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Globalization and Culture at Work : Exploring Their Combined Glocality - Stuart C. Carr

Globalization and Culture at Work

Exploring Their Combined Glocality

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Behaviour at work can no longer be stereotyped as global or local - modern or traditional - with very little in-between. Instead work behaviour is a complex interplay between Global and Local values. It takes place in a Glocality. Thus individual achievement co-exists with group aspirations, pay diversity takes place in a social context, teamwork reflects cultural narrative, and labour mobility is bound by community bias. Globalization and Culture at Work: Exploring their Combined Glocality breaks new ground by exploring such glocalities, and the implications they create for managing human potential better. The volume is essential reading for researchers, managers, culturalists and consultants of work behaviour alike.

"The challenges of glocality are tricky and must be handled sensitively to avoid disruption between different cultures; the author provides ways to do just that."
(Cynthia D. Churchwell, Harvard Business School, U.S.A.)

For the complete book review, please visit http: //hbswk.hbs.edu/book-review.jhtml?id=4407&t=globalization

Preface
Globalization
What is Globalization?
Localization
Glocalization
Some foundational Theory
Glocality at Work
A Case in Point
Conclusion
Culture
Introduction
Country-level studies
Individual values
Organizational culture
Occupational culture
Glocal Positioning
Cultural Positioning
Link to Glocality
The Generality of Escalation
Theories of Positioning
Cultural Re-positioning
Interpretation
Summary
Achievement
A brief History of Achievement at work
n Ach in Social context
n Ach in Work context
Research on Motivational Gravity
A primary strand: Measures of Motivational Gravity
A secondary strand: Influences of Gravity on Work Behavior
Systems approach
Managing Motivational Gravity
Conclusion
Pay
A Theoretical Foundation
Behavioral theories of work Motivation
Task-focused theories of Motivation
Relationship-focused theories of Motivation
Research on double de-motivation
The Case
Managing Pay Justice
Conclusion
Power
The concept of Empowerment
Defining Teamwork
The Mantra of Diversity
Contingency approaches
A Glocal analysis
An Acid Test
Teams through Development
Mental Models
An approach to the fundamental Question
A Glocality?
The Broken Promise
Case Analysis
Managing the broken promise
Conclusion
Learning
Boundary-less careers
Boundary conditions
Utilising the Immigrants We Already Have
An Empirical Test of SIT, SAT, and SDT
Implications for policy and practice
Beyond Migration
A Synthesis
Conclusion
References
Index
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ISBN: 9781402078453
ISBN-10: 1402078455
Series: Advanced Studies in Theoretical & Applied Econometrics
Audience: General
Format: Paperback
Language: English
Number Of Pages: 194
Published: 3rd August 2004
Publisher: Springer-Verlag New York Inc.
Country of Publication: US
Dimensions (cm): 24.79 x 15.9  x 1.58
Weight (kg): 0.47