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EMBA 6050 Managing People and Teams in Globally Diverse Organizations: Welcome & Course Readings

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Please find your required library readings below. If you have problems with the links below, please contact the Library. If you have APA questions about these materials, please contact the Writing Center.

EMBA 6050 Required Course Readings


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Addressing employee performance problems: 7 steps to success. (2010, January). HR Specialist: New York Employment Law, 5(1), 6.

Amabile, T., & Kramer, S. (2007). Inner work life. Harvard Business Review, 85(5), 72-83.

Banaji, M., Bazerman, M., & Chugh, D. (2003). How (un)ethical are you? Harvard Business Review, 81(12), 56-64.

Barnes, C. M, Hollenbeck, J. R., Jundt, D. K., DeRue, D. S., Harmon, S. J. (2011). Mixing individual incentives and group incentives: Best of both worlds or social dilemma? Journal of Management, 37(6), 1611-1635.

Barstow, D. (2012, April 22). Vast Mexico Bribery Case Hushed Up by Wal-Mart After Top-Level Struggle. New York Times, p. A1(L).

Bartlett, C. A. & Ghoshal, S. (2003). What is a global manager? Harvard Business Review. 81(8), 101-108. 

Cannon, M., & Witherspoon, R. (2005). Actionable feedback: Unlocking the power of learning and performance improvement. Academy of Management Executive, 19(2), 120-134.

Christensen, C. (2010). How will you measure your life? Harvard Business Review, 88(7/8), 46-51.

Collins, J. (2005). Level 5 leadership: The triumph of humility and fierce resolve. Harvard Business Review, 83(7/8), 136-146.

Coutu, D., & Beschloss, M. (2009). Why teams DON’T work. Harvard Business Review, 87(5), 98-105.

Das, G. (1993). Local Memoirs of a Global Manager. Harvard Business Review. 71(2) 38-47.

DeRosa, D. (2009). Virtual success: The keys to effectiveness in leading from a distance. Leadership in Action, 28(6), 9-11.

Donaldson, T. (1996) Values in tension: Ethics away from home. Harvard Business Review. 74(5), 48-62.

Doorey, D. (2011). The transparent supply chain: from resistance to implementation at Nike and Levi-Strauss. Journal of Business Ethics, 103(4), 587-603.

Earley, P. C. (1989). Social loafing and collectivism: A comparison of the united. Administrative Science Quarterly, 34(4), 565-565.

Earley, P.C. & Peterson, R.S.  (2004). The elusive cultural  chameleon: Cultural intelligence as a new approach to intercultural training for the global manager. Academy of Management Learning and Education, 3(1):  100-115.

Edmondson, A., & Smith, D. (2006). Too hot to handle? How to manage relationship conflict. California Management Review, 49(1), 6-31.

Ghemawat, P. (2012). Developing global leaders. Mckinsey Quarterly, (3), 100–109.

Gibson, B., & Gibbs, J. (2006). Unpacking the concept of virtuality: The effects of geographic dispersion, electronic dependence, dynamic structure and national diversity on team innovation. Administrative Science Quarterly, 51(3), 451-495.

Goleman, D, Boyatzis, R., & McKee, A. (2001). Primal leadership: The hidden driver of great performance. Harvard Business Review, 79(11), 42-51.

Green, S., Shcrage, M., Walker, C., & Muller, P. (2009). Is the rookie ready? Harvard Business Review, 87(12), 33-40.

Gundling, E. (1999). How to communicate globally. T + D, 53(6), 28-31.

Gupta, A., & Govindarajan, V. (2002). Cultivating a global mindset. The Academy of Management Executive, 16(1), 116-126.

Hackman, J., & Wageman, R. (2005). A theory of team coaching. Academy of Management Review, 30(2), 269-287. 

Hall, B. (2010). Five traits of effective learning teams. Chief Learning Officer, 9(5), 16.

Herzberg, F. (2003). One more time: How do you motivate employees? Harvard Business Review, 81(1), 86-96. 

Hofstede, G. (1983). The cultural relativity of organizational practices and theories. Journal of International Business Studies. Fall, 14, pg. 75-89.

Husted, B. W. & Allen, D. B. (2008). Toward a model of cross-cultural business ethics: the impact of individualism and collectivism on the ethical decision-making process. Journal of Business Ethics. 82(2), 293-305.

Jarvenpaa, S. L., & Leidner, D. E. (1999). Communication and trust in global virtual teams. Organization Science, 10(6), 791-815.

Jeffrey, S. (2009). Are you killing creativity? Sales & Service Excellence, 9(5), 5.

Kennedy, M. (1999). The case against performance appraisals. Across the Board, 36(1), 51-52.

Lawler, E., Pringle, A., Branham, F., Cornelius, J., & Martin, J. (2008). Why are we losing all our good people? Harvard Business Review, 86(6), 41-51.

Lin, C., Standing, C. & Liu, Y. (2008). A model to develop effective virtual teams. Decision Support Systems, 45(4), 1031-1045.

Mockaitis, A. I., Rose, E. L., & Zettinig, P. (2012). The Power of Individual Cultural Values in Global Virtual Teams. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management. 12(2), 193-219.

Mumford, T., & Mattson, M. (2009). Will teams work? How the nature of work drives synergy in autonomous team designs. Academy of Management Annual Meeting Proceedings, 1-6.

Pfeffer, J., & Veiga, J. (1999). Putting people first for organizational success. Academy of Management Executive, 13(2), 37-48.

Playing favorites: How to avoid unintended partiality in decisions, reviews. (2010, January). HR Specialist: New York Employment Law, 5(1), 6.

Russell, J., & Russell, L. (2010). Talk me though it: The next level of performance management. T+D, 64(4), 42-48.

Saunders, D. (2007). Create an open climate for communication.  American Salesman, 52(11) 25-29.

Schermerhorn, J. R., & Bond, M. H. (1997). Cross-cultural leadership dynamics in collectivism and high power distance settings. Leadership & Organization Development Journal, 18(4), 187-193.

Talaulicar, T. (2009). Global retailers and their corporate codes of ethics: the case of Wal-Mart in Germany. The Service Industries Journal, 29(1), 47-58.

Weeks, H. (2001). Taking the stress out of stressful conversations. Harvard Business Review, 79(7), 112-119.

Woodford, K., & Maes, J. D. (2002). Employee performance evaluations: Administering and writing them correctly in the multi-national setting. Equal Opportunities International, 21(7), 1-1.

Yates, K., & Beech, R. (2006). Six crucial steps to effective global communication. Strategic Communication Management, 10(5), 26-29.

Zhou, W., & Shi, X. (2011). Culture in Groups and Teams: A review of three decades of research. International Journal of Cross Cultural Management. 11(1), 5-34.

Zigarmi, D., Houson, D., Diehl, J., & Witt, D. (2010). Employee work passion: A new look at engagement. Chief Learning Officer, 9(6), 32-35.

Other Readings

Optional or supplemental readings may or may not be available in the library. Find further information about optional readings here.

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