Cultures and Organizations

Author: Geert Hofstede
Publisher:
ISBN: 0006377408
Release Date: 1994
Genre: Cultural pluralism

Despite calls for better co-operation between countries and different cultures, there is still confrontation between people, groups and nations. But at the same time they are exposed to common problems which demand co-operation for the solution of these problems. This book helps to understand the differences in the way strategists and their followers think, offering practical solutions for those in business to help solve conflict between different groups.

Cultures and Organizations Software of the Mind Third Edition

Author: Geert Hofstede
Publisher: McGraw Hill Professional
ISBN: 0071770151
Release Date: 2010-05-24
Genre: Business & Economics

The revolutionary study of how the place where we grew up shapes the way we think, feel, and act-- with new dimensions and perspectives Based on research conducted in more than seventy countries over a forty-year span, Cultures and Organizations examines what drives people apart—when cooperation is so clearly in everyone’s interest. With major new contributions from Michael Minkov’s analysis of data from the World Values Survey, as well as an account of the evolution of cultures by Gert Jan Hofstede, this revised and expanded edition: Reveals the “moral circles” from which national societies are built and the unexamined rules by which people think, feel, and act Explores how national cultures differ in the areas of inequality, assertiveness versus modesty, and tolerance for ambiguity Explains how organizational cultures differ from national cultures—and how they can be managed Analyzes stereotyping, differences in language, cultural roots of the 2008 economic crisis, and other intercultural dynamics

Cultures and Organizations Software for the Mind

Author: Geert Hofstede
Publisher: McGraw-Hill Professional
ISBN: 9780071439596
Release Date: 2004-09-12
Genre: Business & Economics

The landmark study of cultural differences across 70 nations, Cultures and Organizations helps readers look at how they think—and how they fail to think—as members of groups. Based on decades of painstaking field research, this new edition features the latest scientific results published in Geert Hofstede’s scholarly work Culture’s Consequences, Second Edition. Original in thought and profoundly important, Cultures and Organizations offers vital knowledge and insight on issues that will shape the future of cultures and nations in a globalized world.

Exploring Culture

Author: Gert Jan Hofstede
Publisher: Nicholas Brealey Publishing
ISBN: 9780585485904
Release Date: 2002-09-24
Genre: Business & Economics

Provides more than seventy-five activities, dialogues and stories. An outstanding resource for trainers and educators.

Culture s Consequences

Author: Geert H. Hofstede
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 0803973241
Release Date: 2001-04-20
Genre: Business & Economics

Geert Hofstede has completely rewritten, revised and updated Culture's Consequences for the twenty-first century, he has broadened the book's cross-disciplinary appeal, expanded the coverage of countries examined from 40 to more than 50, reformulated his arguments and a large amount of new literature has been included. The book is structured around five major dimensions: power distance; uncertainty avoidance; individualism versus collectivism; masculinity versus femininity; and long term versus short-term orientation.

The Culture Map INTL ED

Author: Erin Meyer
Publisher: Hachette UK
ISBN: 9781610396714
Release Date: 2016-01-05
Genre: Business & Economics

Whether you work in a home office or abroad, business success in our ever more globalized and virtual world requires the skills to navigate through cultural differences and decode cultures foreign to your own. Renowned expert Erin Meyer is your guide through this subtle, sometimes treacherous terrain where people from starkly different backgrounds are expected to work harmoniously together. When you have Americans who precede anything negative with three nice comments; French, Dutch, Israelis, and Germans who get straight to the point (“your presentation was simply awful”); Latin Americans and Asians who are steeped in hierarchy; Scandinavians who think the best boss is just one of the crowd—the result can be, well, sometimes interesting, even funny, but often disastrous. Even with English as a global language, it's easy to fall into cultural traps that endanger careers and sink deals when, say, a Brazilian manager tries to fathom how his Chinese suppliers really get things done, or an American team leader tries to get a handle on the intra-team dynamics between his Russian and Indian team members. In The Culture Map, Erin Meyer provides a field-tested model for decoding how cultural differences impact international business. She combines a smart analytical framework with practical, actionable advice for succeeding in a global world.

