New Era of Management in a Globalized World: An Asian Perspective 1st Edition
Lim Ghee Soon | Chua Siew Beng | Usa Skulkerewathana | Richard L. Daft
ISBN-13: 9789814624466 | ISBN-10: 9814624462
© 2015 | Published |  656  Pages

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The 21st Century is widely touted as the Asian Century. Since the second half of the 20th Century, a number of Asian economies have achieved success with various models of export- and trade-driven growth strategies. Policy makers are now more confident that governments can retain and exert their control despite the many daunting ramifications and challenges that may come with economic transformation and progress. Emboldened by this newfound confidence, decision makers in both the public and private sectors from all over the world are comfortable with Asian economies’ pursuit of further economic growth and liberation. The tide of globalization in Asian economies is likely to gather greater momentum in the next few decades. Given this “new normal”, sharpening the decision-making skills of managers in both the public and private sectors in Asia is of paramount importance. This book is therefore timely in bringing the many tested models of decision making to the Asian context. We delved into many critical aspects of organizations that junior, middle-level, and senior management must all deal with on a daily basis. These include keeping pace with a turbulent environment, key elements of various models of management thinking, management ethics, corporate culture, small business management, planning and goal setting, strategy design and implementation, decision-making processes, adaptable organizational design, change and innovation management, managing people, diversity management, human behavioral dynamics, leadership skills, employee motivation, communication, teamwork, and quality management. We placed equal emphasis on the applicability of management concepts in Asia in general as well as successful examples that can be found in Singapore. Given its neutral geopolitical position on the world arena and the balanced mix of East-West influences that have taken root in Singapore, these examples make this book unique in its perspective of management in Asia.



  • Part 1 Introduction to Management.
    1. Managing in Turbulent Times.
    2. The Evolution of Management Thinking.

    Part 2 The Environment of Management.
    3. Corporate Culture and the Environment.
    4. Managing in a Global Environment.
    5. Ethics and Social Responsibility.
    6. Small Business Start-Ups.

    Part 3 Planning.
    7. Planning and Goal Setting.
    8. Strategy Formulation and Implementation.
    9. Decision Making.

    Part 4 Organizing.
    10. Designing Adaptive Organizations.
    11. Change and Innovation.
    12. Human Resource Management.
    13. Managing the Challenge of Diversity.

    Part 5 Leading.
    14. Dynamics of Behavior in Organizations.
    15. Leadership.
    16. Motivation.
    17. Communication.
    18. Teamwork.

    Part 6 Controlling.
    19. Quality and Performance.

    Appendix: Managing the Value Chain, Information Technology, and E-Business
    Endnotes
    Additional Endnotes
    Glossary
    Name Index
    Company Index
    Subject Index

    • Comprehensive coverage of all the critical aspects of organizational management
    • Extensive, timely Asian examples of what works and what doesn’t in diverse cultural contexts
    • Easy-to-read writing style to suit all junior, middle-level, and senior managers
    • Objective, evidence-based discussions of the effectiveness of management actions
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    • Lim Ghee Soon is currently Associate Professor at the NUS Business School. He holds a PhD degree in Business Administration from the University of Illinois at Urbana-Champaign, USA. He has authored several textbooks for use by professors and students in tertiary educational institutions, including The Leadership Experience in Asia (with Richard Daft), Human Resource Development for Effective Organizations: Principles and Practices Across National Boundaries (with John M. Werner and Randy L. Desimone), Human Resource Management: An Asian Edition (with Robert L. Mathis and John H. Jackson), and The Labor Relations Process: A Partnership Approach to Creating Strategic Competitive Advantage (with William H. Holley, Jr., Kenneth M. Jennings, and Roger S. Wolters).

      Chua Siew Beng is currently the Director (Academic & Student Development) at SHATEC, the training arm of the Singapore Hotel Association. Prior to this, she was a lecturer with the Human Resource Management Unit, Department of Management and Organization, NUS Business School, from 1999 to 2013, during which she taught students from the BBA and MBA programs. Siew Beng has a wealth of experience in teaching subjects like Management and Organization, Leadership and Ethics, Human Capital in Organizations, Employee Management in Singapore, Human Relations and Management and Service Work: Winning Hearts and Minds. She continues to pursue her passion in pedagogy and curriculum development in her current job and by teaching part-time with the Bachelor of Technology Programme offered by the Faculty of Engineering, NUS.

      Usa Skulkerewathana obtained her Master of Business Administration (MBA) from City University of London, United Kingdom and a Master of Science (MSc) in Management from National University of Singapore (NUS), Singapore. A lecturer at NUS Business School, Usa teaches and facilitates learning for undergraduates and graduate students. She works closely with NUS Office of Executive Education’s clients by developing, facilitating customized programs and providing executive coaching in areas of leadership development and team performance. She is a certified practitioner of the HBDITM (Hermann Brain Dominance Instrument), the SHL assessment tools for people performance improvement and the Thomas DISC Personal Profile Analysis. After joining the University, Usa continues her regional work with Mercuri International, an international business and sales consulting firm, as its Senior Associate Consultant.

      Richard L. Daft, Ph.D., is the Brownlee O. Currey, Jr., Professor of Management in the Owen Graduate School of Management at Vanderbilt University. Professor Daft specializes in the study of organization theory and leadership. Dr. Daft is a Fellow of the Academy of Management and has served on the editorial boards of Academy of Management Journal, Administrative Science Quarterly, and Journal of Management Education. Professor Daft has authored or coauthored 13 books, including The Executive and the Elephant: A Leader’s Guide to Building Inner Excellence (Jossey-Bass, 2010), Organization Theory and Design (South-Western, 2013), The Leadership Experience (South-Western, 2015), and What to Study: Generating and Developing Research Questions (Sage, 1982). He published Fusion Leadership: Unlocking the Subtle Forces That Change People and Organizations (Berrett-Koehler, 2000) with Robert Lengel. He also has authored dozens of scholarly articles, papers, and chapters.