Managing Across Cultures

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Prentice Hall, 1997 - Business & Economics - 267 pages
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This text examines the opportunities, threats, challenges and possibilities inherent in managing across cultures. International responsibilities and contacts are increasingly widespread through companies, without even the need for international travel. The need to appreciate and be able to manage cultural differences, both in the home, office and abroad, is becoming more and more a part of everyones job. Each culture has its own particular blindspots and insights and knowledge of these can be leveraged for enhanced personal and organizational effectiveness. The book pulls together and integrates literature in crosscultural management, both academic and anecdotal, in a way that is useful to both MBA students and managers.

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part one The meaning of culture
1
The undertow of culture
3
Exploring culture
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About the author (1997)

Schneider is the founding director of A Still Small Voice, a correspondence school that provides weekly teachings in classic Jewish wisdom to subscribers around the world. She received her bachelor's degree in molecular, cellular, and developmental biology from the University of Colorado-Boulder.

Susan C. Schneider" is Professor of Human Resource Management at HEC University of Geneva, Switzerland, and Visiting Professor of Organizational Behavior at INSEAD, France. As well as her research into cross-cultural management, she has actively worked to internationalize the 'mindsets' of managers and companies.

"Jean-Louis Barsoux" is Senior Research Fellow at INSEAD, France. He is the author of several books on culture and diversity in management, and has written for "Harvard Business Review" and the "Financial Times.

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