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Economics, finance, business & management

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Management Across Cultures Challenges, Strategies, and Skills

Management Across Cultures Challenges, Strategies, and Skills

In today's competitive global economy, most managers are - or will be - global managers. They may work in their home country, but are influenced by global events and have to manage diverse workforces. As such, they need multicultural competence and global management skills to work successfully across cultures. This new edition pairs a richly illustrated text with management applications, key concepts, discussion questions, web-based cases and skill-building exercises aimed at current and aspiring managers. Each chapter is accompanied by a Manager's Notebook highlighting field strategies and encouraging students to develop multicultural competence that will be highly valued by future employers. Exploring the challenges and opportunities facing global managers, readers can examine cultural, organizational, and managerial environments before developing a range of skills from communication and leadership to negotiation and global team management. Suitable for students taking courses in international management, cross-cultural management or international HRM at advanced undergraduate, Masters and MBA levels.

Blockchain The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review

Blockchain The Insights You Need from Harvard Business Review

Author: Harvard Business Review, Don Tapscott, Marco Iansiti Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 17/09/2019

A curated collection of HBR's latest thinking on blockchain. Curates the latest and most important thinking on blockchain--a topic that all leaders and managers need to be up to speed with and conversant on. Provides a range of diverse contributors and viewpoints with clear takeaways. From foundational basics to research to use cases--all with HBR's quality and rigor. Introduces readers to the topic. Provides the essential basics and prepares them for more in-depth engagement. Provides intermediates with a refresher on the basics of the topic and extends their knowledge with HBR's most cutting-edge, forward-looking, and provocative content on the topic. Answers the question What does HBR have to say about blockchain? for customers who have read authored books on the topic. Features an introduction, tying the book together, from one of HBR's leading experts on the topic. Executive summaries and key points bullets to give readers immediate takeaways. Audience: Leaders and managers who need to get up to speed, quickly, on what they need to know about Blockchain. Leaders who need to understand the basics of Blockchain, know what the options are when they're considering adopting blockchain-based technology, keep up with their competitors and colleagues, and reinvent their business for the future.

Race, Work, & Leadership New Perspectives on the Black Experience

Race, Work, & Leadership New Perspectives on the Black Experience

Author: Laura Morgan Roberts, Anthony J. Mayo, David A. Thomas Format: Hardback Release Date: 03/09/2019

Race, Work, and Leadership is a rare and important compilation of essays that examines how race matters in people's experience of work and leadership. What does it mean to be black in corporate America today? How are racial dynamics in organizations changing in a post-Obama era? How do we build inclusive organizations? Inspired by and developed in conjunction with the research and programming for Harvard Business School's 2018 celebration of the 50th anniversary of the founding of the HBS African American Student Union, this groundbreaking book shines new light on these and other timely questions and illuminates the present-day dynamics of race in the workplace. Contributions from top scholars, researchers, and practitioners in leadership, organizational behavior, psychology, sociology, and education test the relevance of long-held assumptions and reconsider the research approaches and interventions needed to understand and advance African Americans in work settings and leadership roles. At a time when there are fewer African American men and women in corporate leadership roles (following a peak in 2002), Race, Work, and Leadership will stimulate new scholarship and dialogue on the organizational and leadership challenges of African Americans and become the indispensable reference for anyone committed to understanding, studying, and acting on the challenges facing leaders who are building inclusive organizations.

Almost Perfekt How Sweden Works and What We Can Learn From It

Almost Perfekt How Sweden Works and What We Can Learn From It

Author: David Crouch Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Sweden A country that defies the laws of economic gravity. A land with high wages, strong unions and generous welfare. A dream location for business and a bastion of social responsibility, coming out on top for childcare, equality and quality of life. Perfect. Or is it? Having lived in Sweden for six years, journalist David Crouch has a unique perspective as an outsider looking in on one of the world's most successful yet divided countries. Based on more than 70 interviews with leading figures in Swedish industry and politics, Almost Perfekt is a journey through Swedish society and what sets it apart from the world today. How does Sweden manage unemployment? What makes it so good for business? And how is it dealing with immigration? With political and economic upheaval threatening to pull Europe apart, discover the reality of how Sweden works and what we can learn from it.

Outspoken Why Women's Voices Get Silenced and How to Set Them Free

Outspoken Why Women's Voices Get Silenced and How to Set Them Free

Author: Veronica Rueckert Format: Hardback Release Date: 08/08/2019

Are you done with the mansplaining? Have you been interrupted one too many times? Don't stop talking. Take your voice back. Women's voices aren't being heard-at work, at home, in public, and in every facet of their lives. When they speak up, they're seen as pushy, loud, and too much. When quiet, they're dismissed as meek and mild. Everywhere they turn, they're confronted by the assumptions of a male-dominated world. From the Supreme Court to the conference room to the classroom, women are interrupted far more often than their male counterparts. In the lab, researchers found that female executives who speak more often than their peers are rated 14 percent less competent, while male executives who do the same enjoy a 10 percent competency bump. In Outspoken, Veronica Rueckert-a Peabody Award-winning former host at Wisconsin Public Radio, trained opera singer, and communications coach-teaches women to recognize the value of their voices and tap into their inherent power, potential, and capacity for self-expression. Detailing how to communicate in meetings, converse around the dinner table, and dominate political debates, Outspoken provides readers with the tools, guidance, and encouragement they need to learn to love their voices and rise to the obligation to share them with the world. Outspoken is a substantive yet entertaining analysis of why women still haven't been fully granted the right to speak, and a guide to how we can start changing the culture of silence. Positive, instructive, and supportive, this welcome and much-needed handbook will help reshape the world and make it better for women-and for everyone. It's time to stop shutting up and start speaking out.

Developmentalism as Strategy Interrogating Post-colonial Narratives on India's North East

Developmentalism as Strategy Interrogating Post-colonial Narratives on India's North East

Author: Rakhee Bhattacharya Format: Hardback Release Date: 01/08/2019

Developmentalism as Strategy: Interrogating Post-colonial Narratives on India's North East critically examines the post-colonial developmental trajectory of the Indian State at its northeastern periphery. Due to its unique historical geography, India's North East has been systematically marginalized and was imagined as `underdeveloped'. The dominant narrative of India's economic nationalism has largely acted as a strategy within the North East in the context of resource appropriation and national security, and producing new arrangements of knowledge, power and practices. Adopting a methodological approach of interdisciplinarity, this book attempts to understand the exceptions to India's dominant development policy as applied in the North East. In the changing dynamics of political economy of development in the region, the book further examines the subsequent transformation of the narrative of the North East from a `geographic marginality' to a `natural gateway', and explores the alternative to such mainstream development approach by raising debates in India's North East.

Public Sector Marketing Pro

Public Sector Marketing Pro

Author: Joanne Sweeney Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

Turn Enemies into Allies The Art of Peace in the Workplace

Turn Enemies into Allies The Art of Peace in the Workplace

Author: Judy (Judy Ringer) Ringer Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/05/2019

The Export Gardener The comical misadventures of a clumsy Australian

The Export Gardener The comical misadventures of a clumsy Australian

Author: Richard Harrison Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 25/04/2019