This popular and highly successful book helps readers understand the implications of world cultures in the workplace. The book takes the point of view that culture does impact the organization, and that it has its most significant impact at the micro levelat the level of people communicating, working, and negotiating with other people.
Adler (international management, McGill U., Montreal, Canada) argues against the idea of a universal approach to management, arguing that all too often, traditional management literature and practice is still based on the behavior of Americans. Organized into three parts, the text covers the impact of culture on organizations, managing multicultural work environments, and unique issues in global management, such as culture shock, spouses, drawbacks and benefits to pursuing global careers, and cross-cultural entry and reentry transitions. Suitable for executives, managers, and college students studying organizational behavior. Annotation c. Book News, Inc., Portland, OR (booknews.com)