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Culture, 2nd Ed.

International Enterprise

The Open University

Publisher: The Open University, 2001 , 67 pages

ISBN: 0-7492-7687-8

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  1. Introduction
    • Background to the unit
    • Aims and objectives
    • Overview of the unit
  2. The Effects of Culture
    • 1.1 Coping with New Markets
    • 1.2 World-Wide Factors Affecting Management
    • 1.3 Key Management-Related Elements of Cultures
      • Attitudes to Authority
      • Attitudes to Others
      • Attitudes to Managing Yourself
      • Attitudes to Time
      • Attitudes toward Nature
      • Variability within Cultures
    • 1.4 Conclusion
  3. Convergence in Global Management Functioning?
    • 2.1 The Process of Industrialization
    • 2.2 The Modern Industrial State
    • 2.3 The Global Pervasiveness of Hierarchy
    • 2.4 Organizational Context and Structure in Various Cultures
    • 2.5 Product Globalization
    • 2.6 English as the International Language
    • 2.7 Conclusion
  4. Systematic Cultural Differences Around the World
      • IBM employees around the world
    • 3.1 The Power Distance Dimension
      • French and German Factory Comparisons
    • 3.2 The Uncertainty Avoidance Dimension
      • Japanese Work Organization
    • 3.3 The Individualism-Collectivism Dimension
      • Arab Executives
      • High-Context and Low-Context Speech
    • 3.4 The Masculinity-Femininity Dimension
      • The British Managerial Culture
        1. Perfectibility: Doing Better is a Good Thing
        2. Class Position: The Legitimacy of Hierarchical Authority
        3. Personal Trust: The Neglect of Other Forms of Evaluation
    • 3.5 Interpreting the Dimensions
    • 3.6 Classifying Cultures by the Dimensions
    • 3.7 Implicit Models of Organization Functioning
    • 3.8 The Long-Term Dimension
    • 3.9 The Impact of Cultural Differences
    • 3.10 Conclusion
  5. What Makes an Effective Cross-Cultural Manager?
    • 4.1 The Nature of Culture Shock
    • 4.2 Behaviours of Effective Cross-Cultural Managers?
    • 4.3 Does Training Help to Produce Effective Cross-Cultural Managers?
    • 4.4 Conclusion
  6. Cultural Change
    • 5.1 The Processes of Cultural Change
    • 5.2 What Do Managers in the USA and Russia Actually Do?
    • 5.3 What is a Considerate Supervisor?
    • 5.4 Convergence Reviewed

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Culture

by Roland Buresund last modified 2014-01-26 01:16

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MBA material, what do you expect?


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