"Barry and Hansen have gathered an impressive array of contributors to speculate where the management and organization field might be headed. The Handbook offers refreshing and proactive insights that confront our assumptions about organizations and challenge us to expand our thinking and inquiry. It it must reading for anyone who seeks to understand how we look at, live in, and act on organizations."—Thomas G. Cummings, Marshall School of Business, University of Southern CaliforniaTen years ago critical theory and postmodernism were considered new and emerging theories in Business and Management. What will be the next new important theories to shape the field? In one edited volume, David Barry and Hans Hansen have commissioned new chapters that will allow readers to stay one step ahead of the latest thinking. Contributors draw on research and practice to introduce ideas that are considered 'fringe' and controversial today, but may be key theoretical contributions tomorrow. Each chapter sets these ideas in their historical context, lays out the key theoretical positions taken by each new approach and makes it clear why these approaches are different to more mainstream concepts. Throughout contributors refer to existing studies that show how these developing themes will change the Business and Management arena.Researchers, teachers and advanced students who are interested in the future of Business and Management scholarship will want to read this Handbook.
Chapter 30: Musings on Current State of International Management Research
Musings on Current State of International Management Research
Being based on both the disciplines of management and international business, the field of international management (IM) pertains to the theory, research and practice of management with a cross-border or cross-cultural dimension. Since its emergence as a distinct field of inquiry some 50 years ago, it has progressed beyond its infancy and has now embarked on its growth phase, attracting interest and attention among management scholars from around the world. In this chapter we present some important challenges that the field has to contend with in its growth phase.
Need to Lead, Rather than Lag, Cutting-Edge Management Practices
Thus far, IM scholars are preoccupied with studying phenomena that have already occurred rather ...