Managing in a Changing World: From Multiculturalism to Hybridization--The Production of Hybrid Management Cultures in Israel, Thailand, and Mexico

Shimoni, Baruch; Bergmann, Harriet
August 2006
Academy of Management Perspectives;Aug2006, Vol. 20 Issue 3, p76
Academic Journal
Stories of local managers working for global corporations reveal that the standard multicultural approach no longer suffices to describe what is occurring at the borders of the global business system. Local managers retain local managerial culture even as they are indoctrinated into the culture of the corporations. The resulting hybrid forms of management should be studied by corporations. Interviews with Thai, Mexican and Israeli managers of two global corporations headquartered in Sweden and the US exemplify this hybridization.


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