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Global Organizations

Rabi S. Bhagat, Annette S. McDevitt and B. Ram Baliga

Published in print June 2017 | ISBN: 9780190241490
Published online May 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780190671143 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241490.001.0001
Global Organizations

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Organizations that function across dissimilar nations and cultures are known as global organizations. Their origins may be in any of the globalized countries of the World Trade Organization as well as other supernational systems that coordinate activities of the United Nations and similar organizations. Global organizations are everywhere, and their growth has been phenomenal since World War II. Managing them effectively requires in-depth knowledge of the political and economic geography in which they operate. Along with such knowledge, managers must also discern the underpinnings of cultural and technological developments in their strategic planning and implementation. A few decades ago, an interdisciplinary perspective was not regarded as crucial in understanding the functioning of global organizations. However, in the complex and dynamic era of globalization, an interdisciplinary perspective is crucial. This book adopts this perspective and integrates the often conflicting and dynamic perspectives in a fashion that sheds light for understanding the nature of global organizations in the twenty-first century.

Keywords: Culture; Economic geography; Globalization; Global management; Global mindset; Global organization; Knowledge management; Organizational design; Outsouring/offshoring; Political geography; Strategy

Book.  336 pages.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Psychology

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