Skip to main content
Article thumbnail
Location of Repository

An investigation into the nature of cross-national managerial work.

By Mark Neal

Abstract

This thesis documents a research project into the nature of cross-national managerial work, the work of managers operating abroad in multinational business organisations. The study focuses upon the impact of national cultural differences upon such work, and seeks to explain how cultural differences can lead to the development of costly and destructive problems, involving conflict, mistrust or resistance to parent company directives. The research breaks new ground in the study of cross-national managerial work by examining what has largely been overlooked to date, namely the experience of working in cross-national organisational settings. The study establishes the practical importance of this aspect of cross-national managerial work, by showing how the experience of working with cultural differences plays a constitutive role in the development of organisational problems. In discussing what has been overlooked to date, this thesis identifies an important area for future research, and suggests different ways in which this can be explored. It is intended that this thesis will contribute to knowledge about the nature of cross-national managerial work, such that national cultural differences may be better, more knowledgeably managed

Topics: ccms, com
OAI identifier: oai:eprints.bournemouth.ac.uk:9718

Suggested articles

Citations

  1. (1968). (revised) The Philosophical Investigations. doi
  2. (1980). A constructivist view of emotions. In doi
  3. (1976). About Behaviorism. doi
  4. (1989). American and Japanese topic management strategies in business meetings. Unpublished Ph. D dissertation,
  5. (1974). Beyond Culffire.
  6. (1959). Characteristics of Socio-technical Systenis, London, Tavistock Institute of Human Relations,
  7. (1988). Cominzinicatioti atid Cross-cWhiral Adaptatiom Clevedon England: Multilingual Matters.
  8. (1986). Comparative and Multinational Management.
  9. (1988). Constructing emotions: Weaving meaning from memories. doi
  10. (1987). Cross Cultural Comparisons. doi
  11. (1964). Cultural influences upon cognitive processes. doi
  12. (1988). Culture and Agency: the place of culture in social theory. Cambridge: doi
  13. (1980). Culture's Consequences: International Differences in Work Related Values,. doi
  14. (1991). Cultures and Organizations: Software of tile Mind. doi
  15. (1968). Defining the Situation. doi
  16. (1978). Differentiation between social groups: studies in the social psychology of intergroup relations. doi
  17. (1976). Ethnocentrism and and intergroup attitudes. doi
  18. (1991). Ethnomethodology and the Human Sciences, Cambridge: doi
  19. (1979). Everyday Language: Studies itz Ethnomethodology.
  20. (1979). Everyday Lariguage: Shidies hi EtImomethodology.
  21. (1987). Executive Problem Finding: Some Material and Initial Observations. Social Psychology Quarterly, doi
  22. (1987). Expatriate selection, training and career-pathing: A review and critique. Hzinian Resoiirce Matiagenzent, doi
  23. (1982). Experimental studies in intergroup behaviour. doi
  24. (1979). Hotrodder: A Revolutionary Category.
  25. (1989). Images of Issues: Typifyitig Cotitemporary Social Problems.
  26. (1991). Left of Ethnomethodology: The Rise and Decline of Radical Reflexivity. American Sociological Review. doi
  27. (1991). Logic: ethnomethodology and the logic of language. In doi
  28. (1990). Managenzent in France. doi
  29. (1989). Managing Across Borders: The Transnational Solution. doi
  30. (1983). Managing Conflict at Organizational Interfaces. doi
  31. (1985). Managing in different cultures. doi
  32. (1987). Meaning and the Growth of Understanding Springer-Verlag
  33. (1964). Method and Measurement in Sociology. doi
  34. (1991). Method: evidence and inference -evidence and inference for ethnomethodology. In doi
  35. (1989). Nothing is Hidden. doi
  36. (1974). On CertaintY. doi
  37. (1974). On owning Knowledge.
  38. (1992). On reading organizational culture. Organization Studies. doi
  39. (1972). On the analyzeability of of Stories by Children.
  40. (1989). On the Nature of Managerial Tasks and Skills: Their Distinguishing Characteristics And Organization. doi
  41. (1988). Organizing, Leadership and skilful process. doi
  42. (1984). Person perception in crosscultural settings. doi
  43. (1983). Rethitiking Cogititive Theory.
  44. (1984). Social Accountability and Selfhood. doi
  45. (1984). Social Categorization and the Moral Order. London: Routledge and Kegan Paul.
  46. (1979). Sociological Paradigms and Organisational Analysis,
  47. (1986). Stereotypes and intergroup communications. doi
  48. (1967). Studies in Ethnomethodology. doi
  49. (1986). The cross-cultural puzzle of international human resource management. Human Resource Management Spring doi
  50. (1983). The cultural diversity of Western conceptions of management.
  51. (1983). The cultural relativity of organizational practices and theories. doi
  52. (1973). The Interpretation of Culture. doi
  53. (1988). The managerial sciences and managerial skills. doi
  54. (1949). The Methodology of the Social Sciences. doi
  55. (1967). The Phenomenology of The Social doi
  56. (1990). The Philosophy of Action..
  57. The politics of organizational change. doi
  58. (1949). The selected writings of Edward Sapir. doi
  59. (1991). The Social Acton. Social Action in Real Time. doi
  60. (1979). The Social Construction of Mind: doi
  61. (1989). The Sociology of Management, Harvester Wheatsheaf.
  62. (1970). The Theory of Organisations. doi
  63. (1981). Theory Z. doi
  64. (1975). Thinking about Thinking (Or, Do I Sincerely Want To be Right? )
  65. (1990). Topic management and turn distribution in business meetings: American versus Japanese strategies. doi
  66. (1991). Values and Moral judgement: Communicative Praxis as a Moral Order. In doi
  67. (1986). Vic Ethnoniethodologists.
  68. (1986). What do managers do? A critical review of the evidence. doi
  69. (1992). What's Wrong with Ethnography? doi
  70. (1987). Wittgenstein, Psychology and the Problem of Individuality. In doi
  71. (1989). Working for Profit: The Social Organisation of Calculation in an Entrepreneurial Firm.

To submit an update or takedown request for this paper, please submit an Update/Correction/Removal Request.