International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures, Text and Cases, Global Edition

Series
Pearson
Author
Helen Deresky  
Publisher
Pearson
Cover
Softcover
Edition
9
Language
English
Total pages
504
Pub.-date
June 2016
ISBN13
9781292153537
ISBN
1292153539
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For courses in international business, international management, and general management.

 

Management Around the World: Business Strategies and Interpersonal Skills

International Business is conducted around the globe across cultures, languages, traditions, and a range of economic, political, and technological landscapes. International Management: Managing Across Borders and Cultures examines the challenges to the manager’s role associated with adaptive leadership and thoroughly prepares students for the complicated yet fascinating discipline of international and global management.


No matter the size, companies operating overseas are faced with distinct scenarios. In order to be successful, they must accurately assess the components that shape their strategies, operations and overall function. The Ninth Edition trains students and practicing managers for careers in this evolving global environment by exposing them to effective strategic, interpersonal, and organizational skills, while focusing on sustainability.

Features

International Management engages and educates students with the following features:

  • NEW! Comprehensive Cases feature examples of businesses that are familiar to students, including:
    • IKEA in Russia: Emerging Market Strategies and Ethical Dilemmas
    • Wal-Mart in Africa
    • Vodafone in Egypt: National Crises and Their Implications for Multinational Corporations
    • An Ethics Role-Playing Case: Stockholders versus Stakeholders
    • Hailing a New Era: Haier in Japan
    • Alibaba v. Tencent: The Battle for China’s M-Commerce Space
    • The Business Model and Competitive Strategy of IKEA in India
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (2015): From an Alliance to a Cross-Border Merger
    • Leading Across Cultures at Michelin
    • Ethical Leadership: Ratan Tata and India’s Tata
  • NEW! Three of the new cases are award winners: Vodafone in Egypt, Leading Across Cultures at Michelin, and Ethical Leadership: Ratan Tata and India’s Tata Group.
  • NEW! Case selection provides increased coverage of emerging markets and high-technology companies. A range of topics and geographic locations is included as well as interactive Ethics Role-Playing cases.
  • UPDATED! The popular Integrative Term Project is retained from the previous edition and revised.
  • NEW! The feature box called “Under the Lens” is expanded into a total of 19 boxes that give an in-depth look at important aspects of the chapter subjects. Examples include:
    • Nestlé Company Creates Shared Value
    • The Global Role of Information Technology (IT)
    • Doing Business in Brazil—Language, Culture, Customs, and Etiquette
    • Modern Mexico: Reshoring—Location and Young Workforce Prove Attractive
    • Communicating Italian Style
    • Breaking Down Barriers for Small-Business Exports
    • Amazon of India Uses Curry-Carrying Dabawallas to Spice up Parcel Delivery
    • Tales from Trailing Husbands
    • Women in Business Leadership
    • Interview: Yoshiaki Fujimori: Lixil Builds a New Style of Japanese Multinational
  • NEW! Seven new opening profiles, include:
    • BMG Signs Distribution Deal with Alibaba
    • Social Media Bring Changes to Saudi Arabian Culture
    • TAG Hueur in Smartwatch Alliance with Google and Intel
  • NEW! Seven new chapter-ending cases, include:
    • Foreign Companies in China Under Attack
    • Foreign Businesses Tread Carefully as Cuba Opens Up
    • An Australian Manager in an American Company

Revised Content to Reflect Current Research and Events, and Global Developments

  • NEW! The streamlined text maintains particular focus on global strategic positioning, entry strategies and alliances, effective cross-cultural understanding, and developing an effective global management team.
  • NEW! Coverage of recent geopolitical developments and their effects on strategy is included throughout the text.
  • UPDATED! Comparative Management sections provide in-depth comparative applications of chapter topics in a broad range of specific countries or regions. All of these sections are revised and updated to maintain currency.
  • NEW! or UPDATED! All of the Management in Action boxes are replaced or updated. Some of the examples considered are global cybertheft, Infosys, Target, and emerging markets.
  • UPDATED! Coverage of developments in globalization and the growing nationalist backlash is included.
  • UPDATED! There is expanded coverage on sustainability and creating shared value.
  • NEW! and UPDATED! Coverage of management issues regarding emerging market economies like China, India, Brazil, Africa, and Russia flows throughout the text.
  • NEW! Expanded sections on e-businesses, born-global companies, and strategy models explore these topics and how to effectively manage them.
  • NEW! Expanded sections on the role of technology in business planning and operations is current and reflects changes around the world.
  • NEW! Additional sections on global management teams and virtual teams illustrate common processes by which much international business is conducted.

