The process of globalization has brought into focus the central role of culture in understanding work behavior. In parallel to the accelerating process of globalization, there has been an explosion of empirical studies on culture and organizational behavior. The Oxford Handbook of Cross-Cultural Organizational Behavior integrates this research into one coherent framework with a rich collection of chapters that highlight the role of culture at the multi-levels of the organization, from the individual level to the meso-level of the social group, the macro-level of the organization, and up to the global work culture.
Written by a diverse group of experts in the field, this handbook provides critical knowledge on how cultures vary, and how culture influences basic psychological processes, communication, trust, social networks, leadership, and negotiation. It also covers how to manage multicultural teams, culture and human resource management practices, joint ventures, organizational change, and more. In order to be effective in the emerging global economy, managers need to be able to interact effectively across cultures, and this handbook provides the most comprehensive treatment of the subject on the market.