Global business leadership and strategies

Erwee, Ronel (2007) Global business leadership and strategies. In: Global business, environments and strategies: managing for global competitive advantage. Oxford University Press Southern Africa, Cape Town, South Africa, pp. 221-242. ISBN 9780195786828


This chapter initially sets out to explain and clarify a number of relevant concepts and terms in the context of international management and leadership. This is followed by a brief exploration of the environment of international management and leadership, the role of international management and the requisite skills and attributes to fulfil these roles. A discussion of the increasing importance of cross-cultural leadership completes the first part of this chapter. Notwithstanding the increasing demands on international management and leadership, recent evidence unequivocally supports the notion that, to ensure continued success, international companies and business leaders must cultivate a global mindset. Accordingly, this chapter is concluded by identifying the need for a global mindset, arguing why mindset matters, indicating how global mindsets are developed, emphasising the importance of mindset in cross-cultural leadership and explaining how the new breed of global managers are to be socialised for the successful management of multinational enterprises in the 21st century

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Item Type: Book Chapter (Commonwealth Reporting Category B)
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Additional Information: Print copy ordered for USQ Library 9/1/2007. Chapter 10. Global Business Environments and Strategies 3e is an updated version of the second edition, which was adopted at several universities. The book is on international business principles and has a specific South African, Southern African and SADC bias. Engenders practical development of business skills and acumen ; contains many local, and international but relevant business cases.
Faculty / Department / School: Historic - Faculty of Business - School of Management and Marketing
Date Deposited: 07 Jan 2008 07:38
Last Modified: 23 Mar 2012 03:14
Uncontrolled Keywords: leadership; globalisation; managers; international business
Fields of Research : 15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150305 Human Resources Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150312 Organisational Planning and Management
15 Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services > 1503 Business and Management > 150308 International Business
Socio-Economic Objective: E Expanding Knowledge > 97 Expanding Knowledge > 970115 Expanding Knowledge in Commerce, Management, Tourism and Services

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