2nd Edition

International Organizational Behavior Transcending Borders and Cultures

By Dean McFarlin, Paul Sweeney Copyright 2018
    406 Pages 67 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    406 Pages 67 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This book focuses on understanding and managing organizational behavior in an international context, considering the conceptual framework of culture and offering practical advice for navigating cultures in the workplace. Readers will gain new tools to interpret behavior, helping them to manage international challenges effectively.

    The authors outline the critical management and adaptation skills necessary to develop within a globalized organization, teaching the reader how to recruit, coordinate, and evaluate an international team. Updated "Culture Clash" and "Global Innovations" boxes provide important insights into identifying a core set of values to "customize" management techniques across cultures, focusing particularly on growing countries like India and China. The new edition features a more streamlined chapter structure, updated discussion questions, and new end-of-chapter cases with self-scoring quizzes for further development.

    International Organizational Behavior will prove a valuable resource for any student of organizational behavior, international management, and international business. A companion website provides additional support for instructors, featuring an instructor’s manual, test bank, and PowerPoint slides.

    Part I: The Role of Culture in Organizational Behavior

    1. International Organizational Behavior: Challenges and Options for Management

    2. Cultural Frameworks: Understanding Attitudes, Values, & Behavior

    3. Managing Conflict With Effective Communication & Negotiation

    Part II: Leading People and Teams Across Cultural Boundaries

    4. Motivating Employees Across Culture & Borders

    5. Effective Leadership in a Multicultural Environment

    6. Managing Diversity in Multicultural Teams & International Partnerships

    Part III: Building and Managing a Global Workforce

    7. Selection and Staffing Of International Employees

    8. Evaluating and Compensating International Employees

    9. Effective Management of Global Ethics and International Workforces


    Dean McFarlin is Dean and Professor of Management at Duquesne University, USA.

    Paul Sweeney is a Professor at the University of Dayton, USA.

    "This perfect resource is grounded in solid research, explaining exactly what every manager/leader needs to succeed in other countries. Its deliberate focus on people, culture, and the complexities that accompany living and working in another country are carefully presented through engaging material for students. It avoids pitfalls, like oversimplifying country culture, and doesn’t apply a 'one size fits all' approach. Instead, the book pulls readers out of their comfort zones to get them comfortable with the ambiguity and change that come with being a successful international manager."

    Eileen C. Sherman, Alverno College, USA

    "This outstanding publication is the premier textbook on the subject of international organizational behavior. It does an outstanding job of integrating the most current evidence-based research on such topics as cross-cultural negotiations, leadership and motivation in a multicultural environment, and managing ethics in the international employment relationship. It is the perfect text for Executive Education programs, MBA classes, and advanced undergraduate management classes."

    Douglas M. McCabe, Georgetown University, USA

    "McFarlin and Sweeney’s text is chock full of examples of compelling cross-cultural challenges managers in multinational companies face. This text fits my courses well because it illustrates a broad range of classic and current theories with practical, relevant, and engaging examples."

    Stuart D. Sidle, University of New Haven, USA