Global Leadership Practices


Global Leadership Practices

Competencies for Navigating in a Complex World, Second Edition

9781035308071 Edward Elgar Publishing
Edited by Bettina Gehrke, Bocconi School of Management, Bocconi University, Italy, Marie-Thérèse Claes, Vienna University of Economics and Business, Austria, Daniela Pauknerová, Prague University of Economics and Business, Czech Republic, Ina Aust, Université Catholique de Louvain, Belgium and Roger-Matthew Bell Lambert, ESADE Business School, Universitat Ramon Llull, Spain
Publication Date: 2024 ISBN: 978 1 03530 807 1 Extent: 292 pp
This forward-thinking book explores global leadership and the complexities inherent in its practice. Conceptual knowledge, learning tools and reflective exercises stimulate the reader to delve into self-development and to recognize how to develop competencies that lead to global collaboration. The book also illustrates specific practices that address the challenges of diversity, equity and inclusion and provides reflections on the role of global leaders in guiding and advancing sustainability transformation.

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This forward-thinking book explores global leadership and the complexities inherent in its practice. Conceptual knowledge, learning tools and reflective exercises stimulate the reader to delve into self-development and to recognize how to develop competencies that lead to global collaboration. The book also illustrates specific practices that address the challenges of diversity, equity and inclusion and provides reflections on the role of global leaders in guiding and advancing sustainability transformation.

Special Features:
• Rich material to stimulate reflection and activities for leadership development
• Case studies with in-depth cross-cultural analysis spanning multiple continents
• Interpretive and critical leadership analyses and approaches beyond mainstream leadership theories
• Supports present and future global leaders in acquiring the competencies needed to act in an effective, responsible and sustainable way

Global Leadership Practices is imperative for graduate students of international business and management, leadership and business economics. Due to its practical insights that aid navigation through complex leadership challenges, this book is also a vital resource for leaders and practitioners working in global environments.
Critical Acclaim
‘Bettina Gehrke, along with her contributors and collaborators, has crafted an exceptional resource that demonstrates the application of cutting-edge intercultural research. Their handbook serves as a comprehensive guide to understanding and implementing the essentials of effective global leadership worldwide.’
– George F. Simons, Founder & Editor in Chief of diversophy

‘This state-of-the-art book is a wonderful contribution to the field of global leadership. The academic lessons of leading CEMS scholars and professors are brought to life in cases interpreted from different research perspectives by local cultural experts. The authors’ heavy emphasis on responsible global leadership is an important and highly welcome addition.’
– Joyce Osland, San Jose State University, US

‘Authentic and engaging, this book weaves a diverse set of cultures into the leadership context through cases while presenting a comprehensive framework for analysis. From self-development to sustainability, the book decodes the challenges we face in today’s world, with inspirations for current and future leaders to understand who they are and what they can do in leading the change. It is the dream reference text for educators who want to cultivate their students to become better global leaders.’
– Zhirong Duan, Tsinghua University, China

‘Unleashing the power of global leadership, this book illuminates competencies that transcend cultural barriers to empower leaders in navigating today’s grand challenges. A crucial resource for fostering diversity, inclusion, and effective global collaboration, it stands as an indispensable guide for navigating the complexities of our interconnected world.’
– Christof Miska, WU Vienna, Austria

‘A powerful, reflective, comprehensive, and compelling book offering profound insights for readers from diverse cultures, backgrounds, and experiences interested in international management and understanding the dynamics influencing global leadership. It is a must-read for today’s scholars, practitioners, entrepreneurs, and future leaders from different walks of life who want to make an impact in an increasingly multicultural, innovation-driven, hypercompetitive, interconnected, and transformative global marketplace. For those interested in learning more about the competencies for managing complexity, better understanding the issues that shape international management, and contributing to creating a more inclusive and sustainable world, Global Leadership Practices: Competencies for Navigating in a Complex World serves as an invaluable, timely, and informative reference through a series of practices and case studies from various industries, businesses, and regions around the world.’
– Sherif Kamel, The American University in Cairo, Egypt

‘A comprehensive, thoughtful and immensely relevant book for anyone striving to enhance their understanding and practice of global leadership. Grounded in years of research and teaching, the editors bring together authors who unpack the crucial challenges in global leadership: from self-development to sustainability. In Part 2, they bring theory and real-world cases to life in a skillful manner. Spanning cultures, industries and geographies, the cases explore some of the most topical issues of our day: cross-cultural realities, the legacy of colonialism, diversity and inclusion, and indigenous knowledges to name but a few. This is a must use resource and text.’
– Kanina Blanchard, Ivey Business School, Canada

‘Global cooperation is essential to solving the challenges in our complex and dynamic world, from sustainability and prosperity to justice and equality, access to health and education, and dignity for all. Global Leadership Practices is intended for future leaders who want to understand the challenges of our time, are ready for cross-cultural collaboration, and are motivated to contribute to sustainable communities around the world.

