© 1998

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

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

About the editors

BOB REID previously Chairman of London Electricity, Chairman of the British Railways Board and Chairman and Chief Executive of Shell UK Limited GORDON REDDING Affiliate Professor of Asia Business Schools, INSEAD, France LETHOS HETHY Political Secretary of State for Labour, Hungary DEREK CHANNON Professor of Management, Imperial College, London ROBIN MATTHEWS Professor of International Business Policy, Kingston University Business School RICHARD BROWN Visiting Fellow at Durham University Business School ROLAND KAYE Head of the Centre for Information and Innovation, Open University Business School STEPHEN LITTLE Senior Lecturer, Department of Business Information Technology, Manchester Metropolitan University REZA SALAMI has a doctorate from City University on International Technology transfer to the industrialization of developing and newly developed countries LAWRENCE REAVILL Lecturer, Department of Management Systems and Information, City University Business School BOB RITCHIE Head of Business and Management Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University LEE SHUANG Senior Lecturer, Strategy and Enterprise Division, Staffordshire University Business School RICHARD HUDSON-DAVIES Lecturer in Marketing, Business and Management Studies, Manchester Metropolitan University WILL WILLIAMS Senior Lecturer in Strategic Management, University of Glamorgan Business School JONATHAN WINTERTON Professor of Education, Employment and Human Resource Development, Napier University & Director of the Institute of Education, Employment and Human Resource Development IAN TAPLIN Associate Professor, Department of Sociology and Research Associate, Graduate School of Management, Wake Forest University, North Carolina, ANDREI KUZNETSOV Senior Lecturer in International Business, Manchester Metropolitan University OLGA KUZNETSOV Post-Doctoral Fellow, Centre for Policy Modelling, Manchester Metropolitan University PAUL ILES Littlewood's Professor of Human Resource Development, Liverpool Business School PAROMIJIT HAYERS PhD student, Liverpool Centre for Human Resource Development, Liverpool Business School THOMAS STEGER Assistant at the Department of Organization, Technical UNiversity Chemnitz-Zwickau (Germany) TOM LUPTON previously Head of Department of Management, Birmingham CAT (Aston University) GYORGY KAUCSEK Head of Department for Working Conditions, Institute of Labour Research, Hungary EVA HRABITOVA Lecturer, University of Economics, Prague.

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