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International Management
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International Management
A Cultural Approach

Third Edition


July 2008 | 560 pages | SAGE Publications, Inc

Emphasizing the importance of culture in making cross-national business decisions

The Third Edition of International Management: A Cultural Approach describes the functions of management—planning, organizing, staffing, coordinating, and controlling—in an international cross-cultural context and addresses the impact of differing national cultures on the functions of management. With an abundance of practical illustrations, exercises, and case studies, author Carl Rodrigues provides a unique cross-cultural theoretical framework for conducting international business management. This novel text prepares students and future managers to be successful in the world of international business.

Key Features of the Third Edition

  • Presents a new SWOT analysis that describes the impact of culture on cross-national product/service, entry, pricing, and promotional strategies
  • Includes updated research findings, new textual examples, and Practical Perspectives to reflect up-to-date changes and advances in the business world
  • Contains a new section in each chapter describing how current information technology affects the chapter's focus
  • Offers even more varied representation of countries and regions as examples to more accurately reflect the global focus of the book
  • Provides an innovative end-of-textbook student-exercise project where students can actively apply what they have learned
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Intended Audience
This is an excellent text for advanced undergraduate and graduate courses such as International Management, International Business, and International Organizational Behavior offered in the department of business.


 
Part I: INTRODUCTION TO INTERNATIONAL MANAGEMENT
 
Chapter 1: The International Management Process: An Overview
 
Chapter 2: Cross-National Ethics and Social Responsibility
 
Part II: THE INTERNATIONAL PLANNING PROCESS
 
Chapter 3: The Global Environment
 
Chapter 4: International SWOT Analysis
 
Chapter 5: Internationalization Strategies
 
Part III: ORGANIZING INTERNATIONAL ENTERPROSES
 
Chapter 6: International Dimensions of Organizational Structures
 
Part IV: INTERNATIONAL STAFFING
 
Chapter 7: Types of International Managerial Staff
 
Chapter 8: Effective International Human Resource Management
 
Part V: CROSS-CULTURAL COMMUNICATION, BUSINESS PRACTICES AND NEGOTIATIONS
 
Chapter 9: Cross-Cultural Communication
 
Chapter 10: Cross-Cultural Business Practices and Negotiations
 
Part VI: CROSS-CULTURAL COORDINATION
 
Chapter 11: Cross-Cultural Decision Making
 
Chapter 12: Cross-Cultural Leadership and Motivation
 
Part VII: INTERNATIONAL CONTROL
 
Chapter 13: Headquarters–Foreign Subsidiary Control Relationships (HSR)
 
Part VIII: COURSE INTEGRATIVE ASSIGNMENT

Very useful for students to help them with their international business and management units.

Mrs Stacey Marie Salt
Business School, Oldham College
June 28, 2019

This text is enormously helpful taking a very contemporary approach to culture and international management. Key principles and themes are discussed in depth in language that is easy to engage with using diverse industry and country 'Practical Perspectives' case studies. Each chapter ends with a summary, key questions and exercises that assist student revision. This material also assists the lecturer with formative and summative assessment design. A very clear text that explores key topics in depth. An invaluable resource.

Mrs Paulette Toppin
MBA, RDI
April 19, 2016

I like the short examples/cases in the green boxes. Easy for students to read.

Dr Laura Guerrero
Management Marketing Dept, University Of Texas-El Paso
February 2, 2015

This textbook covers all the essential functions of management using a cultural approach. It offers that overview by providing relevant examples, it's up-dated, and not only written from an US-American point of view. I can very recommend this textbook for any management course dealing with cultural matters.

Dr Tobias Cramer
Department of German Language, University of Economics, Prague
March 6, 2012

One of the best books on international management from a cultural perspective. Many different case studies have been included in the second edition.

Professor Marcus Laumann
Organizational theory, Münster University of Applied Sciences
June 6, 2011

A good source that encompass a wide range of materials, but the content lacks the depth that i require for postgraduate level.

Dr Hyun-Jung Lee
Department of Accounting and Finance, London School of Economics and Political Science
March 15, 2011

very useful for my teaching to masters students.

Dr Padmavadee Thanacoody
HRM, Middlesex University
March 11, 2010

Some chapters in this book (e.g., negotiation and communication) are more on the side of improving inter-personal skills, but I was looking for a book which can provide more insights on how to manage and lead in multinational corporations.

Dr Jane Yang
Business Administration , City University of Hong Kong
December 10, 2009

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