Global Comparative Management
A Functional Approach
- Ralph B. Edfelt - San Jose State University, USA
International Business & Management (General) | Organization Studies (General)
Global Comparative Management covers the United States, Latin America, Western Europe, Japan, and East Asia (China, Hong Kong, Taiwan, Singapore, and South Korea). Each chapter includes a management section that focuses on region-specific topics, such as the managerial functions of planning, controlling, organizing, directing, and staffing in that region; CEO backgrounds, career paths, and pay scales; and higher-management education.
- Broadens readers' worldviews through discussions of global contexts and experiences
- Synthesizes information from many sources, including academic research and contributions by practicing managers, consultants, and other professionals
- Explores two special topics: management-by-democracy (transcending several countries, regions, and eras) and management in a state-socialist system (the former Soviet Union), noting implications for contemporary capitalist settings
- Defines current cultural, economic, and political terminology
- Includes pertinent case studies and exercises, lists of terms and concepts, and study questions
Solid chapter on Management theory conceptual and contextual review, outstanding review for MBAs and specialized Grad Programs, solid recap and intro for upper level undergraduates, good work on the US portion, good balance b/t regions, nice charts and research, comparative points well stated, easy to understand, yet profound in the messages disseminated for future reference and for a more inclusive, balanced, and interdependent world of management in the 21st Century.
It was really good to break down management issues across different regions (it's very difficult to find such a book), and it's not heally academic and research-oriented. BUT half of each of the chapter covers GENERAL economic and policial environments of each region. It would have been much better if more space can be devoted to leadership and managerial issues in each region.
Sample Materials & Chapters
Chapter 2 - American (U.S.) Management
Chapter 6 - The Legacy of China