Search for dissertations about: "cross cultural management thesis"

Showing result 1 - 5 of 26 swedish dissertations containing the words cross cultural management thesis.

  1. 1. Quality management : National or global driving factors

    Author : Dag Kroslid; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; Quality Management; Quality Development; Business Excellence; Total Quality Management; Culture; Hofstede;

    Abstract : Around the world Quality Management is commonly regarded by industrialists and academics as a management concept that encompasses the potential in any organisation of developing into a company-wide philosophy with a profound focus on stakeholder values and improvement processes. However, there are mounting evidence that Quality Management has developed into an important strategic issue also on a national level, and that some leading industrial nations have enjoyed significant gains in the post War era by means of nation-wide progresses in Quality Management. READ MORE

  2. 2. Managing Competence Development Programs in a Cross-Cultural Organisation : What are the barriers and enablers?

    Author : Mi Sook Park; Birger Rapp; Ethel Brundin; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; Competence; Competence Development; Competence Development Programs; Culture; Cultural Diversity; Southeast Asia Case Study; Cross-Cultural Organisation; Industrial organisation; administration and economics; Industriell organisation; administration och ekonomi; Economic Information Systems; Ekonomiska informationssystem;

    Abstract : During the past decade, research on competence development and cross-cultural organisation has been acknowledged both in academic circles and by industrial organisations. Cross-cultural organisations that have emerged through globalisation are a manifestation of the growing economic interdependence among countries. READ MORE

  3. 3. Towards the mitigation of cultural barriers to communication and cooperation

    Author : Ida Lindgren; Kip Smith; Ann Enander; Linköpings universitet; []
    Keywords : ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; TEKNIK OCH TEKNOLOGIER; ENGINEERING AND TECHNOLOGY; multinational cooperation; cultural differences; cross-cultural psychology; emergency management; teamwork; microworlds; group faultlines; Work sciences and ergonomics; Arbetsvetenskap och ergonomi;

    Abstract : This thesis combines theories from cross-cultural psychology with literature on group faultlines to understand cultural barriers to communication and cooperation experienced in multinational emergency management teams. The aim is to investigate whether the faultline concept is a viable theoretical vocabulary for addressing cultural differences in communication and cooperation (in the domain of emergency management). READ MORE

  4. 4. A paradigm questioned : a study of how the cultural relativity of modern management knowledge confines

    Author : Olof Wahlberg; Umeå universitet; []
    Keywords : SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; Business and economics; management knowledge; cross-cultural management; development aid; technical assistance; Ekonomi; Business and economics; Ekonomi; företagsekonomi; Business Studies;

    Abstract : This study is based upon the double proposition that a transfer of modern management knowledge is an important component of the development assistance given to Third World countries and that this knowledge has a cultural basis thatrestricts its transferability. The very essence of the cultural basis is thought to consist of culture contingent implicit assumptions about phenomena in the reality. READ MORE

  5. 5. The discursive construction, reproduction and continuance of national cultures: A critical study of the cross-cultural management discourse

    Author : Agneta Moulettes; Företagsekonomiska institutionen; []
    Keywords : SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; SAMHÄLLSVETENSKAP; SOCIAL SCIENCES; national culture; cross-cultural management; postcolonial theory; neocolonialism; qualitative investigation; critical discourse analysis;

    Abstract : Considering that businesses, whether they operate on a global or a domestic market, are affected by globalization, cross-cultural management is without doubt an urgent topic in current management and education. However, despite this urgency and the commendable intention behind the endeavour to enhance people’s cultural knowledge, current models on national cultures are problematic since they rely on simplistic ideas and crude stereotypes which perpetrate prejudice representations of self and others. READ MORE