What can we learn about management ethics from other cultures and societies? In this textbook, cross-cultural management theory is applied and made relevant to management ethics. To help the reader understand different approaches that global businesses can take to operate successfully and ethically, there are chapters focusing on specific countries and regions. As well as giving the wider geographical, political and cultural contexts, the book includes numerous examples in every chapter to help the reader critique universal assumptions of what is ethical. By taking a closer look at the way we view other cultures and their values, the author challenges us to rethink commonly held assumptions and approaches in cross-cultural management, and to apply a more critical approach.
• Challenges relativist and universal assumptions by developing and applying cross-cultural theory to management ethics • Individual chapters on different countries and regions allow the reader to understand the wider geographical, political and cultural contexts that determine people's values • International, interdisciplinary coverage analyses the way we look at other cultures and their values and how this affects the way businesses operate at a micro-, meso- and macro-level
List of figures; List of tables; 1. Introduction: ethics and cross-cultural management; Part I. Understanding Values and Management Ethics Across Cultural Space: 2. Understanding culture and cultural interfaces; 3. Culture, values and management ethics; 4. Comparing management ethics across cultures; Part II. Understanding Values and Ethics Within and Among Cultural Spaces: 5. Geopolitics and cultural invisibility: the United States; 6. Institutions as culture, and the invisibility of ethics: a new Europe; 7. The visibility of religion in ethical management: Islam and the Middle East; 8. Reconstructing indigenous values and ethics: the South speaks back; 9. The resurgence of ancient civilizations: a taste of the exotic; Part III. Managing Ethically Across Cultures [?]: 10. Looking forward, looking back; References; Index.
'This is an excellent book written in a clear and readable style, packed with examples and illustrations from different parts of the world. It is useful both as a core text or supplemental reading for students of international management and business ethics. Also, its significant depth and insight makes it a comprehensive reference for anyone with an interest in ethics and cross-cultural management.' Kamel Mellahi, Professor of Strategy, University of Warwick
'International Management Ethics: A Critical Cross-cultural Perspective offers an engaging approach and new direction in theorising ICCM as encounters at the interface of cultural spaces.' Business Ethics Quarterly