Global Communication and Collaboration

Global Project Management, Global Sourcing, Cross-Cultural Competencies

  • Klaus-Dieter Gronwald

Table of contents

  1. Front Matter
    Pages i-xxi
  2. Klaus-Dieter Gronwald
    Pages 1-3
  3. Role Based Business Simulation

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 5-5
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      Pages 7-14
  4. Course Content and Theory

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 15-15
    2. Klaus-Dieter Gronwald
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  5. Course Material

    1. Front Matter
      Pages 89-89
    2. Klaus-Dieter Gronwald
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  6. Back Matter
    Pages 179-180

About this book


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.


Global Sourcing Cross-Cultural Competencies Virtual Teams Global Project Management Conflict Management Styles

Authors and affiliations

  • Klaus-Dieter Gronwald
    • 1
  1. 1.School of EngineeringUniversity of Applied Sciences and Arts Northwestern SwitzerlandWindischSwitzerland

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