Global Communication and Collaboration

Global Project Management, Global Sourcing, Cross-Cultural Competencies

Authors: Gronwald, Klaus-Dieter

  • Roleplay of teams for practicing global sourcing and developing virtual team strategies
    Online process simulation, practicing environment and team competition
    Templates for team presentations and exercises
    Guide to develop a phasewise global sourcing and virtual team strategy as part of the roleplay and didactical concept
    Case studies

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About this Textbook

Speed, social change, historical inheritance and cultural gaps are key factors which have significant impact on global collaboration and global sourcing. The author explains how working in virtual teams in a global, multicultural environment requires a significant amount of organizational and behavioral change of people and organizations. Understanding cultural differences in working styles is important for successful global project management. Major theories of international management, company internationalization, cultural dimensions and distances will be discussed to develop cross-cultural competencies and conflict management styles for international project managers. They will understand modern theories and methods of international management and will be able to apply these to practical project management problems. They understand the benefits and challenges of international cooperation and know how to identify modes of cooperation that are relevant to the needs of international teams.

About the authors

Klaus-Dieter Gronwald is lecturer and author with teaching experiences in Enterprise Systems, Global Sourcing, Cross Cultural Competencies and Essentials of Business Management at Lucerne University of Applied Sciences and Arts Switzerland, University of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern Switzerland and City University of Seattle. He was head of SAP´s global university liaison program and senior executive at two India based global service providers, responsible for their European Enterprise Application Services Division with ten years experience in the development of new global sourcing strategies and advanced shared services models for IT- and engineering services in virtual teams with the focus on cross-cultural understanding. He graduated from Leibniz University of Hannover Germany with a Masters and Ph.D. in Physics.

Table of contents (10 chapters)

  • Introduction

    Gronwald, Klaus-Dieter

    Pages 1-3

  • Preparation and Initiation

    Gronwald, Klaus-Dieter

    Pages 7-14

  • Global Sourcing Initiative

    Gronwald, Klaus-Dieter

    Pages 17-41

  • The Challenges of Working with Emerging Economies

    Gronwald, Klaus-Dieter

    Pages 43-50

  • Intercultural Competencies

    Gronwald, Klaus-Dieter

    Pages 51-66

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eBook $39.99
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  • Immediate eBook download after purchase
Hardcover $49.99
price for USA
  • ISBN 978-3-662-53149-5
  • Free shipping for individuals worldwide
  • Usually dispatched within 3 to 5 business days.
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Bibliographic Information

Bibliographic Information
Book Title
Global Communication and Collaboration
Book Subtitle
Global Project Management, Global Sourcing, Cross-Cultural Competencies
Authors
Copyright
2017
Publisher
Springer-Verlag Berlin Heidelberg
Copyright Holder
Springer-Verlag GmbH Germany
eBook ISBN
978-3-662-53150-1
DOI
10.1007/978-3-662-53150-1
Hardcover ISBN
978-3-662-53149-5
Edition Number
1
Number of Pages
XXI, 180
Number of Illustrations and Tables
126 b/w illustrations
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