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Ch 17: International Management & Contemporary Issues Overview

About This Chapter

Our chapter on international management and contemporary issues is a handy way to keep your employees up to speed on these subjects. Your teams can use any mobile device or computer to study these lessons at their convenience from home or work.

International Management & Contemporary Issues Overview - Chapter Summary

We've put together this corporate training chapter on international management and contemporary issues to assist your managers in understanding these concepts. These lessons cover the management of international companies, Hofstede's cultural dimensions theory and the internationalization and globalization of businesses. Along with each lesson, we've included a short self-assessment quiz to test your teams' knowledge.

How It Helps

  • Builds strong companies: Managers who understand international management issues are more able to make strong decisions and lead your company to success.
  • Offers knowledge: After completing this chapter, your managers will fully understand business ethics in contemporary businesses.
  • Simplifies training: You can use this chapter in company-wide trainings and workshops on contemporary organizations and global business concepts

Skills Covered

This chapter is a helpful way to ensure your employees can:

  • Assess their knowledge of international management concepts
  • Outline managerial functions in international organizations
  • Discuss the characteristics of international managers in global businesses
  • Explain globalization and internationalization of business
  • Understand how management in international companies works
  • Manage a diverse workforce in a contemporary organization
  • Define Hofstede's theory on cultural dimensions
  • Identify business ethics concepts in contemporary businesses

8 Lessons in Chapter 17: International Management & Contemporary Issues Overview
Test your knowledge with a 30-question chapter practice test
Managerial Functions in the International Organization

1. Managerial Functions in the International Organization

Every manager focuses on five different aspects of management. These aspects are common knowledge and when used together, they help to create an effective manager. This lesson will address those areas and integrate them into international business.

Characteristics of the International Manager in Global Organizations

2. Characteristics of the International Manager in Global Organizations

Managers need to be able to plan, control, organize, and lead their companies and departments. When we look at international business, there are some additional aspects that come into play for a manager to be successful.

Internationalization & Globalization of Businesses

3. Internationalization & Globalization of Businesses

When companies decide to do international business, they have a wide variety of methods they can use to actually enter the market. This lesson will discuss those different methods and analyze how they work in an international context.

Managing in International Companies

4. Managing in International Companies

Managing in international companies takes a special type of person. The reason for that is that not only do managers have to have an understanding of how to conduct business, but they also must deal with several other factors that are present in the international arena.

Managing a Diverse Workforce in Contemporary Organizations

5. Managing a Diverse Workforce in Contemporary Organizations

Diversity is all around us and is a huge part of the business climate today. All companies strive for diversity, so they can have a unique perspective and look at issues through the eyes of their employees. This lesson will address diversity in a global setting.

Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions Theory

6. Hofstede's Cultural Dimensions Theory

Dimensions of culture are an important aspect of international business. Knowing how cultures view different aspects of business can help a manager navigate through the international business market.

Business Ethics in Contemporary Businesses

7. Business Ethics in Contemporary Businesses

The concept of ethics is easy to give examples of but hard to define. In this lesson, we will discuss ethics and how they apply in the business world, as well as discuss an example of an ethical situation using Enron.

Practical Application: Assessing Your International Management Skills

8. Practical Application: Assessing Your International Management Skills

In the 21st century economy, management is now a global function from the smallest company to the largest. Learn how to assess your own international management skills.

Chapter Practice Exam
Test your knowledge of this chapter with a 30 question practice chapter exam.
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Practice Final Exam
Test your knowledge of the entire course with a 50 question practice final exam.
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