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Global Mindset and the Global Organization

Rabi S. Bhagat

in Global Organizations

Published in print June 2017 | ISBN: 9780190241490
Published online May 2017 | e-ISBN: 9780190671143 | DOI: http://dx.doi.org/10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241490.003.0008
Global Mindset and the Global Organization

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Global organizations must make continuous attempts to move and develop the mindsets of senior managers and others involved in global transactions from parochial and diffused ways of thinking to a global mindset. This chapter provides examples of organizations that encountered difficulty in expanding globally because they did not attempt to understand the importance of a global mindset in developing their global strategies and the various modes of expansion on a worldwide scale. The factors that develop a global mindset are discussed with special emphasis on the role of cognitive complexity, nonjudgmental thinking, and emphasis on universalistic versus particularistic modes of decision-making. The role of supportive networks of family and friends in the development of a global mindset is also presented. The chapter ends by presenting a discussion of how organizations can emphasize the paths of moving to a global mindset from a predominantly domestic one.

Keywords: global; mindset; parochial; multinational; social capital

Chapter.  10654 words.  Illustrated.

Subjects: Social Psychology

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