Culture Leadership and Organizations

Author: Robert J. House
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781452208121
Release Date: 2004-04-29
Genre: Business & Economics

Culture, Leadership, and Organizations reports the results of a ten-year research program, the Global Leadership and Organizational Behavior Effectiveness (GLOBE) research program. GLOBE is a long-term program designed to conceptualize, operationalize, test, and validate a cross-level integrated theory of the relationship between culture and societal, organizational, and leadership effectiveness. A team of 160 scholars worked together since 1994 to study societal culture, organizational culture, and attributes of effective leadership in 62 cultures. Culture, Leadership, and Organizations: The GLOBE Study of 62 Societies reports the findings of the first two phases of GLOBE. The book is primarily based on the results of the survey of over 17,000 middle managers in three industries: banking, food processing, and telecommunications, as well as archival measures of country economic prosperity and the physical and psychological well-being of the cultures studied.

The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change

Author: Brenda B. Jones
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118429822
Release Date: 2012-06-25
Genre: Business & Economics

The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change is an essential tool for both practitioners and students who want to know how to effectively bring about meaningful and sustainable change in organizations. Featuring contributions from leading practitioners, academics, and scholars in the field, each chapter comprehensively explores a key aspect of organization development including core theories and methods, OD in the international and world setting, practical applications, the future of OD, and many others. Co-published with the NTL Institute, a long-time leader and champion for the field, The NTL Handbook of Organization Development and Change boasts an extensive range of knowledge, experience, and methods integrated by a philosophical system that underscores the vital mission of OD as well as provides expert guidance in the art and science of making organizational development and change work.

Cross Cultural Analysis

Author: Michael Minkov
Publisher: SAGE
ISBN: 9781452278858
Release Date: 2012-06-06
Genre: Social Science

Cross-Cultural Analysis is the sequel to Culture's Consequences, the classic work published by Geert Hofstede, one of the most influential management thinkers in today's times. Hofstede's original work introduced a new research paradigm in cross-cultural analysis: studying cultural differences through nation-level dimensions (complex variables defined by intercorrelated items). This paradigm has been subsequently used by hundreds of prominent scholars all over the world and has produced solid results. This new text takes the next step: It critically examines in one comprehensive volume the current, prevalent approaches to cross-cultural analysis at the level of nations that have been developed since Hofstede's work, offering students and researchers the theoretical and practical advantages and potential pitfalls of each method. The book is structured into four distinct parts. Parts I and II focus on the main theoretical and statistical issues in cross-cultural analysis using Hofstede's approach and the different research methods now associated with it. Part II consists of presentations of all well-known (and some lesser known) large-scale cross-cultural studies since Hofstede's work that have explained cross-cultural variation in terms of dimensional models. Part III summarizes the main conclusions to be drawn from the presentations in Part II and l explains how the proposed models have contributed to our practical understanding of cross-cultural diversity.

Cultural Agility

Author: Paula Caligiuri
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 9781118330548
Release Date: 2013-01-30
Genre: Business & Economics

HR professionals' guide to creating a culturally agile talent pipeline Succeeding in today's global economy requires organizations to acquire, develop, and retain professionals who can operate effectively around the world, irrespective of country or culture. More than ever before, organizations need a pipeline of professionals who possess cultural agility, the ability to quickly, comfortably, and successfully work in cross-cultural and international environments. As the competition for culturally agile talent grows, meeting this critical human resource challenge requires highly effective, cutting-edge talent management practices. With step-by-step guidance and evidence of effectiveness, this book offers those critical practices—many which can be implemented today. Includes how-to details for implementing talent management practices to build a pipeline of cultural agile professionals in any organization Features illustrative examples from a wide range of organizations, including the Peace Corps, the US Military, and many Fortune 500 companies Allows access to the Cultural Agility Self-Assessment (CASA), an interactive online assessment This book is a must-have resource for human resource professionals and all business leaders who know that the key to their organizations' success in today's complex global economy is their culturally agile human talent.

