Cross-Cultural Management Revisited – A Qualitative Approach

Philippe d’Iribarne, Sylvie Chevrier, Alain Henry, Jean-Pierre Segal, Geneviève Tréguer-Felten, Oxford University Press, 2020. Read it now The cross-cultural management literature is still dominated by the quantitative approach to cultures which made the research field popular in the early 1980’s. While the hegemony of this approach was being consolidated, a French…

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Cultures et Mondialisation – Gérer par-delà les frontières

Philippe d’Iribarne, Alain Henry, Jean-Pierre Segal, Sylvie Chevrier, Tatjana Globokar, Seuil, 1st ed. 1998, p. 137-161. Second edition: 2002 (Poche, coll. essais, Seuil). This book is constructed around 9 case studies analysing significant episodes of organisational life. For each case, the authors show that traditional sociological analysis in terms of…

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Cross-cultural Management in Multinational Project Groups

Sylvie Chevrier, Journal of World Business, n°140, 2003 : 1-9. Multinational project groups are flourishing in various business environments. Daily, members of such project groups expend their energy in obtaining the expected results in terms of costs, technical quality and deadlines. Research on project management, for the most part, focus on…

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Delegating effectively across cultures

(with M. Viegas Pires), Journal of World Business, volume 48, Issue 3, July 2013, 431-439. This article builds on the contingency approach of global leadership to examine empowerment in a cross-cultural context. Drawing upon an ethnographic research in a French NGO settled in Madagascar, it demonstrates that effective empowerment is not…

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Multicultural Work Teams: From Variables to Configurations

in N. Rohmetra, A. Gupta, Cross-Cultural Management: Practice and Research, New Delhi: Primus Book, 2014, p. 143-158. The purpose of the chapter is to propose a new theoretical framework for multicultural work team and to demonstrate how this configurational approach may be helpful to managers faced with culturally diverse teams. A…

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Le management des équipes interculturelles

Sylvie Chevrier – Paris, PUF, 2000, 211 pages. This book in French presents the findings of the empirical study of three European teams. It shows how the strategies of cross-cultural management impact team efficiency and collaboration climate. Three approaches to culture are developed, each enlightening one facet of the intercultural…

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Le management interculturel

coll. Que sais-je ? PUF, 4e éd. 2019 (1ere éd. 2003, 2e éd. 2010, 3e éd. 2013), 125 pages. This book in French explains how management has gradually taken cultural diversity into account. It defines the boundaries of the academic field of intercultural management and highlights its main issues. Finally, it…

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