Culture, Self-Identity, and Work

Hardcover | August 1, 1993

byMiriam Erez, P. Christopher Earley

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A great deal of research has recently been completed on behavior and the organization of work, most of which has viewed it from an ethnocentric perspective. In this work, Erez and Earley show how this is insufficient to develop a global theory of work behavior--it necessitates the inclusion ofa cultural perspective. Solidly grounding their work in the fields of psychology, management, and anthropology, the authors propose a new theoretical framework utilizing individual's self-concept as a means of linking cultural beliefs and social interaction to emergent work behavior. The bookincludes specific recommendations for structuring work environments and managerial processes to match cultural practices and enhance productivity in the workplace, making it an essential reference for scholars, students, and professionals.

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A great deal of research has recently been completed on behavior and the organization of work, most of which has viewed it from an ethnocentric perspective. In this work, Erez and Earley show how this is insufficient to develop a global theory of work behavior--it necessitates the inclusion ofa cultural perspective. Solidly grounding t...

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A great deal of research has been completed on the relationship between behavior and the organization of work, most of which has viewed the relation from an ethnocentric perspective. In Culture, Self-Identity, and Work Miriam Erez and P. Christopher Earley show how this research is insufficient to develop a global theory of work behavi...

P. Christopher Earley is the Corporate Partners Research Professor of Management at the Graduate School of Management, University of California, Irvine and Professor of Organization Behavior at the London Business School. Miriam Erez is Dean and Professor of Industrial Engineering and Management at the Technion, Israel Institute of Te...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:280 pages, 9.57 × 6.38 × 0.98 inPublished:August 1, 1993Publisher:Oxford University Press

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Table of Contents

1. Introduction2. Cultural Self-Representation Theory3. Cultural Frameworks4. Individualism and Collectivism5. Work Motivation6. Culture, Self, and Communication7. Group Dynamics8. Leadership9. Negotiation and Bargaining10. Summary and ConclusionsReferencesIndex

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"This is an important book about an important topic. The authors' 'cultural self representation model' provides an illuminating and provocative way of examining and understanding the work behavior of individuals across different cultural contexts. Their approach is rich with implications forboth current managerial practice and future research."--Lyman W. Porter, University of California, Irvine