Strategic Leadership Across Cultures

Author: Robert J. House
Publisher: SAGE Publications
ISBN: 9781483315812
Release Date: 2013-08-07
Genre: Business & Economics

Unique in its focus, methodology, and impact, Strategic Leadership Across Cultures: The GLOBE Study of CEO Leadership Behavior and Effectiveness in 24 Countries is a must-have for those studying or practicing in the fields of global leadership, cross-cultural leadership, and organization studies. Reporting on research obtained during the third phase of the ten-year GLOBE project, the book examines strategic leadership effectiveness for executive and top-level management based on data from more than 1,000 CEOs and over 6,000 top management team members in 24 countries. Authors Robert J. House, Mary Sully de Luque, Peter Dorfman, Mansour Javidan, and Paul L. Hanges offer a series of propositions about executive leadership based on the unified theory —developed after the publication of the first GLOBE book—and empirically test these propositions. They provide evidence that leadership matters, executive leadership matters greatly, and that societal cultures influence the kind of leadership that is expected and effective.

HRD in the Age of Globalization

Author: Michael Marquardt
Publisher:
ISBN: 0786729899
Release Date: 2004-08-18
Genre: Business & Economics

An impressive overview of Human Resource Development programs the world over-touching on important issues in culture, environment, and geopolitics

Global Organization Development

Author: Therese F. Yaeger
Publisher: IAP
ISBN: 9781593115609
Release Date: 2006
Genre: Business & Economics

The purpose of this book is to address one of the most rapidly growing and important areas in the field of organization development. Despite its importance, relatively little is known about international and global organization development. This book is designed to summarize and apply the existing knowledge in international and global organization development in such a fashion as to provide insight, knowledge, and application in a way that is most helpful to the organization development professional who is interested in, or working in, the field. The book incorporates models of cultural differences, which are identified and expanded in terms of the implications for the practice of organization development. (1) It explores cultural values in terms of differences in resistance to change, the nature of leadership roles, organizational structure and the application of such organization development techniques as team building, survey feedback, job redesign, and large group methods. (2) It explore successes in both developed and developing countries. (3) It provides a list of competencies both for basic knowledge and skills and their extension to international work. It explores the match between organization development interventions and national cultural values. (4) It explores the role of economic development and legal and political structures for global organization development practitioners. It deals with the issue of culture specific versus universal organization development techniques. (5) It incorporates stories from pioneers in the field as well as more recent members of the organization development community. (6) It uses illustrations from award-winning international projects. (7) It draws on a substantial amount of work undertaken by the authors including over one hundred interviews with leading organization development professionals, surveys of organization development professionals, articles and books on international/global organization development and the authors' own international research including an awardwinning international case.

Diagnosing and Changing Organizational Culture

Author: Kim S. Cameron
Publisher: John Wiley & Sons
ISBN: 1118003322
Release Date: 2011-02-10
Genre: Business & Economics

The Third Edition of this key resource provides a means of understanding and changing organizational culture in order to make organizations more effective. It provides validated instruments for diagnosing organizational culture and management competency; a theoretical framework (competing values) for understanding organizational culture; and a systematic strategy and methodology for changing organizational culture and personal behavior. New edition includes online versions of the MSAI and OCAI assessments and new discussions of the implications of national cultural profiles.

Managing Cultural Differences

Author: Philip Robert Harris
Publisher: Gulf Professional Publishing
ISBN: UCSD:31822029736899
Release Date: 2000
Genre: Acculturation

Make no mistake. Here is the original, best-selling guide to developing cross-cultural skills, now revised for the new millenium. With more than 100,000 copies in print and adopted by more than 200 Universities worldwide, this classic is praised as a 'bible of multiculturalism' (New York Times News Service) It clearly shows how to develop the cross-cultural expertise essential to succeed in a world of rapid and profound economic, political, and cultural changes. While retaining the wisdom of the previous editions, this new edition provides leading-edge insights into work culture and globalization. In addition to a new chapter on 'Women in Global Business', this fifth edition describes effective cross-cultural strategies and policies that will help you: * capitalize on expanding international markets * improve cross-cultural business communication * master the subtle important art of business protocol * create a successful multicultural management program Easy-to-read mini case histories, illustrations, exhibits, and country profiles supply guidelines to improve leadership skills for globalization, communications, negotiations and strategic alliances, cultural changes, cultural synergy, and diversity in the workplace. 'Managing Cultural Differences' continues to be the premier source of information on the dynamics of culture and business. Professors and trainers will benefit from the reorganized companion Instructor's Guide.