1st Edition

Global Mindsets
Exploration and Perspectives





ISBN 9781138617155
Published June 8, 2018 by Routledge
202 Pages

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Book Description

Global Mindsets seeks to tackle a topic that is relatively new in research and practice, and is considered by many to be critical for firms seeking to conduct global business. It argues that multiple mindsets exist (across and within organizations), that they operate in a global context, and that they are dynamic and undergo change and action. Part of the mindset(s) may depend upon place, situation and context where individuals and organizations operate. The book examines the notion of "mindset" is situational and dynamic, especially in a global setting, why it is important for future scholars and managers and how it could be conceptualized.

The book includes conceptual chapters that push the current boundaries of research on the topic and empirical chapters that demonstrate how different organizations in different countries apply mindset perspectives in their management practices. It seeks to help academics, consultants, and researchers understand what has been said and studied about global mindsets in action and gain insights into possible directions and challenges that the field may face in the future.

Table of Contents

1. Mindsets and Global Organizational Strategies

John Kuada

2. Two Decades of Global Mindset Research: Approaches and Issues

Andreea Ioana Bujac and John Kuada

3. Moving Toward Global Mindset: An Exploratory Process Framework

Nancy K. Napier and Kelsey Crow

4. Globalization, Regionalization and Global Mindset: Shifting Perspectives in the 21 Century

Nigel J. Holden

5. Global Mindset: From Strategic Choice to Situational Capability

Olav Jull Sørensen

6. Incipiency of Global Mindset among Smaller Manufacturing Enterprises

George Tesar and Hamid Moini

7. Smaller Manufacturing Enterprises: Managers and Their Global Mindset

George Tesar and Hamid Moini

8. Global Mindset as Integrability of Emerging Socio-cultural Values through Mindsponge Processes: A Transition Economy Perspective

Quan Hoang Vuong

9. Mindsets, Culture and Danish-Ghanaian Interfirm Collaborations

John Kuada

10. Building Global Mindset in a Danish Multinational Corporation

John Kuada, Olav Jull Sorensen, Nigel Holden, Nancy K. Napier, George Tesar

11. Culture’s Consequences of Danish Expatriates’ Global Mindset

John Kuada

12. Advancing Global Mindset Research: Opportunities and Challenges

John Kuada

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Biography

John Kuada is Professor of International Management in the Department of Business and Management at Aalborg University, Denmark.