“Taking a systems perspective to explain globalisation, this book succeeds in demarcating certain assumptions in order to understand globalisation as an ongoing process.”
—THE FINANCIAL EXPRESS
Globalization is more than a buzzword; it is a complex and evolving process that continually reshapes our environment. Developments around the world in religion, politics, culture, macroeconomics, technology and sustainability all impact business at some level; this book helps students understand the bigger picture of our global business world.
Written in an engaging style, Globalization: A Multidisciplinary System argues for a careful consideration of the causes and effects of globalization, ending with a review of the debate for and against it. Packed with relevant examples and case studies, this book introduces the multidimensionality of globalization, reveals its complexity, and provides a systems framework that clarifies the context of globalization and helps students understand what globalization entails—and then helps them derive implications for business decisions from it.
Features and Benefits
- Translates the fundamental systems model into an accessible analytical framework so students can clearly grasp the nuances of this area of study
- Examines the multidimensional nature of the globalization system and integrates the systems perspective throughout the book, encouraging students to think differently and comprehensively about globalization
- Offers a readable style with brief case studies that clearly illustrate chapter themes and discussion questions that trigger further thought
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This book is an excellent supplement for upper-level undergraduate or graduate courses in International Business, International Economics, International Relations or Cross-Cultural Management.
Chapter 8: Management Philosophies and Practices
Management Philosophies and Practices
The pyramids of Egypt and the Great Wall of China are said to have been built around 5000 b.c. and 214 b.c., respectively. They draw crowds who are amazed at the structures that have not only survived the ravages of time but display the superior engineering skills involved in their construction. Other examples of large projects in times gone by can be seen in the ruins of forts and palaces around the world, abandoned cities, and Roman aqueducts.
Apart from their historical, archeological, and sociological significance, such edifices should also give us pause for thought about the organizational skills that it took to execute the projects. Critical managerial decisions were made, plans developed, large numbers of men and materials ...