Organizational Learning in the Global Context

Organizational Learning in the Global Context

Author: M. Leann Brown

Publisher: Ashgate Publishing, Ltd.

ISBN: 0754648427

Category: Political Science

Page: 310

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Packed with case studies all based on original research, this volume investigates how various organizations exploit experience and knowledge to change their activities and understanding of the world. The volume addresses a variety of issue areas such as the US embargo against Cuba, food security, Colombian drug trafficking, terrorist groups, the Catholic Church, and foreign aid agencies.

Organizational Behavior

Organizational Behavior

Author: Stephen P. Robbins

Publisher: Pearson South Africa

ISBN: 186891853X

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 580

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Robbins/Judge provide the research you want in the language your students understand; accompanied with the best selling self-assessment software, SAL. Some topics include management functions; the social sciences; helping employees balance work and other responsibilities; improving people skills; improving customer service; motivational concepts; communication; power and politics; conflict and negotiation; culture; and stress management. Globally accepted and written by one of the most foremost authors in the field, this is a necessary read for all managers, human resource workers, and anyone needing to understand and improve their people skills.

Asian Indigenous Psychologies in the Global Context

Asian Indigenous Psychologies in the Global Context

Author: Kuang-Hui Yeh

Publisher: Springer

ISBN: 9783319962320

Category: Psychology

Page: 330

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​This volume introduces Asian indigenous psychologies with an emphasis on major theoretical and practical issues. The contributions demonstrate the potential for the indigenous psychologies of Asia to offer an alternative model of the internationalization of psychology—an internationalization not dominated by Western psychology. As a whole, this volume explores knowledge production outside of Western psychology; asks important questions about the discipline, profession, and practice of Asian indigenous psychology; makes critical appraises of cultural and psychological assumptions; sheds light on the dialectics of the universal and the particular in indigenous psychology; and explores the possibilities for a more equitable global psychology.

Engineering Practice in a Global Context

Engineering Practice in a Global Context

Author: Bill Williams

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781315879369

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 302

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This volume aims to provide the reader with a broad cross-section of empirical research being carried out into engineers at work. The chapters provide pointers to other relevant studies over recent decades an important aspect, we believe, because this area has only recently begun to coalesce as a field of study and up to now relevant empirical re

The Work-Family Interface in Global Context

The Work-Family Interface in Global Context

Author: Karen Korabik

Publisher: Taylor & Francis

ISBN: 9781317553922

Category: Psychology

Page: 502

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Based on a sweeping, ten country study, The Work-Family Interface in Global Context comprises the most comprehensive and rigorous cross-cultural study of the work-family interface to date. Just as work-family conflict is associated with negative consequences for workers, organizations, and societies, so too can the work and family domains interact positively to enhance or enrich one another. Drawing on qualitative, quantitative, and policy-based data, chapters in this collection explore the influence of culture on the work-family interface in order to help researchers and managers understand the applicability of work-family models in a variety of contexts and further conceptualize work-family interactions through the development of a more universal knowledge. Members of the Project 3535 Team: Karen Korabik, University of Guelph, Canada. Zeynep Aycan, Koç University, Turkey. Roya Ayman, Illinois Institute of Technology, USA. Artiawati, University of Surabaya, Indonesia. Anne Bardoel, Monash University, Australia. Anat Drach-Zahavy, University of Haifa, Israel. Leslie B. Hammer, Portland State University, USA. Ting-Pang Huang, Soochow University, Taiwan. Donna S. Lero, University of Guelph, Canada. Tripti Pande-Desai, New Delhi Institute of Management, India. Steven Poelmans, EADA Business School, Spain. Ujvala Rajadhyaksha, Governors State University, USA. Anit Somech, University of Haifa, Israel. Li Zhang, Harbin Institute of Technology, China.

