Each chapter features learning objectives, discussion questions, and relevant case studies
Aimed at undergraduates but adaptable for MBA and executive education courses
Covers practices in both business and finance, unlike most texts which focus exclusively on either topic
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Table of contents (10 chapters)
About this book
Given that doing business across cultures has become the norm in modern companies, managers must develop and acquire the skills to lead effectively in cross-cultural contexts. This textbook will help you to attain those skills through its practical and situational examples involving countries and regions around the world while learning about the cultural and business practices of people from different backgrounds, ethnicities, diversities, educational levels, and social strata and hierarchies. It covers important aspects of doing business across cultures/countries, such as the role (and importance) of technology adoption, different organizational forms, financial and accounting approaches in different parts of the world, negotiating practices, ethics across the globe, and working and studying abroad. Further, it equips readers with useful knowledge about cross-cultural nuances beyond the usual discussions of high vs. low contexts, power distance, uncertainty avoidance, and such dimensions of cross-cultural interactions.
The varied experiences of the authors – having lived and worked in many countries – along with their backgrounds in linguistics, communication, and financial accounting provide unique perspectives not available elsewhere. With its case studies, end-of-chapter exercises, as well as multiple-choice and short-answer questions, this broad, yet thorough textbook will guide you in leading with cultural intelligence.
- cross-cultural management
- intercultural communication
- business ethics
- cultural intelligence
- international finance
Authors and Affiliations
Dalhousie University, Halifax, Canada
Binod Sundararajan, Oksana Shkurska, Shannon Lin
About the authors
Binod Sundararajan is a Professor of Management at the Rowe School of Business, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University. He received his doctorate from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, NY in Communication & Rhetoric. He has a MS in Electrical Engineering and BE in Electronics & Communication Engineering. His research interests lie in organizational, professional, and business communication; computer-mediated communication; CSCW, CSCL, social network analysis, sensitivity training around EDI, and intercultural and international management practices. He conducts research in adoption and diffusion of mediated technologies, use of CMC in such diverse areas as entrepreneurship, justice, teaching, collaborative work and learning and management education, and historical data analysis. He has 30 publications (peer-reviewed journals, peer-reviewed book chapters & conference proceedings), over 60 national and international conference presentations, several research grants, and has authored a textbook, Lean, Ethical Business Communication. He teaches, Business Communication, Corporate Communication, International & Intercultural Management, Management Skills Development at the undergraduate level and Managing People and Sustainable Leadership at the Graduate MBA level. He has over 10 years of industry experience and over 15 years of academic experience, as a researcher, teacher, and about seven years in administrative roles.
Oksana Shkurska is an Assistant Professor at Rowe School of Business, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University, with a PhD in Linguistics and Master’s in Education. She has 18-year experience teaching a variety of courses at a university level, including Business Communication, Intercultural and International Management, Intercultural Communication, and Business Ethics & CSR. Her research interests focus on overcoming barriers to effective intercultural communication, in particular, the role of politeness strategies in establishing trust with culturally diverse stakeholders, successful intercultural transition and adaptation, ethical communication, and negotiation across cultures. In addition to teaching and conducting research, Dr. Shkurska has industry experience in managing human resources in a multinational company.
Shannon Lin is an Associate Professor of Accounting at the Rowe School of Business, Faculty of Management, Dalhousie University. Dr. Lin obtained her Ph.D. from the Queen’s School of Business at Kingston, Ontario. She has an undergraduate degree in Commerce and a Master of Science degree in Finance. She is an award-winning researcher, with current research interests primarily in financial accounting and corporate finance. Her work has been published in outlets such as the Journal of Banking and Finance, the Canadian Journal of Administrative Sciences, the Financial Review, the Global Finance Journal, and the Journal of Economics and Business. She has taught corporate finance and financial accounting courses at undergraduate and graduate levels. Dr. Lin's industry experience includes working at Toronto Hydro Corporation and State Street Corporation in Boston.
Book Title: Cross-Cultural Practices in Business and Finance
Book Subtitle: Frameworks and Skills
Authors: Binod Sundararajan, Oksana Shkurska, Shannon Lin
Publisher: Palgrave Macmillan Cham
Copyright Information: The Editor(s) (if applicable) and The Author(s), under exclusive licence to Springer Nature Switzerland AG 2023
Softcover ISBN: 978-3-031-06439-5Published: 15 March 2023
eBook ISBN: 978-3-031-06440-1Published: 14 March 2023
Edition Number: 1
Number of Pages: XVII, 184
Number of Illustrations: 2 b/w illustrations, 43 illustrations in colour