Leading International Teams
A Guide to the New World Order
How are the emerging markets changing the rules of international management? What we can learn from the cultures of teams in the BRIC or MINT countries and as globalisation is transforming world business how is it rewriting the rules of international team leadership. This is a brand new edition of one of the most influential books on international teams of the1990s by Sue Canney Davison and Karen Ward. What is distinctive about this book is that the absolute core messages of what makes collaboration work and how can teams most support it, are not new. At the same time, the book will show where the understanding and language about teams has moved to in the last 20 years. It will distinctively distil the accessible key actions that make a real difference to success. It will also present these in a much broader set of cultural contexts than has normally been the case. I t will move well beyond the previous focus on America, Europe and Japan as ’global’ to bring in the BRICs, especially China, the Middle east, and the fact that, despite all its troubles, Africa is the continent likely to experience the most economic growth in the next few decades just as China’s economy is forecast to rise to the size of India and US combined by 2050. The book will distinctively look at how do these cultures and economies approach multi-culturalism and international teams? It will examine the extent to which different cultural approaches to leadership and teams influence or change any of the ’team basics’. A reader will find a truly global approach in the breadth of examples, ideas and discussions.
Sue Canney Davison is Visiting Research Fellow at the Centre for Global Strategy, Beedie School of Business, Simon Fraser University Vancouver BC Canada. She’s also a Member of International Organisational Network and on the Editorial board of the Journal of Cross-Cultural management. During her career, Sue has worked with many organisations globally on teams and strategic change. Educated in UK, she has lived in India for six years, UK for nine and Africa for twenty and has worked and travelled in over 35 countries. Karen Ward is Programme Director for The Corporate Research Forum. In her earlier career Karen founded Talent Psychology Consulting; she was Strategic HR and Talent Practice lead at Ashridge Management College; Capability Director for Department for Work and Pensions and the Cabinet Office; an organizational development professional at Glaxo Welcome and an HR & OD Consultant for PA Consulting.