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Publisher Comments:

As business becomes more global and our workforces ever more diverse, the issue of culture has become perhaps the single most important issue for leaders and managers to tackle head on.

Most work in this area tends to focus on knowledge of cultures. Business Across Cultures, however, is pioneering in its approach to knowledge for cultures.  Trompenaars and Woolliams provide a new framework for dealing with the business implications of culture and provide a practical toolkit for managers and leaders by helping them develop a new mindset for working with and across cultures.  There is an entirely different logic flowing through this book, one that breaks away from traditional Anglo-American thinking.

Business Across Cultures is the keystone book in the Culture for Business series.  It provides an overview of subjects handled in the other books of the series.  Its particular aim is to provide executives with a cross cultural perspective on how companies meet the diverse needs of customers, investors and employees; to introduce the main ideas in business in a multicultural context; and to show how they all fit together.

Synopsis:

Business Across Cultures is the keystone book in the Culture for Business series. It provides an overview of all subjects tackled in the other books of the series. Its particular aim is to provide executives with a cross-cultural perspective on how companies meet the diverse needs of customers, investors and employees; to introduce the main ideas in business in a multicultural context; and to show how they all fit together.

Synopsis:

Business Across Culturesis the keystone book in the Culture for Business series. It provides an overview of all subjects tackled in the other books of the series. Its particular aim is to provide executives with a cross-cultural perspective on how companies meet the diverse needs of customers, investors and employees; to introduce the main ideas in business in a multicultural context; and to show how they all fit together.

About the Author

FONS TROMPENAARS is Director of Trompenaars Hampden-Turner, an innovative centre of excellence in intercultural management.  He is the world's foremost authority on cross-cultural management and is author or co-author of several best-selling books in the field, including Riding the Waves of Culture, Die the Pediestrain Die? and 21 Leaders for the 21st Century.

PETER WOOLLIAMS is Professor of International Business at Anglia Business School.  He is also an owner/partner in Trompenaars Hampden-Turner.

Table of Contents

Introduction.

1. The organization as a cultural construct.

2. The organization of meaning: introducing value dimensions.

3. Further value dimensions.

4. Corporate culture.

5. Managing change and continuity across cultures.

6. Marketing across cultures.

7. Managing HR dilemmas across cultures.

8. Finance and accounting across cultures.

9. The quest for a new paradigm of international leadership.

10. The reconciling organization.

Notes and bibliography.

Index.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781841124742
Author:
Trompenaars, Alfons
Publisher:
Capstone
Author:
Woolliams, Peter
Author:
Trompenaars, Fons
Subject:
Management - General
Subject:
Making & Problem Solving
Subject:
Strategic management
Copyright:
Series:
Culture for Business Series
Series Volume:
1
Publication Date:
20080502
Binding:
Electronic book text in proprietary or open standard format
Grade Level:
Professional and scholarly
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
368
Dimensions:
229 x 152 x 29 mm 20 oz

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"Synopsis" by , Business Across Cultures is the keystone book in the Culture for Business series. It provides an overview of all subjects tackled in the other books of the series. Its particular aim is to provide executives with a cross-cultural perspective on how companies meet the diverse needs of customers, investors and employees; to introduce the main ideas in business in a multicultural context; and to show how they all fit together.
"Synopsis" by , Business Across Culturesis the keystone book in the Culture for Business series. It provides an overview of all subjects tackled in the other books of the series. Its particular aim is to provide executives with a cross-cultural perspective on how companies meet the diverse needs of customers, investors and employees; to introduce the main ideas in business in a multicultural context; and to show how they all fit together.
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