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On "Cultural" Knowledge in International Management Textbooks: A Postcolonial Reading

Fougère, Martin and Moulettes, Agneta LU (2009) In Organizations, Markets and Imperial Formations: Towards an Anthropology of Globalization p.17-42
Abstract
Training a managerial elite able to conduct business efficiently on the global market is unanimously presented as of utmost importance for success in today's globalized economy. The aim of the chapter is to analyse, whith a broadly postcolonial sensibility, the discourses on culture found in some well-known books that 1) claim to emphasize the cultural factor, and 2) present themselves as "international", supposedly appropriate for reading in all parts of the globe. We more specifically aim to emphasize how future international managers who acquire cross-cultural 'knowledge' through these books are meant to see the world as a result.
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education, text books, postcolonial theory, cross-culture, international managers
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Organizations, Markets and Imperial Formations: Towards an Anthropology of Globalization
editor
Banerjee, Subhabrata Bobby; Chio, Vanessa C.M.; Mir, Raza; ; and
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17 - 42
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Edward Elgar Publishing
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  • scopus:84881888976
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978-1-84844-317-4
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English
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  author       = {Fougère, Martin and Moulettes, Agneta},
  editor       = {Banerjee, Subhabrata Bobby and Chio, Vanessa C.M. and Mir, Raza},
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  keyword      = {education,text books,postcolonial theory,cross-culture,international managers},
  language     = {eng},
  pages        = {17--42},
  publisher    = {Edward Elgar Publishing},
  series       = {Organizations, Markets and Imperial Formations: Towards an Anthropology of Globalization},
  title        = {On "Cultural" Knowledge in International Management Textbooks: A Postcolonial Reading},
  year         = {2009},
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