Ethical and Sustainable Supply Chain Management in a Global Context

Ethical and Sustainable Supply Chain Management in a Global Context

Author: Akkucuk, Ulas

Publisher: IGI Global

ISBN: 9781522589716

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 352

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The global supply chain creates environmental and social burdens during different stages of production and distribution. Ethical and sustainable practices along the supply chain seek to minimize these burdens and ensure fair labor practices, lower emissions, and a cleaner environment. Ethical and Sustainable Supply Chain Management in a Global Context uses cases, qualitative studies, empirical results, and analyses of legal frameworks to focus on ethics and sustainability as they relate to the management of global supply chains. Featuring research on topics such as production planning, consumer awareness, and labor laws, this book is ideally designed for managers, policymakers, professionals, researchers, and students working in the field of sustainable development and related disciplines including marketing, economics, finance, operations management, supply chain management, environmental science, and waste management.

Maritime Risk and Organizational Learning

Maritime Risk and Organizational Learning

Author: Michael Ekow Manuel

Publisher: CRC Press

ISBN: 9781317100539

Category: Technology & Engineering

Page: 394

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Bridging an identified gap between research and practice in the domain of risk and organizational learning with respect to human/organizational factors and organizational behaviour, this book highlights the common and recurring threads in contributory factors to accident causation. Based on an extensive research project, it investigates how shipping companies as organizations learn from, filter and give credence/acceptability to differing risk perceptions and how this influences the work culture with special regard to group/team dynamics and individual motivation. The work is presented in the context of the literature regarding conceptual links between risk and the theoretical and operational themes of organizational learning, and in light of interviewees' comments. The themes include processes and structures of knowledge acquisition, information interpretation and distribution, organizational memory and change/adaptation and also levels of learning. The book concludes by discussing some practical implications of the research carried out in various maritime contexts and gives recommendations for the industry and other stakeholders.

Business Environment in a Global Context

Business Environment in a Global Context

Author: Andrew Harrison

Publisher: OUP Oxford

ISBN: 9780191037603

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 432

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Andrew Harrison has expertly authored this engaging text on the business environment, offering theoretical rigour, along with a truly global focus, and an understanding of the economic dimensions of the subject. The text takes a unique approach exploring the business environment at different spatial levels (global, international, national, and regional), in different dimensions (culture, ethics, internationalization, markets, technology, and risk) and in the main geopolitical regions (Europe, the Americas, Asia, and Africa). The text is packed with up-to-date case studies that demonstrate how international companies are affected by, and deal with, serious global issues ranging from the Arab uprising to the growing influence of the BRIC countries. Practical insights interspersed in each chapter provide balanced commentary on the key issues and topics discussed, with further research being prompted by related questions. The text is accompanied by an Online Resource Centre, which includes: For Students: Chapter and case study updates Emerging issues Annotated web links Ideas for research topics For Lecturers: Lecture notes PowerPoint slides Assignment scenarios and questions Guidance on discussion questions and cases Figures and tables from the text

Organisational Behaviour

Organisational Behaviour

Author: Stephen P. Robbins

Publisher: Pearson South Africa

ISBN: 1868910245

Category: Motivation

Page: 484

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This book is the first Southern African edition of Stephen P. Robbins's Organizational Behaviour, the best-selling organisational behaviour textbook worldwide.

Managerial Effectiveness in a Global Context

Managerial Effectiveness in a Global Context

Author: Jean Brittain Leslie

Publisher: Center for Creative Leadership

ISBN: 1882197720

Category: Business & Economics

Page: 114

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The rapid expansion of globalization and multinational corporations means more and more managers work across the borders of multiple countries. Some of them are expatriates; most are not. And although many of these managers are not wrestling with the issues of relocating and adjusting to living in a different culture, they all find themselves dealing with cultural issues - defined in the broadest context - every time they pick up the phone, log onto their e-mail, or disembark from an airplane. What do these managers do? Is it different from the work they did when they managed in their own countries, and if it is different, how so? What does it take for them to be effective when they manage across so many countries simultaneously? What do these managers need to know in order to be effective? What do organizations need to know and do in order to select and develop people who will manage and lead effectively in the global economy? This report addresses those questions as it documents the findings of a Center for Creative Leadership research study into what factors might predict managerial effectiveness in a global context.