This proposed textbook will offer up-to-date and comprehensive coverage of cross-cultural social relations in the work setting. The text will provide an evaluation of existing frameworks for understanding cross-cultural differences as they affect workplace behaviour and the management of people. The book will also examine the inter-cultural competencies needed by managers dealing with employees from different cultural backgrounds and point to implications of an awareness of cultural difference for HRM strategies and policies.
An important theme of the book will lie in its assessment of the relative contribution of cultural and non-cultural factors to an understanding of social processes at work. The authors aim to enhance the value of the book by referring to research findings in relevant areas. They also, intend that the book be truly international in scope with case studies and other examples taken from all regions of the world.
|Table of Contents|
PART 1: SETTING THE SCENE
PART 2: CULTURE: USES AND LIMITATIONS
The Meaning(s) of Culture
Understanding Models of Culture
Conceptualising Culture: The Way Forward
PART 3: CROSS-CULTURAL SOCIAL RELATIONS IN THE WORKPLACE
Culture and Organisational Structure
Motivation and Exchange
PART FOUR: MANAGING ACROSS OR WITHIN CULTURES
Intercultural Competencies, Training and Ethics
Culture and Human Resource Management
PART FIVE: LOOKING TO THE FUTURE