1st Edition

International Business Research Culture, Work, Employment, and Leadership

Edited By Moshe Banai, Abraham Stefanidis, Jean J. Boddewyn Copyright 2024

    Drawing on contributions from nine prominent scholars, the book reflects on global aspects of research in work, employment, leadership, management, and business. It follows current trends in global business research and recommends directions for closing the gaps between theory and practice for the benefit of executives in multinational corporations, academics, and international transients.

    Work and employment remain important and a core part of life, giving not only a sense of purpose, routine and meaning, but also independence and the ability to connect and contribute to the lives of others and society. Leadership styles and management behaviors in earlier multi-country studies did not demonstrate significant associative patterns regarding interpersonal leadership in different countries, and the use of mainstream single-country leadership meta-categories was invalidated. Thus, future studies of leadership should focus on investigating interpersonal leadership across national borders in combination with contemporary trends such as distance leadership, global virtual teams, and intersectionality. As more and more people seek employment across borders, various types of sojourners, specifically millions of low status international workers, with some few exceptions, have largely been ignored by scholars who study international mobility. This failure adds to the research - practice gap between scholars who investigate, and the practitioners who manage, sojourners of all status levels.

    This book will appeal to scholars in leadership, management, international business, cultural studies and to practicing managers. The chapters in this book were originally published in International Studies of Management & Organization.

    Moshe Banai and Abraham Stefanidis 

    Introduction - Half a century of culture, work, employment, and leadership scholarship
    Moshe Banai and Abraham Stefanidis 

    1. ISMO and international business: past and future
    Oded Shenkar

    2.  Perspectives on work, employment and management: Asia, comparisons and convergence
    Chris Rowley

    3.   Bringing context back into international business studies: own research experiences, reflections and suggestions for future research
    Markus Pudelko

    4.   Interpersonal leadership across cultures: a historical exposé and a research agenda
    Lena Zander

    5.   From ‘elites’ to ‘everyone': re-framing international mobility scholarship to be all-encompassing
    Yvonne Kallane and Chris Brewster

    6.   From Comparative Management to Supranational Management
    Moshe Banai



    Moshe Banai is Professor Emeritus at the Zicklin School of Business, Baruch College, The City University of New York, USA. He has published over one hundred articles about various global management issues in leading academic and practitioners journals. He has served as the Editor of International Studies of Management & Organization for over twelve years and taught and consulted with domestic and multinational corporations in over thirty countries.

    Abraham Stefanidis is Professor and the Director of Faculty Research at The Peter J. Tobin College of Business, St John’s University, New York, USA. He has studied, taught, and conducted research internationally. He has served as the Editor of International Studies of Management & Organization. His research focuses on international human resource management, global business ethics, and disability.

    Jean J. Boddewyn was Professor Emeritus in the Zicklin School of Business of Baruch College, City University of New York, USA. He received the 2002 Academy of Management’s (AOM's) Distinguished Service Award in recognition of his service as Founding Editor of International Studies of Management & Organization; his pioneering research on comparative management, foreign divestment, and international business-government relations; and his leadership roles as an early Chair of the AOM’s International Management Division as well as Vice President and then President of the Academy of International Business (AIB). Professor Boddewyn passed in 2022.