Global Leadership Practices is unique in presenting a kaleidoscope of useful and sometimes critical perspectives on global leadership, providing deep insights into how global leadership is practiced in specific countries and regions. The book invites readers to discover their own qualities as global and responsible leaders.

The authors are members of CEMS, the Global Alliance in Management Education. They are driven to contribute to a more open, sustainable, and inclusive world. Together they wrote a coherent and inspiring book that invites global and future leaders to reflect on their own practice and develop their leadership to contribute to a better world.’
– Jaap Boonstra, Esade Business School, Spain and Rotterdam Management School, the Netherlands

‘In an increasingly fragile global world, this second edition continues to provide an essential overview of the most critical competencies and contingencies to manage global leadership challenges. The book combines a wealth of theoretical approaches, practical applications, and case studies on how global leadership is effectively practiced; a must read for anyone who leads or aspires to lead across complex global terrain.’
– B. Sebastian Reiche, IESE Business School, Spain

‘The book seamlessly weaves country-specific insights with applied examples of contemporary management practice, shedding light on both challenges and opportunities faced by global managers worldwide. A unique offering for educators and leaders keen to mindfully explore the world of global business.’
– Betina Szkudlarek, University of Sydney, Australia

‘This collection of chapters is a valuable resource for scholars, practitioners, and students of global leadership. By adopting different perspectives, it reveals the complexities of leading in our multicultural, multipolar, and multidimensional world. Its real-life, context-specific case studies bring different theories of global leadership to life.’
– John Branch, University of Michigan, US
Contributors include: Marina Apaydin, Ina Aust, Madeleine Bausch, Roger-Matthew Bell Lambert, Zoltan Buzady, Marie-Thérèse Claes, Yiming Dai, Bettina Gehrke, Katharina Kilian-Yasin, Anastassiya Lipovka, Xiaomeng Liu, Jasmin Mahadevan, Jacek Mironski, Niina Nurmi, Daniela Pauknerová, Rebecca Piekkari, Henriett Primecz, Laurence Romani, Andrea Romo Perez, Priya A. Roy, Natasha Winkler-Titus, Xiuqi Ying, Abby Jingzi Zhou

Preface to the second edition xvi

1 Introduction to Global Leadership Practices 18
Bettina Gehrke, Daniela Pauknerova, Marie-Thérèse Claes and Ina Aust
2 Leading self: self-development in a global context 41
Daniela Pauknerová, Jacek Mironski and Marie-Thérèse Claes
3 Leading collaboration in global teams 64
Niina Nurmi, Rebecca Piekkari and Bettina Gehrke
4 Leading diversity, equity and inclusion: MNCs and refugees’
workforce inclusion 85
Priya A. Roy, Bettina Gehrke and Marie-Thérèse Claes
5 Leading sustainability transformation 104
Ina Aust and Bettina Gehrke

6 There is nothing so practical as three good theories 125
Laurence Romani, Henriett Primecz and Roger-Matthew Bell Lambert
7 China: Chinese acquisition of a german multinational company 149
Xiuqi Ying, Yiming Dai, Xiaomeng Liu and Abby Jingzi Zhou
8 Ecuador: learnings from an indigenous leader in Ecuador 165
Andrea Romo Perez and Madeleine Bausch
9 India: the many faces of IT India 189
Jasmin Mahadevan
10 Kazakhstan: going global in a post-Soviet country 206
Zoltan Buzady and Anastassiya Lipovka
11 Middle East and North Africa (MENA): a German-Arab team 223
Katharina Kilian-Yasin and Marina Apaydın
12 Southeast Asia: a kaleidoscope of cultural diversity 242
Jasmin Mahadevan
13 Southern Africa: the mining industry between Ubuntu philosophy
and post-colonial legacy 262
Natasha Winkler-Titus
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