Global Collaboration: Intercultural Experiences and Learning

Hardcover | June 19, 2012

EditorMartine Cardel Gertsen, Anne-Marie Søderberg, Mette Zølner

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This book offers qualitative studies of collaboration processes conducted in globalizing companies based in Denmark and with subsidiaries in Asia. It addresses the specific contexts of collaboration and studies how people with different cultural backgrounds work together, both face-to-face and in the virtual workplace.

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This book offers qualitative studies of collaboration processes conducted in globalizing companies based in Denmark and with subsidiaries in Asia. It addresses the specific contexts of collaboration and studies how people with different cultural backgrounds work together, both face-to-face and in the virtual workplace.

MARTINE CARDEL GERTSEN has a dual research background and holds a PhD in Business Economics and a PhD in Literary History. She has published books and articles on various topics, including intercultural competence and communication, international human resource management, cross-cultural management, mergers and acquisitions, narrative...

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Format:HardcoverDimensions:296 pages, 8.93 × 5.68 × 0.98 inPublished:June 19, 2012Publisher:Palgrave MacmillanLanguage:English

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Acknowledgments Notes on Contributors Introduction and Overview; M.C.Gertsen, A.M.Søderberg & M.Zølner PART I: BACKGROUNDS State of the Art: Cross-cultural Management and Global Collaboration; D.Thomas Danish National Identity: An Historical Account; U.østergård PART II: INTERNATIONAL ASSIGNMENTS AND CULTURAL LEARNING State of the Art: International Human Resource Management and Cultural Learning; M.Festing Expatriation: Stories of Intercultural Face-work; M.C.Gertsen &A.M.Søderberg Knowledge Exchange and Intercultural Learning through Inpatriation: Some Chinese Experiences; M.C.Gertsen &A.M.Søderberg Short-term International Assignments: A Means of Developing Cultural Sensitivity and Building Networks in a Global Company?; A.M.Søderberg &M.Zølner PART III: WHEN CORPORATE CULTURES AND PRACTICES TRAVEL Cultural Translation of Corporate Values; P.d''Iribarne Reception and Recontextualization of Corporate Values in Subsidiaries; M.C.Gertsen &M.Zølner Winning Behaviors in East and West: Recontextualizing a Strategic Concept Within a Global Organization; M.C.Gertsen & A.M.Søderberg Managing ''in between'': Dilemmas of Expatriate Managers; M.Zølner PART IV: DIFFERENT FORMS OF COLLABORATION ACROSS BORDERS State of the Art: Studying Multicultural Teams; M.Maznevski Learning from Difference: Born Global SMEs and Their Approaches to Intercultural Collaboration in Asia; M.C.Gertsen Global Teams: Exploring the Success of a Shared Services Centre in Bangalore; M.C.Gertsen &M.Zølner Virtual Communication and Collaboration in Global Research and Development Teams: A Case Study of an Indian R&D Hub; A.M.Søderberg Final Perspectives; M.C.Gertsen, A.M.Søderberg & M.Zølner Afterword; M.Y.Brannen Appendix