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Cambridge Handbook of Culture, Organizations, and Work
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9780521877428 - Cambridge Handbook of Culture, Organizations, and Work - Edited by Rabi S. Bhagat and Richard M. Steers

Cambridge Handbook of Culture, Organizations, and Work

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 Cambridge Handbook of Culture, Organizations, and Work reviews, analyzes, and integrates available theory and research to give the best information possible concerning the role of culture and cultural differences in organizational dynamics.

RABI S. BHAGAT is Professor of Organizational Behavior and International Management at the Fogelman College of Business at the University of Memphis. He is a fellow of SIOP, APA, APS, and the International Academy for Intercultural Research. He has edited handbooks in the area of cross-cultural training and has published widely in the area of cross-cultural organizational behavior and international management.

RICHARD M. STEERS is Professor Emeritus of Organization and Management in the Lundquist College of Business, University of Oregon. He is a past president and fellow of the Academy of Management, as well as a fellow of the American Psychological Society and the Society of Industrial and Organizational Psychology. Professor Steers has published widely in the areas of work motivation and cross-cultural influences on management.

Cambridge Handbook of Culture, Organizations, and Work

Edited by

Rabi S. Bhagat

University of Memphis

Richard M. Steers

University of Oregon

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© Cambridge University Press 2009

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First published 2009
Printed in the United Kingdom at the University Press, Cambridge

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Library of Congress Cataloging in Publication data

Cambridge Handbook of culture, organizations, and work / [edited by] Rabi S. Bhagat,
Richard M. Steers.
p. cm.
Includes index.
ISBN 978-0-521-87742-8 (hardback) 1. Corporate culture-Cross-cultural studies. 2. Social
values-Cross-cultural studies. 3. National characteristics. 4. Globalization. I.Bhagat, Rabi S.,
1950- II. Steers, Richard M. III.Title.
HD58.7.H354 2009
302.3’5-dc 222009012899

ISBN 978-0-521-87742-8 hardback

Cambridge University Press has no responsibility for the persistence or accuracy of URLs for external or third-party internet websites referred to in this publication, and does not guarantee that any content on such websites is, or will remain, accurate or appropriate.

This book is dedicated with sincere appreciation to HARRY C. TRIANDIS and LYMAN W. PORTER, true scholars and pioneers in the study of work and organizations across cultures


List of figures
List of tables
List of contributors
Part I.   Cultural Foundations
1.        The culture theory jungle: divergence and convergence in models of national culture
Luciara Nardon and Richard M. Steers
2.        Culture, organizations, and institutions: an integrative review
Kwok Leung and Soon Ang
3.        When does culture matter?
Cristina B. Gibson, Martha L. Maznevski, and Bradley L. Kirkman
Part II.  Culture and Organization Theory
4.        Culture and organization design: strategy, structure, and decision-making
Richard M. Steers, Luciara Nardon, and Carlos Sanchez-Runde
5.        Cross-cultural perspectives on international mergers and acquisitions
Günter K. Stahl and Mansour Javidan
6.        Global culture and organizational processes
Miriam Erez and Gili S. Drori
7.        Cultural variations in the creation, diffusion and transfer of organizational knowledge
Rabi S. Bhagat, Annette S. McDevitt, and Ian McDevitt
8.        Cultural variations and the morphology of innovation
John R. Kimberly and Colleen Beecken Rye
Part III. Culture and Organizational Behavior
9.        Understanding leadership across cultures
Marcus W. Dickson, Deanne N. Den Hartog, and Nathalie Castaño
10.       Global leadership: progress and challenges
Joyce S. Osland, Sully Taylor, and Mark E. Mendenhall
11.       The role of cultural elements in virtual teams
Taryn L. Stanko and Cristina B. Gibson
12.       Cultural drivers of work behavior: personal values, motivation, and job attitudes
Carlos Sanchez-Runde, Sang Myung Lee, and Richard M. Steers
13.       Interdisciplinary perspectives on culture, conflict, and negotiation
Lynn Imai and Michele J. Gelfand
14.       The complexity of trust: cultural environments, trust, and trust development
Nancy R. Buchan
15.       Cultural variations in work stress and coping in an era of globalization
Rabi S. Bhagat, Pamela K. Steverson, and Ben C. H. Kuo
16.       Cultural values and women’s work and career experiences
Ronald J. Burke
17.       Intercultural training for the global workplace: review, synthesis, and theoretical explorations
Dharm P. S. Bhawuk
Part IV.  Future Directions In Theory and Research
18.       Improving methodological robustness in cross-cultural organizational research
Fons J.R. van de Vijver and Ronald Fischer
19.       Culture, work, and organizations: a future research agenda
Rabi S. Bhagat

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