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Global Comparative Management: A Functional Approach

by Ralph B Edfelt SAGE Publications, Inc
Pub Date:
02/2009
ISBN:
9781412944700
Format:
Pbk 360 pages
Price:
AU$159.00 NZ$164.35
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The first current comprehensive treatment of comparative management available in a single-authored package, Global Comparative Management: A Functional Approach offers an interdisciplinary discussion of management functions, practices, patterns, and problems relating to a wide variety of national and regional settings. Author Ralph Edfelt places management concepts into temporal and contextual perspective, gives broad overviews of management theory, and describes global macroenvironmental trends. Readers will gain the knowledge and insight necessary for becoming effective managers, employees, and citizens in today’s increasingly interdependent world.

Global Comparative Management covers the United States, Latin America, Western Europe, Japan, and East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea). Each chapter includes a management section that focuses on region-specific topics, such as the managerial functions of planning, controlling, organizing, directing, and staffing in that region; CEO backgrounds, career paths, and pay scales; and higher-management education.

KEY FEATURES:
-Broadens readers’ worldviews through discussions of global contexts and experiences
-Synthesizes information from many sources, including academic research and contributions by practicing managers, consultants, and other professionals
-Explores two special topics: management-by-democracy (transcending several countries, regions, and eras) and management in a state-socialist system (the former Soviet Union), noting implications for contemporary capitalist settings
-Defines current cultural, economic, and political terminology
-Includes pertinent case studies and exercises, lists of terms and concepts, and study questions

Provides a clearer more comprehensive view of international management beyond intercultural issues to include:
-managerial funtions
-managerial practice
-managerial issues
-problems in different national/regional settings
-economioc contexts
-political contexts
-pertinent cases and exercises along with lists of terms, concepts and study questions


Instructors’ Resources on CD-ROM includes additional case studies, exercises, a test bank, sample syllabi, and more.

COURSE USE: Designed for students and practitioners of management and international business, Global Comparative Management can be used as a stand-alone text or as supplementary reading in Comparative Management courses. It is also an ideal supplement for Introduction to Management, International Management, and Global Studies courses.

CONTENTS:
1. Management; A Conceptual and Contextual Overview
Chapter Objectives
Conceptual/Historical Perspective
Global Context
Chapter Summary
Terms and Concepts
Study Questions
Exercises
2. American (U.S.) Management
Chapter Objectives
The U.S. Macro-Environment
The American (U.S.) Manager
U.S. Managerial Tendencies
Chapter Summary
Terms and Concepts
Study Questions
Exercises
Case: Board of Directors
3. West European Management
Chapter Objectives
The West European Macro-Environment
The West European Manager
European Management Perspective, Process, Practice
Chapter Summary
Terms and Concepts
Study Questions
Exercises
4. Soviet Socialist Management, and Lessons for Today
Chapter Objectives
Soviet Polity, Economy and Culture
The Soviet Manager
The Management Process
Managerial Performance
Economic Reforms
Gorbachev Reform Initiatives
Chapter Summary
Terms and Concepts
Study Questions
Exercise
5. Management-By-Democracy; The Employee-Controlled Organization
Chapter Objectives
The Concept
Examples of Employee (or member) Control
Performance
Critical Success Factors
Chapter Summary
Terms and Concepts
Study Questions
Exercise
6. The Legacy of China
Chapter Objectives
Macro-Environment
The Confucian-Zone Manager
Management Practice
Chapter Summary
Terms and Concepts
Study Questions
Exercises
7. Japanese Management; Tradition and Transition
Chapter Objectives
Macro-Environment
The Japanese Manager
Japanese Management
Chapter Summary
Terms and Concepts
Study Questions
Exercises
8. Management in Latin America
Chapter Objectives
Macro-Environment
The Latin American CEO
Japanese Management
Chapter Summary
Terms and Concepts
Study Questions
Exercises
9. Yesterday, Today and Tomorrow