The book is an essentials volume that extracts key concepts in the management of people in a global context and presents them in a concise volume. In doing so it seeks to balance the various perspectives on the topic while reflecting the most current research available. Extensive references will allow readers wishing to explore concepts in more depth an avenue to do so. Each chapter begins with an introductory vignette (short case) that exemplifies the core issues to be discussed in the chapter. The vignette is referred to later in the chapter as the topic is developed. This approach is designed to make the reader immediately aware of how the knowledge can be applied. This device is in addition to end-of-chapter cases, which are used to reinforce concepts presented. Each chapter closes with a set of discussion questions designed to reinforce and/or apply key points in the chapter.
|Publication date:||15th August 2013|
|Author:||David C. Thomas, Mila B. Lazarova|
|Publisher:||SAGE Publications Inc|
David C. Thomas (PhD, University of South Carolina) is currently the Beedie Professor of International Management at Simon Fraser University, Vancouver, Canada. He is the author of ten books, including most recently The Multicultural Mind: Unleashing the Hidden Force for Innovation in Your Organization (Berrett-Kohler Publishers). He has also authored Essentials of International Human Resource Management: Managing People Globally from SAGE Publications (with Mila B. Lazarova) and the best selling Cultural Intelligence: People Skills for Global Business, published by Berrett-Koehler Publishers (with Kerr Inkson). With Peter B. Smith and Mark F. Peterson he published the Handbook of Cross-Cultural Management Research ...More About David C. Thomas, Mila B. Lazarova