Culture, Self-Identity, and Work

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Oxford University Press, Aug 12, 1993 - Business & Economics - 280 pages
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A great deal of research has recently been completed on behavior and the organization of work, most of which has viewed it from an ethnocentric perspective. In this work, Erez and Earley show how this is insufficient to develop a global theory of work behavior--it necessitates the inclusion of a cultural perspective. Solidly grounding their work in the fields of psychology, management, and anthropology, the authors propose a new theoretical framework utilizing individual's self-concept as a means of linking cultural beliefs and social interaction to emergent work behavior. The book includes specific recommendations for structuring work environments and managerial processes to match cultural practices and enhance productivity in the workplace, making it an essential reference for scholars, students, and professionals.
 

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Contents

1 Introduction
3
2 Cultural SelfRepresentation Theory
18
3 Cultural Frameworks
38
4 Individualism and Collectivism
74
5 Work Motivation
97
6 Culture Self and Communication
119
7 Group Dynamics
144
8 Leadership
172
9 Negotiation and Bargaining
196
10 Summary and Conclusions
217
References
235
Index
255
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P. Christopher Earley is the Corporate Partners Research Professor of Management at the Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine and Professor of Organization Behavior at the London Business School. Miriam Erez is Dean and Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion, Israel Institute of Technology.

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