4th Edition

International Perspectives on Organizational Behavior

ISBN 9781138497191
Published October 16, 2018 by Routledge
358 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations

USD $62.95

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Book Description

The book examines the international, cross-cultural environment faced by international firms, detailing how this environment affects behavior at both the individual and organizational levels.

Fully updated to incorporate the latest research in the field, Punnett has also invested in several new features that will make this book even more appealing to students and instructors:

  • Expanded and new coverage of several key topics, including diversity, multi-cultural teams, virtual teams, global careers, global talent management, global value chains, ethics, and millennials.
  • New pedagogy—learning objectives, chapter summaries, lessons learned, cases, mini-cases, and discussion questions—to help students consolidate learning and encourage critical thinking.

Clearly written and concise, International Perspectives on Organizational Behavior helps students of international organizational behavior and cross-cultural management classes understand the many differences that managers face when operating cross-nationally, and provides them with practical tools to tackle these differences.

Table of Contents

1. The Management World in the Twenty First Century

2. The Cultural Environment

3. The Political and Regulatory Environment

4. The Historical and Geographical Environment

5. The Language and Religious Environment

6. The Economic Environment

7. An International Perspective on Motivation

8. An International Perspective on Leadership

9. An International Perspective on Communication and Negotiation

10. An International Perspective on Human Resource Choices

11. Managing the Expatriate Experience

12. Special Issues in International Human Resource Management


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Betty Jane Punnett is Professor Emerita at the University of the West Indies—Cave Hill, Barbados. She has published over seventy papers in international journals and five books including Managing in Developing Countries, published by Routledge in 2018.