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This chapter addresses fatherhood in the context of the workplace and family. We begin with a review of the current literature on fatherhood to consider the primary theoretical perspectives that are relevant to understanding men’s transitions to fatherhood: gender, identity, and work-life integration. Then we discuss the transition to fatherhood in...
The global competencies framework describes the specific skills, attitudes, and behavioral repertoire required for effective global management.
Map, bridge, integrate (MBI) model offers a way to recognize and analyze cultural differences. Ignoring cultural differences may be easier in the short term, but may well create problems over time.
The term ethnocentrism originates in anthropology and describes the tendency to make value judgments about other cultures from one's own cultural perspective and to regard one's own culture as central and superior.
The discipline of international management has developed within the domain of international business. There are several ways the discipline is structured within business schools. The pedagogy of international management has several directions, as well, and is evolving.
Hofstede's cultural dimensions form a framework that provides basis for an initial understanding of cultural differences.
This broad term describes excellence in the arts (opera and the symphony – high culture), a people's cooking and eating habits, ways of thinking, assumptions, beliefs, values, practices, and institutions, distinctive to a particular society.
Accounting follows different patterns in different parts of the world, in part due to cultural differences. There are now two main accounting standards in the global arena. The private organization that establishes accounting standards in the United States is the Financial Accounting Standards Board (FSAB). The FASB's standards are the United State...
Kluckhohn and Strodtbeck were anthropologists who developed a culture values orientation theory that looks at culture as a collective response to six problems all societies encounter.
The term context is used in several ways in international management. In the more general way, context describes the environment around a specific focus, such as the geographic area, business conditions, cultural assumptions, and unique history. Context also is used more specifically to describe the communication process environment across cultures...
Hall uses reliance on context to describe communication patterns and their differences across cultures.
SnoworSand, Student Travel Solutions describes the development of a travel service targeting students abroad for cultural and recreational travel during their foreign sojourns. The case focuses on the decisions needed to transition the venture from a lifestyle hobby into a growing, scalable business. Charlie Bishop, the founder, has created a niche...
In a series of interviews with leading cross-cultural management (CCM) educators, we examine the state of the CCM field within business education. We invited eight prominent scholars and executive educators to consider the following main questions: What is the role of cross-cultural management in business curricula? What challenges do we face teach...
This article discusses the use of Bloom's taxonomy as a metacognitive framework for the student-centered management class, or what contemporary education researchers call scaffolding. The taxonomy is a six-level classification system that uses observed student behavior to infer the level of cognitive achievement. The article surveys thinking within...
Sumario: Management and culture -- Intercultural effectiveness in global management -- Implementing strategy, structure, and systems -- Corporate social behavior in a global economy: competing with integrity