Organizational Strategy and Technological Adaptation to Global Change

  • Frank McDonald
  • Richard Thorpe

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xv
  2. Introduction

    1. Frank McDonald, Richard Thorpe
      Pages 1-12
  3. An Overview of Key Issues in Global Change

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 13-13
    2. Gordon Redding
      Pages 22-37
  4. Strategic Implications of Global Change

  5. Technological Change and Global Change

  6. Implications for Organizational Change

  7. Back Matter
    Pages 269-274

About this book


Confronting the wide range of factors that management face in relation to global changes, this volume focuses on the implication of these changes for organizations. By presenting its case using a variety of analytical tools ranging from formal game theoretical systems to inductive models based on case studies,this volume concentrates on three main areas: the implications of global change on the competitive environment for employment and working practices; the influence of the international business environment in decision-making; and the importance of cultural and institutional diversity. Through its comprehensive approach this book will stimulate business managers, academics and students to clarify, develop and extend the many complex scenarios that are integral to the debate on how business organizations can benefit from the challenges produced by global change.


Diversity Global Business International Business management organization organizations strategic management

Editors and affiliations

  • Frank McDonald
    • 1
  • Richard Thorpe
    • 2
  1. 1.Manchester Metropolitan UniversityUK
  2. 2.Faculty of Management and BusinessManchester Metropolitan UniversityUK

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