New to this Edition

International Management engages and educates students with the following features:

  • Comprehensive Cases feature examples of businesses that are familiar to students, including:
    • IKEA in Russia: Emerging Market Strategies and Ethical Dilemmas
    • Wal-Mart in Africa
    • Vodafone in Egypt: National Crises and Their Implications for Multinational Corporations
    • An Ethics Role-Playing Case: Stockholders versus Stakeholders
    • Hailing a New Era: Haier in Japan
    • Alibaba v. Tencent: The Battle for China’s M-Commerce Space
    • The Business Model and Competitive Strategy of IKEA in India
    • Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (2015): From an Alliance to a Cross-Border Merger
    • Leading Across Cultures at Michelin
    • Ethical Leadership: Ratan Tata and India’s Tata
  • Three of the new cases are award winners: Vodafone in Egypt, Leading Across Cultures at Michelin, and Ethical Leadership: Ratan Tata and India’s Tata Group.
  • Case selection provides increased coverage of emerging markets and high-technology companies. A range of topics and geographic locations is included as well as interactive Ethics Role-Playing cases.
  • UPDATED! The popular Integrative Term Project is retained from the previous edition and revised.
  • The feature box called “Under the Lens” is expanded into a total of 19 boxes that give an in-depth look at important aspects of the chapter subjects. Examples include:
    • Nestlé Company Creates Shared Value
    • The Global Role of Information Technology (IT)
    • Doing Business in Brazil–Language, Culture, Customs, and Etiquette
    • Modern Mexico: Reshoring–Location and Young Workforce Prove Attractive
    • Communicating Italian Style
    • Breaking Down Barriers for Small-Business Exports
    • Amazon of India Uses Curry-Carrying Dabawallas to Spice up Parcel Delivery
    • Tales from Trailing Husbands
    • Women in Business Leadership
    • Interview: Yoshiaki Fujimori: Lixil Builds a New Style of Japanese Multinational
  • Seven new opening profiles, include:
    • BMG Signs Distribution Deal with Alibaba
    • Social Media Bring Changes to Saudi Arabian Culture
    • TAG Hueur in Smartwatch Alliance with Google and Intel
  • Seven new chapter-ending cases, include:
    • Foreign Companies in China Under Attack
    • Foreign Businesses Tread Carefully as Cuba Opens Up
    • An Australian Manager in an American Company

Revised Content to Reflect Current Research and Events, and Global Developments

  • The streamlined text maintains particular focus on global strategic positioning, entry strategies and alliances, effective cross-cultural understanding, and developing an effective global management team.
  • Coverage of recent geopolitical developments and their effects on strategy is included throughout the text.
  • UPDATED! Comparative Management sections provide in-depth comparative applications of chapter topics in a broad range of specific countries or regions. All of these sections are revised and updated to maintain currency.
  • UPDATED! All of the Management in Action boxes are replaced or updated. Some of the examples considered are global cybertheft, Infosys, Target, and emerging markets.
  • UPDATED! Coverage of developments in globalization and the growing nationalist backlash is included.
  • UPDATED! There is expanded coverage on sustainability and creating shared value.
  • UPDATED! Coverage of management issues regarding emerging market economies like China, India, Brazil, Africa, and Russia flows throughout the text.
  • Expanded sections on e-businesses, born-global companies, and strategy models explore these topics and how to effectively manage them.
  • Expanded sections on the role of technology in business planning and operations is current and reflects changes around the world.
  • Additional sections on global management teams and virtual teams illustrate common processes by which much international business is conducted.

Table of Contents

Part 1: The Global Manager’s Environment

1. Assessing the Environment: Political, Economic, Legal, Technological

2. Managing Interdependence: Social Responsibility, Ethics, Sustainability

 

Comprehensive Cases

NEW! Case 1 Facebook’s Internet.org Initiative: Serving the Bottom of the Pyramid? (several countries)
Case 2 An Ethics Role-Playing Case: Stockholders versus Stakeholders (Global/Sri Lanka)


Part 2: The Cultural Context of Global Management

3. Understanding the Role of Culture

4. Communicating Across Cultures

5. Cross-Cultural Negotiation and Decision Making

 

Comprehensive Cases

NEW! Case 3 Vodafone in Egypt: National Crises and Their Implications for Multinational Corporations (Egypt)
NEW! Case 4 Hailing a New Era: Haier in Japan (China/Japan)

Part 3: Formulating and Implementing Strategy for International and Global Operations

6. Formulating Strategy

7. Implementing Strategy: Strategic Alliances, Small Businesses, Emerging Economy Firms

8. Organization Structure and Control Systems

 

Comprehensive Cases

NEW! Case 5 A libaba versus Tencent: The Battle for China’s M-Commerce Space (China/Global)
NEW! Case 6 Business Model and Competitive Strategy of IKEA in India (India)
NEW! Case 7 Wal-Mart in Africa (Africa)
NEW! Case 8 Fiat Chrysler Automobiles N.V. (2015): From an Alliance to a Cross-Border Merger (Global)

Part 4: Global Human Resources Management

9. Staffing, Training, and Compensation for Global Operations

10. Developing a Global Management Cadre

11. Motivating and Leading

 

Comprehensive Cases

NEW! Case 9 Leading Across Cultures at Michelin (France/US)
NEW! Case 10 Ethical Leadership: Ratan Tata and India’s Tata Group (Global)

Integrative Section

Integrative Term Project

NEW! Integrative Case: Case 11 IKEA in Russia: Emerging Market Strategies and Ethical Dilemmas (Russia)

 

Glossary

Name and Subject Index