International Management focuses on the most crucial challenge faced by managers of multinational companies today - that of the generation and transfer of knowledge across national settings, organizations and networks. The text takes an interactive approach to exploring this knowledge challenge. Each chapter consists of three parts:-A theoretically-grounded presentation of a particular aspect of international management A case study from the real world of international management that is designed to illustrate the theory Case assignments that assist the student in relating the theory to the case.In addition, the closing chapter contains a discussion of four particular challenges facing multinational companies in the coming decade, illustrated through a series of readings. As well as a wide range of multinational companies, the text spans a variety of national settings and draws upon contributors based in a diverse range of countries. Countries featured directly include China, Denmark, Finland, France, India, Ireland, Norway, Russia, Sweden, Switzerland, the United Kingdom and the USA.
Paul N. Gooderham is Professor at the Department of Strategy and Management, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration and Research Director at the Foundation for Social Science and Business Research in Norway. His research interests are concentrated on international and comparative management, organisation theory and the management of small and medium--sized enterprises. He has published numerous articles in international research journals, including Administrative Science Quarterly, Management International Review and Scandinavian Journal of Management.Odd Nordhaug is Professor at the Department of Strategy and Management, Norwegian School of Economics and Business Administration. He has published extensively in international research journals, such as Administrative Science Quarterly, Human Relations, Management International Review, International Studies of Organization & Management, Journal of Portfolio Management, European Journal of Management and Scandinavian Journal of Management. His research interests comprise international and comparative management, organisation theory and knowledge management.