business career with Global 500 firms and smaller. Bryan is an avid writer on business and education subjects and is currently based in Istanbul, Turkey where he is doing research for future books on these topics. Bryan holds a Bachelorís degree in Marketing from the University of the State of New York and an MBA degree from Capella University. He will complete his Doctor of Business Administration (DBA) degree in International Business at Walden University in 2013. [Editor]

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