Cambridge Handbook of Culture, Organizations, and Work

  • 17h 12m
  • Rabi S. Bhagat, Richard M. Steers (eds)
  • Cambridge University Press
  • 2009

It is now widely recognised that countries around the world are becoming increasingly interconnected, and that both public and private organizations are of necessity becoming increasingly global. As political, legal, and economic barriers recede in this new environment, cultural barriers emerge as a principal challenge to organizational survival and success. It is not yet clear whether these new global realities will cause cultures to converge, harmonize, and seek common ground or to retrench, resist, and accentuate their differences. In either case, it is of paramount importance for both managers and organizational scholars to understand the cultural crosscurrents underlying these changes. With contributions from an international team of scholars, the Handbook of Culture, Organizations, and Work reviews, analyses, and integrates available theory and research to give the best information possible concerning the role of culture and cultural differences in organizational dynamics.

In this Book

  • The Culture Theory Jungle—Divergence and Convergence in Models of National Culture
  • Culture, Organizations, and Institutions—An Integrative Review
  • When Does Culture Matter?
  • Culture and Organization Design—Strategy, Structure, and Decision-Making
  • Cross-Cultural Perspectives on International Mergers and Acquisitions
  • Global Culture and Organizational Processes
  • Cultural Variations in the Creation, Diffusion and Transfer of Organizational Knowledge
  • Cultural Variations and the Morphology of Innovation
  • Understanding Leadership Across Cultures
  • Global Leadership—Progress and Challenges
  • The Role of Cultural Elements in Virtual Teams
  • Cultural Drivers of Work Behavior—Personal Values, Motivation, and Job Attitudes
  • Interdisciplinary Perspectives on Culture, Conflict, and Negotiation
  • The Complexity of Trust—Cultural Environments, Trust, and Trust Development
  • Cultural Variations in Work Stress and Coping in an Era of Globalization
  • Cultural Values and Women’s Work and Career Experiences
  • Intercultural Training for the Global Workplace—Review, Synthesis, and Theoretical Explorations
  • Improving Methodological Robustness in Cross-Cultural Organizational Research
  • Culture, Work, and Organizations—A Future Research Agenda