This textbook explores the theoretical and practical aspects of managing international business operations while also dealing with multi-cultural, multi-national and global issues of managing business expansion beyond the domestic market. A second, revised edition of Managing Internationally: Succeeding in a Culturally Diverse World, each chapter contains up-to-date material, in-depth coverage of topics, visual aids (i.e., charts, tables, etc.), and vignettes, making this new edition engaging, visually appealing and easily accessible for students taking International Business Management courses.The contents of this textbook are separated into four parts. Part one offers introductory information on the scope and importance of international business management as well as the social and ethical challenges. Part two covers cultural and behavioral topics. Part three discusses the strategic and operational aspects of international business management. Part four explores human resources and labor relations. To assist students, each chapter starts a preview section which includes an outline of the chapter indicating the important aspects along with a brief description of the major issues. Following the preview is a vignette that encapsulates the crux of the chapter, often presented in an amusing and engaging manner. To further help students focus on key issues, the text includes the list of useful business cases to which students can refer. To assist professors in teaching from this book, ancillary teaching materials such as sample syllabi, slides, tests and answer keys will be available for download.
About the Author
Kamal Fatehi is Professor of Management at Coles College of Business, Kennesaw State University (KSU). He joined KSU in 2000 as the Chair of Management and Entrepreneurship Department. Before joining KSU, he was Interim Dean of College of Business Administration at Texas A&M International University. Previously, he was a professor of Strategic and International Management at Barton School of Business, Wichita State University, Wichita, Kansas. He has taught at Louisiana State University, Western Illinois University, and Eastern Illinois University. At Western Illinois University, he was recognized as an Outstanding Scholar. He has received research awards from three universities. Dr. Fatehi is the recipient of six Fulbright Awards. The last one was in 2018 that he assisted Sultan Hassan II University, in Casablanca, Morocco. Related to these awards and assignments is his service as adviser/host to many foreign scholars who received scholarships from the State Department and placed with the universities with which he was affiliated. In 1999, in cooperation with his colleagues from Texas A&M University, he assisted Turkmen State University to establish the first business program in Turkmenistan. In teaching and research studies he draws from his years of managerial experience with industry and his service to public and private organizations as a consultant, including an assignment with the Russian Privatization Center, Moscow, Russia. Fatehi has published in such journals as Asia Pacific Journal of Marketing, Cross-Cultural Research, Decision Science Journal of Innovative Education, Employee Relations Law Journal, Industrial Management, International Executive, International Journal of Commerce and Management, International Journal of Management, Journal of Behavioral Economics, Journal of Business Research, Journal of Global Business, Global Business Review, Journal of Management, Management International Review, Managerial Planning, and Transnational Management. He is the author of three international management textbooks published by Prentice Hall, Sage Publications, and Springer. He is serving on the editorial boards of eleven scholarly/professional journals. Jeongho Choi is Assistant Professor of Management at the School of Business, St. John Fisher College (SJFC), Rochester, New York. Before he joined SJFC, Dr. Choi has taught International Business and Management courses such as Principles of Management, and a capstone, Strategic Management (Business Policy & Strategy), since 2011 at Rutgers Business School and the State University of New York. Before pursuing his career in academia, Dr. Choi worked for an electronics company manufacturing semiconductors (MLCC: Multilayer Ceramic Capacitor), and was in charge of monitoring product quality and promoting process innovation. Having this industry background, his research focuses primarily on Research and Development (R&D) activities of multinational corporations. In relation to this, his research interests include alliance governance structure, alliance contract design, alliance collaboration with diverse partners, and technology innovation. His work examines the effectiveness of communication and coordination mechanisms, and flexible contract on alliance collaboration performance. His research has appeared in top-tier journals such as Journal of International Business Studies, British Journal of Management and International Business Review. His research also published in the Best Paper Proceedings of the Academy of Management. And Dr. Choi is the author of several book chapters. Dr. Choi has been serving as a reviewer for numerous journals and a member of the Academy of International Business (since 2008), Academy of Management (since 2013), and European International Business Academy (since 2013). His favorite pastime includes playing a classical and electric guitar, and stargazing. His lifetime interest remains in art and science.