This book provides an overview of current approaches and research in the field of international organizations with a focus on implementation issues in a globalized context.<br><ul><br><li>Written by a team of recognized leaders in the field, associated with the growing and influential International Organizations Network (ION). <br><li>Covers topical issues such as managing virtual teams and globalization. <br><li>Makes a cohesive statement about the field of international organizations. <br><li>Is written with a focus on implementation issues. <br><li>Offers a solid contribution to the closing of the gap between researchers and practitioners.</li></ul>
"At no time in the world's history have we been more in need of
global understanding than today. Lane, Maznevski, Mendenhall, and
McNett have brought together some of the most up-to-date
scholarship on globalization and global management to help guide us
through the complexity of the opening years of the twenty-first
century. Read it, it is well worth your time." Professor Nancy
Adler, McGill University, Canada
"The wealth of knowledge represented in this book is simply
breathtaking...This handbook is very likely going to stand the test
of times and will be a major resource on global management for many
years to come." Maximilian Von Zedtwitz, R&D
?The handbook brings together significant discussions on
key elements of global management, providing an excellent resource
for executives, students and scholars.? Helen de Cieri,
Journal of International Business Studies
?Researchers, trainers, and students of global management
will all find value in this book"International Journal of
?The approach taken by this book is original?the
editors and contributors deserve kudos for their ambitious and
worthwhile contribution. It is unlike any other book on the topic
that I am aware of. It is well worth your time to pursue it for its
intellectual as well as pedagogical riches.? International
Journal of Intercultural Relations
List of Figures.
List on the Contributors.
Introducing ION: The International Organization Network.
How ION Works.
Blackwell Handbook of Global Management: A Guide to Managing
Global Complexity: The Process.
Part I: Introduction: Understanding People and
1. Globalization: Hercules Meets Buddha: Henry W. Lane, Martha
L. Maznevski, Mark Mendenhall.
2. People in Global Organizations: Culture, Personality and
Dynamics - Mary Yoko Brannen, Carolina Gomez, Mark F. Peterson,
Laurence Romani, Lilach Sagiv.
Part II: Global Competencies:.
3. Global Competencies: An Introduction: Alan Bird, Joyce S.
4. The Crucial Yet Illusive Global Mindset: Nakiye Boyacigiller,
Schon Beechler, Sully Taylor, Orly Levy.
5. Interpersonal Skills:.
Part A. Mindful Communication: David C. Thomas, Joyce S.
Part B. Creating and Building Trust: Ellen Whitener, Guenter
6. The System Level Skills of Gobal Competency:.
Part A. Boundary Spanning: Schon Beechler, Mikael Sondergaard,
Edwin Miller, Alan Bird.
Part B. Building Community Through Change: Joyce S. Osland, Alan
Part C. Ethical Decision-Making: Jeanne McNett, Mikael
Part III: Teaming and Leading:.
7. Leading in a Global Context: Vision in Complexity: Deanne N.
8. Designing and Forming Global Teams: Julia C. Gluesing,
Cristina B. Gibson.
9. Effective Team Processes for Global Teams: Sue Canney
Davison, Bjorn Z. Ekelund.
10. Performance Management in Global Teams: Bradley L. Kirkman,
Deanne N. Den Hartog.
Part IV: Executing Strategic Initiatives Globally:.
11. Managing Knowledge in Global Organizations: Tatiana Kostova,
Nicholas Athanassiou, Iris Berdrow.
12. External Sourcing of Knowledge in the International Firm:
13. Seeking Global Advantage With Information Management and
Information Technology Capabilities: Donald A. Marchand.
14. Global Account Management: New Structures, New Tasks: Julian
Birkinshaw, Joseph J. DiStefano.
15. Barriers and Bonds to Knowledge Transfer in Global Alliances
and Mergers: Henry W. Lane, Danna Greenberg, Iris Berdrow.
16. Managing Complexity in the Global Innovation Process: A
Networks and Social Capital Solution: Edward F. McDonough III,
Francis C. Spital, Nicholas Athanassiou.
Part V: Special Issues in Developing and Transitioning
Introduction: Joyce S. Osland, Sue Canney Davison.
17. The Developing World: Towards a Managerial Understanding:
Betty Jane Punnett.
18. Leadership and Teamwork in the Developing Country Context:
19. Gaining Legitimacy: Management?s Challenge in
Developing and Transitioning Economies: Daniel J. McCarthy; Sheila
20. Management in Action in Developing Economies: Terence