Cross-Cultural Management (4th ed.)

Essential Concepts

David C. Thomas,

Cross-Cultural Management: Essential Concepts

Understanding the influence of culture on interpersonal interactions in organizational settings is now a fundamental requirement of effective international management. Cross-Cultural Management: Essential Concepts, Fourth Edition introduces readers to the fundamentals of cross-cultural management by exploring the influence of culture on interpersonal interactions in organizational settings and examining the ever-increasing number of cross-cultural management challenges that global managers face in today′s workplace.


The new 4th edition

·          Has been extensively revised and updated to reflect the most current thinking on the topic

·          Has an increased emphasis on understanding the mechanisms of cross-cultural interactions helping readers make connections between the factors affecting performance of all work groups and the culture influencing these groups.

·          Enhanced coverage of language issues offering readers strategies for improving communication in multinational companies (Ch. 6)

·          Best practices for transferring knowledge across cultures (Ch. 9) has been added to give readers clear instructions for developing stronger communication skills when relaying information to their global counterparts.

·          Expanded coverage of cross-generational considerations (Ch. 11) prepares readers to manage employees of all ages.

·          New discussions about the relationship between immigration and international management (Ch. 11) gives readers a glimpse into the changing environment of business and the effects immigration has on the future of management.  

·          New and updated examples, statistics, discussion questions, and references offer readers the latest research on cross-cultural management.

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