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Global Organizations: Challenges, Opportunities, and the Future

Rabi S. Bhagat, Annette S. McDevitt, and B. Ram Baliga


Organizations that function across dissimilar nations and cultures are known as global organizations. Their origins may be in any of the globalized countries of the World Trade Organization as well as other supernational systems that coordinate activities of the United Nations and similar organizations. Global organizations are everywhere, and their growth has been phenomenal since World War II. Managing them effectively requires in-depth knowledge of the political and economic geography in which they operate. Along with such knowledge, managers must also discern the underpinnings of cultural ... More

Keywords: Culture, Economic geography, Globalization, Global management, Global mindset, Global organization, Knowledge management, Organizational design, Outsouring/offshoring, Political geography, Strategy

Bibliographic Information

Print publication date: 2017 Print ISBN-13: 9780190241490
Published to Oxford Scholarship Online: May 2017 DOI:10.1093/acprof:oso/9780190241490.001.0001


Affiliations are at time of print publication.

Rabi S. Bhagat, author
Professor of International Management and Organizational Behavior, Fogelman College of Business and Economics, University of Memphis

Annette S. McDevitt, author
Assistant Professor, Fogelman College of Business and Economics, University of Memphis

B. Ram Baliga, author
John B. McKinnon Professor of Management, Babcock Graduate School of Management, Wake Forest University