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The Handbook of 21st Century Management provides authoritative insight into the key issues for students in college or corporate courses with a particular emphasis on the current structure of the topic in the literature, key threads of discussion and research on the topic, and emerging trends. This resource is useful in structuring exciting and meaningful papers and presentations and assists readers in deciding on management areas to take elective coursework in or to orient themselves towards for a career. Indeed, familiarity with many of the topics in this Handbook would be very useful in job interviews for positions in business.

Transnational Teams in Knowledge-Intensive Organizations
Transnational teams in knowledge-intensive organizations

With the advance of globalization, organizations in the 21st century increasingly cross national borders in their efforts to develop scale, efficiency, and new markets. Operating across borders creates the critical strategic challenge captured in the popular international management mantra: “think global, act local.” To be successful, transnational organizations must combine global integration of their operations with local differentiation that customizes those operations to each unique country environment. Much early research on multinational enterprises focused on the need to design the formal organizational structure to meet these imperatives, but in recent years scholarly and managerial attention has turned to the central role of knowledge-based resources and capabilities. New strategic management approaches argue that the dissemination and utilization ...

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