1st Edition

The Routledge Companion to Cross-Cultural Management

Edited By Nigel Holden, Snejina Michailova, Susanne Tietze Copyright 2015
    506 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    506 Pages 13 B/W Illustrations
    by Routledge

    This Routledge Companion provides a timely and authoritative overview of cross-cultural management as an academic domain and field of practice for academics and students. With contributions from over 60 authors from 20 countries, the book is organised in to five thematic areas:

    • Review, survey and critique
    • Language and languages: moving from the periphery to the core

    • Cross-cultural management research and education
    • The new international business landscape

    • Rethinking a multidisciplinary paradigm.

    Edited by an international team of scholars and featuring contributions from a range of leading cross-cultural management experts, this prestigious volume represents the most comprehensive guide to the development and scope of cross-cultural management as an academic discipline.

    Keynote Foreword (Mary Yoko Brannen) 

    Editorial Introduction (Nigel Holden, Snejina Michailova and Susanne Tietze)

    Section 1: Review, Survey and Critique

    1.Introduction (Sonja Sackmann)

    2.Cross-Cultural Management Rising (Margaret Phillips and Sonja Sackmann)

    3.Towards a Complex View of Culture (Fiona Moore)

    4.Cross-Cultural Management at a Cross-Roads? (Wolfgang Mayrhofer and Katharina Pernkopf-Konhäusner)

    5.The Hofstede Factor (Sierk Ybema and Pál Nyíri)

    6.The Impact of Japan on Western Management (Christina Ahmadjian and Ulrike Schaede)

    7.Cross-Cultural Management: Arguing the case for non-cultural explanations (Vlad Vaiman and Nigel Holden) 

    8.Challenges of Working and Conducting Business in Cross Cultures (Mikael Søndergaard and Sonja Sackmann)

    Section 2: Language and Languages

    9.Introduction (Terry Mughan)

    10.Cross-Cultural Management and Language Studies Within IB Research (Markus Pudelko, Ann-Wil Harzing and Helen Tenzer)

    11.Researching Supra- and Sub-National Contexts (Anders Klitmøller, Jakob Lauring and Toke Bjerregard) 

    12.Multicultural and Multilingual (Priscilla Goby and Catherine Nickerson)

    13.Multilinguaculturing (P. Yanaprasart)

    14.Translation in Cross-Cultural Management (Chris Steyaert and Maddy Janssens)

    15.What Bicultural-Bilinguals do in Multinational Corporations (Wilhelm Barner-Rasmussen)

    16.Language Diversity in Management Education (Linda Cohen, Jane Kassis-Henderson and Philippe Lecomte)

    17.Language-Oriented Human Resource Management Practices in Multinational Companies (Vesa Peltokorpi) 

    18.Company Linguistic Identity and its Metaphorical Dimensions (Magdalena Bielenia-Grajewska)

    Section 3: Cross-Cultural Management Research and Education

    19.Introduction (Gavin Jack)

    20.Bridging Etic and Emic Approaches in Cross-Cultural Management Research (Jia He and Fons J. R. van de Vijver)

    21.Beyond Positivism (Ajnesh Prasad)

    22.Beyond West-Centrism (Alfredo Behrens)

    23.The Present and Future of Cross-Cultural Management Education in China (Yunxia Zhu and Zhaohui Wang) 

    24.The Evolution of a Cross-Cultural Perspective in Russian Business Education (Sheila M. Puffer, Daniel J. McCarthy, Anna Gryaznova and Vyacheslav Boltrukevich)

    25.Intercultural Encounters as Socially Constructed Experiences (Prue Holmes)

    26.In Search of an International Experience (Sarah Robinson)

    Section 4: The New International Business Landscape

    27. Introduction (Fiona Moore)

    28.Global Innovation through Cross-Cultural Collaboration (Karina R. Jensen)

    29.Culture in the Audit File (Olof P.G. Bik)

    30.Cyber-Threats and Cybersecurity Challenges (Nir Kshetri and Lailani Laynesa Alcantara)

    31.A Nation of Money and Sheep (Már Wolfgang Mixa)

    32.The Evolving World of the Cross-Cultural Manager as a Corporate and Socio-Political Actor (Ödül Bozkurt) 

    33.Under Construction But Open for Business (Leila DeVriese)

    34.Transformational Leadership (Gregory Bott)

    35.Indian Boundary Spanners in Cross-Cultural and Inter-Organisational Teamwork (Anne-Marie Søderberg) 

    36.‘Looking Forward by Looking Back’: A transdisciplinary self/other perspective on intercultural expatriate research (David Guttormsen) 

    Section 5: Rethinking a Multidisciplinary Paradigm

    37.Introduction (Janne Tienari)

    38.Interdisciplinary Research of Cultural Diversity (Slawek Magala)

    39.Post-Colonial Feminist Contributions to Cross-Cultural Management (Banu Özkazanc-Pan)

    40.What Cross-Cultural Management Doesn’t Tell Us (Matti Nojonen)

    41.Making Sense of Gender Equality Across Cultures (Mariana I. Paludi and Jean Helms Mills) 

    42.Reproducing Self and the Other (Michal Frenkel, Irina Lyan and Gili Drori)

    43.Finns, Russians, and the Smokescreen of Culture (Alexei Koveshnikov)

    44.Management is Back! (Johanna Saarinen and Rebecca Piekkari)

    45. A Multiparadigm Analysis of Cross-Cultural Encounters (Henriett Primecz, Laurence Romani and Katalin Topcu)


    Nigel Holden is Visiting Research Fellow at Leeds University Business School, UK.

    Snejina Michailova is Professor of International Business at the University of Auckland, New Zealand.

    Susanne Tietze is Professor of Management at Keele University, UK.

    'Never in the history of humanity has it been more important for the peoples of the world to learn how to effectively communicate with each other, both within global corporations and across societies and organizations worldwide. The Routledge Companion to Cross-Cultural Management is therefore both timely and important for every manager, and student of management, who believes that communicating respect is as important as 'getting the work done'.' - Nancy J. Adler, Professor, McGill University, Canada and author of International Dimensions of Organizational Behavior and the Leadership Insight journal (Routledge)

    'What a tremendous collection of work by many of the world’s greatest experts on cross-cultural and international issues! The Routledge Companion to Cross-Cultural Management is a highly significant path towards advancing the field through the collective works of global scholars addressing cultural issues ranging from theory overview, topic specific issues, educational initiatives, and new advances in the field. I highly recommend this edited volume for both the academic scholar as well as the student of cultural issues in management.' - P. Christopher Earley, Professor, Purdue University, USA

    'The aptly named Companion to Cross-Cultural Management is indeed a volume that should be the companion to everyone active in cross-cultural management research and education. It provides excellent coverage of the field including the often overlooked area of language.' - David C. Thomas, PhD, Beedie Chair and Professor of International Management, Simon Fraser University, Canada, Author of 'Cross Cultural Management: Essential Concepts'